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Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing offers basement finishing, and related home improvement/ basement remodeling service in Lake County, IL. Our company not only adheres to the highest industry standards for basement remodeling and basement refinishing, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide.
Our professional basement renovation contractors only use state-of-the-art basement finishing products and technology which are designed to refinish your basement the right way. We are the authorized Total Basement Finishing dealer in Lake County, IL.
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This homeowner in Libertyville, IL reached out to us because their basement was starting to smell musty and their tile flooring was cracking. They were ready to refinish the basement walls and floors due to the musty smell and the cracking floors. We provided them with a completely free estimate to get the job done, and the homeowner also requested that we add in a Sani-Dry too. We completed the project using our Everlast Vinyl walls, Carpeted ThermalDry Flooring in the color Mocha, and Tiled ThermalDry Flooring in the color Canyon Beige. The homeowner was very happy with the result!
This homeowner in Waukegan already had a finished basement, but their washing machine leaked on their carpet flooring and they had to rip it all out. They loved that our ThermalDry Flooring is moisture resistant, and if it were to happen again, they wouldn't have to rip their flooring out again. We set them up with an appointment for a free estimate, and they fell in love with our Tiled ThermalDry Flooring in the color of Parquet. Now they absolutely love their flooring, and they will never need to worry about ripping it out again!
This customer in Zion, Illinois was looking for a man cave with a bar and a bathroom built into his basement. It was a top priority to complete the project with materials that were made for the basement environment. We finished this project with our EverLast Paintable walls, and the customer is very happy with the result!
This customer in Antioch, IL found us after years having moisture and mold problems. They wanted to remove the walls that were full of mold and find a product to help rid the basement of the excessive amounts of moisture. We completed this project using our EverLast Walls and SaniDry Dehumidifier! The customers are happy with the finished project!
We meet these homeowners at the Arlington Heights Home Show. They knew they wanted to do something with their basement to utilize their space, but they weren't quite sure what they wanted to do with it. Our design specialist came out to their home and gave them different ideas, and they were able to help them come up with the basement of their dreams!
These homeowners found us online. They were getting estimates from several different companies to finish their basement. They had problems in the past with mold and had to set up three dehumidifiers in their basement to deal with the mold problem. They absolutely loved our products and the fact that they would never have to worry about mold in their basement again! We were also able to replace their three dehumidifiers with our one SaniDry system! The homeowners absolutely love their new basement!
These homeowners had a flood in their basement and their carpeting and baseboard were damaged and moldy. They found us online, and we set up a date and time for a design specialist to come out to their home. They absolutely fell in love with our MillCreek wood flooring. They loved that it is water resistant and that it has a ten-year warranty. The homeowners wanted to do anything they could to help keep the cost down, so they ripped out the existing flooring and baseboard themselves and also installed the baseboard after the flooring was installed. They absolutely love their new flooring, and that they won't have to rip it all out if their basement floods again!
This homeowner in Lake Zurich, IL contacted Buck Buckley’s Total Basement Finishing because they had a baby on the way and they wanted additional living space in their home for their growing family. We set them up with a completely free estimate with one of our design specialists and he assisted them to with coming up with the perfect design for their basement. With our EverLast Vinyl Walls and our Tiled Sandstone Gray ThermalDry Flooring, we completely transformed their basement from a storage room to a spacious family room and office space! This family absolutely loves their newly finished basement and will spend lots of time making countless memories together!
This family in Antioch, IL contacted us because they had mold issues in their basement. To deal with their mold issues they had been running three dehumidifiers, which helped a little but they had been afraid to finish their basement because of it. We set them up with a completely free estimate with one of our design specialists and they fell in love with our products. They were very excited that our products are water and mold resistant! They were actually so excited that they wanted the SaniDry they purchased to be installed right away to help with the high humidity levels they have in their basement. With our EverLast Vinyl Walls, we completely transformed their basement and they never have to worry about any mold problems again!
