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Basement Design Ideas

Choosing a layout and design for your basement is the biggest part of the project. You can not start a remodel or basement finishing project without knowing what the end
result should look like. Northern Builders can help evaluate the space you have to work with and recommend design choices and how much your layout will cost.

Basement design is important to keep in mind throughout the entire project. Our team will help keep your design and budget at the forefront of our minds while working on your home. No matter what you are going to use your basement for, there are some technical aspects that need to be considered.

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Different basement designs will need different floor plans, plumbing layouts, insulation, flooring, and more. Each of these elements, if done incorrectly, can affect your basement’s value and functionality. Here are some other design considerations you should have in mind before taking on a basement finishing project.

Home Theaters:
Home theaters need proper electrical, and sound systems, lighting/darkening solutions, seating, and screens to be functional. These added systems can add to your costs and may make the timeline of your project longer. Home theaters are great options if you have kids or like to have get-togethers to see the latest blockbusters.

Gym Or Workout Space:
Installing the proper flooring as well as ventilation is important for a gym space in your basement. If you are going to be crawling along the floor, dropping weights, and running on the treadmill, your flooring will need to withstand impact. Basement designs that are going to be used as home gyms also need ventilation to circulate stagnant air and
reduce mold and sweat odors.

If additional people are going to live in your basement, some design elements you need to consider are a separate entrance to the apartment, the connection of plumbing and
HVAC from the main house to the basement, insulation, and natural lighting. Living in a basement apartment usually comes with limited windows or natural light, so keeping bushes and trees away from the basement windows will make your tenants happier.


Game Room:
Game rooms can require a lot of electricity, flexible flooring, and sound-reducing ceilings and walls. Playing tabletop games, arcade games, or video games can come with loud noises and bright lights. Limiting these distractions upstairs is something to consider in your basement design. You will also want to consider blackout or different lighting options so it is easier to see and play the game properly.

How Basement Finishing Can Improve Your Home

Basements that are finished and insulated can give you more usable space and increase the value of your home. Basements can be used for multiple activities at once to help keep everyone in your home happy.

Finishing or finishing your basement with quality materials and using a professional company will increase your resale value when you look to sell your home. Increasing its value can give you better peace of mind about your investment in a basement project.

Custom Basement Designs With Northern Builders

Northern Builders works closely with clients to customize your basement project. You choose each element, finish, color, and layout for the basement of your home. We help to make every basement design custom and unique to you. No matter what your vision or dream entails, we can make it happen.

Why Hire Our Professionals

Our team helps to make your vision a reality. Working with professionals will help you gain access to quality materials and complete your basement in a shorter timeline than if you were to do it yourself. If you want to take your basement to a more functional level, reach out and get an estimate from our team in Ogden, UT.


Reliable Basement design Services in Utah

Northern Builders provides premier basement finishing services in Utah, dedicated to transforming underutilized spaces into exquisite, functional extensions of your home.

With a commitment to craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, our team collaborates closely with clients to bring their vision to life, whether it’s creating a cozy entertainment area, a stylish home office, or an inviting guest suite.

Backed by years of experience and a passion for excellence, Northern Builders ensures every project is completed with attention to detail and a focus on delivering exceptional results that exceed expectations.

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Wet bar

Basement wet bars are the perfect addition to any lower-level space, offering a stylish and convenient area for entertaining guests with beverages and cocktails.


Basement bathrooms add both convenience and functionality to lower-level living areas, enhancing the comfort of your home and ensuring easy access for residents and guests.

Theatre space

Basement theaters offer a cinematic escape within the comfort of your own home, providing an immersive entertainment experience for movie enthusiasts and families alike.


Basement kitchens provide a practical and versatile solution for extended living spaces, offering the convenience of preparing meals and hosting gatherings without the need to ascend to the main kitchen.

Game room

Basement game rooms create a haven for recreation and socialization, offering a diverse range of gaming and entertainment options for friends and family to enjoy together.

Workout room

Basement workout rooms provide a private and convenient space for fitness enthusiasts to pursue their health goals, offering a dedicated area for exercise and well-being.

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Craft room

Basement hobby rooms offer a secluded sanctuary for pursuing creative passions and interests, allowing individuals to immerse themselves in their favorite hobbies without distraction.

The Basement Finishing Process:
Step-by-Step with Northern Builders


Initial Consultation

Our initial consultation for basement finishing serves as a crucial opportunity for homeowners to discuss their ideas, explore design possibilities, and establish a comprehensive plan with our team to create your dream basement.


Design and Planning

Design and planning for basement finishing involve the meticulous consideration of layout, materials, lighting, and aesthetics to create a functional, visually appealing, and personalized space that aligns with the homeowner’s vision.



Navigating permitting and approvals for basement finishing entails a critical step in ensuring that the project complies with local building codes and regulations, providing homeowners with the necessary clearance to proceed with their transformation



The construction phase of basement finishing is where the vision takes shape, as skilled professionals execute the plans and transform the lower-level space into a functional and aesthetically pleasing area that reflects the homeowner’s desires.


Reveal and Enjoy

Revealing the finished basement to a homeowner is a moment of excitement and satisfaction, where the culmination of planning and hard work transforms into a space that exceeds expectations and fulfills the homeowner’s vision.


Finishing Touches

Finishing touches for basement finishing involve the meticulous attention to detail, adding the final layers of style and functionality, such as paint, trim, fixtures, and furnishings, to bring the project to its ultimate level of completion.


