With Covid going on, I had been working from home for almost a year. It has its perks and setbacks, but the thing that was bothering me was that I was working in a completely unfinished basement. It almost felt like a dungeon; no light, no bathroom, cold. Staring at the pink insulation on the walls got really tiresome.
After careful selection from a few contracting companies, I went with Capable Group to finish it and they surpassed my expectations in practically every regard. The estimated job cost was accurate and there were no hidden expenses (foundation cracks and floor levelling do cost extra but that is standard). There are customizations you can take which will cost extra on top of the estimate (i.e. moving a duct so there is no bulkhead), but Capable Group are transparent and will tell you how much it will cost to do so. The work was being done by friendly contractors and if there was ever any hiccup or mistake (there were not many), I could tell them confidently and it would be fixed at no additional cost. The job was also done on time and I am extremely happy with how it turned out. I now have plenty of light, a designated office space, a vinyl record wall, a functioning basement bar, a bathroom, and a beautiful entertainment area. No more dungeon.
If you are like me and you are working from home in a tiny office room or in a dark basement, I highly recommend that you finish it. It's done wonders for me and I actually look forward to coming down to the basement in the mornings because it's such a lively space now.
Additionally, if you are in the GTA - go with Capable Group! They were prompt, communicative, offered plenty of selection and ideas, and did the work very well.