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How to Get Started with a Basement Remodel

If you're considering finishing your basement, chances are you've been wanting to do it for years.  Most of the time when we get a call for a basement finish, it's because the family's home is bursting at the seams. There is immense value in finishing your basement, and your family will enjoy having more space to relax and reconnect.

Working with a professional and experienced design-build remodeling contractor is the easiest way to guarantee project success.

During your consultation, we will talk about your objectives and goals for the basement remodel - then the fun begins! We will take that information and walk you through each phase of the design and construction process until the space you envisioned becomes a reality.

At Compelling Homes, our dedicated in-house design team will help you plan every detail and pick the perfect materials and finishes. Then, we rally together our trusted trade vendors to bring the design to life and get started on the basement of your dreams.

Basement Design & Remodels in Des Moines

Remodeling your basement provides a unique opportunity to create any space you've ever dreamed of inside your home. For the movie buffs, a home theater. For the entertainers, a walk-behind bar or wine cellar. For the growing family, a den. For the empty-nesters, more bedrooms for the college kiddos on break.

Your basement project is specific to you and your family โ€“ and our 3D software ensures that you can see your space from every angle to ensure your dream space is exactly as you envisioned before we start building. 

Whether you know exactly what you want, or if you need some creative assistance,  let's talk! We'll walk you through our 5-step process and turn your basement into exactly what you need it to be.

How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Basement?

In Des Moines, Iowa, and the surrounding area, the average cost for a basement remodel is about $55,000. However, your project can range anywhere from $35,000 to upward of $100,000 depending on what you hope to accomplish. For example, the cost of a simple bathroom can vary greatly based on whether or not the rough-ins are in the floor, in the correct location, or whether or not weโ€™re doing any kind of walk-up or walk-behind bar.

What is the ROI of a Basement Remodel?

The best way to answer this question is with more questions. Not because it's confusing, but because each basement remodel project will create a different and unique answer.

Where is your home?
Are we remodeling a finished basement?
or are we finishing an empty basement?
Do you want a bathroom, a bar, a kitchenette?
What type of finishes are you looking for?

Here's a great resource to get started ๐Ÿ‘‡

Don't Stop at Good Enough โ€“ Make it Compelling!

"Rusty, Naomi, and the whole crew at Compelling Homes helped make our dream for a finished basement a reality. They were consummate professionals, but also made you feel like family."



Des Moines, IA

"I cannot say enough good things about Compelling Homes. We are nearly complete with a 4th remodel job using this fine company and the service just keeps getting better."



Johnston, IA

"What a great company to deal with! Rusty and his team go the extra mile to make sure every detail of the project is perfect. Definitely recommend them for any type of remodel!"



Grimes, IA

Home Remodeling in Des Moines, IA

We are proud to serve homeowners in the Des Moines Metro Area, which includes Polk and Dallas Counties and the following cities:

  • Des Moines 
  • Urbandale
  • West Des Moines 
  • Johnston
  • Clive
  • Grimes
  • Adel
  • Waukee
  • Ankeny
  • Polk City
  • Van Meter

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