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Basement & Media Room Remodeling in Northern Virginia

Are you considering remodeling your basement? Right now, it might be cold, damp, and uninviting down there, but with a remodel from J&F Specialties, you’ll transform the basement into a warm and inviting area, great for relaxing, watching movies, or entertaining guests.

We have helped many clients realize their dream family room, media room, or entertainment area. No matter what you have in mind for your basement remodel, you can expect this project to increase your living space and boost home value without the mess of building an addition.

J&F Specialties has over 20 years of extraordinary remodeling experience. Let our talented craftsmen execute the high value remodel you need to make the basement your favorite hangout spot.

To get your basement or media room remodel started, please contact us today for a free in home consultation! We proudly serve Fairfax and Arlington counties in Northern Virginia.

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"J&F Specialties has done a outstanding job on several projects in our home. They have finished our basement, tiled our shower and replaced drywall and each project was done professionally,…"

Melissa B.

"We had three bathrooms renovated by John and his team. They were very professional and worked with us to make sure we got everything the way we wanted it. Highly…"

Lee F.

"John Boynton and the rest of the crew at J&F were top-notch. They helped us with an enormous renovation and stuck through to finish the littlest details. They were careful…"

Sarah M.

"Outstanding work and great team. We had a difficult project, trying to get a house through final inspections on permits the prior owner had started but not closed out. John…"

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"J&F has provided outstanding service on a variety of our homeowner projects - plumbing, remodeling/renovation, general maintenance, and more. Their workmanship is beyond reproach, and we've found John's suggestions to…"

John E.

"We learned of J&F Specialties by word of mouth through a close friend. J&F Specialties subsequently has remodeled our kitchen and three of our bathrooms as well as a number…"

Paul K.

"John and his team helped us plan, design and then executed a first-class finished basement. He came in on budget, and checked with us each step of the way to…"

Stef Z.

"We have used J&F Specialities for 12 years, and would highly recommend John and his team. John's ability to develop designs for different rooms with unique characteristics, puts J&F as…"

M. Griggs

"J&F remodeled our kitchen 18 months ago. Then last month they installed a utility closet for us. Each time the work was professionally completed to our satisfaction. The staff is…"

Judy P.

"We were completely satisfied with the renovation that John Boynton's company did on our bathroom. The work was completed on time, neatly, and at a reasonable price. When one of…"

Miriam O.

"J&F Specialties, Inc. did an extremely professional job remodeling our kitchen. They patiently worked with us from the planning stage to the final outcome. J&F has a high quality and…"

Rose S.

"We contracted with John for a complete kitchen remodel. Not only was he extremely personal, professional, and knowledgeable, he was also extremely helpful with design ideas and aware of our…"

Justin O.

"J&F Specialities was recommended by a friend and I am very happy that i retained the services of the company. They designed and completed a new room that was built…"

Martin D.

"Our renovation project was rather large, involving the kitchen, powder room, foyer as well as a basement media room and office. The craftsmanship and attention to details were outstanding and…"

Judi and Dave L.

"We wanted to thank you so much for the work you did on our kitchen and hallway. Your quality of dedication with the cabinets and woodworking was outstanding. Whatever I…"

Kay and Robert H. | Springfield, VA

"You can be assured that when we are ready to remodel our home, that John and his solid team will be the first that we contact."

Joan and Jacob D. | Alexandria, VA

"John showed up on time, made suggestions, was willing to take whatever time was needed to explain, discuss changes, alterations and options. The work that he contracted had many different…"

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"We are very glad we found them, we interviewed several companies before and we are more than pleased with our kitchen. There was a lot more involved in refacing the…"

Mary S.

"All of the staff are top of the line. I was prepared to move to a residential hotel because everything done was in the middle of the house. Not needed.…"

Linda H.

"John hung some cabinets and replaced some of our lower level windows. He was relaxed yet professional, prices were reasonable, and the work was first rate."

Greg N.

"John Boynton and his crew updated my kitchen, including refacing my kitchen cabinets, completely remodeled my master bathroom and adjoining vanity area and repainted my master bedroom. I was, and…"

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What Goes into a Basement Remodel?

Safety is the number one concern with any renovation project, and transforming your basement is no exception. From carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms to egress windows and electrical safety requirements, J&F Specialties will ensure your basement or media room renovation meets the local codes and standards of Northern Virginia.

As you begin your basement remodel, we’ll help you take the following considerations into account:

  • Finishes: Our professionals can guide you through all the available options for gypsum board, paneling, trim, molding, and more. Of course, your final decision is based on your personal tastes and budget.
  • Insulation: Going from an unconditioned, unfinished basement to a sleek media room or entertainment area requires the addition of vapor barriers and adequate insulation. Our team is equipped to handle these necessities for you.
  • Heating and cooling: The underground location of your basement makes it relatively easy to keep comfortable, but it may still be necessary to extend ductwork or install stand-alone equipment to meet your heating and cooling needs.
  • Lighting: Unfinished basements often have nothing more than a light or two hanging from the ceiling. Beautiful lighting is possible with electrical rewiring. Tell us where you want light, and we’ll make it happen.
  • Windows: As part of your basement remodeling project, you may choose to replace the existing corrugated metal window wells with tiered wooden planters or something else more aesthetically pleasing.
  • Storage: Until now, your unfinished basement may have served as a large storage area. While you don’t want to eliminate storage, you also need the basement to feature a usable living space. Our professionals can install beautiful, functional storage in your basement or media room.
  • Bathrooms: If you plan to put a bedroom in the basement, consider adding a bathroom as well. Plumbing and extra hardware increase the scope of the project, but the addition makes the basement a more comfortable place to hang out.
  • Design and color scheme: While this is a personal decision, our talented designers can help you select colors that help the basement or media room blend with the rest of your home.

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Choose J&F Specialties for Basement & Media Room Remodeling in Northern Virginia

We specialize in adding value to your home by designing and building quality living spaces. For your peace of mind, J&F Specialties brings the following to every project:

  • 20+ years of remodeling experience
  • Highly skilled craftsmen led by a Class A contractor
  • Excellent customer satisfaction
  • An eye for safety, style, and lasting value
  • Two consecutive Best of Houzz Service Awards
  • Remodeling Magazine’s Big 50 Award (2018)

To bring your vision of a beautiful basement or media room to life, please contact us today to set up your appointment.

Basement & Media Room Remodeling FAQs

How much does it cost to finish a basement?

The cost of a finished basement will depend on the extent of the project, the features added, material costs, labor costs, and more. The total costs can range from $25 to over $90 a square foot, but it can add significant value to your home, as well as plenty of space, extra storage, and great features like a game room, media room, bar, or home theater. Talk to our team at J&F Specialties for an accurate estimate of your project costs.

How long will a basement remodel take?

It will usually take several weeks to a few months to finish a basement, depending on the size of the job and its complexity. A full basement remodel will require framing, electrical, plumbing insulation, drywall, flooring, and more, and by taking the time to do it right, our team at J&F Specialties can deliver the best finished product.

What are the most popular features for a media room?

A surround sound system and a large TV or a projector are “must haves” for any media room, as well as the audio equipment, video equipment, and wiring necessary to support them. Other popular features include theater style seating, gaming systems, home theater PCs, media servers, theater style lighting, and a bar or kitchenette for refreshments.

Do you have more questions about basement remodeling, media rooms, or home theaters? Call 703-913-3242 today or contact us online to speak with our home remodeling experts from J&F Specialties!