Basement Remodeling & Design

Basement Remodeling & Design


Since 1983, Kowalske Kitchen & Bath has helped homeowners like you realize their basement renovation dreams. From creating a high-end entertainment center to a spacious kid-friendly fun zone, trust our Kowalske basement remodeling contractor team for hassle-free basement finishing construction and renovation. Transform your basement now. Call us for your first consultation.

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Kowalske finished this Hartland, Wisconsin basement, which includes a living room, bar, entertaining space and full bath.

Basement Remodel Services

Want to enjoy your home but have a dingy old basement? Improve your family’s living experience with a new basement remodel with Kowalske Kitchen & Bath. Our experts will help you plan and construct your dream basement. Check out these popular basement remodeling ideas:

  • Kitchen, Kitchenette or Bar
  • Recreation Room
  • Home Office Space
  • Bathroom
  • In-Law Suite or Bedrooms
  • Kids Playroom
  • Laundry Room
  • Home Gym
  • Home Theater
  • Wine Cellar or Brewery

Smart Basement Design Ideas

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. A professional basement finishing contractor will work with you and your design team 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. Ask us about popular light options.

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This Wauwatosa, Wisconsin basement home office includes recessed lighting, under-shelf lighting and angled plug molding to keep the workspace clean and minimize cord clutter.

Storage is an essential component of most basements. We can design a space with shelving and storage solutions for holiday decorations, seasonal items, books, games, toys, 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.

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We added an in-law suite to this Hartland, Wisconsin basement, which included a fully accessible bathroom and a warm, sunny bedroom.

Consider the importance of insulation and plumbing when designing your basement remodel. A professional basement contractor will inspect your basement for water damage and waterproof your basement. Enjoy your new basement without worrying about moisture and flooding.

Popular Basement 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.

This basement remodel uses unique elements such as barnwood, cream city brick and color changing LED strip lighting.

Other basement trends include luxury vinyl flooring, open concept rooms, walk-up bar/kitchenette, and exposed ceilings for an industrial vibe. Your basement renovation style depends on the functions of the room. 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. Kowalske’s design team will work with you to find the style that fits your unique tastes.

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 construction, we work with you every step of the way. We will work with you to envision the ideal basement to meet your needs. The Kowalske design team will guide you through the entire process. We are happy to answer any of your questions along the way.

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 excellence and superior quality. Call us today for your first consultation.

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