Finished Basement

Silverlake, Illinois

The Approach

Our team at Rohrer for Construction recently completed a basement renovation project that provided the homeowners with a spacious and functional living area for their growing family. The new basement was transformed into an entertainment room and bar that the homeowners could use to entertain guests.

One of the key features of the renovation was the choice of high-quality water-resistant vinyl plank flooring, which was purchased from Floor and Decor in Gurnee, Illinois. The flooring added durability and style to the space, making it the perfect choice for a basement that would be used for entertaining.

Another highlight of the project was the black ceiling that was sprayed to blend in with the ductwork, electrical, and other obstructions. This design choice helped to divert attention from the ceiling and create a clean and modern look. Additionally, the doors were painted an elegant black finish with brass hardware, which added a touch of sophistication to the space.

The bar area was a major focal point of the renovation, featuring a chop block with a clear coat finish and a built-in outlet on the side for charging phones. The bar was designed to be functional and stylish, making it the perfect place to entertain guests.

Finally, our team also ran plumbing for a bathroom in the basement, adding to the functionality and versatility of the space. With the addition of a bathroom, the homeowners now have a full living area that they can use for a variety of purposes. Overall, this basement renovation project was a complete success, providing the homeowners with a beautiful and functional space that they can enjoy for years to come.

Value Behind Homeowners’ Decisions

Benefits of Finishing an Unfinished Basement:

  1. More Living Space: Finishing an unfinished basement provides homeowners with additional living space, making it an ideal solution for growing families who need more room. The basement can be used for a variety of purposes, including an entertainment room, a movie theater, an office, or additional storage. This extra space can be customized to meet the specific needs of each family, providing a flexible and functional living area.

  2. Increased Home Value: Finishing a basement can also increase the value of a home. A finished basement can be a major selling point for potential buyers, as it provides additional living space and increases the overall square footage of the home. This can be especially beneficial for homeowners who are looking to sell their home in the future, as a finished basement can make a significant impact on the home’s value.

  3. Improved Storage: An unfinished basement can also be used for storage, which can be especially helpful for families who need extra space to store belongings. By finishing the basement, homeowners can create a clean and organized storage area that is easily accessible and secure.

  4. Entertaining Space: A finished basement can also serve as a great entertainment space, providing a place for families to relax and enjoy their favorite activities. With the addition of a bar, a movie theater, or a gaming area, the basement can be transformed into a fun and inviting space that the whole family can enjoy.

  5. Home Office: For those who work from home, a finished basement can serve as an ideal home office. The quiet and isolated environment of the basement can provide a peaceful workspace, making it easier to focus and be productive. With the addition of a desk, a comfortable chair, and some lighting, homeowners can create a professional and efficient workspace in the comfort of their own home.

In conclusion, finishing an unfinished basement can offer numerous benefits to homeowners, including increased living space, improved storage, increased home value, and a more functional and enjoyable living environment. Whether it’s used for a home office, an entertainment room, or additional storage, a finished basement can provide homeowners with a versatile and functional space that can be used for a variety of purposes.