This family in Grayslake, IL inquired with us because their basement had severe flooding in their new home. They had twenty inches of water in their basement and had to remove the bottom four feet of all of their existing drywall in the basement. They were looking for waterproof wall panels to finish the basement with so they would never have to experience this again. They fell in love with our products because they are water and mold resistant and they knew we were the company for them!
This family in Highland Park, IL inquired with us because their basement currently had drywall in it, and they were worried that they had mold growing on the backside of their drywall. They had thought that drywall was the only wall option out there and originally had been planning on ripping everything out and leaving their basement unfinished. After they met us at a home show they realized how wrong they had been. They were very impressed with our water and mold resistant products and she was so excited that she could actually think about refinishing her basement instead of just taking everything out and leaving it unfinished! This was something they had originally thought impossible and we showed them that their dream basement is possible!
We meet this customer at the Grayslake Home Show and he told us his basement gets a lot of water in it. We referred him to our sister company that was able to help him figure out what was causing the water to come into his basement. After the problem was fixed, we set him up with a free estimate with one of our design specialists. He loved our products and that they are water and mold resistant. He didn't want to finish his basement with drywall in case water ever gets into his basement again.
This customer in Lake Forest, IL contacted Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing because her basement had flooded and everything was ruined. When they ripped everything out of the basement they found mold growing behind the drywall. She was very excited that our products are water and mold resistant. She refused to finish her basement with drywall again because of all the stress that she has had since the flood. She is looking forward to having her finished basement back with the added peace of mind knowing that she will never have to go through this again!
This family in Lake Villa, IL had, had a bad experience with a previous contractor and they were looking for a reliable and honest company as well as some design ideas. We set them up with a free estimate with one of our design specialists, and they loved the professionalism of our company and our products because they are water and mold resistant. Our design specialist was also able to assist them with a few different design ideas for their basement project. This family now understands the importance of having water and mold resistant products in the basement, and finishing the basement the right way the first time!
This family contacted us because their basement flooded due to their sump pump back up. They had a company come out and remove all of the damaged drywall and carpeting and they needed a wall restoration and flooring. We set them up with a completely free estimate with one of our design specialists, and they fell in love with our products. They knew that they didn't want to put drywall back up and be in the same position years down the road if the basement were to flood again. They knew that our company was the right one for them because our products are moisture and mold resistant. So if their basement ever did flood again, they wouldn't have to rip everything out and replace the walls and flooring again!
This family's basement flooded in in the recent storms and they had to remove the carpeting and the lower four feet of the existing drywall. They recently contacted us because they love the idea of having moisture and mold resistant materials in their basement. They don't want to finish their basement with drywall again and, if their basement floods again, have to rip everything out again. We set them up with a completely free estimate with one of our design specialists, and they are very excited for him to come out to their home!
This family in Round Lake Beach, IL contacted us because they wanted to get a free estimate for their basement. They didn't have an area plumbed for a basement and they wanted to get three different estimates; one estimate with a full bathroom, another for a half bathroom, and a third with no bathroom at all. We set them up with a free consultation with one of our design specialists and he was able to help them put together all three estimates with our unique 3-D basement finishing program. The family was very pleased with our customer service and loved our products!
This couple in Lake Bluff, IL contacted us because they had recently had a baby and they wanted to expand their living space. The previous owner of their home had partially finished the basement and they wanted it all ripped out and start fresh. We set them up with a free estimate with one of our design specialists and he was able to help them put together a layout for their basement that meet all of their wants and needs. They loved that our products are moisture and mold resistant and were very excited to have a clean and healthy space to spend time together as a family!
These homeowners in Vernon Hills, IL contacted us because they wanted to expand their living space but had some issues with the foundation and wanted to keep it easily accessible. They needed to easily be able to access their foundation wall, because of this they didn't think that finishing the basement was a possibility. After meeting with one of our design specialists, they realized that finishing their basement was indeed possible with our EverLast Vinyl Walls. Our EverLast Vinyl Walls are installed on a metal tracking system with a batton strip every four feet. These can easily be removed if you ever need to access your foundation wall!
