Basement Remodeling in the Chicago Suburbs

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Basement Remodeling in the Chicago SuburbsChris Rosseland2019-10-06T19:27:48-05:00
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Increase Your Home’s Potential With a Basement Remodeling Project

An unfinished basement is an area full of untapped potential. What currently is an uninviting area of cold concrete, off-season storage and a haven for spiders can be transformed into a warm, inviting, living area in which your family and friends will want to spend time. Basement remodeling costs less per square foot than building an addition onto your home and results in less disruption to your everyday life, so what are you waiting for?

Your Budget

How much does a basement remodeling project cost? The final price of the project depends on how much you want to spend. It also depends on what you want to include. Issues that may be seen, such as excessive moisture, when we initially inspect the area to be finished can also be a factor. Costs depends on total square footage, inclusion of elements such as a bathroom or a wet bar, flooring type and whether you have any egress windows. High-end amenities as well as dividing your basement into several rooms will drive up the cost.

Basement Finishing Starts With a Good Plan

A great basement finishing project isn’t only about setting a budget. It’s also about developing a good plan. Discussing how you want to use the space with family members is a good starting point. Determining your needs and wants and then discussing them with our design team will help pin down the possibilities. Once your budget is set, we will work closely with you to bring your ideas to life.

Evaluating the space is a key part of the equation. Basements that have problems with mold or humidity may require professional waterproofing before remodeling can begin. Basement projects encompass a wide variety of tastes and needs. Many customers simply want a family room or an additional finished space where teens can watch television, listen to music or socialize with friends. Other typical projects include:

  • Home theater or media room
  • Party room complete with a bar and/or wine cellar
  • Home office
  • Additional bedroom
  • Full or half bathroom
  • Game room or kids’ playroom
  • Craft room

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Understanding the Scope of work

Constructing a new and updated space in your basement isn’t just about producing a functional design. It also encompasses a lot of preparation and hidden work behind the walls. Important considerations involving building codes in your municipality to ensure that the proper permits are acquired and the project is constructed accordingly. This is especially important when planning plumbing and electrical work, which will require inspections by municipal officials. We make sure we secure the proper permits and build according to local and state building codes.

Items such as using the proper fasteners and anchors to secure inner walls to your foundation and insulation with a higher R-value to keep heat in and cold out can make the difference between a “just okay” renovation and one that you will really enjoy.

It’s also important to remember that plumbing and electrical is often located in or near your basement’s ceiling. It should be easily accessible when the project is completed. The same goes for your home’s HVAC system, which should continue to have proper venting and access for maintenance.

Why Choose Us?

The owner of Rosseland Remodeling is personally involved in every remodeling project.

  • We handle all of the day to day operations of your project.
  • We secure all building permits prior to remodeling.
  • We ensure your basement remodeling project meets or exceeds all applicable building codes.
  • We ensure your new living space is clean and ready to enjoy once the project is completed.

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Basement Remodeling Experts

Whether you are looking to add a family room, bedroom, home office, bar or theater. Installation of a full or half bath is an excellent feature to add to your basement finishing project as well. We are an experienced, professional basement remodeling company. All of our specialty contractors are trusted professionals that we utilize for electric, plumbing, heating, carpentry, flooring, painting, and more. We work with only the most qualified local contractors, designers, and suppliers and are able to deliver on our promises. We provide our customers with a stress-free remodeling experience led by a fully licensed, bonded, and insured remodeling general contractor.

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