Has anyone tackled the job of finishing their own basement? Was it a nightmare or worth the effort?
We're in our new 'old Toronto home and the previous owner has framed up the basement walls and left us a bunch of drywall. We're now struggling over hiring a contractor vs. doing most of it ourselves. We will definitely have a licensed electician set up all of the wiring for lights / outlets where we want them - plus a plumber to set up a laundry area and a bathroom.
Most of everything else I think we can do? It's a 'dry' basement so we've been advised that subfloor probably won't be needed. Here's the list:
- hang and finish drywall
- frame windows and doors, hang doors
- install trim
- carpet (typically installation is included in price)
Are we crazy??? My husband and I are both handy, motivated and cheap! We don't want to pay someone to do what we can do ourselves!