WE GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ENSURE
YOUR BASEMENT DESINGN EXPERIENCE IS A SMOOTH
AND PLEASANT ONE
Top-Notch Basement Design Service for Finishing, Planning or Building Your Basement.
So, we’ve prepared these guidelines to give you an idea
of what to expect after contract signing.
Brainstorm Ideas & Prepare.
The first step of the process happens a long time before we ever come in. Chances are, if you’re ready to begin your basement re-design, you’ve been dreaming up what you want your basement to look like for a long time now. If you haven’t – that’s ok, too – but now is the time to do so. We’re an idea-driven company and our goal is to take your brainstorms and turn them into actionable basement remodeling plans. Having some clear thoughts and ideas about how you want to transform your basement will be immensely beneficial during the design process, so we encourage you to do jot some of this down before you even begin working with us.
It’s time to get started! This is the easy part: simply reach out via phone or email to let us know you’re ready to begin your basement design on line. Then sit tight and wait for one of our friendly staff members to reply.
Ready to get started? Simply reach out! After our initial conversation, we’ll let you know what what details we need to put together the estimate, so please keep an eye out for them.
Our pricing will mainly depend on the size of the basement, so please be prepared to send us some basic information about its dimensions and measurements.
Get started by sending us a plan or a sketch
Send us a sketch of your design or a plan to get started. It’s important that whatever you send includes accurate measurements of the space. We’ll use these measurements to not only determine the cost of the design project, but also to tailor the design so it’s accurate for your contractors and builders.
How to send us your measurements:
We can accept sketches and blueprints via email and fax. Scanning the photos is the best way to send them because it yields the highest resolution images. The higher the resolution of the image, the more detail we can see. If you don’t have a scanner, no worries – you can send us digital photos of the documents as long as they’re clear and legible. We don’t say this to make it a hassle for you – we’re just looking for a high degree of accuracy so we can create the best possible basement plans.
- Choose a room with a good source of natural lighting. Natural lighting will minimize the glare created by bright artificial lighting. For this reason, it’s best to take the pictures during the day instead of at night.
- Lay the plans out on the floor. Smooth out any wrinkles and make sure the edges aren’t rumpled and curled. We don’t want any important information to get lost! Stand over the plans from a far enough distance that you can get the whole image in one shot. If this isn’t possible, as is the case with larger blue prints or drawings, you can take several photos side by side. The important thing is that we’re able to clearly see the measurements, dimensions, and any other key factors.
- Save the photos as JPEGs and send them on over!
Tip: Always have a tape measure on hand! They’re a simple, affordable investment and you can pick one up at any local hardware store like Ace or Home Depot. It may sound basic, but measuring tapes are the best tool you can rely on to get accurate basement measurements. If you’re like us an get excited about construction tech, you may want to invest in a laser measuring device. They’re slightly more expensive but also more accurate and make it easier to measure larger basements or basements with more complex layouts.
Brainstorm Design Session with Our Designers
Have you decided that we’re the right basement design firm for your project? Perfect! We’re as excited as you are to begin work on the design. Now the fun part begins! Let’s discuss your vision for how you want to transform your basement.
We Create the Design
To create the 3D basement design, we use cutting-edge software called CAD (Computer Aided Design). CAD allows us to create a 3D visualization of the space so you can see exactly what it’s going to look like once it’s completed. It’s almost like looking into a crystal ball in that sense! We can even include key features like windows and furniture replicas for maximum accuracy.
Timeline to Complete the Design:
Most design plans take between one week to three weeks on average to complete. In unique cases, plans may take longer to complete. In the case of longer project, we’ll do them progressively with scheduled check-ins to get your approval and input along the way.
Exceptional Design Professionalism
All of our designs are completed with exceptional skill and professionalism. When we design your basement, you know exactly how it’s going to be built and how much it will cost. We combine our extensive knowledge of basement design principles with our high-tech CAD software to create a unique, highly accurate design. Please be patient with us as we work. The more accurate our design is, the quicker your basement remodel will be completed once the construction team gets to work.
Send You the Finalized Plans
And now we’ve reached the end of the road – finally! After weeks of refining the design, there will come a point where you’re 100% happy with the design we’ve created. When that time comes, we’ll send you a PDF file containing the scaled basement plan.
What You Can Expect from a Finished Basement Design
Basement Finishing Design Service will provide a full scaled 1/4″ = 1′ plan in PDF format that you can print out on 24X36″ paper. The file includes all electrical, lighting, plumbing, and other important notes and details. All of this information is critical for permitting, receiving bids from contractors, and to build from. The plan will make the building process very easy to follow, whether you plan to hire a contractor or even do-it-yourself.