Galen and Marilyn had lived in their Roseville home for 36 years with a modestly finished but uninsulated basement. An addition had enlarged the space in 1993 but did little to improve comfort or features. The original space was partitioned and partially carpeted. A previous owner had painted the foundation and decorated it with waist high paneling and upper trim. The little bathroom with the tiny shower had no ceiling because the mechanicals hung so low.
Discovered APEX on Angie’s List
With no plans to move for the foreseeable future, the couple researched remodelers on Angie’s List and chose APEX to make the space more pleasant and comfortable. APEX installed proper framing, spray foam insulation and drywall along bare the block walls and a drywall ceiling above.
APEX bumped out the bathroom into an adjacent storage room to gain space for a large, full height tile shower with proper ventilation. The accessible shower features an attractive shelf that doubles as a grab bar. With the entire basement now insulated and finished, the couple will move their office by the egress window in the addition. That will make room for a Foosball table in the large family room.
Basement is More Comfortable
Although the project was just completed last month, Galen and Marilyn say they already appreciate how much better the space feels and looks. “It’s quieter and feels drier. The family room will be a relaxing space now that it is not packed with too many functions. It will be nice to have an separate office area that’s not the first thing you see when you come down the stairs,” Marilyn said.
Positive APEX Experience
The couple gave APEX high marks for both design and project management. “Lisa was very helpful and easy to work with. Matt was easy and fun to work with. He stopped by frequently when we were home. We could ask him questions when he was here or he promptly answered any emails that we sent,” Marilyn said.
“We liked that we received a calendar that showed what was planned for each day. The project followed the original calendar very closely. It only went over by a couple of days because it took longer than usual for the drywall mud to dry with the high humidity,” Galen said.