Comprehensive Basement Remodeling Services

What could you do with another level? Think about it. Your basement is probably the same size as the first floor of your house. That said, it seems silly to let it go to waste. Whether you have a partially finished basement or a dark, filthy abyss you enter only when you have to do your laundry, the basement design specialists at IRC can help.

Our local basement finishing contractors have experience with every element of a good basement remodel, including:

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  • Soundproofing, Noise Dampening & Acoustics
  • Basement Bar or Kitchenette
  • Built In Basement Storage Cabinets, Bookshelves & Entertainment Centers
  • Basement Flooring, Ceilings & Drywall
  • Basement Lighting Solutions
  • Basement Waterproofing

Basement Design Plans

Basement remodeling offers more design flexibility than any other home improvement, so there are tons of modern basement design ideas to explore. Our basement remodeling contractors can transform your unfinished basement into a useful, multi-purpose space for entertaining guests, spending quality time with your family, or renting out. Inexpensive basement renovations may feature a basement bar or kitchenette or a playroom for the kids, while more elaborate basement renovations may include a home theatre, sports bar, or livable space.

When you look at the eyesore that is your unfinished basement, you probably want to shut the door and never look back. Well, we see potential. It’s a blank slate to transform into the room of your dreams! Here are some of the most popular basement remodeling ideas:

  • Basement Guest Suite
  • Workout Room or Home Gym
  • Game Room
  • Home Office or Creative Studio
  • Home Theatre
  • Playroom
  • Wine Cellar
  • Man Cave or Sports Bar

Types of Basement Construction

There are 3 kinds of basements that are suitable for remodeling:

Daylight Basements

These are split level basements, with half underground and the other half above ground level. Daylight basements span the full space of the house, matching the space on the first floor. They do not have an exterior door, but usually feature at least one small window to let fresh air in.

Walk Out Basements

Walk out or walk up basements have an outside entrance, which may or may not have stairs leading up to it. These basements sit fully at ground level or half and half, like daylight basements.


Technically, cellars are not considered a basement, but this is a common misconception. Cellars extend beneath a small part of a house. This creates temperature consistency, making them the perfect place to store wine, produce, and non-perishable goods. They also make great finished basement living spaces and, with some foundation work, can easily be converted to a full walk out or daylight basement.

Replacement Basement Windows

Our basement renovation contractors provide fast and affordable basement window replacement in Peoria IL and surrounding communities. Get your basement up to code with safe, durable windows, including:

  • Egress Windows
  • Hopper Windows
  • Awning Style Windows
  • Sliding Basement Windows

Reasons to Invest in Basement Remodeling

A Finished Basement Adds Value to Your Property

At the end of the day, there are few things more attractive to a potential buyer than a finished basement. According to The Balance SMB, you can expect to recoup over 70% of your basement remodeling costs, which is a great return on investment for any home improvement.

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Basement Apartment Rentals

One of the trends we’re seeing a lot right now are flexible basement apartment layouts. Renting out a sleek, modern basement apartment is a great way to help offset your basement renovation costs. It can also be used as an awesome in-law suite, spare bedroom, or a private bedroom for college aged children living at home.

Basement Finishing Contractors in Peoria IL

At the end of the day, there is no better place to start the process of finishing your basement than a free consultation with Illinois Remodeling Consultants. We’re a local basement remodeling company with over 20 years in the industry. Contact us online or call (309) 304-3040 to put our experience to work for you!