Basement Finishing

Basement Finishing & Remodeling in Des Plaines, Chicago, Arlington Heights

Total Basement Finishing system installed in Chicago

Let our experienced contractors create a beautiful, long-lasting, waterproof design for your Illinois basement.

Chicago's Total Basement Finishing Contractor

Transform your unfinished or previously finished basement into a comfortable living space with the award-winning Total Basement Finishing™ (TBF) basement remodeling system, installed by Catalyst Builders & Remodelers.

The system's wall solutions, flooring, and ceiling products are specially designed for comfort and beauty in the basement. All TBF products are warrantied to resist water, moisture, and mold; provide insulating qualities, dampen noise, and can be customized to fit your basement finishing ideas. We can build a totally functional living space in your basement or simply keep it protected against water and mold so it can be used for extra storage. No matter what you have in mind, we can give you a basement that fits your lifestyle.

We offer complete basement finishing services in and around Chicago, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights. Call 1-844-205-8952 to discuss your basement remodeling plan with our specialists or click below to request your free design estimate!

Finish & customize your basement with one system in Greater Chicago

Basement finishing challenges:

  • Building around obstacles such as staircases, support columns, and windows
  • Working around utilities such as furnaces and water heaters
  • Ceilings that are low or have pipes and ductwork
  • Creating a well-lit, beautiful environment
  • Uneven or stone walls

The TBF basement finishing system is made to perfectly fit your basement environment. It's versatile enough to work with any design idea you have in mind for the space - from a family room, to a home gym, to a wine cellar and more.

Your basement is a unique environment, with challenges that do not appear anywhere else in the home. Obstacles such as low ceilings, utilities, and dampness are exactly what the TBF system is designed to handle.

We can overcome any challenge! Our free-standing basement wall panels make excellent wall partitions for building rooms in your basement and partitioning off a space for storage. High quality ceiling tiles can box out ducts and pipes, with each tile providing an access point for servicemen. We can build in basements of all types, even if your walls are made of stone or are not straight. Call us today to get a free estimate on how to customize your finished basement.

Click below on each of the different basement remodeling systems to learn more

Basement walls, floors, and ceilings


Wet basement before TBF

This wet, moldy basement was cluttered and unusable.


A beautiful, finished basement in Greater Chicago

The Total Basement Finishing system transformed the basement into a dry, comfortable living space.

Basement finishing options in Evanston, Glenview & surrounding areas:

Catalyst Builders & Remodelers can take your design ideas and customize your basement finishing system into just about anything you can dream of, including but not limited to:

  • Home Office
  • Personal Gym
  • Guest Suite
  • Children's Play Area
  • Spare Bathroom/Kitchen
  • Home Theater

Four great reasons to remodel your IL basement

  1. No moisture, no mold, no problems. As a certified basement waterproofing specialist and Basement Systems contractor, we have experience providing the best moisture control techniques with moisture and mold-resistant materials designed specifically for basements. Together, this forms the ideal formula for a beautiful, long-lasting basement transformation.
  2. Inexpensive extra space. Remodeling your basement is an excellent way to make use of the space you already have. A basement remodel adds a floor of quiet, private space for less than half the cost per square foot of building an addition (according to the 2013 Remodeling Magazine Cost vs. Value Report).
  3. Excellent return on investment. Finishing all or part of your basement is a cost-effective way to increase the value of your house. A basement remodel ranks right up there with kitchen and bath remodeling in terms of making a home more attractive to a potential buyer.
  4. Energy savings. Many unfinished basements have too many air leaks and too little insulation. Adding insulation and energy-efficient windows in the basement will improve your home's comfort while saving money on heating and cooling costs.

See what your basement can be with a free design consultation in Chicago, Des Plaines, Arlington Heights

If you're interested in planning and pricing for your remodeling project, Catalyst Builders & Remodelers can help. We would like to offer you a free basement design quote at no obligation.

Your free quote includes all of the following:

  • A professional on-site basement inspection.
  • A design consultation with Total Basement Vision - our interactive software program.
  • Your basement finishing proposal, in writing and e-mailed to you or printed right away.
  • Our full-color 88-page book: "Basement Finishing Science."

At Catalyst Builders & Remodelers, our mission is to provide you with responsible basement finishing, at a fair price, while providing exceptional customer service. We proudly serve Evanston, Glenview, Hinsdale, Glen Ellyn, La Grange, Cicero, Lombard and many surrounding areas.

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Our Locations:

Catalyst Builders & Remodelers
2000 W Carroll Ave #303A
Chicago, IL 60612