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  • "It was overall a very professional setup and nothing like anything we have ever been involved in, even..." Read Full Testimonial

    Jason & Amy P. of Waterford Township, MI

    Customer Testimonial

              When we were first buying this place we knew that it had an unfinished basement so one of the things we wanted to have is to get the most use out of that walkout and because it has such high ceilings it is really more like another room of the house not necessarily just a basement. We really felt that making the most use out of the space was the best thing. Well we wanted a mother in law kitchen because he is a really good cook, so we wanted to make sure we had the opportunity to have 2 stoves and 2 refrigerators, and we wanted a full-size bathroom, and also a little office and a living space. We looked at a couple different places but, in general, we went to an open house, the one we went to was phenomenal it was a space much larger than this one, but it was just fantastic and we met the owner and he was great, he talked us through a lot of stuff, he had a portfolio. Once we met Chip, he took us through everything and he was very professional. He liked the way we went through all the steps in terms of the contracts, the design, and all the elements involved. It was overall a very professional setup and nothing like anything we have ever been involved in, even building our home. It was really smooth, they adhered to their timeline, we loved that we could see the schedule online, every day it would say who was coming and when. Finished Basements Plus tested and found Radon in our basement which is great because I would never have tested the basement myself. They even worked the radon mitigation into our basement quote.
    Jason & Amy P.
    Waterford Township, MI

Steve Iverson from Finished Basements Plus

Title: The Basement Guy

Hometown: Michigan

Steve Iverson from Finished Basements Plus

Steve is a born entrepreneur.  He is ALWAYS looking for a better process, the best products and ideal people to join his team.  

With over 25 years of construction experience Steve has learned what to do and more importantly, what not to do, to have a successful construction business. His vast experience and knowledge in custom home building and major remodeling have allowed him to find his passion for creating great lower levels. In 2004, Finished Basements Plus was formed with the intent to be the best company in the basement finishing industry.

When Steve isn't determining the right products and services for the family business, he is spending time with his family. They enjoy Hockey (Coaching and Playing), Dance, Golf, Hunting, and Fishing together.

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  • Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Basement Remodel Wonder
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    Grosse Pointe Farms, MI Basement Remodel Wonder
    After

    These homeowners recently moved into a new home in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI that had a large unfinished basement. Knowing that they host large family gatherings every holiday season they were eager to begin remodeling the space to fit their needs. 

    Looking for a large bar space for guests to sit, a dining room for dinner parties, and an extra living room for everyone to spread out, this basement has a place for everyone. In addition to the extra entertaining space, the basement also features a spare bedroom and bathroom that creates a dedicated space for guests to stay.

    The entire basement was designed to match the elegant design of the upper levels of the home. From crown molding to the detailed staircase railing, this basement features design elements normally only seen in the upper levels of the home. This family now has the perfect addition to their home right down the stairs. 

  • Warren, MI Basement Finished Basement Entertainment Space
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    Warren, MI Basement Finished Basement Entertainment Space
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    This family was looking to transform their unfinished basement into a space the whole family could use. Adding a kitchen space that looks into the living space creates a perfect place for entertaining family and friends. Creating arches in between the support posts in this basement adds a unique design element that is more likely to be found in an upper level of the home.

  • Royal Oak, MI Finished Basement Creates Usable Entertainment Family Area
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    Royal Oak, MI Finished Basement Creates Usable Entertainment Family Area
    After

    This basement in Royal Oak, MI went from being used for storage to a place that can be used to entertain, and relax in. This family is so much happier with their newly renovated space! With the ability to host parties and have extra space for guests, this basement is now a focal space in the home.

  • Wayne, MI Finished Basement Transformation With Hockey Themed Bar
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    Wayne, MI Finished Basement Transformation With Hockey Themed Bar
    After

    Lacking usable living space for entertaining and relaxing, this homeowner realized the space right beneath their feet was perfect for gaining the additional room. Finishing their unfinished basement to add an additional TV room, bathroom, and a bar space adds the needed room for the whole family. 

  • Westland, MI Basement Finishing Family Room
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    Westland, MI Basement Finishing Family Room
    After

    These homeowners were initially looking for just a plan to finish there basement but after meeting our team and seeing our materials they decided to have us finish the basement as well. The family was interested in a tv area, bathroom, and a bar space to be able to host family get togethers. With the help of our designers, the basement is now the perfect extra space for this families needs. 

     

     

  • Shelby Township, MI Multi Functional Finished Basement
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    Shelby Township, MI Multi Functional Finished Basement
    After

    Looking for a dedicated place to entertain guests, this family turned to their unfinished lower level for the extra space. This basement was transformed into a place that could be used to relax and watch a movie as well as having plenty of space for hosting guests. With the addition of a bathroom, and a bar space this lower level is a great place for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Troy, MI Finished Basement Adds Beautiful Living Space
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    Troy, MI Finished Basement Adds Beautiful Living Space
    After

    Looking for a space that would add living space to their home these homeowners wanted to transform their unfinished basement into a place that they could add a bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen space. With these additions, this family now has another usable level of their home for everyone to enjoy. The added kitchen and living room areas allow everyone to spread out and have a space of their own. 

