I recently had my basement renovated. The contractors were all terrific. Victor kept everything on schedule and Paul was wonderful, stopping by every morning to discuss the work planned for the day and always available to answer any questions. He always addressed any concerns I had in a timely manner.
There were a couple of areas I feel could be improved upon but this was a very good learning experience as this was our first home renovation project.
The initial quote document was for a kitchen and Remon ended up stroking out the kitchen items and replacing with generic basement details. During the quote visit we were pleasantly surprised when he told us the rough in could be moved to allow a larger recreation room. He suggested 12 pot lights which was ideal. The quote did not specify details such as type of lights. Greg the plumber was great and spent a lot of time locating the drainpipe and relocating the piping. I ended up getting charged an extra $1800 for the pot lights over and above the quote even though the electrician had the lights with him on the day of the installation. I was extremely disappointed with the extra charge and believe this was done as a result of a cost overrun on the time and labour required to do the plumbing work.
This project was a very good learning experience and for my future kitchen renovation I will request an itemized list of everything agreed upon in the final quote document.
The basement looks fantastic and overall I'm very happy with it.