Seattle-Area Basement Remodeling

Take your unfinished basement and turn it into a dedicated guest suite, a hangout area for teens, a luxury home gym, or anything you can dream up - the ideas are limitless, and CRD Design Build is here to make yours a reality.

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Unlock Your Seattle Home's Full Potential By Remodeling Your Basement

A basement remodel can take an underutilized, underappreciated space and transform it into a functional living area that adds value to your property and enjoyability to your life. With the help of CRD Design Build, you can turn a damp and dark underground room into a welcoming oasis that both your family and guests will love. Don't let your unfinished basement go to waste; unlock your home’s full potential today! 

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Benefits of a Basement Remodel or Renovation

While finishing your basement may seem like an intimidating project, there are many benefits to undergoing this type of renovation. A few benefits of undergoing a Seattle basement remodel include:

Accommodate Your Growing Family

A basement remodel is an excellent solution for families who've outgrown their current living space. By finishing your basement, you can add more bedrooms and bathrooms, playrooms, or just extra living space to accommodate more family members.

Make Use of Wasted Square Footage

An unfinished basement that you can’t enjoy is just wasted space draining your bank account in the form of extra heating and cooling expenses. By finishing your basement and renovating it into a type of space you’ll actually use, you’ll get more use out of your home and stop flushing money down the drain each month.

Create a Custom Designed Space

Think of your unfinished basement as an opportunity to create a custom designed space tailored to your needs. The options are vast, whether you want a home theater, a personal gym, or even an all-encompassing guest suite. And beyond that, you can choose everything down to the paint finish and lighting fixtures.

Basement Renovations Options


Dig-Downs & Lift-Ups

Get the height and light you want by digging down or raising your home onto a new foundation.


Daylight Basements

Convert a traditional basement into a daylight basement with full-size windows that brighten the space.


Bathroom Additions

Add or renovate a bathroom in your basement, including reworking of ducting and plumbing.



Create a code-compliant in-law apartment with soundproofing, separate entrances, dedicated electrical panels, and more.

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Our basement remodels go beyond just aesthetics

Beyond increasing the usable square footage of your home, a basement renovation gives you the opportunity to waterproof and seismically retrofit your foundation, keeping your home on solid footing. Our team can also help you relocate or improve staircases, increase natural light, improve drainage, or add an outside entrance.

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Seattle Basement Remodel Ideas

Entertainment Space

One basement renovation idea that many homeowners opt for is to create an all-encompassing entertainment space. This can include everything from a bar for making drinks, a spacious area to host parties and a rec area for games. You and your friends are sure to have a blast, whether it be a birthday celebration or a Superbowl party.

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Guest Suite

A guest suite or mother-in-law suite is a great option for multi-generation families or for homeowners who have friends and family visiting often. A guest suite often includes a bedroom with an attached bathroom along with a living area and a small kitchen - everything someone needs to live comfortably!


If you love working out, a basement remodel is a great way to bring the gym home to you. Add treadmills, stationary bikes, a boxing bag, free weights sections, and anything else you like to do in order to break a sweat.

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Home Office

Home Office

If you have a side business or work from home, a designated home office may be just what you need to improve productivity and get your work done. You can even add a meeting area, waiting room, or separate entrance.

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Basement solutions that work for your lifestyle

When it comes to an unfinished or outdated basement, your possibilities are endless. Talk to our team about your vision, and together, we’ll collaborate on ways to make the space work for your lifestyle, whether it’s adding a primary suite, playroom, entertainment space, office, or all of the above. You may find that digging down or lifting up your home gives you all the space you need without taking on the cost of a second-story addition.

Design-Build Methodology

Seamless basement transformations

As a Seattle design-build firm, we work with you from conception to construction of your basement remodel. That means we can show you cost estimates at every major step in the design phase and lock pricing before any work begins. We put a lot of effort into providing accurate estimates so you can build your final design without any last-minute concessions.

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No real stress, because they literally took care of every step. Can't say enough about their skill and professionalism."



West Seattle

Our project was on-time (to the day!) and on-budget (to the dollar!); such a relief to be able to trust a company who was doing something so enormous and important for our family!"


Erin and Mark

University District

Always professional. On time, kept to schedule to the day. Everyone was a perfectionist and the finished product shows it."




Megan, Michael, Matt . . . have been ridiculously fantastic throughout. This is our first remodel and I'm pretty sure y'all have spoiled us with how actually enjoyable it is."

Amanda and Avinash


We loved their team approach. They listened! We couldn’t be happier with how the project turned out."


Rene and Judy


THANK YOU!!! Everyone involved in our project was a delight, gracious and kind. You have a great team."


Tee, Martin, Talisker and Macallan

Magnolia, Seattle

We had heard all the horror stories about remodel projects gone wrong, but CRD delivered on-time, on-budget, and with beautiful high quality work."


Jen and Eric


They were communicative, responsive, clear, on schedule and within budget. I highly recommend CRD!"


Peter and Sasha


We can’t believe how much the remodel has changed our relationship with our house."

Benson and Lisa



Top-of-the-line workmanship

Craftsmanship backed by a two-year warranty

Our full-time, in-house team of expert designers, architects, lead carpenters, and support staff are the best in the business. We back our basement remodels with a two-year warranty, longer than the industry standard.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Basement Remodeling

Do you need a permit to finish a basement in Seattle?

The City of Seattle requires that you obtain a construction addition/alteration permit to build an addition or remodel. Rest assured that our team will obtain all the necessary permitting and licenses from the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections before any work is performed. To learn more about why permits are important and what happens if you remodel with out one, visit here

How much does it cost to remodel a basement in Seattle?

Remodeling your basement with CRD Design Build ranges from 300,00 to 425,000+. Included in the cost is the following: 

  • Labor
  • Materials
  • Flooring
  • Windows and doors
  • Electrical and plumbing
  • Drywall and painting
  • Plumbing and electrical fixtures
  • Tile and millwork
  • 2-Year warranty

However, it is crucial to note that the final cost of your project will depend on the type of remodel (full suite, dig down, house lift, or ADU), square footage, design and layout, and materials used. Another cost to consider is if we need to dig down or raise your home onto a new foundation.

Make sure to check out our comprehensive basement remodel pricing guide that covers the estimated price for each level of remodel as well as information regarding financing options.

How much value does a basement remodel add?

The value that a basement remodel adds to a Seattle home can depend on a variety of factors, including the location of the home and the quality and size of the remodel. However, according to a report by the National Association of Realtors, the average basement remodel can recoup up to 70% of its cost in terms of increased home value. Additionally, a finished basement can add value to your everyday life, increasing functionality and allowing you to partake in activities you enjoy.

How can I pay for my basement remodel?

You have several options when it comes to paying for a basement remodel. One option is a home equity loan, in which you borrow against the value of your home. Another option is a personal loan, which you obtain through a bank or credit union. You can also choose to pay using cash or a credit card. We advise you to speak to a trusted financial advisor or lender to discuss your options and determine what is best for your financial situation. We’re also more than happy to walk you through a detailed breakdown of how our pricing works and your financing options.

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