From simple four-walls-and-a-ceiling storage rooms to luxury entertaining areas including bars, wine cellars and theater rooms, we can mesh your tastes and budget to give you the finished basement that best suits you.
Unlock Your Basement’s Full Potential
Many times, the full potential of your basement is overlooked. A finished basement can add up to a third more usable square footage to your home. It is a wonderful way to add space that can be used in a multitude of different ways.
Bathrooms have become very popular in basements whether they are a simple powder room or a full bathroom for an in-law suite or for a changing area for houses with an outdoor swimming pool. With the use of high quality sewage ejector pumps, we can put a bathroom in any location in your basement so as not to be concerned with existing sewage line locations and therefore have greater latitude in the basement design.
All finished basements must have a means of egress. If your basement does not currently have an egress window or door, we will install one. An egress window is installed using a large window well that will usually have a drain in the bottom that will either drain to daylight or to a sump pump. As for egress doors, we install either pre-fabricated units with steel doors at the top or, if that is not fitting to your taste, we will design a custom masonry stairwell for you that can blend seamlessly into your existing landscaping.
Distinctive Carpentry is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency as a certified renovator and will test the existing surfaces for the presence of lead paint before any project is started on a structure that was built before 1978. If lead paint is present all work will be completed in accordance with the EPAs Lead Renovation, Repair and Paint Rule. Following this procedure will add cost to your project but will protect not only the health of your children, yourself and the environment but also with ensure that no delays are created due to EPA enforcement actions due to code violations.
As with all of our projects, we will finish your job as per the original scheduled completion date. Upon final punch-list and inspections by township officials, your project will be complete. All workmanship is guaranteed for two years or when property is sold, whichever comes first.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any building needs and are looking for a contractor that truly cares about craftsmanship and long lasting relationships.