Have you taken the first step toward finishing a basement? From the initial dream of finally making use of the basement space to researching costs to finish a basement in Utah, we’re pretty sure you are here to help! We love basements, and we love getting creative with Utah homeowners who want to have a completely different look and feel for their basements. From basements decked out in your favorite sports teams to mirrored dance studio walls, if you can dream it, we can build it.

finishing a basement

Is My Basement Ready to be Finished?

Before beginning the process of finishing a basement, you need to know what you are working with. Most Utah homes have around 2,100 square feet of basement to finish. We find most homeowners are ready to finish their basements about 3-7 years after purchasing their homes. Here are some things you need to do if you think you’d like to finish your basement:

Determine the Purpose and Layout of the Finished Space

When we meet about your basement, we will want to come up with a few ideas together for your basement space. We want to look at the layout so we can determine how creative we can get! Plus, we need to know how the space will be able to reflect your style. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are designing a plan for a finished basement:

  1. Design considerations: Consider the overall design theme and style that you want. From the paint colors to the flooring, we want to make your dream a reality.
  2. Furniture placement: How are you planning to use the basement? We want to build a design that fits your lifestyle. From ping-pong tables and pool tables to basement theatre rooms, let’s create something that will be fun and enjoyable for you for years.
  3. Storage solutions: We can build storage solutions for your basement. We create hidden rooms, hidden shelves, under-stair storage, and more. Check out our gallery to see some of the fun and creative ways we make use of small space in the basement.

Getting Started: A Checklist to Finish Your Basement

When it comes to finishing the basement, you need to get started with the following:

Having some of these elements ready will make the design and build process easier. Finishing a basement can be challenging. If you have plans to finish your basement on your own, we commend you! It’s not for the faint of heart, but when you finish, its worth it! However, we are here to help if it becomes overwhelming to try and finish your basement. Give Northern Builders a call and finally have your dream basement become a reality!