Offers Simple Tools for Planning Home Improvements

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It is not at all uncommon for an individual or a family to move into a new home that is close to perfect—except for one thing: The basement remains unfinished. In older homes and new constructions alike, unfinished basements are common, and obtaining a home with an unfinished basement can sometimes save the homeowner money. Eventually, however, the desire might arise to finally complete the basement, making it more usable and adding enormous value to the home. Doing so is not necessarily an easy task, yet a new site called offers some simple tools and resources.

“This site was launched as a resource for those who are interested in finishing their basement, but don’t necessarily have any frame of reference for what this encompasses, or how much it costs,” comments Jason Kay, the founder and developer of “Maybe you want to plan and save ahead, or maybe you are putting a work bonus or a tax return toward your basement project. can help you plan effectively and efficiently.”

At its heart, the site is exactly what its name suggests—a calculator, designed to help homeowners estimate the cost of finishing their basement. The tool is simple and easy to use, and while it is impossible to predict the cost of such a big project down to the penny, can provide a general, ballpark figure.

“One of the most useful features of the site is that it doesn’t just offer a broad figure, but actually breaks it down by materials and labor,” Kay remarks. “That way, homeowners can determine if they want to hire a contractor or do the work themselves.”

Ultimately, Kay hopes the site proves a useful resource for many homeowners. “There are a lot of people out there who want to finish their basement, but have no idea how much it will cost,” he says. “The question of cost is usually the first one to arise, so our hope is that answers this question clearly and helpfully.”

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