Project Updates

We believe in complete transparency and work hard to meet deadlines. We keep our homeowners up to date with each phase of the construction process so you can see the exciting changes take place!

Basement Finishing: Redefining Your Home's Possibilities

Why Choose Us?

Exceptional Expertise

Northern Builders is distinguished by its exceptional expertise, honed through years of experience, a commitment to quality, and a team of skilled professionals who consistently deliver outstanding results in basement finishing.

Client-Centric Approach

Northern Builders client-centered approach is the cornerstone of our service, ensuring that each homeowner’s unique needs and aspirations are at the forefront of every project, resulting in truly customized and satisfying basement transformations.

Timely and

Northern Builders is known for our commitment to timely and transparent communication with clients, ensuring that homeowners are informed at every stage of the project, leading to a smooth and stress-free basement finishing experience.

Quality and Satisfaction Guaranteed

Northern Builders is synonymous with quality and stands behind our work with a robust guarantee, providing homeowners with confidence in the enduring excellence of their basement finishing projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether finishing your basement is right for you depends on your specific needs, preferences, and circumstances. Consider factors such as your budget, the available space, your desired use for the basement (e.g., extra living space, home office, entertainment area), and your long-term plans for your home. Additionally, think about any potential challenges such as moisture issues or local building regulations. It’s often a good idea to consult with professionals like us to assess the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of the project and determine if it aligns with your goals and lifestyle.

The duration of the basement finishing process can vary significantly based on several factors, including the size and complexity of the project, the level of customization, any necessary structural or electrical work, and local permitting and inspections. On average, a basement finishing project can take anywhere from several weeks to a few months.

Here’s a rough breakdown of the timeline:

  1. Design and Planning: This phase can take several weeks to a couple of months, depending on how quickly you can finalize your design and obtain necessary permits.

  2. Construction: The construction phase is the most variable. Simple basement finishing projects might take a few weeks, while more complex ones with custom features or extensive renovations can take several months.

  3. Finishing Touches: Once the major construction is complete, finishing touches like painting, installing fixtures, and furnishing the space can take several weeks.

  4. Inspections and Final Approval: Depending on local regulations, inspections may add a few weeks to the timeline.

  5. Unforeseen Delays: Keep in mind that unexpected issues, like weather delays, material shortages, or changes to the project scope, can extend the timeline.

To get a more accurate estimate, it’s advisable to consult with a professional basement finishing contractor like us, who can assess your specific project and provide a timeline based on your requirements and local conditions.

Whether you need a permit to finish or remodel your basement depends on your local building codes and regulations. These regulations can vary significantly from one jurisdiction to another, so it’s essential to check with your local municipal or county building department to determine the specific requirements in your area.

In many cases, you will need a permit for basement finishing or finishing if the project involves:

  1. Structural Changes: If you plan to make structural alterations, such as removing or adding walls, changing the layout, or altering the foundation, you will likely need a permit.

  2. Electrical Work: Any electrical work, including adding outlets, lighting fixtures, or wiring for appliances, typically requires a permit.

  3. Plumbing Work: If your basement project involves adding or altering plumbing fixtures, such as sinks, toilets, or showers, a permit is usually required.

  4. Egress Windows: Installing or modifying egress windows for safety and code compliance often requires a permit.

  5. HVAC Changes: Altering or adding heating, ventilation, or air conditioning systems may require a permit.

  6. Change of Use: If you are changing the use of your basement space (e.g., from storage to a living area), this may trigger permit requirements.

  7. Fire Safety: Certain fire safety measures, such as fire-rated walls or doors, may require permits.

It’s crucial to contact your local building department early in your planning process to understand the specific permit requirements for your project. Failure to obtain the necessary permits can result in costly fines and complications down the road, including difficulties when selling your home. Working with a professional contractor like Northern Builders, who is familiar with local building codes can also help ensure compliance with regulations.

To schedule a consultation with Northern Builders, simply contact us via phone,

or our website’s contact form.

The timing of when basement finishing begins after signing a contract with Northern Builders can vary based on several factors, including the project’s complexity, the contractor’s schedule, and any necessary pre-construction steps. Here’s a general overview of what you can expect:

  1. Design and Planning: After signing the contract, there is typically a design and planning phase where you work with Northern Utah Basements to finalize your project’s details, including layout, materials, and finishes. This phase can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, depending on how quickly you reach a design agreement and obtain any necessary permits.

  2. Scheduling: Once the design and planning are complete, Northern Utah Basements will schedule your project based on their availability and workload. The start date will depend on our current commitments and the size and complexity of your project.

  3. Preparation: Before construction begins, there may be some preparatory work required, such as clearing out the basement space and addressing any issues like moisture or mold remediation. This preparation can add some time to the process.

  4. Construction: The actual construction phase can vary in duration based on the scope of the project. Simple basement finishing projects might take a few weeks, while more extensive renovations or custom designs can take several months.

  5. Finishing Touches and Inspections: After the major construction is complete, there will be additional time for finishing touches, inspections, and any necessary final adjustments.

The timeline can also be affected by factors such as weather conditions, material availability, and any unexpected issues that may arise during construction. To get a more precise estimate of when your basement finishing project will begin and how long it will take, it’s best to discuss the schedule with Northern Builders directly, as we can provide insights specific to your project and their current workload.

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