Basement Remodeling Adds Extra Space to Your Home. Rosseland Professional Home Remodeling Contractors in Chicago provide Hassle Free High Quality Experienced Basement Remodeling.

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If you are running out of space in your home, finishing your basement is far less expensive than building an addition. With great interior design a dark and dreary basement can bloom into a bright warm and usable space that brings you joy and quality time with friends and family. Whether you are looking to park the noisy kids, give visiting in-laws a separate master suite, entertain your friends with a football party or create a quiet home office, or crafts room to get away from the commotion of the main floor. Rosseland Basement Renovation Contractors in Chicago and their experienced designer present you with endless options to turn the blank canvas of your current basement into the perfect man cave, cozy family room or rocking party space.

Begin by analyzing your needs, and maybe have a sit down with your family to explore where their space needs fall short. A basement renovation can serve more than one need. You may have enough space to add a home theater, sauna or man cave, a second master suite or guest suite and a game room. If you are concerned about potential moisture or structural challenges, rest assured, our professional, expert construction team can handle anything your basement can throw at us.

Step by Step Your Custom Basement Renovation Comes to Life

What to Expect When You Call Rosseland Home Remodeling Contractors in Chicago:

  • Your call or email will receive a prompt response from us. We answer initial questions and schedule a visit to your home to evaluate the existing space and to go over your ideas, questions, budget expectations and possible design options. We are known for our personal touch and our low stress and clean approach, and we are easy to work with.
  • Within a few days of the home visit, you will receive a detailed, clear, accurate and easy to understand proposal. This proposal is all inclusive to avoid any unpleasant surprises later. We will follow up with you and can schedule another meeting if you wish to go over the proposal in person.
  • We provide you with an honest schedule that we can and will deliver on. We do not over-schedule our trades or make promises we cannot keep.
  • Once you approve the proposal, the fun part begins. We provide unlimited design choices and an extensive array of materials, finishes and fixtures. Our top-notch talented designer is available to guide you through the latest design trends and help you choose a cohesive current scheme that works with the rest of your house and your unique personal style.

BUILDING BLOCKS – Putting it All Together to Create a Stunning Basement Sanctuary

Floor plan changes – opening up the floor plan can create an improved flow to give your basement a more airy and open feel, and make a smaller basement more functional. A bigger basement may benefit from adding walls. You can wall off a guest suite, an office or home theater, and have an open area with a bar and party area, or a cozy family room. You may choose to open up your stairwell for a more expansive look, and or enclose the area under the stairs to provide additional storage solutions.

Adding additional or bigger windows – natural light can be an important design element especially when renovating your basement. It is not always possible, but if you have the option of adding windows or increasing the size of existing windows, your basement will be brighter and appear larger, creating a more comfortable joyful space.

Flooring choices should be tailored to the unique needs of a basement renovation. You may want extra sturdy floors, you may need to consider fluctuating moisture levels, or prefer the extra comfort of heated floors for those cold gray winter days. Your selection should blend with the overall design and style of your home.

Plumbing and Electrical – some basements already have roughed in plumbing, but if you don’t, we have experienced Chicago plumbing contractors, that have a proven track record with us and can handle any plumbing challenge. Improvements to your electrical wiring are probably needed to give you the surround sound and extra capacity a media room and adequate lighting call for. Our Chicago licensed electricians are expert craftspersons and have worked for us for many years.

Sound Proofing – in a single family residence the floors are likely not insulated or soundproofed. To keep out the noise of busy footsteps from above or keep the loud music from your man cave from disturbing your wife upstairs, you will want to consider insulating or soundproofing the basement ceiling.

Insulation – if not already in place, the exterior walls need to be insulated to keep your family room cozy and keep your utility bills low.

Lighting – to brighten up your basement and turn it into a cheerful airy space, adequate lighting is especially important when remodeling a basement. Recessed lighting is a good option for the overall space, but adding pendant lights, chandeliers or other lighting design elements will create style, elegance and ambiance.

Basement Design Is Fun and Rewarding. Our Expert Chicago Designer Will Help You Create a Warm and Exciting Basement.
You probably have a good idea of what you want in your new basement, your family may have a longer list than you think you have space for. Your kids want a playroom, your husband insists on the man cave and you want a media room and a master suite for the in-laws, but a private space for a woman cave or art room would be so awesome, not to forget the sauna. When you hire Chicago’s best basement remodeling contractor Rosseland, part of the package is access to our rock star designer, who is an integral part of our team. When working with our expert and talented designer, you may be surprised by how much more function can be included with smart layout choices. You may get everything you want or get very close. Our designer will also make sure that all your needs dreams and desires are blended into a cohesive design that flows well with the rest of your house.

Wet bar in a finished basement


Construction Begins

Now that all the planning and shopping is complete, the work to transfer your muggy dark basement into a luxurious, bright and useful space begins.
By now you have decided whether to stay in your home or move out during the construction phase.

Less Mess, Less Stress

Homeowners are often concerned with the potential disruption and mess a basement renovation can cause, but with the livable remodeling process Rosseland Remodeling uses, most of our clients not only stay in their home, but are pleasantly surprised by how little impact the construction has on them. 

Our intelligent scheduling system provides you with a clear layout of what to expect. We don’t over-schedule ourselves or our craftsmen, and we don’t make promises regarding completion that we cannot keep.

Ongoing Direct and Responsive Communication

We have built our reputation on our low stress and livable remodeling approach. Chris Rosseland, the owner, will be available to you daily as your main point of contact throughout the entire renovation. With over 20 years of project management experience, Chris is attuned to any possible issues that may arise and is ready to address and resolve them to keep stress to a minimum. He understands and appreciates that this is your home and your family’s sanctuary. He goes above and beyond to protect your precious space. Chris and his team go to great lengths to minimize the impact on surrounding areas, and to not have the construction activities throw your entire life off track. They are as unobtrusive as possible and try hard not interfere with your daily life, if you choose to remain in your home during the remodeling job.

Demolition Does Not Have to Be a Disaster

We begin this phase by carefully isolating the construction areas from the rest of your home. We use sturdy plastic walls and we run the BuildClean dust removal system to keep your air healthy and clean.

The next step is to demo any old fixtures and unnecessary walls and address any potential moisture and or structural issues. We clear out all waste and clean up after ourselves at the end of each day. Our air scrubbers and plastic walls keep the air healthy and clean for your family.

Expert Electrical and Plumbing Installation

With a lot our basement renovations we are changing the floor plan of your downstairs to create extra space, better flow, and a more functional design. That will require some or a lot of electrical and plumbing work. We use only high quality professional Chicago home remodeling subcontractors that are trained in their specific trade, are licensed bonded and insured and have a proven track record with us.

Durable Elegant Flooring

The next step is to lay flooring. In the planning phase you have chosen the ideal flooring to match your design and the wear and tear you expect. Now you can watch it take shape. Our experienced and talented workers pay attention to every detail to give you the perfect floor.

Adding Lighting and the Perfect Accessories for a Polished Completed Look

The last step is to bring in all together with lighting, from recessed lighting to beautiful accent lighting like chandeliers or pendant lights your stunning basement comes to life.

You are amazed by how quickly everything has been finished and by how you hardly noticed any construction disturbance and mess. You can hardly believe how easy the whole process was. As you are leaning back in the comfortable recliner in your home theater watching your favorite movie on the giant screen, you wonder why you did not do this sooner. You call your spouse who is sitting in your outdated kitchen and have him pull up the Rosseland Remodeling website to get started on the kitchen remodel right away.

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