This is the second time we've hired Marcello and the New Way Contractors team for a renovation.
We asked Marcello to help us renovate the basement at our cottage. Being an older home that was renovated in the past, we wanted to make sure the renovation was done properly and safely for our kids.
Marcello and Rob met with us to understand what we're looking to do. We walked through our ideas and they gave us some suggestions that we hadn't even thought of before.
Our plan was to renovate the basement to add an additional office and bedroom. We started walking through the basement and Marcello and Rob saw several things such electrical, plumbing and water issues that he immediately suggested would not be safe, nor pass code. We were alarmed as we had the home inspected prior to purchasing, but they are often hard to see without peeling back some covers. Believe it or not, there was a window behind one of the walls (see picture)! We felt like it was a Holmes on Homes episode!
What we valued most about Marcello and New Way Contractors was their honesty and integrity. When did our original basement renovation, he showed us some things that should be fixed before renovating. We were shocked because this was a fairly new home and even new home builders take short cuts. They other 2 contractors we originally asked to quote told us not to worry about it and they could "work around it". Suffice it to say, we hired New Way to do the job properly. They were not the cheapest contractor we considered, but after seeing the quality of work, timeliness of completion and being on budget, we were glad we chose them.
We felt our cottage basement was going to be a bigger renovation and we didn't have any issues hiring Marcello and team. They shared with us their experiences renovating older homes like ours and kept us informed during each stage. Everything was done by the books with permits and certified tradespeople.
Although we wanted to get started as soon as possible, there's a reason why they are busy. It was 3 weeks from the first time we met and gave lots of time for plans, permits and other pictures to be collected. They completed the renovation in less than 3 weeks. We opened the wall to the adjoining room for the new office, added more space for the family room, added a bedroom and new lights and wainscotting throughout.
I took a few pictures as things progressed throughout the renovation. Everything just about done and I have some pictures before the stairs are re-carpeted and trim finished.
Marcello and team, thanks again....the home looks fantastic!
Steve and Kristine