I recently purchased an older home that looked great and seemed to have no major problems. There was one area of the house I knew I wanted to renovate right away—the basement. I wanted to dedicate the entire basement as a complete guest suite that would provide a healthy, comfortable, and safe environment.
The initial renovation involved creating legal egress for the basement bedroom for safety, pouring concrete to create a floor, adding insulation and putting up drywall in the unfinished part of the basement, and to replace the carpet with a subfloor & hardwood. Rob and Scott came to investigate the basement and determined that it would be possible to gain more height in the basement by digging down a few inches—without compromising the existing structure. This was great news.
As this is an older home, there were unexpected issues that were discovered. Some examples were:
•The plumbing in the basement was not functioning adequately. They were able to work with their team of professionals to diagnose the problems and provide solutions up to today’s standards.
•The basement was still cold even when the unfinished area had insulation added. They discovered that the original insulation in the finished area had mold, and had disintegrated so much that it provided little to no insulation. They replaced the insulation using waterproof material so that there would be no problem with mold in the future.
After observing the care and quality done on the basement, I decided to ask Rob & Scott to tackle the complete renovation of the main bathroom. They came up
with a clever solution to fit a new shower in the existing space without requiring a major structural change to the external wall.
Throughout the renovations, Rob and Scott listened to my requests and answered my questions. They provided their opinions as to whether my requests would be beneficial, and in some cases, they gave alternate suggestions that resulted in lower costs and better functionality. They are constantly thinking about what is best for me in my situation. They have a team of professional trades people that provided excellent quality.
The major renovations are now complete; and as I settle into the house it’s good to know that Holland will continue to be there if new issues arise.