These homeowners in Wauconda, IL contacted us because they had recently bought their home and the basement was partially finished. They wanted to have a drop ceiling installed so the basement would feel more like home, rather than a basement. With our Linen Ceiling Tiles, we created a beautiful drop ceiling. Now, their basement feels just like the rest of their home and the ceiling is guaranteed moisture and mold resistant with a thirty-year warranty!
These homeowners in Winthrop Harbor, IL had recently bought their home and it was smaller than what they were accustomed to and they wanted to expand their living space for when they entertain family and friends. We meet them at a home show, and they fell in love with our moisture and mold resistant products and the professionalism of our company. After meeting with one of our design specialists for a completely free estimate, they knew we were the company for them! With our Everlast Vinyl Walls and Linen Ceiling Tiles, we transformed their basement into a spacious rec room with a bedroom and half bathroom! Now, this couple can't wait to show their newly finished basement off to their family and friends!
These homeowners contacted us less than a week after they purchased their home. Their first priority in their new home was to expand their living space so they could each have their own space for their hobbies. However, they were worried about finishing their basement with drywall because their sump pump had failed and flooded the basement in the first four days they owned the home. They knew our moisture and mold resistant products were what they needed to make their basement project a reality.
With our moisture and mold resistant EverLast Vinyl Walls, Carpeted ThermalDry Flooring in the color of Charcoal, and Linen Ceiling Tiles, we completely transformed their dark and musty basement into the perfect space for these homeowners! Now, both of the homeowners have their own space for their favorite hobbies. The husband has a spacious music room to store his musical instruments and practice, and his wife has a fun craft room where she can do her crafts in peace and quiet! Not only do they have their own space for their hobbies, but we also created a half bathroom so they have the added convenience of having a bathroom on the same level.
These homeowners in Lake Forest, IL had recently moved here from out of state and in their previous home, they had finished their basement with products designed for the basement environment. They wanted to expand their living space and finish their basement but wanted to do it the right way and knew that drywall wasn't the answer. After doing some research, they gave us a call to learn more about our moisture and mold resistant products.
After meeting with one of our design specialists for a completely free design consultation, they quickly fell in love with the professionalism of our company and our products. Our team completely transformed their basement into a fun exercise room with our moisture and mold resistant Everlast Vinyl Walls, ThermalDry Elite Plank Flooring in the color of Dark Walnut, and Linen Ceiling Tiles. Now, these homeowners are able to work out in the comfort of their own home and they know they finished their basement the right way the first time!
This happy family was close to closing on a house when they reached out to us. After closing and getting the keys to their new home, they asked us to come out and look at their unfinished basement. Having between 550 - 750 Sq. Ft. they wanted to be finished with an open concept living space with a wet bar, personal workout space, kid's playroom, and bedroom with a full bath. This dream basement was ambitious and we are proud to have been a part of it.
This customer had a 1000 Sq Ft. unfinished basement and wanted to reach out to understand their options. We love helping and this is one of the perfect reasons to take advantage of our free consultations. We sat down with them and talked about their need/wants in their basement. Our goal is to bring them (hopefully you) a beautiful new livable space. We gave them basement options and costs as well as helped with financing. Buck Buckley's Total Basement Finishing is always there for you and we can help you like we helped these happy homeowners.
Sometimes customers call for an open room with walls and flooring, we love to help no matter the size of the project. These happy new homeowners wanted to turn their unfinished basement into a nice new livable space for their family. We are glad we could come out and meet with them, it truly awesome to get to learn about your basement needs and how we can help you. If you would like a friendly professional experience, we offer free consultations, give us a call and let us take you from, "Basement to Beautiful".
