Materials & Finishes: Standard VS Upgrades

November 18, 2019

By Kamyar Oveisy

Are you looking to finish your basement?

Have you done your research and called several reputable basement finishing specialists for free consultations?

Did you thoroughly review the package and materials in detail?

These are some key questions every homeowner who is considering a basement finishing project should ask themselves.

You would be surprised to know that presently almost 70% of homeowners signing with reputable basement finishing companies do not thoroughly review all the finishes and materials offered by the company they hire. Generally, these clients base their decision solely on the reputation of the company more than any other factor. It makes sense to an extent; however, we live in a progressive society which constantly evolves. This applies to everyone, especially companies which offer professional renovation services. It is the duty of basement finishing specialists and other professional renovators to keep their standard and upgraded materials up to date with modern trends.

You would be surprised to know that the 70% only takes a look at a select few options which mainly consist of upgrades rather than the entire standard selection offered by the company they hire. What’s worse is that most of these reputable companies carry outdated or cheap materials which they ultimately offer to their clients.

Why is all of this important?

Aside from a great reputation, we strongly believe that the standard materials used by a professional basement finishing company must be worth the money spent as quality materials add up to half the cost of your project.

Another key reasons for companies not offering a viewing of their standard selection is simply because the standard material offered is low grade. Most of the materials and finishes you will want and will end up with will cost you big bucks on top of the expensive contract you already agreed to.

This same logic applies to any type of decision you make. When you look for an all-inclusive resort at a tropical destination, do you just look at the ratings or do you look into the fine details to find out what amenities that resort will offer you? What is the quality of the beds and how clean is it? A smart shopper will probably ask a million questions before making a decision. All because at the end of the day, you don’t want to make a decision that you will regret.

The same logic should be applied to your upcoming basement finishing project. What is this company really offering me? What standard materials are being offered? What vanity options do I have? What faucet options do I have? What tile options do I have? Dig into the fine details! Again, a smart shopper will ask a million questions. Make it your priority to ask for the catalog before you commit!

There will always be another vacation if you end up unsatisfied with your current one, but basement finishing is generally something which most homeowners complete once in their lifetime.

At Desire Basements, we live by the advice we give. We have made it our priority to offer a large selection of medium-high quality hand picked standard finishes offering an unbeatable value for your upcoming project and investment, we guarantee this! In fact, we are so confident in our all-inclusive standard package that we will beat any written quote by 5-10% which can prove to be of a better value at the same competitive price point.

Give us a call today at (647)-620-6601 or visit us on and let us show you why our basement renovations package is simply unbeatable and why hundreds of our clients have chosen to have their basements finished by us.

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