DIY BASEMENT Services in Colorado, Illinois and Minnesota

If you’re not quite ready to complete a full basement remodel, but you are prepared to start the process, and prep your basement to be finished later, then a DIY basement remodel, better known as a nearly finished basement, may be what you’re looking for. When you opt for a nearly finished basement, you are giving yourself time to choose the perfect finishes and opening the door to all possibilities that can exist in your new basement! We will work with you to provide the framework for your new space then it will be up to you (or us if you are just looking to postpone your basement finish for a while) to bring your area to life by finishing it. A nearly finished basement remodel is the perfect option for a DIY basement, those who don’t need their space to be ready just yet but will in the future, and even those who plan on moving and are looking to increase their home value.

Choosing the best remodeling agency to work with is crucial for any project in your home. With over 20 years in the business, we have processes in place (and plenty of awards) that we believe make us the best design-build remodeling company to work with. If a nearly finished basement remodel sounds like what you’ve been looking for, then we would love to hear from you to discuss the possibilities of working together and bringing your basement to life!

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A nearly finished basement remodel will provide you with the first step in creating a beautiful custom-finished diy basement. We will work with you to create the framework for the space of your dreams ensuring that it has all of the charm and functionality that you desire! Once we are done you will be able to go in and finish the space on your own time – and with your own budget – whenever you’re ready.


  • 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

Once complete, your nearly finished basement will be primed and ready for you to DIY your basement finishes or bring us back in at a later date to finish it for you. With so many options to choose from when finishing your basement, getting started now will ensure that you have ample time to determine precisely what you want your final basement to be!

Nearly finished basement guide

FBC Remodel’s Design-Build Process

Our mission is to build joy in each home that we remodel in Colorado, Minnesota, and Illinois. With our mission in mind and our passionate team, we have created processes that allow us to do so!

We are a design-build firm which means that we will work with you from the conception of your project through the design and the execution. Rather than working with a contractor and coming up with the layout on your own, we will do all of the grunt work for you and ensure that your new, unfinished basement has all of the potential you desire.  While you may not be familiar with working with a design-build firm, we believe that it is the best way to get precisely what you want, reduce the stress on you and come out with a space you are proud of.

When you choose to work with us, you will be starting the process of building joy in your home! You will begin with a free design consult with our award-winning designers. During the design consult, you will discuss your interests, needs, and wants for your space, and our designers will take the time to get to know you and your style to help you create the space you envision.

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

Once the design is finalized, you will move into the construction phase. During the construction process, you will receive a detailed outline of the renovation schedule for your basement. Then, within about six weeks (generally), you will have a nearly finished basement that is ready for you to complete on your own time!

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Things to consider when remodeling your basement

A basement is a blank canvas ready for you to create what you want and need! When remodeling your basement, consider what you plan to use the space for. The following are some examples of common features that we see added to basement remodels:


Creating the basement of your dreams starts with a solid foundation and framework. Adding a new basement is a great way to add both value and joy to your home. When planning out your new space, you will want to consider your budget and choose features that will fit into your budget while creating a functional and desirable area. Below are the top factors that will drive the cost of your nearly finished basement remodel:

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: $45K – $55K
Mid Range: $60K – $80K
High Range: $90K+

Nearly finished basement pricing guide

Start Your DIY Basement Remodel with A Complimentary Design Consultation

Are you ready to take the first steps towards a basement remodel? Give your home the added benefits that the start to a basement finish can provide by contacting the team at FBC Remodel for your nearly finished basement renovation.

Work with us to create a unique and customized basement for your home! FBC Remodel can bring your basement dreams to life with our specialized design-build process. Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary design consultation with our award-winning designers.

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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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