cjt1971
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Atlanta Basement Creations

Posted on: 3/8/2011

Great work on an old house in Buckhead

Michael of Atlanta Basement Creations and the outstanding folks that he hired did a great job for us on renovating a bathroom and bedroom in the basement of our older (1950s) home in Buckhead. He tailored the scope of the project to our limited budget, worked with us to get precisely the design elements we wanted, and was very good about explaining things to us, as this was the first time we've ever contracted a significant renovation. He's also been very good about follow-up, and re-did some paint work without being asked to do so. We were pretty nervous about this project, and had a firm deadline - by wife was due in early March and we needed the space ready for visiting family. After looking at several contractors, we perceived that Michael / ABC would be more responsive and meet our timeline, and that's how it went. It wasn't the lowest bid but we believe that in some respects (ideally) you get what you pay for, and quality was a major factor for us. Overall, there were few surprises; I'll just say that like any detailed project you have to keep communicating clearly. The rooms have been earning rave reviews from friends and family. I'd expect to work with Michael again in the future when our budget supports more renovations.

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First time Panel Bed purchase - good experience

Jim Collins worked with us to coordinate the installation of a panel bed (and they can explain the subtle difference between this and a Murphy bed) on a tight schedule, coordinated with the room renovation. I was happy with their attention to detail on the design as we knew space in the room would be quite limited, and the two visits in advance to check dimensions set our minds at ease. We didn't shop around as much as we usually do, given this is something of a niche product, but we did visit another store in the Atlanta area and we came running back to this one for the price, selection, professionalism and service. The only observations on the purchase are that the geometry of the panel bed mechanism make for a few differences from a regular bed, such as you might feel the edge of the bed frame when sitting on the side of the bed, or the pillows might slide behind the top of the mattress, but these aren't major. We think it was well worth getting the nicer mattress for a small upcharge, since we're getting great feedback on it from the in-laws. The room, freshly renovated, got a few dings during the installation but I credit Jim for his great follow-up and willingness to make it right.

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