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BASEMENTS REMODEL

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Basement Remodeling: Unlock Your Home's Hidden Potential

Transform that once-dark and unused space into a beautiful, functional area for your family to enjoy. Whether it’s a cozy retreat, entertainment zone, or home office, our skilled craftsmanship and years of experience ensure a successful renovation that increases your living space and adds significant value to your property.

At Garman Builders, we pride ourselves on delivering top-notch basement remodeling services tailored to your unique needs and preferences. Our team of professionals works closely with you to bring your vision to life, boosting your property’s value, marketability and overall appeal. Trust Garman Builders to help you make the most of your basement and create the space of your dreams.

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Schedule an Appointment

We’re passionate about bringing your dream basement to life! Our team of skilled Renovations Sales Specialists is ready to discuss your plans and provide expert guidance to ensure your vision becomes a reality. Whether it’s a minor update or a major overhaul, we’ve got you covered. Let’s schedule a complimentary consultation and explore the possibilities for your home.

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Our Process

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Financial Approval

Before starting a home renovation, obtaining financial approval is essential to ensure the project stays within budget. This involves assessing your finances and securing financing options. To help simplify the financial approval process for your home renovation project, we recommend meeting with a Garman Approved Lender for pre-approval.

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Design Build Process

Discover the benefits of a seamless design build process for your home renovation with Garman Builders. Our team of experts will guide you through the entire project, from design to construction, providing you with a single point of contact and a streamlined timeline.

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Design Studio Appointments

Schedule an appointment at Garman Builders’ Design Studio to explore various fixtures, finishes, and design elements that can transform your space into a uniquely personal home. Our expert team will guide you through the selection process and help you choose options that suit your needs and preferences perfectly.

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Sign Contracts

After working together to create your customized design and finalizing your budget, it’s time to sign a contract to move forward with your renovation project. Our team will ensure that all the details are covered and that you fully understand the scope of the project, the timeline, and the cost.

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Construction

Once your design is finalized and the contract is signed, our expert construction team will begin the construction process. We’ll handle every aspect of the project to ensure a seamless and stress-free experience.

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Orientation

Attend a mandatory Orientation tour with your Field Supervisor after construction. Gain familiarity with your renovated space, features, and maintenance. Ask questions and gain confidence. Scheduled two days post-final cleaning, allow 1-2 hours. Garman Builders addresses final items before Project Closing. Manager will schedule Orientation.

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Project Closing

Your Sales Specialist will contact you as the project nears completion for a mandatory Project Closing meeting, addressing concerns and finalizing finances. Review the Recap Sheet beforehand. Allocate 15-30 minutes for the appointment. Post-closing, the Customer Care Team assists with further needs.

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Ongoing Customer Care

Garman Builders provides quality Customer Care post-Project Closing. You’ll receive an email introducing the Customer Care process. The team assists with concerns during your first year that aren’t solved by the homeowner manual, ensuring efficient resolutions for continued enjoyment of your renovated space.

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Explore and Be Inspired!

Garman Builders’ design studio offers an inspiring range of materials for your next home renovation project. Our impressive collection includes a variety of countertop materials, tiles, lighting options, faucets, and cabinetry hardware, all designed to revitalize your living spaces. Our design team is equipped to help you with all the finishing touches you need to make your renovation project a success, whether you’re renovating your kitchen, bath, or home exterior. Our design specialists will work with you to create a unique home palette that reflects your style and taste, creating unified spaces that elevate your home’s character. With Garman Builders, your home renovation project can become a reality.

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About Garman

50 Years of Experience

At Garman Builders, we’ve built homes and made memories since 1972, when Ivan Garman laid his first foundation. With over 50 years of experience under our belt, we’re experts in the art of building homes that last for generations. From new home construction to home renovation and restoration, we’re with you every step of the way.

Based in Lititz

As a local company based in Lititz, PA, Garman Builders is proud to serve our community and the surrounding areas. We understand the unique needs and preferences of the local market, and our team is committed to delivering exceptional service and quality craftsmanship to our neighbors.

A Tradition of Excellence

At Garman Builders, we take great pride in the homes we build and the renovations we complete. We’ve been honored with awards for our dedication to providing exceptional service and quality craftsmanship, including the Award for Service Excellence from Guildmaster, National Housing Quality Awards, and Qualified Remodeler Top 500. These awards reflect our commitment to delivering the highest level of customer service and excellence in every project we undertake. Contact us today to experience the Garman Builders difference for yourself.

Garman Gives Back

Garman Builders is proud to give back to our community by supporting dozens of organizations and encouraging employee involvement in important causes. When you choose Garman Builders for your home renovation project, you’re partnering with a company committed to positively impacting the communities we serve.

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FAQs

What Is Design/Build?

Design/Build is a project delivery system in which a single entity, typically a contractor, manages a project’s design and construction phases. This approach streamlines the project process by creating a single point of responsibility for the owner, reducing the potential for communication breakdowns and delays. By combining design and construction, the design/build approach allows for a more cohesive and efficient project timeline, saving time and money. Additionally, the design/build approach gives the owner more control over the project’s overall vision and budget, ensuring that the final result is precisely what they envisioned.

Does Basement Remodeling Come with Any Warranty?

Our basements come with a 1-year warranty from project closing. We also have a dedicated customer care team who will be available to assist you during this time. So, if you encounter any issues or have any concerns, our team will be there to help and ensure that everything is taken care of.

How Long Does it Take to Finish a Basement?

The average construction timeline for a finished basement project is typically between 50 and 60 working days. However, since your project is custom, the timeline will be driven by the scope of work. This means that the timeline may vary depending on the specific requirements and complexity of your project.

Does Remodeling My Basement Add Value to My House?

Yes, remodeling your basement can add value to your house. A finished basement can provide additional living space, which is a desirable feature for many home buyers. It can also increase the overall square footage of your home, which can help to increase its value. Additionally, a well-designed and functional basement can make your home more attractive to potential buyers, which can result in a higher resale value

Can I Just Finish Part of My Basement?

Yes, you can certainly choose to finish just part of your basement. Finishing a portion of your basement can be a cost-effective way to add livable space to your home while keeping renovation costs down. Some homeowners choose to finish only a section of their basement for a variety of reasons, such as creating a home theater or game room, adding a guest bedroom or home office, or simply creating a functional storage area. The decision to finish just part of your basement will depend on your specific needs, budget, and goals for the space.

Do I Have To Worry About Any Permits?

At Garman, we understand that the process of obtaining permits for a construction project can be complicated and time-consuming. That’s why we’re here to help. As a design-build firm, we have years of experience navigating the permitting process and ensuring that our clients’ projects meet all the necessary codes and regulations.

When you work with us, we will take care of sourcing all the necessary permits for your project, from building permits to zoning approvals and everything in between. We will work closely with you to understand the scope of your project and the specific permits required and then prepare and submit all the necessary paperwork to the appropriate regulatory agencies for review and approval.

We know that the permitting process can be a major source of stress for many clients, which is why we take pride in our ability to streamline the process and make it as smooth and efficient as possible. Our team of experts will handle all the details, so you can focus on what matters most.

How Much Should I Budget For My Project?

Many clients approach us with the uncertainty of what a project could cost and how much to budget. Our design build team will work with you to help determine a project’s opinion of probable cost. A key step in working together at this stage is to remember a specific goal you want to accomplish with your project.

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