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Basement Finishing

Looking to turn your basement into an extra living or storage space?

With The Basement Guys, you get a beautiful basement designed by industry-leading experts with over 20 years of experience.

Our comprehensive basement finishing services include wall panels, flooring, ceiling tiles, windows, lighting, and electrical work. Our products fend off mold growth, delivering a safe, usable basement backed by extensive warranties.

We offer our services across Northeast Ohio. Call us today to schedule a free on-site estimate and let us turn your vision into reality!

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Basement Refinishing Design Ideas & Benefits

There are so many design options to consider when remodeling your Ohio basement. The Basement Guys wants to make it easy for you. We offer custom design options for living spaces, entertainment rooms, craft rooms, and more. Whatever your lifestyle, we build to better it.

Here’s our list of the most popular design ideas:

  • Extra bedroom
  • Basement apartment
  • Home theater
  • Fan cave
  • Basement Bar
  • Basement Gym
  • Pool Hall
  • Recording Studio
  • Home Office
  • Guest Room / In-Law Apartment
  • Hobby and crafts area
  • Laundry room
  • Extra bathroom
  • Play area for kids

No matter which design you choose, the benefits are the same:

  • No mold, no problems: With over 20 years of experience in basement finishing, The Basement Guys have the best products and techniques available for your basement.
  • Inexpensive extra space: A basement remodel adds a floor of quiet, private space for a fraction of what you’d pay to build an addition.
  • Excellent return on investment: Finishing your basement ranks right up there with kitchen and bath remodeling as far as improving a home’s resale value.
  • Energy savings: Adding insulation and windows may lower your heating and cooling bills, potentially qualifying you for rebates.

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Everything You Get from The Basement Guys

Our comprehensive remodeling package leverages a suite of industry-leading, moisture-resistant products.

While most remodeling contractors and DIYers use wood studs, paper-faced gypsum board, and plywood floor sheathing that aren’t designed for use in your basement. When these “off-the-shelf” materials make the slightest contact with moisture, they quickly degrade and promote mold growth.

You deserve the highest quality basement-ready products. Our comprehensive services include:

  • Wall panels: Our panels repel moisture and mold, and cleans effortlessly.
  • Insulation: Our rigid foam basement insulation resists moisture and compress, keeps its R-value, and improves energy efficiency.
  • Molding & trim: Our solid vinyl molding eliminates any worries about peeling paint, mold, and moisture damage.
  • Floor matting: Our luxury vinyl floor tiles are designed for basement finishing specifically for your home.
  • Flooring: Our luxury flooring options are waterproof, resist mold, warping, and cracking.
  • Ceiling tiles: Our ceiling tiles come with a 30-year warranty against sagging and a lifetime warranty against mold & mildew damage.
  • Basement windows: Our high-quality egress windows won’t ever rot, rust, or require painting, and comply with code requirements for a basement bedroom. Choose between standard-sized and oversized.

Finishing Your Basement The Basement Guys Way

We finish your basement with the sharpest attention to detail and cleanliness. Our experienced craftsmen can handle tricky layouts, ductwork, electrical, plumbing, heating, and ventilation. We take care of every aspect of the job—from the uppermost landing to the lowermost corner of your basement. And we do it like this:

Step 1: Remove Old Materials

We start fresh. Before installation, any old, damaged, or worn-out materials must be removed. Drywall, wood, linoleum flooring—we carefully remove all the old basement finishing materials.

Step 2: Update Waterproofing Measures

Our next step is the most important. We ensure your waterproofing system is up to date properly functioning.

Step 3: Install Staircases, Windows, & Wells

With the old materials removed and waterproofing measures installed, we usually start by getting the basement stairs ready for finishing.

If basement windows, egress windows, or basement window wells are included in your project, we will install these as well.

With these features secured, we know exactly how much material to use for your walls.

Step 4: Install Wall System & Doors

Next, we move to the basement walls, installing fire-blocking materials and the wall panels, accounting for the placement of windows, electrical outlets, and light switches.

Finally, we install basement-ready doors on closets and between rooms.

Step 5: Install Drop Ceiling & Lighting

Next, we box out girders and beams to accept our wire frames, hang the dropped ceiling tiles, fitting cleanly around vents, lighting, and other obstacles.

Step 6: Place Flooring & Underlayment

After we install the walls and ceiling, we sweep up and install your finished flooring, requiring neither grout nor adhesives so that it’s ready to use immediately.

Step 7: Add Trim & Finishing Touches

With the big steps complete, we add trim (we offer several design options) and any shelving, TV mounts, or mounted wall lights at your request.

Every basement we finish is unique, made by you for you.

We help protect everything you love, starting with your home’s foundation.

Why Waterproof your Basement Before You Finish It?

Before you finish your basement, install comprehensive basement waterproofing measures. Why? If you don’t stop water getting in, the work won’t last, the effort won’t be worth the money, and it could spell trouble for your entire home. The good news, we provide the entire solution to ensure all waterproofing measures are updated, from start to a finished basement. None of these common basement problems will put a damper on your basement project.

Common challenges when converting a basement:

  • Water and moisture problems
  • Structural issues like foundation cracks and bowing walls
  • Limited natural light and ventilation
  • Overhead pipes and inefficient ductwork
  • Low ceiling heights
  • Necessary emergency egress

Call The Basement Guys for Basement Finishing Services Today!

Planning remodeling project? Wondering about the cost? The Basement Guys can help! Contact us today to get a free, no-obligation basement design quote.

Your free quote includes:

  • A professional on-site basement inspection.
  • A design consultation with our interactive software program.
  • Your basement finishing quote and proposal in writing and e-mailed.

The Basement Guys serves communities across Northeast Ohio. Our mission is to provide you with responsible basement finishing at a great price and exceptional customer service. Contact us today for your free estimate to start your remodeling dreams and finish your basement!


Basement finishing can be an excellent investment. It enhances the comfort and may increase the property value of your home. To ensure a safe, healthy, and permanent outcome, it’s best to leave basement finishing to the pros.

Basement wall waterproofing should be performed before starting the finishing process. This preventative measure protects against mold, mildew, and wood rot, ensuring your basement remains healthy.

Some consider basement finishing a DIY project, but we don’t recommend it. Basement finishing requires specialized skills like electrical work, drywalling, and knowledge of your foundation to ensure a long-lasting and safely implemented result.


Our Locations

Kent, OH

429 Portage Blvd
Kent, OH 44240