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This issue of the Dimension Design-Build-Remodel e-newsletter includes information on…

  • Basement Finishing Ideas
  • 2023 Home Building Trends
  • Client Feedback
  • Following us on Social Media
  • Project Manager Opening
  • Holiday Fun Facts

We look forward to working with you to enhance your home and build spaces that best serve your needs Contact us at 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to start the process of enhancing your space.

From our family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Wishing you all the blessings and joys the holiday season has to offer.

The Best Basement Finishing Ideas and What You Need to Know

The best basements are the ones that get used, which means the best basement finishing ideas will depend on the homeowner. Do you need an in-law suite or a place where teenagers can have their own space? Do you wish you could entertain friends? Do you want young children to have a play area, or do you want your own yoga studio?

The options for how you can use your lower level are almost endless if you choose a design/build firm that knows how to properly finish a basement. “Basements are a great opportunity to add extra living space in a home, especially for growing families,” said Dimension Inc. president and CEO David Kallie, CR, CAPS. “Those are the people that call us most often needing more room for the kids to play, or another bedroom.”

According to the team of experienced designers at Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc., these are the most popular basement finishing ideas:

Basement Apartment or Bedroom

Whether the family is growing, the grandparents are moving in, or the teenager needs a separate space, transforming the basement into an apartment or added bedroom is convenient and adds to your property value. Goals for this project will include brightening the space, removing and controlling moisture, having an exterior door (or at least an egress window), and of course building to code.

Entertainment Ideas

It could be as simple as a second living room, or an amazing as a home theater. A finished basement is a great place for relaxing and entertaining. “When it comes to entertaining, the basement wet bar is most popular,” David said. “Some just want a small bar area, while others want a full kitchen and wine cellar. It will depend on the space, the budget, and the homeowners needs.”

Children’s Playroom

If you’re tired of toys scattered everywhere, it’s a great idea to design a space in the basement that’s tailored to the kids. The playroom can feature plentiful storage, colors and furniture that inspire creativity, durable and washable flooring and fabrics, quiet corners, and a room for gaming and movies.

Home Gym

Whether the goal is weightlifting, cardio exercise, yoga, or a place to practice dance or karate, the basement can provide a nice open space for equipment, wall mirrors, and best of all – privacy. “If you’ve got your own workout space, you don’t have to drive anywhere, pay fees, or care what you look like when working out,” David said. Specializing in healthy homes and air quality, Dimension Design-Build-Remodel will ensure proper ventilation and air circulation. Other considerations for the basement home gym are appropriate flooring, higher ceilings, and storage.

Finishing your basement is a great investment, keeping in mind the need to hire a professional design/build firm that is skilled in fully managing the moisture in your lower level. This project will require an expert understanding of subfloors, insulation, wall planning, electrical code, egress requirements, effective basement lighting, and more.

Do you need more basement finishing ideas? The Dimension Design-Build-Remodel team would be happy to meet with you to discuss the best basement finishing ideas for your space and lifestyle. Call 262-402-6602 or complete our contact form to get your project started.

Dimension Inc. Blog

2023 Home Building Trends: Prioritizing Health in the Home

The pandemic has had lasting effects on what people want from their home, making health a priority in 2023 home building trends. According to the experts at Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc., demand is also increasing for smart technology, flexible rooms, and floor plans that are less open.

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What Our Customers Say

Dave and his team are forward thinking, organized, and truly work hard to meet their clients’ expectations. From planning to execution, working with or for Dimension, Inc. is a smooth process that clearly focuses on meeting the needs of their customers.

Joshua W., Milwaukee

Congratulations to David Kallie!

We are pleased to announce that David Kallie, CR, CAPS, Dimension Design-Build-Remodel, Inc. CEO, (back row, center in light blue shirt) was elected to serve a three-year term on the NARI Milwaukee board of directors.

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Dimension Seeks Project Manager

Dimension Design, Build, Remodel Inc. is growing quickly and seeking a project manager to join our design/build team!

If you are hardworking, self-motivated, detail oriented, and possess strong leadership and communication skills, you are the ideal candidate. You must enjoy working alongside the team and thrive in a team environment.

Click here for additional information regarding the opening. Submit your resume and cover letter to

Holiday Fun Facts

  1. The word “Merry” in Merry Christmas was not always socially acceptable because being merry used to signify slight intoxication.

  2. It only took six weeks for Charles Dickens to write “A Christmas Carol.”

  3. Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to put up an official White House Christmas tree.

  4. Christmas lights were so expensive that they used to be rented rather than sold. An electrically-lit tree was a status symbol in the early 1900s.

  5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer got his start as an advertising gimmick for Montgomery Ward in 1939.

  6. Bing Cosby’s version of “White Christmas” is the highest-selling song of all time.

  7. One in three men wait until Christmas Eve to do their holiday shopping.

  8. The tallest Christmas tree ever displayed was in Seattle, measuring 221 feet tall.

  9. A popular tradition in Japan is to eat KFC for Christmas. It is so popular that orders must be placed two months in advance.

  10. The top six Christmas tree producing states are Oregon, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Washington, and Wisconsin.
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