Basements

The unfinished basement lacks any signs of  possibilities for creating peaceful, enjoyable and entertaining living space for your family.  On one hand,  it has infinite potential and on the other, all the unfinished space makes it hard to envision how the basement can look after you finish remodeling it.  The bottom line is it offers living space for anything you can imagine. The entire area can be left open, or rooms can be created to accommodate your family needs. It can be elegantly finished or it can be practical to satisfy your needs.

True Value Construction & Remodeling will help you with the design and implementation of your project. With years of experience, we have completed numerous of basements remodeling projects in the Chicagoland area and look forward to helping you with your basement finishing project.
 After years of experience with remodeling basements, we need to consider the following issues before we start the project:

  • Dampness must be eliminated or minimized. If not, it will support the growth of mold and mildew.

  • Climate control must be implemented. It includes heating and cooling vents. It may include installation humidifiers or de-humidifiers.

  • Ceiling-Height is important. Visible floor joists, electrical conduit, plumbing pipes and duct work and/or a low ceiling level are present. You can be lucky and have a high basement ceiling, but that is not the norm.  Your ceiling will probably be lower than standard height of 8 feet, so you must decide to either live with a lower ceiling after the framing process around the duct-work and ceiling joists is completed or  you can elect move the duct work, or dig up the foundation, but that can be an expensive project.

  • One Large Room vs. Divided Area. Once you start to divide the area, structural framing will start to take up some room away from the livable space, so consider the purpose of your finished basement carefully. Bathrooms can be added, but that will subtract space form total living space.

  • Concrete Slab Floors. Awful concrete floors can be eliminated by choosing the right floor covering. Carpeting, ceramic tile, laminate flooring and/or epoxy resigns are just some of the materials that can be used to transform your concrete flooring into comfortable living space. Finally do not forget Radiant-Flooring for a final touch on your basement floor. It can add little more cost to your project and involve a little more time and effort than for other rooms, but it maybe worth it.

  • Lighting. If your walls are partially above ground and you have windows to let sunlight in, providing light for part of the area will be much easier. In areas without natural light, you will need to really pay attention to lighting. Choosing the right lighting fixtures is a must. Let us help you!.

for more information regarding our services, contact us at:
adam@truevalueremodeling.com or phone: (708)-323-6912