One of the most common questions we hear from homeowners in Denver is, “How much does a basement remodel cost?”. Cost per square foot can’t be determined only by examining square footage. FBC’s basement designs are completely personalized based on a variety of factors, which makes every price point unique.

Depending on how big your basement is, whether it’s finished or unfinished, and what you plan to do with it, basement finishing costs vary widely. Your designer will help you come up with a design you love based on your budget if you talk about it with them.

For a better idea of the cost of basement projects, see our pricing guide.

1. Layout and Age of Home

Would you like to completely redesign your basement or are you happy with the current layout? Depending on the fit and function you want, your remodel partner may need to move plumbing or structural elements. The more reconfiguration you need, the more costly it will be.

Do you currently have a finished basement or an unfinished one? Adding specialty rooms and features to your basement will cost more if you need them finished. Additionally, factors such as water intrusion, radon, and uneven concrete can affect project pricing.

2. Basement Features

The cost of your remodel will also be affected by the custom features you choose. As an example, many of our clients love installing custom bars in their basements to create an entertainment space. New appliances, cabinets, wet bars, and backsplashes will also affect your price. Considering your budget, you should also budget for stone, mantels, a gas line, and power.

3. Specialty Rooms

Whether you want it in your home or not, we can do it for you! We will design unique rooms to fit your lifestyle and vision, including home gyms, offices, craft areas, wine cellars, and home theaters. Customizations include materials, equipment, plumbing, quality of finishes, and electrical needs.

4. Bathrooms

The addition of a bathroom to your basement brings convenience and completion to your living space. Please note that bathrooms require electricity and water. The cost will increase if your basement does not have plumbing or electricity. If you plan on moving your current plumbing to another area of the basement, you should also consider this.

5. Electrical and Appliances

A hidden cost is the mechanical upgrade required to power new appliances, which is often overlooked. In addition, you’ll find kegerators, kitchenettes, and pizza ovens. When working with your designer and budget, be sure to mention what appliances you will have in your space.

6. Egress Windows & Code Compliance

The code requires that basements have two points of egress. Basement egress windows provide easy access to the outside in case of an emergency. Additionally, they add ventilation and natural light to your basement, making it seem more comfortable. Getting them built will drive the price higher if your house doesn’t have them already.


We at FBC Remodel can help you estimate the cost of your Denver basement renovation. As part of our process, we design around your budget to the greatest extent possible — keeping you informed if pricing changes. Furthermore, we will keep you informed as to what may raise the price of your project.

Are you ready to begin? Get in touch with our design coordinator today to discuss your basement remodeling project. After that, we’ll pair you with an award-winning designer who will work within your budget to create a design you’ll love.



Customer Reviews

FBC Remodel is proud to Build Joy® for homeowners. See what our customers have to say about working with us.

“FBC did an amazing job with our 1600 sq ft basement. The sales team listened to our vision, offered several options and helped us stay within budget. Our PM was fantastic! We received daily communication with minimal life interruption, realistic expectations and partnered with us to ensure every aspect was covered. They even finished early!!! We had met with 2 other contractors and are so happy about our choice! They accommodated our quirky requests for a brewery room, rerouting our laundry dryer vent, closeting our water piping for access and exterior window well changes. Best choice ever!!!”

Heather R.

“We can't say enough about the design team at FBC. We had multiple companies bid on our project and everyone else came back with the same basic design (a good but not spectacular layout). But FBC looked at the space from a completely different angle and in the process was able to create everything on our wishlist including an extra room. The design was elegant and functional and our family now benefits from it every day.”

Michael S.

“The design/construction approach by FBC produced an excellent finished product for us. We added a large recreation room for pool, TV and games along with a bedroom and bathroom. Ceiling soffits, arched entries and angled walls created a unique and inviting space. The project team and trade partners did fine work and we are very happy with our new basement. All work was completed on schedule and within budget. The best part was having all construction access through the basement window. Our only advice is to carefully review all design details to assure that everything you want is clearly specified in the drawings. Then be part of the team by doing quality control as the project moves along.”

Darrel H.
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