Need some Basement Remodel Ideas?

Look no further! Read on to discover new basement remodel ideas for your project. Lellbach Builders shares the latest in basement renovation trends to help spark your imagination.


Remember when basements were a quiet, boring space, with little household activity? Sure you’d visit a couple times a year to store the endless boxes of holiday decorations, and dash in/out as quickly as possible for laundry, dodging the spiders in the corner… And they were even a great place to stash the dog when company was visiting…

But today? Basements have taken on a life of their own! Things are changing. As our homes become more centered in every aspect of our lives, basements are finally getting the attention they deserve.

Basement renovation trends are reflecting the growing need to use available space and current function of our homes, to support our changing lifestyles. Basement remodels — especially in the Naperville area — have evolved from extra storage, a playroom for the kids or an extra bedroom to a wide range of options and functions.

Popular basement finishing trends include larger living spaces, home offices, theatre rooms, guest suites, wine rooms, bars and even full kitchenettes. Open up your imagination, the possibilities are endless!


Here’s a few popular basement renovation trends.


Larger entertainment and living space…


As we spend more time at home, increasing entertainment and living space just makes sense. Creating an open floor plan allows for free flow of activities and communication. Get the most out of your square footage without using walls.

Check all the boxes with a media/TV space with comfy sofas, a bar/kitchenette for snacks and game/multi purpose area for fun! A multi-purpose space creates the perfect haven for play while allowing for quiet space throughout the rest of the home.


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Theatre Room


Love to turn up the volume while watching your favorite movie, streaming video or music? Then a theater room for avid movie/media enthusiasts might be perfect. By building a separate room, privacy and soundproofing are just a few of the features you’ll enjoy.

Get comfortable with reclining seats, a large projection screen and surround sound. Add a popcorn machine…it’s up to you! As we begin to venture out of our homes for the first time in a year, there’s still nothing that compares to rest and relaxation in the safety and comfort of your own home.


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Guest Suites


Space for visiting family and friends remains one of the most in-demand basement remodel ideas. Nothing helps you enjoy visitors like giving them their own space…. A bedroom suite with a bath has many options. Depending on your budget and space, the guest suite can even have a sitting area. Amenities can even include a small bar area with microwave and coffee area, anything to make your guest feel at home.

As extended stays and multi-generational living becomes more mainstream, comfort and privacy are essential. Guest suites designed as studios offer more independence, while still giving convenience and peace of mind.

With your available space and budget as your guide, your guest suite will be a welcoming space for your family and friends.


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Work Out Space


Working out at home has gotten much easier! Between Pelotons and other equipment, and virtual work out classes — not to mention the increased safety and comfort, with zero travel time — homeowners have really shifted to getting their exercise at home.

This popular basement renovation trend can be designed in all shapes and sizes, as well. Multiple workout machines and various equipment can work together within a larger space. A custom spa with steam shower, sauna and soaking tub can create a work out retreat.

Less space, smaller budget? Scale down the workout equipment to essentials that add value to your routine. Include a wall hung flat screen for streaming workout classes. Add a steam shower unit to a smaller basement bathroom.

Either option adds a perfect way to stay fit and relax all from your home!

And while we haven’t yet found a way to help increase your motivation to exercise, Lellbach Builders can definitely help you create a space you’ll want to be in. Sometimes it’s amazing how some relatively small changes — surround sound, large screen tv, etc. can inspire you to get on the treadmill and start moving.

No matter which basement remodel ideas you’re considering, it’s tough to go wrong.

Using some of these popular basement trends can help your basement become a wonderful extension of your home. And as an added bonus? In addition to giving you more room for activities, a basement renovation increases the resale value of your home. It’s a win-win!

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