Remodeling or finishing parts of your home can be really fun, but also equally as stressful. If you currently have an unfinished basement that you've been dying to get done, then you are probably stressed out about the cost of it all. One way that you can save a lot of money is by managing the project yourself. Rather than hiring a general contractor to oversee everything, it will be your job. All you really have to do is make sure everything is done up to code and that you have enough subcontractors to help you get everything completed. Although you can do some of the things on your own, there are other things that should be hired out. This article will take a closer look at four different kinds of subcontractors that you should hire out for your basement. Are you ready to learn some more? If so, then read on.
Drywaller and Framer
The good news about framers is that they typically specialize in drywalling as well, which means that you only have to hire one person to do two different jobs. The first step in finishing a basement is to frame everything out; after that's done, you will get the electrical, insulation, and plumbing in. After all of that, your drywaller will come back in and get that started for you.
Yes, you may be able to install a light fixture by yourself, but that's if the wiring is already in place. Hiring an electrician is a must if you don't know your way around the electrical components in your house. An electrician will be able to install all of the electrical outlet and the canned lights for you. Plus, they will ensure that everything is up to code so that a fire doesn't break out. Just make sure that you hire a licensed, registered, and certified electrician just in case you run into some problems later on with your electrical work.
Putting a bathroom inside of your basement will help to add comfort and value to your basement, but it will require a lot of plumbing work. Your plumber will install a bathtub/shower, toilet, and sink for you so that everything is where it should be.
Tile is trendy right now, and even though there may be a bunch of DIY videos online, tile work is complex. When you hire a tile floor contractor, they won't just install the tile, but they will make sure everything is level, which can be a big task. Plus if you have a type of tile that has an intricate pattern, they will make sure that the pattern lines up perfectly. If you are having tile installed in your shower, then your tile professional can help you with that as well.
Carpeting and paint are typically easy to do on your own without the help of any professionals, but they will require a little bit of training. Keep these subcontractors in mind when you are finishing your basement.Share