In what order should I finish my basement?

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Finishing your basement starts with planning. It’s important to have carefully designed plans, as well as permits from your local government. You should also find a general contractor or basement refinisher to help you with the planning and construction process.

The first step in building is usually the framing and insulation, followed by routing electrical wire and wiring your receptacles and outlets. This is followed by plumbing. Once plumbing is complete, the next step is usually hanging drywall and mudding, taping and sanding it. After this comes adding doors and trim, and then flooring.

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