  • Troy, MI Basement Staircase Beautiful Remodel
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    Troy, MI Basement Staircase Beautiful Remodel
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    This basement staircase started out closed off and it created an unpleasant entrance into the space. With both sides walled off, it was a dark narrow entrance, which has now been transformed into a bright welcoming staircase. Adding open rails to both sides of the staircase makes it possible to see into the basement as you enter. 

  • Troy, MI Finished Basement Recreation Area
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    Troy, MI Finished Basement Recreation Area
    After

    This basement was transformed from a storage level to a newly finished recreational space. There were boxes and items cluttering up what could be a basement space perfect for a media area for the family to gather and watch movies.

    With Finished Basements Plus on the job, the basement clutter was contained to storage rooms and the space became a place for friends and family to gather and enjoy each other's company.

  • Troy, MI Finished Basements Gets a Huge Upgrade
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    Troy, MI Finished Basements Gets a Huge Upgrade
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    Before Finished Basements Plus, this basement was only able to be used for storage.

    Now, this basement is a favorite spot for the whole family. With a clever design to hide all the mechanics of the basement, this space is very inviting and open for guests. With a pool table, bar, and living area, this basement is now a great place to entertain. 

    An open view staircase also helps create a more inviting view of the basement when entering.

  • Livonia, MI Finished Basement with Painted Ceiling
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    Livonia, MI Finished Basement with Painted Ceiling
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    This basement went from a dark, unused space to a multi-functional lower level that the whole family can now enjoy. With room for a large bar, a dining room, and two separate spaces for watching TV, there is plenty of room to spread out. Painting the ceiling black in this basement allowed for the ceiling height to be as high as possible while giving the space an industrial design. 

  • Washington, MI Finished Basement With a Gorgeous Wood Home Bar
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    Washington, MI Finished Basement With a Gorgeous Wood Home Bar
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    In need of a large space that could be used primarily for entertaining family and friends, these homeowners decided to transform their basement. With the addition of a large pub style bar with plenty of cabinet storage they now have a great place that can provide enough room for everyone. They now have the extra storage and countertop space to be able to comfortably host these get-togethers in their own home. 

  • Rochester Hills, MI Basement Renovation Bar Built For a Sports Fanatic
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    Rochester Hills, MI Basement Renovation Bar Built For a Sports Fanatic
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    This basement went from being used only for storage and play to a unique space that allows the homeowners to relax and entertain in! With the added bar area, the family now has a place for the adults to host and watch the big game!

  • Rochester Hills, MI Finished Basement With Lots of Natural Light
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    Rochester Hills, MI Finished Basement With Lots of Natural Light
    After

    This basement featured large daylight windows that let in a lot of natural light. Designing the space around these windows was important to keep the space bright and open. By adding an open kitchen and living area, this basement has a great design that allows for easy entertaining.

  • Rochester, MI Basement Remodel for Maximum Entertainment
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    Rochester, MI Basement Remodel for Maximum Entertainment
    After

    Looking for more room to entertain, this family turned to their unfinished basement for the extra space. With a love for Legos, we created a wall of built-in shelving for them to display all of their creations. An added Secret Bookshelf door adds additional storage and access to a separate storage room. 

    With the addition of a small bar area, and bathroom this family now has a multi-functional space that they can all enjoy. 

  • Rochester, MI Basement Remodel Can Now Be Enjoyed By The Whole Family
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    Rochester, MI Basement Remodel Can Now Be Enjoyed By The Whole Family
    After

    This large family likes to entertain everyone at once especially during the holiday season when they invite the whole family over to celebrate. With the addition of the extra living and dining space, they have plenty of space to relax and enjoy each others company.

  • Rochester, MI Basement Remodel To a Multifunctional Living Area
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    Rochester, MI Basement Remodel To a Multifunctional Living Area
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    This growing family was in need of extra space for entertaining as well as a place to store all the toys for their kids. The unfinished basement was the perfect space to suit their needs.

    Finishing the lower level allowed for an extra bedroom, bathroom, as well as an extra entertaining room for the family. The new space allows for plenty of room for the kids to play and to have a separate space for guests to stay. This basement is now a perfect multifunctional space.

  • Oakland Township, MI Basement Remodeling Dream
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    Oakland Township, MI Basement Remodeling Dream
    After

    These homeowners were looking to create the ultimate basement for entertaining. We stepped in with the help of our certified designers to create the perfect space. Designing a large bar area, home theater space, and a glassed in workout room. This basement is one of a kind! 

  • Farmington, MI Basement Gym Finished With Entertainment Space
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    Farmington, MI Basement Gym Finished With Entertainment Space
    After

    This homeowner was looking for a place to be able to entertain in and use as a home office. In order to find the necessary space, we transformed his unfinished basement into usable space. Adding a home office, bathroom, bar, and a main living space for entertaining, this basement is now the perfect place to host family and friends.

