Installing trim is not hard to do and will transform the look of your finished basement from "under construction" to "I like to party... with class". By doing it yourself you can save big on labor and it's actually kind of fun.
In this post I'll show you exactly what I paid for my basement trim. Plus, I'll break down each component and tell you why you need it and what to look for when you buy it.
Let's start with this detailed break-down of the trim cost for my basement. Keep in mind this was for a 1200 square foot basement with 5 doors and 3 windows. Your cost may be more or less depending on your situation.
Finished Basement Trim Cost Breakdown
|Base Trim||207||1.35||$279.45||quantity is in linear feet|
|Shoe Molding||207||1.25||$258.75||quantity is in linear feet|
|Door Trim||120||1.50||$180.00||5 doors, 2 reg., 2 extra wide, 1 double|
|Window Trim||48||1.50||$72.00||3 windows at 16 lf per window|
|Decorative Trim||70||1.50||$105.00||chaulk board, art niche, built-in shelfs|
|Trim Blade||1||30.00||$30.00||for a 10" blade|
|Brad Nailer||1||60.00||$60.00||price is for reconditioned (new is $120)|
|18 Gauge Brad Nails||2||7.50||$15.00||2 boxes of 1000|
|Custom Trim||2||14.00||$28.00||8 foot 6 x 1 pine board|
|Plinthe Blocks||2||4.50||$9.00||for walk out doors|
|Trim Paint||1||23.00||$23.00||gallon of Behr semi-gloss|
|Total Basement Trim Cost||$1,077.70|
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