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Planning and Budgeting Your Basement Finishing Project

A finished basement not only increases your home’s resale value, but also provides your family with additional square footage for living space. There are many ways to save on costs when looking to finish your basement.

Plan Your Project and Budget on the Front End

The most important question you need to answer is what you want to do in your basement; do you want to turn it into a gym or an office? Maybe you want a large game room. Whatever your goal, you need to have a plan and budget in mind before beginning any renovations.

Plan Project Ideas

Once you’ve decided what you want to do with your basement and settled on a reasonable budget, it’s a good idea to seek out easy, creative ways to spruce up the floors, walls, and lights. Consider these project ideas:

  • Cover the floor with foam mats. While there are a variety of flooring options, this is a good decision if you have children who will be spending a significant amount of time in the basement, as the foam mat will provide a softer surface in case of falls.
  • Hang string lighting from the ceiling. If you’re looking for a modern feel, complete with a contemporary pool table or home theater, consider hanging string lights from the ceiling. Also, consider using hanging curtains in place of walls for a cheaper option.
  • Paint cinder block walls. If you do decide to go with walls or if you have cinder block walls, add a splash of color by painting over them.

It’s important to find the right professionals to assist you in any renovations. Contact HB Home Services in Northern Virginia today for a free estimate.


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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