Cost To Finish Your Basement

by / Sunday, 13 July 2014 / Published in Basements, Remodeling
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How much does it cost to finish your basement?

At The Bowles Group we get daily phone calls asking, “How much does it cost to finish a basement in the Milwaukee, WI area?”  Instead of giving the obvious answer of, “it depends”, this post will breakdown the cost for Milwaukee, WI homeowners to remodel or finish their basement.

A standard finished basement remodeling package cost about $40 per square foot.

Many basements that we finish in the Milwaukee area are about 800 s.f.  So starting around $32,000 you can get a professionally finished basement.  This standard basement remodeling package would include the following:

  • Basement Remodeling Building Permit
  • Basement Wall Framing
  • Electrical Work Including Can Lights & Outlets
  • HVAC for Heating & Cooling finished Basement
  • Drywall & Painting
  • Standard Trim-Work & Doors
  • Carpet


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The Basement Finishing cost of $40/s.f. price excludes some upgrade options like:

Hopefully this $40/s.f. estimate is helpful at providing a ballpark price for finishing your basement.  Of course every basement is different and many homeowners want to create a space that is designed specifically for their needs and design style.  We have finished basements with high-end finishes which cost well over $100/s.f.  So the best way to find out exactly what your basement finishing remodel will cost is to contact us for a basement finishing consultation. One of our basement remodeling professionals will go over your design options and prepare a free basement remodeling estimate.

Make sure to check out some of our past basement remodeling projects.

The above basement finishing cost are specific to finishing a basement in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area and SE Wisconsin.

One Response to “Cost To Finish Your Basement”

  1. Kathy Berger says : Reply

    Is the basement remodel pictured in Grafton, WI included in the 40/s.f. cost? We are thinking of finishing our basement and we really like that look. We are not located in the Milwaukee, WI area otherwise we would definitely give you a call. It looks like you guys do awesome basements!

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