Basement Renovation Update – Week # 6!

Yes, it’s true. Our basement is still NOT finished. It’s one of those scenarios where Murphy’s law comes into play. I’m trying very hard not to allow this to stress me out but I have to admit it is difficult. I advise my clients that the word “try” implies failure and to rephrase their thoughts to a more positive line of thinking, such as “I will not” have this stress me out…….It takes some practice to change negative patterns of thinking, no doubt about it. As an update, the walls are all painted, but the painters work left a lot to be desired so they have to come back this week to repaint the entire basement. It’s like they didn’t have enough paint on the roller at times and you can see white mottled flecks through the paint colour. Wonder why they don’t perform a quality control inspection before they leave to ensure the job is done well!?!! That’s what I would expect of any service and I certainly don’t think that’s setting the bar too high. Then there is the flooring issue. As our installers were laying the floor they noticed a tremendous amount of squeaks. They pointed this out to us and said the squeaking was not acceptable (at least these people had a high standard of service) and that they would need to speak to our contractor about the issue. This set us back another week and a bit until they could get the manufacturer in to see the problem and come up with a solution. At this point the floor is 99% completed, still waiting for carpeting to be laid on the stairs and then some final details and touch ups to be completed. Looks like another week before we can say it will be all done. I hope. However, I do see a light at the end of the tunnel…….it’s a bit dim, but it’s there, and I’m reaching in to grab it!!!

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