When you partner with ElkStone to finish your basement,  small details matter!  Unfinished basement spaces contain necessary items that are integral in the guts of a smooth running home. 

  • Sump Pump
  • Water Valves
  • Electrical Panels
  • Water Heaters
  • Plumbing
  • Low Voltage Lighting
  • Duct Work
  • Heating and Air Conditioning Components

And this is just a general list of items you might want to hide when finishing your basement. 

In this recently finished basement, we used several clever build-outs to hide areas that require the home owner to access them every once in a while. 

The Sump Pump Cover:

Access Panels to the main water valves:


These homeowners were methodical on utilizing each space to the best of it’s ability.  Working thru a list of “must haves” our ElkStone Estimator was able to include many great storage solutions into the final design of the finished basement space.  Everything from the shelves to house scrapbooks in the family room, to shelf space carved out in the bathroom for all of those extra towels & a laundry hamper, each space was maximized. Even the unfinished storage room has realized its full potential.

Our homeowners are thrilled with the outcome of their basement finish:

Our family (which includes two teenagers) wanted a little more elbow room in our home.  We looked into moving, but decided that finishing our basement was the best option.  We have lived in our home for 10 years and our basement was overflowing with “stuff”.  We decided to get an estimate from ElkStone after hearing great reviews and seeing some of their finished work firsthand.  ElkStone designer Glenn Morgan came by on September 21 for the initial visit and we had a completed basement by December 19!  We spent some long hours in the month of October getting the basement emptied, but the reward has been worth it.  The design process with Glenn was very smooth.  He was always so calm even when I was anxious and doubting.  And he was always right!  Every piece fell into place just as he said.  Steve Brogan, ElkStone’s Project Manager, was very professional and patient.  I had lots of questions and wanted to be involved along the way.  He was accommodating and I very much appreciated his time.  He went above and beyond to give us exactly what we wanted in our finished basement.  The 6 week timeline worked out perfectly.  We celebrated Christmas with 13 family members from out of town in our newly finished basement.  We are so very proud of our new space. Thank you ElkStone, especially Glenn and Steve!


If you have a list of must haves and aren’t sure how to realize the potential of your space, give ElkStone a call today!