We're refinishing a basement room. 240 ft^2. We are asking the contractor to replace 4 windows, one with a large casement egress window. This will require cutting through the foundation blocks to enlarge the opening and related excavation outside. In addition, we are asking the contractor to frame the room, put up a vapor barrier & insulation, do the electrical (about 6-8 recessed lights) and drywall (ceiling and walls), and trim it out. He will put in built-in shelving / window seat / cabinets along one short wall. Finally, he will install a floating hardwood floor over a portion of the room (about 80 ft^2). We will paint the room. This guy has worked for us before, doing a great bathroom job. What would a reasonable per-sq-ft figure be? We got an estimate which seems really high to us.
Thanks, D. Hill (central PA)