You loved the idea of having a basement when you first purchased your home. “Think of the extra space we’ll have for parties and guests!” you said. “It will be great for the kids to have a place to play,” or perhaps it was, “What a perfect place for the workout equipment!” Meanwhile, the stacks of Rubbermaid bins holding holiday décor and outgrown clothing now form ranks around the treadmill and your 5-year-old thinks they saw a spider; so much for the productive hours of working out and blissful childhood playtime in the basement.
What now? You could watch a few YouTube videos and ask a friend to help on the weekends, but—let’s be honest—unless you’re BFFs with Chip and Joanna or The Property Brothers, you could end up with a nightmare reality show on your hands. You could always hire the cheapest contractor you can find, some guy running the project out of the back of his pickup truck, but then again you could end up with a half-finished project and an MIA contractor.
Or—you could call us. Sheffield has been in residential construction for nearly 50 years. We’ve got the experience, expertise, and trade relationships to build the basement perfectly suited to your budget and lifestyle. And after all, it really is less stressful to just sit back, relax, and watch TV than it is to be the featured guest on Rescue my Renovation.
So many options! How do you choose? Bedrooms and a guest suite, a rec room with a wet bar, an office or hobby room, a bathroom (the answer here is almost always Yes), a wine cellar, fitness center—the list goes on. It can be overwhelming but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’re experts in basement design and will work with you to make the most of the available square footage. We collaborate with the award-winning architects at Godden|Sudik to draft the perfect plan for your project.
Once your project is under contract, we’ll communicate with you every step of the way using the online construction management platform, CoConstruct. Here you’ll see project timelines and schedules, contact information for your project superintendent and office personnel, and messaging/approvals for change orders or any project-related questions.
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The option to add ceiling insulation when finishing your basement can be tempting to skip, especially when it's something you'll never see. Why bother, when there are so many pleasing-to-the-eye upgrades vying for space in the budget? True—you may not see ceiling insulation, but you'll certainly notice its absence the first time your teens host game night in your new basement, and sounds carry through the floor joists to reverberate throughout the main level of your home. What then? You've got an expensive project on your hands to retrofit insulation into an already-finished space.