  • Plymouth, MI Basement Transformation into an Extension of the Whole House
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    Plymouth, MI Basement Transformation into an Extension of the Whole House
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    Finishing this basement allowed for the lower level of the home to be an extension of the whole house rather than feeling like a basement. This basement allows for storage as well as plenty of room for entertaining and space for crafts.

  • West Bloomfield, MI Basement Kitchen Transformation
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    West Bloomfield, MI Basement Kitchen Transformation
    After

    Looking for a place to host dinners and family parties, this basement was transformed into a functional area for the entire family. A large kitchen was added to the lower level for more room to prep food as well as a formal dining area for the family. 

    The finished space is now a multifunctional living and dining area that the family can enjoy. 

  • West Bloomfield, MI Finished Basement transformed into a Beautiful Lower Level
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    West Bloomfield, MI Finished Basement transformed into a Beautiful Lower Level
    After

    This basement was techincally already finished in classic vinyl square tiles and ceiling tiles that were starting to age and sag.  The decor had become outdated and they wanted their basement to feel like a part of their home again.

    The floor plan stayed the same, with a few add ons.  Here you can see a walk up bar with built-in dining table that was added for entertainment.

    View more of the remodeled basement photos here.

  • Northville, MI Finished Basement with Bar and Home Movie Theater
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    Northville, MI Finished Basement with Bar and Home Movie Theater
    After

    Looking for more usable space in their home, this family turned to their unfinished basement which was perfect for their needs. They now have a place for the family to gather to watch movies and relax, as well as a place for entertaining guests.

    The bar space allows for extra seating and a place to eat and drink. While the projection tv adds a place to gather and watch movies as a family. Finishing touches such as an archway leading to the bathroom, as well as post wraps complete the space making it feel like an upper level of the home.

  • Novi, MI Basement Recently Renovated for The Whole Family
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    Novi, MI Basement Recently Renovated for The Whole Family
    After

    The old basement design was a battle for this family of four. It has since become a finished level where the children can play and the adults can stay.

    Our Certified Designer helped create an inviting feeling for their new basement. Our Production Team built the basement with the vision of their basement being able to match their lifestyle during the following years. 

    Join the many homeowners who have decided to fulfill their home dreams by completing their basement project. Choose Finished Basements Plus for an attractive and functional design!

  • Novi, MI Newly Finished Basement with Walkout
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    Novi, MI Newly Finished Basement with Walkout
    After

    When you look at the before picture, you may notice some areas of the basement lacking those finishing touches. The overall atmosphere looked a bit grim for friends and family to comfortably gather. The space confined the family to their basement with difficult corners and other constraints.

    You'll notice in the after picture that many interesting sitting nooks and specific entertainment areas have been introduced in the same space, like a basement bar. Now their basement is a welcoming atmosphere for small groups and large groups of guests!

  • Northville, MI Basement Restoration Free of Mold!
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    Northville, MI Basement Restoration Free of Mold!
    After

    This basement had been flooded when water levels of the river in the backyard rose too high. The walls had been damaged and began growing mold so we added our Everlast Finished Wall Restoration System to the bottom of the drywall to bring the space back to life. With the addition of new flooring the space is ready to be used for entertaining again!

  • Northville, MI Finished Basement with Open Concept
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    Northville, MI Finished Basement with Open Concept
    After

    This basement had been finished in the past by another contractor who didn't specialize in basements, therefore the space was left dark, damp, and uninviting.

    We transformed the space into a multifunctional, bright, open space, built with materials designed for the damp environment of the basement. Featuring a bar and a large stone accent wall with a fireplace, this lower level now flows perfectly with the design of the rest of the home.

  • Northville, MI Basement Staircase Remodel
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    Northville, MI Basement Staircase Remodel
    After

    These homeowners were looking for a space that they could use for the kids to hangout as well as a place to entertain family and friends. The homeowners wanted to make sure the staircase leading to the basement matched the stairs going to the upper levels of their home. 

  • Novi, MI Finished Basement Adds Pub Style Bar & Plenty of Living Space
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    Novi, MI Finished Basement Adds Pub Style Bar & Plenty of Living Space
    After

    These homeowners were looking to finish their basement and add a WOW factor! We did just that by building a large pub style bar that is seen as soon as you enter the space thanks to an Open Rail staircase. The bar features LED lighting underneath the shelving that creates a unique look to the bar. With extra room for a living room, exercise space, and an additional bathroom this family has a great place to entertain family and friends. 

  • Novi, MI Finished Basement With Modern Industrial Look
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    Novi, MI Finished Basement With Modern Industrial Look
    After

    The homeowners were looking to finish the lower level of their home while incorporating design elements from the upper levels of the home. The dryfall black ceilings help give this space a modern industrial design. Stone accents behind the bar also assist with visual elements of the space.

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