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From basic to Elaborate

We understand that everyone does not have the same needs and desires so rest assured that we can design a space for you that is a representation of your personal style and is within your budget!

How much does it cost?

Basement finishing costs vary dramatically. It really depends on what you need and want. Do you want a bathroom? If so, is the plumbing for the bathroom already present and in the correct location for the lay out that you desire? Do you want a "wet" bar? If so, is the plumbing in the proper location for the sink or other appliances? Would you like custom cabinets built for your new theatre room?


I think you can see where we are going with this. There are many questions that need to be addressed before the cost of YOUR finished basement can be determined. DON'T be fooled by those offering to finish your basement for a "standard" flat rate. When it comes to basement finishing, no two are exactly alike for the reasons pointed out above. As the old saying goes, "you get what you pay for." That holds true for basement finishing, probably more so than many other residential remodeling projects, due to the complexity, and overall choices that you will have. Our goal is to provide our customers with the highest level of quality and workmanship for a reasonable price. We will work with you on a design that not only suits your needs, but your budget as well.

How long does it take?

This will of course be determined by the size and complexity of the project. On average a typical basement, one that is around 1,000 sq. ft., will take about 4-6 weeks from start to finish. Again, this is just an estimate. Until we have seen your basement and discussed the details with you it is difficult to say how long YOUR project will take. Usually upon meeting with you the first time we can give you an idea of how long your project will take from start to finish.


Will I see a return on my investment?

Yes! As a matter of fact, many new home buyers are looking for homes that already have a finished basement. So not only can you expect a return on your investment, but we believe that having a finished basement helps speed up the sale of your home when listed. Just a few years ago, you may have only seen a return on your basement finishing project of around 50%. According to Remodeling Magazines annual national study for 2014, you can expect a return of 74.7% in the Chicago land area! That is a pretty dramatic increase for ANY project! We believe that these trends will continue to move upwards in the future as well. As more and more people are not only finishing their basements professionally, but also are expecting any new home they purchase to have one. Don't just take our word for it, check out the results of Remodeling Magazines' study here.

The possibilities are almost endless when finishing a basement! Basements are a great place to entertain friends, relatives, and colleagues. But most of all it is a great place for the family to unwind and have some fun. Depending on the size, most basements can accommodate some or all of the following:

  • Playroom for the kids
  • Bar area for the adults
  • Additional bedrooms
  • Office space
  • Additional bathroom(s)
  • Sound studio/media room
  • Exercise room
  • Home theatre


American Family Remodeling Inc. will come to your home for a Free in home Estimate. Upon meeting with you we will discuss your needs for the project, and make suggestions to make the best use of the space. We handle all of the details from the design to completion of the project, so you don't have to worry about feeling like a "general contractor".


Breathe life into that dark, dreary Basement!!



American Family Remodeling Inc. remodelers, contractors, home improvement

Gurnee, IL 60031

Ph: 847-223-2668