As the years have passed, your family may have expanded, or you may have a lot more stuff than you once did. It's not uncommon for families to start searching for additional living and storage space, and the answer to that problem could be right under your feet. If you have an unfinished or unused basement, you can gain the extended living space you need with the right basement remodel.

If you're ready to make the most of your basement with a new basement remodel, Wheaton handyman professionals at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale have the skill and experience to transform your basement into a fresh, new living space.

Our Experienced Basement Remodel and Basement Finishing Services

If you're looking for the perfect improvement project to add livable space to your home or make your house better suited to the members of your household, a basement finishing project should be high on your priority list. Homeowners sometimes put off the idea of a basement remodel because they're unsure where to start or how to find a capable team that can take care of the entire process from start to finish.

That's where the basement remodel experts at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale come in. We can save you time, money, and lots of stress by handling every part of your basement remodel, so there's no need to spend your time finding, hiring, and managing multiple independent contractors who only specialize in one aspect of the overall basement finishing project. Our services for an expertly-done basement remodel in Wheaton include:

  • Drywall Repair and Installation: If you have an unfinished basement with concrete walls covered in insulation, one of the first steps in your basement remodel will be putting up drywall. You may also want drywall installation to create new rooms in what is currently one big, open space. Our team has plenty of experience with installing basement ceiling and wall surfaces, and we can also repair issues with existing drywall.
  • Flooring Installation: Putting in new floors is another key step in basement finishing. Whether you prefer tile, vinyl flooring, engineered hardwood, or another option, you can rely on our team to install brand-new floors or replace existing floors that are no longer in good condition or suitable for the space.
  • Door Installation: If we put up walls for new rooms, it stands to reason that we'll also need to handle door installation for those rooms. You may also want to have an old door replaced. Either way, we can take care of your door installation or replacement correctly and safely.
  • Light Fixture Replacement: You likely have at least one light fixture in your basement, but it may not be the best option for the function and/or style of your basement remodel. Wheaton handyman professionals on our team can swap it out for a better choice, including recessed lighting options.
  • Ceiling Fan Installation: Many basements lack the overhead space available for a traditional ceiling fan installation, but it's worthwhile to consider having a recessed ceiling fan put in that will keep the air circulating and help avoid having stale air trapped in the basement area.
  • Trim Repair and Installation: Interior trim includes components such as baseboards, crown molding, door and window casings and more that give a room a finished, polished look and can contribute a lot towards setting the interior design aesthetic of a space. Our team will tackle both practical and decorative trim installation to achieve the look you're envisioning for your basement remodel.
  • Storage Solutions: If you're like most people, you're constantly looking for additional storage space and your basement, finished or not, may already be used for storage. We can streamline your space with custom storage solutions such as built-in shelving and cabinets that will ensure there's a place for everything and everything in its place.
  • Safety and Energy Efficiency Measures: In order to transform your basement into a livable space, it's necessary to give some thought to steps that will enhance safety and energy efficiency. That could include installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, dryer vent cleaning, window caulking, water heater insulation and more.
  • Furniture Assembly: You'll want some furniture in your newly remodeled basement, and there's a good chance that larger items won't fit down the basement steps very easily. That's why it makes sense to consider having your handyman assemble furniture in the basement to make the whole process a lot easier to manage.

However you might envision your dream basement remodel, Wheaton handyman professionals at Mr. Handyman are the right choice for outstanding results. We have plenty of expertise in finishing basements and know how to ensure our work meets or exceeds your expectations.

Choose Mr. Handyman for Outstanding Customer Service and Workmanship

When you make the decision that your home is ready for a basement remodel, it's very important to find reliable home improvement experts with lots of experience handling basement remodeling projects. Look no further than the qualified professionals at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale. We have the skill and experience to take your basement remodel to the next level.

Along with basement remodels, Wheaton homeowners can rely on our team for a wide range of other repair, maintenance, and improvement services, including bathroom remodels, kitchen remodeling, and much more.

Frequently Asked Questions About Basement Remodels in Wheaton

Do I Need a Permit for a Basement Remodel in Wheaton, IL?

Most cities and states have building codes, regulations and building permit rules that apply to projects such as a basement remodel, and Wheaton, Illinois is no exception. A permit is required, along with several submittals that vary based on what is involved with your particular basement remodel. Wheaton's homeowners sometimes ask us how to go about obtaining a permit, but the good news is, that isn’t something you have to worry about because our professional team is on it and will make sure to have the correct permits in hand before the work begins.

We have many years of experience working in the remodeling trades in DuPage County, so we're very familiar with which projects require which permits and how to get them. Additionally, you can rely on us to ensure that our work meets or exceeds all applicable codes and regulations because we value a safe workplace and long-lasting, compliant results.

How Should I Plan to Use the Extra Space After a Basement Remodel?

The biggest advantage of a basement finishing project is all the livable space you can add to your home. You might already know exactly how you want to use it, but if you're searching for ideas, here are a few suggestions for purpose-built rooms you could include in your basement remodel design plan:

  • Extra bedrooms for guests, or for family members who are tired of sharing a room
  • Work-from-home office
  • School or homework area
  • Art studio
  • Music room
  • Hobby or craft room
  • Home theater
  • Wine cellar and tasting room
  • Dance studio, workout studio or home gym
  • Storage and working space for a home business
  • Recreation room with a pool table or game table
  • Children's playroom
  • Laundry room
  • Organized storage space

Can Hardwood Floors Be Installed in a Basement?

Solid hardwood is not the best choice for a basement remodel in Wheaton. Basements are more prone to moisture exposure than other parts of the house, and hardwood is susceptible to damage, such as warping from excess moisture. Solid hardwood planks also cannot be installed directly over a concrete floor without a vapor barrier. However, there are alternative options available that can get you the same look as hardwood with less vulnerability to moisture. Luxury vinyl planks (LVP) are the most durable, water-resistant option, and they come in a wide variety of looks that convincingly mimic the look of hardwood, so you don't have to sacrifice the interior design vision you have for your basement remodel.

Can I Increase Property Value With a Basement Remodel?

If you're looking for ways to improve property value before you put your home up for sale, it's well worth considering a basement remodel. It's important to note that a finished basement is typically not included in the square footage of a house when it's listed, but it does factor into the valuation of the property and could be a key asset in making a sale happen. That's especially true if many of the houses in your neighborhood have finished or remodeled basements because prospective home buyers will be expecting it as part of the package.

Ready for a Basement Remodel? Wheaton, Count On the Pros at Mr. Handyman!

You've made the decision—you need a basement remodel. The next step is to pick up the phone and call or text the basement finishing experts at Mr. Handyman of Wheaton-Hinsdale. Whether you're in Wheaton or a nearby part of DuPage County such as Arlington Heights, Westmont, or Bloomingdale, you can trust our team to deliver reliable handyman services and dedicated customer care.

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