| >I know this is probably a difficult question to answer. But let me
| >to give some information to make it easier to answer.
| >1. We live in the suburb of Boston.
| >2. We're thinking of having ~650 sq feet basement area finished.
| >3. Drywall
| >4. Drop ceiling.
| >5. Lamante floor
| >6. Some stair work on the railing
| >7. No additional zone for heating
| >8. No plumbing work
| >The lowest quote we got is around $40/sq. Is this reasonable?
| As a very rough guideline, we figure $40 sf. including a lower end
| three piece bath.
| That also includes electrical to code, eight or ten pot lights, good
| quality berber, painted throughout.
| But the areas we do are larger than your 650. Does your 650 include
| the stairwelll or is it already finished. If not, add 110 s.f..
| 26 thousand would be on the high side with no plumbing. Of course,
| we're not in Boston, and we can't see your basement.
| Get three quotes ... choose the contractor you like and check him out
| We usually figure the guy with the low bid is the guy who forgot
I always say "the lowest bidder = inexperience"
$40 sq.ft. is a great price in Boston as long as it is NOT in the "back
bay area" otherwise it would be $60 sq. ft. just to pay for all those
parking tickets you will get on a daily basis.
typically a bathroom will cost 15k to 35k alone, depending on personal