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Basement Finishing & Remodeling Services in Des Moines, IA

Whether you’re looking to finish your basement or remodel the basement you have, our design + build team will provide you with the expertise needed so you can enjoy your space for years to come.

We’re An Award Winning Remodeling Company

About Zenith Design + Build – Local Basement Remodeler

We know it can be difficult to envision how an unfinished basement can be transformed into the space you need to get more quality of life, and more equity, out of your home. Thankfully, the team at Zenith knows how to take an unfinished basement and transform it into a beautiful and functional space.

Since 2018, Zenith Design + Build has been finishing and local Des Moines basement remodeling contractors for homeowners. Our award-winning team of designers and carpenters can handle any basement remodeling needs you have — so let’s do it!

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What We Do

How Our Team of Professionals Can Help With Your Basement Renovation in Iowa

  • Basement walls

    Basement Walls

    When you’re ready to finish your basement, we’re ready to put up walls! We can add structure to your unfinished space, creating rooms and ensuring everything is properly insulated.

  • Basement Flooring

    Basement Flooring

    Transforming an unfinished basement into a cozy living space means upgrading your flooring! We can provide recommendations based on your style and needs.

  • Basement Ceiling

    Basement Ceiling

    Did you know there are multiple options for finishing your basement ceiling, like not finishing it at all? That’s where our design experts come in.

  • Basement Windows

    Basement Windows

    Your basement window choices are important. We will talk about your needs and budget and make the best choice for your project.

Basement Concepts We Can Build

The options are pretty much endless when it comes to basement finishing. Here’s just a few things we can do in your space:

  • Home Office

    If you’re working from home and need a dedicated office space, we can give you the setup you need in your basement

  • Guest Suite

    Perfect for holidays and visiting relatives, a guest suite with an extra bedroom and bathroom in the basement provides the space you need for guests with the privacy they need while visiting

  • Home Theater

    If you love to host and entertain, adding a home theater for movies and sporting events can give you the space that you need to be the prime party spot

  • Fitness Center

    The drive to the gym can be brutal — walk down your stairs instead! Remodel your basement into your own home gym and reach your fitness goals.

  • Game Room

    Give your kids a place to play at home that they will enjoy with all of their friends

  • In-Law Suite

    We know that moving a loved one into your home can be a stressful process. We can turn your basement into the perfect space for your aging parents.

Our Des Moines Basement Finishing process

From Design Through Completion, We Make It Easy For You to Complete Your Project!


Initial Consult

Meet with your Design Consultant to discuss the full scope of your project and your initial budget. In this meeting, your Design Consultant will get some initial measurements and a feel for your style.


Initial Design + Mood Board

Get an initial design with ideas for your basement.


Proposal Meeting

Get a written proposal for your project to sign in order to move forward with the project.


Design Selections

Once your proposal is signed, your Design Consultant now chooses all of your selections for your basement.


Finalize Design

You vote yay or nay to all of the selections we choose, and help select new items if needed.


Approve Design

Approve the design and we order everything for your basement.



Meet your Project Manager and learn how to prep for construction.



Your basement finisher project is underway and soon you will have the home of your dreams!

Our Basement Finishing process

Why You Should Choose Zenith For Your Basement Renovations in Des Moines

Our customers are the main motivator behind everything we do here at Zenith Design + Build. With every remodeling project and custom home build, we respect your needs, goals, and desired timeline.

  • Licensed

    We are fully licensed and insured

  • Team

    Our team members include top designers, carpenters, project managers, customer support and more, ready to give you the best experience during your basement finish project

  • Permits

    We handle all the necessary permits for your basement finish project

  • Reputation

    We have hundreds of positive reviews online

  • Attention

    Our team works one-on-one with you to establish your wants and needs for your basement finish project and provides you with a design and estimate to meet your budget

  • Connections

    We have connections with the top suppliers to get you the best prices on the best materials, giving you a beautiful design within your budget

Our Basement projects Portfolio

We provide an extensive range of services including interior and exterior remodeling and custom new homes in the Des Moines metropolitan area. From full kitchen remodels to exterior transformations and everything in between, Zenith does it all.

Steve + Robin | Waukee Basement Remodel

Steve + Robin | Waukee Basement Remodel

This basement cigar room is the perfect place to relax and catch a baseball game. And now we want our own!

Steve + Anne | Windsor Heights Basement Entertaining Space

Steve + Anne | Windsor Heights Basement Entertaining Space

These homeowners are always ready for entertaining now that they’ve remodeled their basement!

