Basement Remodeling & Design
Waukesha County | Milwaukee County | Delafield | Brookfield | Hartland | Wauwatosa | Elm Grove
Our Design-Build Basement Remodeling Services
Since 1983, Kowalske Kitchen & Bath has helped Wisconsin homeowners like you realize their basement renovation dreams. From creating a high-end entertainment center to a spacious kid-friendly fun zone, trust the Kowalske basement remodeling contractor team for hassle-free basement finishing construction and renovation.
Want to enjoy your home but have a dingy old basement? Improve your family’s living experience with a basement remodel. Our experts will help you plan and construct your dream basement.
Basement Remodeling Ideas:
- Kitchen, Kitchenette or Bar
- Recreation Room or Living Room
- Home Office
- Full Bathroom
- In-Law Suite or Bedrooms
- Kids Playroom
- Laundry Room
- Home Gym
- Home Theater
- Wine Cellar or Brewery
Create the BASEMENT you’ve always wanted.
Popular Basement Remodeling Trends
Explore today’s most popular design trends. Think of the basement as a separate living space. You might pick a different style from the rest of your house. Experiment and try something new. Many homeowners are looking for a warm, cozy space using raw or reclaimed wood, sliding barndoors, shiplap, stone and brick.
Other basement finishing ideas include luxury vinyl flooring, modern cabinets, walk-up bar/kitchenette, and exposed ceilings for an industrial vibe. Your basement renovation style depends on the functions of the room.
Kowalske’s design team will work with you to find the style that fits your unique tastes. For example, you might want a bright, eclectic look for a kid-friendly play zone. Want to watch the game with friends? Then try a sleek industrial look or rustic feel.
Smart Basement Design Ideas
Storage is an essential component of most basements. We can design a space with shelving and storage solutions for books, games, toys, holiday decorations, seasonal items and more. Discuss the function of your area to discover unique storage options for your basement remodel.
Are you planning on creating a new bedroom or need an accessible in-law apartment? Consider accessibility. Talk with our designers about unique needs like installing an accessible bathroom, expanding doorways, unique storage options like low cabinets and pull-out drawers, customized lighting, and adapting the space for visitors with specific needs.
Basement Remodeling Challenges
Basements have unique design challenges. Our designers can help you create a functional space that works around some of the quirks of basements – mechanical elements of the home (HVAC, electrical and pipes), low ceiling height, lack of natural light, damp conditions and cold temperatures. Be sure to hire a professional basement finishing contractor to address these critical issues.
Basements typically lack natural sunlight, so lighting design is essential. In our basement remodeling projects, we often utilize LED recessed lighting, pendant lights and LED strip lighting under shelves.
Consider the importance of insulation and plumbing when designing your basement remodel. A reputable contractor will inspect your basement for water damage and waterproof your basement. Enjoy your new basement without worrying about moisture and flooding.
Explore our recent basement remodeling projects.
Basement Remodeling Process
Our talented Kowalske design team partners with you throughout the entire basement renovation process. From planning the perfect family-friendly design to executing construction, we work with you every step of the way. We will work with you to envision the ideal basement to meet your needs. Be sure to ask us questions along the way.
Basement Finishing Cost
Are you wondering what it costs to remodel your basement? Our pricing guide provides details on what our typical basement finishing projects cost in the Milwaukee and Waukesha area. We are a design-build remodeling company, which means that we provide the design, materials and construction, all under one roof.
We provide a hassle-free remodeling process for every homeowner. No matter what you need – from a modern entertainment space to a functional laundry room, or something in-between, trust Kowalske Kitchen & Bath for your basement remodeling needs.
For almost 40 years, we have served Wisconsin homeowners in Delafield and the surrounding areas of Brookfield, Hartland, Wauwatosa and Elm Grove. We dedicate ourselves to excellent customer service and superior quality.
Schedule a consultation to see if we’re the right fit for your project.
What Our Customers Are Saying
“We had been talking about remodeling our basement for a long time, but decided to make it happen when my husband was offered a job working remotely. We wanted the area to feel open, light-filled, and modern – not an easy task for a previously dark and cold basement! It was so fun to see how our designer was able to take our wish list and ideas from my Pinterest board, and turn it into a practical design. We were sold after seeing the design, and were pleasantly surprised to see that Kowalske was less costly than another estimate.”
– Stephanie (Wauwatosa)
“We had planned on finishing our basement and explored several options, but the project seemed overly complex and was put on hold. Once we contacted Kowalske, the turn key process simplified everything. Their professionals walked us through the entire process from the initial layout and design to final finish. The online project schedule assured clear communication, on time completion and every single person who came onsite was polite, clean and professional. We highly recommend contacting Kowalske if you are considering any home remodel or build out. Absolutely amazing results!”
– Michael (Hartland)
“Working with the Kowalske team on our basement remodel was a delight. From design and selections through completion, everyone on the team was professional, efficient and focused on creating a space we would love. Every detail was considered and the team worked incredibly hard to make the design vision a reality. We appreciated the communication, the team’s positive and energetic attitude and their focus on delivering a high-quality product. Can’t wait for our next home project. We highly recommend Kowalske Kitchen & Bath!”
– Sunny (Wauwatosa)