Hiring a contractor in basement finishing is not a good idea if you don’t have the budget. But the disadvantage of not hiring one is that the finishing of your basement will take longer. If you decided to do your basement finishing then you have to check yourself if you have skills in wiring, plumbing, insulation, dry walling and painting.

In basement finishing: You have to plan. You have to think first how to finish a basement with hiring others. After you have decided, you can now think of the designs and colors that you want your basement to have; you have to measure the area of your basement. You have to measure the height of the ceiling, its distance from the floor to the bottom of the floor joists as well as floor to bottom of any ductwork or supports. You also have to check the number electrical outlets, switches, light fixtures, wire, plumbing fixtures, and the plumbing supplies that you will need; you have to implement. The first thing that you should do in implementing is to clear your basement so that you can work properly. When you are done clearing your basement, you can now Moisture proof walls and floors, Install subfloor, lay out your walls, Frame walls, rooms and ceiling, rough in electrical, plumbing, cable, and telecom, have electrical and plumbing inspections, install insulation and vapor barrier, install drywall, sand and tape it, prime it, install flooring, install trim and baseboards, install light fixtures, paint the walls.