You might consider DIY basement remodeling, better known as a nearly finished basement, if you aren’t quite ready to start a full basement remodel, but are prepared to begin the process. In choosing a nearly finished basement, you give yourself plenty of time to choose the perfect finishes and expand your options. The framework will be provided by us, then it will be your responsibility (or ours, if you are just waiting a while to complete your basement) to make your new space come to life with the finishing. For those who want a DIY basement remodel, aren’t ready for their space yet, yet will need it in the future, or who plan on moving and want to increase their home’s value, a nearly finished basement remodel is the perfect option.

For any remodeling project in your home, you should choose the right remodeling agency to work with. Based on our experience (and a host of awards) we believe that we are the best design-build remodeling company to work with. A nearly finished basement remodel sounds like what you’ve been dreaming of, so please contact us so we can discuss the possibility of working together and bringing your basement to life!

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You can create a beautiful custom-finished diy basement with a nearly finished basement remodel. You can count on us to help you create a space full of charm and functionality for your dreams! As soon as we finish, you will have the flexibility to go in and finish the space whenever you’re ready, and according to your own budget.

nearly finished basement | diy basement | basement drywall and framingWHAT YOU WILL GET WITH A NEARLY FINISHED BASEMENT REMODEL:
  • Custom design and construction documents
  • All new walls, ceilings, and architectural features
  • Heating and air conditioning
  • Fireplace installations
  • Fully finished electrical
  • Rough-in plumbing
  • Ceiling insulation per current construction codes
  • Wall insulation as wanted or needed
  • Fully finished drywall
  • Painted ceiling and prime coats on walls with ceiling color
  • Inspections for all rough-in, electrical, and HVAC

Upon completion, your nearly finished basement will be primed and ready to be finished by you yourself or by us at a later date. Getting started now will allow you to determine exactly what you want your finished basement to look like. Since you have so many options to choose from, get started now!

Nearly finished basement guide

FBC Remodel’s Design-Build Process

Remodeling a home should bring joy to the homeowner. Our processes were designed with our mission in mind and our passionate team in mind.

Our team works with you from the moment your project is conceived all the way through the design and execution process. We will provide all of the grunt work on your behalf so that you do not have to go through the process of hiring a contractor and designing the layout yourself.  Although you might not be familiar with the concept of working with a design-build firm, we believe it is the best way to get exactly what you want, reduce your stress levels and have a space that you will be proud to show off.

You will begin building joy in your home when you choose to work with us! Our award-winning designers will begin the process with a free design consultation. We will discuss your needs, wants, and interests for the space during your design consult, and our designers will take the time to get to know you and your aesthetic so we can create the space you envision.

Throughout our design process, we’ll make sure every measurement is accurate, create 3D renderings to help you visualize your basement redesign, and work with you on creating the space of your dreams.

In the construction phase, you’ll move from the design phase to the construction phase. A detailed renovation schedule will be provided to you during the construction process. After about six weeks (generally), you will have a nearly finished basement that you can finish at your leisure!

Contact FBC Remodel today to begin the design-build process for your nearly finished basement remodeling project.

Things to consider when remodeling your basement

nearly finished basement | basement finishing | foundational basement finishes | diy basement remodelBasements are blank canvases that can be filled with anything you desire! Take into consideration how you plan to use the basement when remodeling. Basement renovations often include the following features:


A solid foundation and framework are the key to building the basement of your dreams. It is a great way to increase both the value and joy of your home to add a new basement. Consider your budget when designing your new space and choose features that fit within that budget while creating a functional, attractive space. Your nearly finished basement remodel will be most expensive based on the following factors:

The Top 6 Factors That Drive Cost

  • The layout of your current basement 
  • The age of your home
  • Any basement features that you choose
  • Whether you are adding specialty rooms to your remodel
  • Adding a bathroom
  • Electrical work and adding in appliances
  • Egress windows and code compliance
Bottom Range: $60K – $80K
Mid Range: $80K – $90K
High Range: $90K+

Nearly finished basement pricing guide

Start Your DIY Basement Remodel with A Complimentary Design Consultation

Would you like to take the first steps toward remodeling your basement? Contact FBC Remodel for your nearly finished basement renovation to benefit from the added benefits of a finished basement.

Our team can help you design your basement to suit your home’s unique style! With our specialized design-build process, FBC Remodel can realize all your basement dreams. Contact our award-winning designers today to schedule your complimentary design consultation.

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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.

“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.

“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.
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