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Old 01-10-2008, 10:37 AM   #31
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I was thinking of finishing my walk-out basement. It is around 1,300 sq.ft. It has the "roughed-in" plumbing for a bathroom. I was thinking of going with a drop-ceiling so I can access the pipework if needed.

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What were the costs of just the framing and drywall?

Is it better "re-sale" value if you add a bedroom along with an entertainment/living area?

Does a bathtub/shower combo bring more value than just a shower only bathroom in the basement?

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Old 01-10-2008, 10:44 AM   #32
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The cost of framing was just for lumber as I did that myself. If I recall correctly all my lumber costs were around a grand when completed.

I paid a company to hang the drywall ($1200) and to finish it ($2000).

The only things I sub'd out were the drywall and the carpet, the rest was done by myself and 3 of my friends.

I don't think a bathtub adds anything above a shower stall. Just my .02



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I was thinking of finishing my walk-out basement. It is around 1,300 sq.ft. It has the "roughed-in" plumbing for a bathroom. I was thinking of going with a drop-ceiling so I can access the pipework if needed.

QUESTIONS:
What were the costs of just the framing and drywall?

Is it better "re-sale" value if you add a bedroom along with an entertainment/living area?

Does a bathtub/shower combo bring more value than just a shower only bathroom in the basement?
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #33
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Nice job!

BTW, a sewage basin in the floor with an ejector pump doesn't require the toilet to be raised on a pedestal. It would also give you the option of a shower or tub. But the Saniflo works for what you were doing.

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Old 01-10-2008, 02:23 PM   #34
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Very nice work, looks great! I have a question for you - does the Saniflow system that you installed handle the waste water from the wetbar also?
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That's a great question; no it doesn't.
The waste from the wetbar sink and dishwasher goes into a Hartell pump similiar to ones used for Washing machines in basements. It's a VERY well made pump and fires waste water up 8' and then over 40' in between two ceiling joists (with a 1 degree slope per 7' or so) and that ties into my main soil stack.


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Old 01-10-2008, 07:52 PM   #36
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How much for you to come over and finish my basement???? LOL

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How much did you pay for the SaniFlo product?
Which SaniFlo model did you purchase and from who/where?
Were there any permit/permission issues you had to worry about?

I was born and raised in Thorndale (actually, I was there today)...not too far away from you!
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Thorndale is only a few miles up the way!
I got the Sani-plus model, the one that looks like a regular toilet, but flushes out the back instead of downwards like a normal unit. This way you don't have to raise it and it flows through a pipe you can buy from Saniflo to go through a wall and then into the pump.

The entire unit plus the extension pipe was about $750+ and I got it from my local Ferguson's plumbing supply.

I did go the permit route with the township. The permit cost is based on the estimated construction costs. My permit was about $200 and frankly that's nothing to ensure that I did everything right, went through the proper inspection process,etc.

I'm a believer in an ounce of prevention... The whole inspection thing is a sham, but it will hold up in court if anything were to happen.

If by permit you were referring specifically to the Saniflo, none is needed.





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How much for you to come over and finish my basement???? LOL

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How much did you pay for the SaniFlo product?
Which SaniFlo model did you purchase and from who/where?
Were there any permit/permission issues you had to worry about?

I was born and raised in Thorndale (actually, I was there today)...not too far away from you!
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I must say, it makes me jealous that we don't have basements down here...lol

Looks great!
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:42 AM   #39
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Threads like this make me super excited to start my basement!
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Looks great! Have any idea of time or money invested on your basement finish? .
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Basement looks GREAT! Nice Job. I just posted pics of our basement project that we have almost completed. Bit of a mess now..but hoping by June it will be completed.

We also plan on doing a bar...I want to build something so we can fit it nicely..my wife wants to buy one of the pre-made bars you see at the furniture stores that go about 2-3K. We still can't figure it out. Can you elaborate on your bar plans a bit...what all went into it...love the look..
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I apologize for not being on line in quite some time.
Thank you all for the compliments, it's been almost two years since the project was completed.

My buddy did his basement has a pre-made bar. Pros for that setup are that you can change your mind about the bar and turn the room into something else. For me, that's going to be a challenge. My bar is pretty much permanent, although it wouldn't take much to convert that space if I ripped just the bar section out.

The bar plans were simple. We measured the space after we framed it, added an extra 1/2" for drywall on each wall. Lowes enters those figures into their CAD software and renders a 3D image of your space. They then drag and drop pictures of their cabinets into your design...move them around a bit, trying different configurations. When it's all done, they deliver all the cabinets, molding, etc and you just put them wherever the design dictates. Building the bar was more of a custom job. We have floor cabinets from Lowes and then we took 4, 2x4's and stacked them on top of each other to make the riser for the bar. Lowes sold us large panels of veneer that we covered the back side of the bar cabinets with. We used 4 wooden corbels from Home Depot, stained in the same burgundy color as the bar to support the granite riser. The main granite top for the bar simply sits on top of the lowes cabinets using glue and it's own weight.

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Basement looks GREAT! Nice Job. I just posted pics of our basement project that we have almost completed. Bit of a mess now..but hoping by June it will be completed.

We also plan on doing a bar...I want to build something so we can fit it nicely..my wife wants to buy one of the pre-made bars you see at the furniture stores that go about 2-3K. We still can't figure it out. Can you elaborate on your bar plans a bit...what all went into it...love the look..

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