In summer of 2020, during a pandemic lull, with a potty training 3 year-old and an 8 month-old, we realized that our lives would be made much easier if we had a powder room on the main level. Our 1920s home in Little Italy had a very small, closet type space at the top of our basement stairs where we tended to shove things, and we'd heard mention when we bought the house in 2016 that we could “sneak a powder room" in there. And so began our hunt to do just that.
We had numerous contractors through to scope out the job and provide estimates. One told us he “didn’t see it” and encouraged us to get other opinions, one had promising plans but never came through with a quote, and a few came through with great ideas/delayed estimates - but Magnolia came through promptly with a competitive quote and a commitment to get it done! Also part of the job was to tear out and replace the basement stairs, open up the wall of the living room, and completely renovate the bathroom on the second level. Shortly after we were committed to getting started Joey showed up with a lasagna - I can’t not mention that. Tasty!
Once the project was underway, the Magnolia team (Karen!) checked in with us regularly to see how we were doing and whether we needed anything. Given that we weren’t living at home throughout (our only bathroom under construction), Joey sent us pictures and video of the demolition - which was awesome to see. We were kept in the loop and consulted on major issues by his contractors while the work was underway. With our old home and the pandemic ramping up, inevitably, challenges and issues arose, and adjustments had to be made. But no matter what, Magnolia always found a way to make it right. When we moved home, the dust had settled, and we had a chance to live in it, we noticed a few issues. Joey heard us out, reviewed the issues with his team, and assured us it would be taken care of - which, of course, it all was.
We are so happy with the end result. I think so long as we live here we'll be thinking of what was there before and what it’s been replaced by. Sharing some before and after pictures so you can see for yourself! Thank you Magnolia for delivering such a beautiful remodel - we’re now in good shape to start potty training our youngest!