Adam + Tiffany | Waukee Basement Transformation

Waukee Sports and Spa Retreat

With a flat screen tv, a kitchenette, and a sauna all in their basement...these homeowners are set!

Gene + Dalena | A West Des Moines Basement Fit for a Winner

Gene and Dalena | A West Des Moines Basement Fit for a Winner

Besides a place to relax, this West Des Moines homeowner needed a place for all of their trophies — they got that and then some!

Josh + Kathy | Ankeny Modern Basement Makeover

Josh + Kathy | Ankeny Modern Basement Makeover

Talk about a transformation! This basement got a modern makeover and went from the studs to an incredible living space.

Testimonials From Our Satisfied Customers

Cigar room, sports cave, basement bathroom remodel in Waukee, review.
Cigar room, sports cave, basement bathroom remodel in Waukee, review.
Cigar room, sports cave, basement bathroom remodel in Waukee, review.
Basement Remodel

Zenith helped us design and build a cigar room/sports cave, as well as remodel our basement bathroom. They took our broad ideas and turned them into a great finished product. The whole team has been easy to work with and very responsive to our questions and concerns. We would definitely recommend them!

Robin Lasell

Basement Remodel in Waukee, review.
Basement Remodel in Waukee, review.
Basement Remodel in Waukee, review.
Basement Remodel

I had started the process with another contractor but when the proposed costs began to rise past my allotted budget during the design phase I needed to look at other options. This project was too large for me to complete myself. I was referred to Zenith and I am so glad I called. Nicholas took our vision and made it happen in our budget. His team and/or subcontractors were respectful and professional throughout the whole process. Communication was excellent and with small children (and a pandemic) it was very comforting to know who and when people were coming and going. We love the new space more than we imagined, and it was UNDER budget. Without question, I will recommend Zenith Design + Build to anyone considering remodel or build.

Adam Nolan

Basement finishing for Steve Nolan.
Basement finishing for Steve Nolan.
Basement finishing for Steve Nolan.
Windsor Heights

Nick at Zenith did a great job of helping us understand the true cost of a complete basement remodel. We had open communication throughout the entire process and he was able to take our vision and create an unbelievable space for my family and me. The timelines were extremely accurate and the sub-contractor hired for various trades was respectful and very professional. I can't say enough great things about the experience we had and the quality of work was incredible.

Steve Nolan

Ankeny, Basement.
Ankeny, Basement.
Ankeny, Basement.

This is an overdue review, but it’s also important to understand the work pre and post-completion. Let’s start by saying we made the right choice to go with Zenith Design Build to finish our basement. From the planning process, the follow-up, and finally the finished project − their team is second to none. I was initially impressed with Nicholas’ professional demeanor. He is flexible, dependable, and easy to be candid with. Beyond that − his team’s communication was timely and accurate. Communication was the top criteria I was looking for when meeting with different builders because it was important for me to be in the loop and understand the progress. With a project like a basement remodel, unforeseen things will come up and the most significant thing was their ability to address and provide a solution immediately, which is not always easy with multiple people working on different pieces of the puzzle. On top of the basement remodel, we also had side projects that they were able to tackle as well. This simplified things for us and created a seamless process. Of value to any homeowner is the support beyond completion of the project. We reached out with a couple of things post-completion and Zenith responded and tackled our requests immediately, even though the issue was something outside of their contracted work! This unwavering commitment is what sets them apart. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Zenith Design Build for your building and remodeling needs.

Kathy Ong

Areas We Serve

45 miles radius of Des Moines

Discuss My Project

These are the areas that we serve, if you are out of the area, please contact us to discuss a project

Frequently Asked Questions About Basement Finishing Services

How much does a basement finish cost in Des Moines?

A basement finish depends on the materials used and the scope of the project. Adding bedrooms, a bathroom, and a wet bar increases the cost more than a single room and a dry bar.

Can basement renovation raise my home's resale value?

It sure can! Renovating or finishing your basement can add considerable square footage to your home, including bedrooms and bathrooms. This typically means an increase in resale value.

How long will a basement remodel take?

Basement remodel timeframes are all dependent on the scope of the project, but most basement projects take anywhere from 6-10 weeks to complete once construction begins.

What is the best time to renovate your basement in Iowa?

The great thing about basements is that they aren’t the main living space of the home, so they can be completed any time of the year without much disruption to your day-to-day life. Our team can complete basement remodels any time of the year without issues!

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