This amazing homeowner has owned the home for about a year. After finding us on social media and liking what they saw, they gave us a call. They had finished waterproofing and now wanted to finish their basement. With brick walls and cement floors, they had some ideas and just wanted help combining both their ideas into a beautiful new space for both of them. They said a ceiling with recessed can lighting is a must. They want insulated walls, flooring, a laundry room, and possibly a half bathroom. We are excited to have met with them and helped them put together a plan!
We love new homeowners, and this lucky family is about 3-4 months into their new space. After seeing our social media, and some of the amazing transformations and products we offer, they schedule a free consolation with us. They just wanted livable space which is our favorite two words. We sat down with them and start to put together a customized plan. They wanted a family room space with a bar and possibly a bathroom and bedroom. Roughly 143 Sq. Ft. for the living room with our premium Everlast Walls and ThermaDry Plank Flooring. Another 275 Sq. Ft. the rest of the basement. The customers loved the basement design and we love helping!
Sometimes customers just want to know what they can do and the cost associated with the project, and that's why we offer free consultations to everyone. This homeowner asked us to come out and look at her basement. She had mentioned her friend was planning on being involved as well. We love helping, and walking you through the process. When we looked at her basement there had been water damage that was previously fixed and is a critical first step in finishing your basement. She noted there used to be a bedroom, bathroom, and living space down there, but some had been removed due to water damage. She did leave some drywall on the upper part of the walls and where she had removed the full walls she just put up tarps. She wanted her 718 Sq. Ft. basement back since she needed the additional living space. She really appreciated us giving her so much information.
We had the privilege of helping out this local homeowner with their unfinished basement. After owning the home for about 10 years they wanted to finish their basement. We sat down and designed a bedroom, bathroom, and open room with storage space for the family. They now have gained about 900 Sq. Ft. of livable space which is just what they needed.
No matter what type of project you have if we can help we absolutely will. Needing a flooring option was the last unfinished part of their basement. It was simple and straightforward. This was a finished 650 Sq. Ft. basement that they wanted out carpet tiles installed. Simple and easy and most importantly mold, mildew, and moisture-resistant.
The homeowner, having owned the 12-year-old residence for a decade, is contemplating a significant upgrade to their basement space. Currently unfinished, the basement holds potential for a multifunctional transformation. The homeowner expressed concerns and aspirations during the call, outlining the desire for a living room, bathroom, and the possibility of an office. The basement currently serves as a hockey practice area for the kids, and the homeowner is considering reconfiguring the space to accommodate various needs.
The envisioned project spans a generous 1064 sq. ft., with plans to create a spacious rec room featuring a pool table, a full bath, and an executive office. The ceiling will be addressed, and the flooring will be provided by the homeowner.
The basement's new layout aims to strike a balance between leisure and productivity, offering a huge rec room for family activities, a full bath for convenience, and an executive office for focused work. The flexibility of the space allows for potential division to accommodate the kids' hockey practice and other activities.
The collaborative effort between the homeowner and our team is geared towards creating a transformed basement that not only meets the family's current needs but also adds significant value to the overall functionality and aesthetics of the home.
As the journey unfolds into their new Grayslake home, the anticipation for a summer remodel takes center stage for this family. With the basement currently unfinished but primed with completed plumbing for a bathroom, their vision extends beyond practicality to creating a space that resonates with comfort and functionality.
The comprehensive plan includes the addition of a bathroom, strategically utilizing the existing plumbing, alongside the creation of a bedroom and a spacious rec room. Despite the presence of three egress windows, a key element of safety, the decision to replace them is part of the meticulous planning to enhance both aesthetic appeal and security.
The envisioned 888 sq. ft. open concept design lays the foundation for a harmonious living space. The commitment to a complete open concept, complete with BBTBF floor and ceiling, reflects a desire for a cohesive and welcoming ambiance. With an eye on the future, the family contemplates the possibility of phasing in a bathroom, ensuring that the remodel aligns with their evolving needs and aspirations for their new home.