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4 Most Stressful Aspects of Basement Finishing

Read our fast guide to learn what the most stressful aspects of basement finishing are and how to prevent them.

You may believe that the renovation itself is the most demanding aspect of finishing a basement. If you’re going it alone, it will surely be one of the more stressful parts. Leaving that aside, there are other aspects and requirements that you must take into account that are just as demanding as performing the actual work, if not more so. What then are these aspects? Read on to find out!

Do any of these things stress you out?


A tough financial aspect always comes with each renovation or update. Why? because we want to avoid spending any money and try to save as much as we can. In addition to the supplies and materials needed to complete the job, you presumably also need to pay contractors or for equipment. Before you realize it, the expense of finishing or remodeling your basement has reached thousands of dollars. Thankfully, you’ll get most of it back if you sell your home, but you still need to be cautious with your money. Therefore, you should always allow a certain sum for each category in your budget. When you contact Valor Home Services, we’ll take your budget and dissect it into all of its component pieces, such as labor, materials, travel costs, etc.


Not all of us are designers. When you include plumbing and power, it suddenly appears much more unattainable. Plus, an unfinished basement comes with just the bare bones and nothing else. Therefore, if you want to add rooms or specific features, you’re going to have to measure and plan it all out. It might be easier to measure and plan the little changes you wish to make to your basement’s layout, such as walls or floors. However, if you want to move any features, like plumbing, electrical, built rooms, etc, you’ll need to speak with a contractor and designer to find out what will work with your kitchen. If you choose to engage with our crew of basement remodelers, a designer is ready to talk with you about your project.

Time Schedule

Homeowners generally have busy schedules. Between work and child care, you could find it difficult or unsettling to find the time for anything, much less a basement remodel. Furthermore, if you try to complete the repair on your own, you can find that it takes you weeks or months. Additionally, if you choose to hire a contractor, it might be challenging to locate one who is dependable and isn’t already booked months in advance, leaving you with shady contractors who might not even finish the project. Because of this, we advise going directly to a dependable, trustworthy supplier, even if they are fully booked. At Valor Home Services, we respect your time. We’ll even plan and perform your project as quickly as we can based on your availability. After it starts, we may finish the project in 11 days or less.


Let’s count how many hands are raised. How many of you have experienced issues with prior contractors? Did they flake out on you? Did they suddenly raise their prices? Do they ever struggle to adequately communicate? Or did they just consistently deliver poor work? If any of these things have ever happened to you, we can definitely understand why you wouldn’t want to work with any more contractors in the future. We’re here to reassure you, nevertheless, that not all of us are alike. Team Valor enjoys putting your needs and wants ahead of our own. And we get to work on it the moment you give us a call. Additionally, we want there to be no tension at all during your experience. If you want to hear that, call our staff right away. We would be happy to discuss your basement project in more detail.