We hired Above Grade Basements to renovate our bungalow's basement. It is a 1964 home and the existing basement was in such rough shape, it needed to be completely gutted and redone. I have to admit it was a larger project than I expected due to the age of the home. There were a few unforeseen issues with the house but Above Grade was outstanding in how they tackled these issues. Derek has such a relaxed 'we will figure it out' attitude and the problem solving skills to back it up. In the end we were still on time and on budget.
Part of what we loved about working with Above Grade is that you don’t have to worry about a thing. I've done several large renovations, and never had one go so smoothly. Derek is extremely organized, and a clear communicator. He keeps everything on schedule.
My husband and I are artists and designers which translates to detail oriented, opinionated and kind of pain-in-the-butt clients. Despite that, we were impressed with the workmanship and found that the crew was even more concerned with perfection than we were.
Our hope for the space was to do something a bit different. To insert our personal style and make it a fun area where we'd want to spend time. We added quite a few custom elements such as a games table with built-in bench, custom shelves, a sliding track door and a large exposed beam. Derek, Mike and Matt all had amazing ideas and were willing to discuss creative decisions extensively. They helped us clarify the ideas and make them reality.
I am a person who likes to be a part of the process and never felt for a moment like that was a burden to them. All members of the Above Grade team were super attentive to our project and professional at all times. We are extremely happy with the results and love having a basement that is practical and beautiful. I have never felt compelled to recommend a company as I do with Above Grade.
- Company Response
WOW. Thanks For such a great review! I appreciate the time you spent.
I enjoyed being able to discuss new ideas with the two of you and working together to come up with a real cool space. Everyone on our crew enjoyed working on your project!
Thanks again and hope to see you again :)