Germano Creative Interior Contracting Ltd. | Beautiful open concept
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Beautiful open concept

  • Before & after basement
  • Before & after basement
  • Before & after basement staircase
  • Family room & pool table area
  • Family room
  • Family room & fireplace
  • Fireplace unit and surround
  • Family room
  • French doors to small office
  • Pool table area
  • Oak railing & spindles for basement stairs
  • Berber carpet installed for basement stairs
  • Pool table area in the basement
  • Hallway to guest bedroom & bathroom
  • Hallway to bathroom
  • Bathroom vanity
  • Corner tiled glass shower


basement renovation, bathroom, carpet, ceramic tile, fireplace, suspended ceiling
About This Project


Location: Cambridge

Clients’ Names: Amanda and Dave

Project Summary:

This beautiful open concept basement was designed for the whole family, which includes a pool table area, family room with a fireplace, small office, bathroom, and guest bedroom.

Project Included

  • Framing, drywall/taping, electrical, and plumbing
  • Removal of existing perimeter walls to create an open concept basement
  • Design and installation of fireplace unit and drywall fireplace surround with a recessed niche for a TV
  • Installation of oak railing and spindles for basement stairs
  • Installation of suspended ceiling with 2ft by 2ft beveled edge ceiling tiles
  • 3-piece bathroom that includes vanity, toilet, and corner tiled shower
  • Installed ceramic tile for bathroom floor, baseboards, and 2 shower walls
  • Finish carpentry and painting
  • Berber carpet installed throughout basement, and for basement stairs & stringers


“Dear Editor:
It was with interest I read the recent letter to the editor from a Cambridge resident who had been burned by a contractor. My husband Dave and I have a story to offer from the opposite end of the spectrum.
One year ago, we decided to have our hell-hole of a basement refinished, and called six contractors for quotes and ideas. For the most part we were impressed by them all, though some quotes were astronomical compared to others. We narrowed it down to two companies, both of whom had solid reputations, glowing references and who seemed truly eager to earn our business. Each referred us to websites, made arrangements for us to view basements they had completed, and provided Dave and I with DVD’s of their company’s showcase of renos.
I don’t imagine we gave them an easy time of it, as I am a HGTV junkie, and believe I have learned what to ask, and what to watch out for (thanks Mike Holmes, as irritating as you are, I did listen!).
In the end we decided that Germano Creative Interior Contracting would be our contractor. It is a great pity that I have put off writing our praise and offering our applause to Suzette and her team. She was focused, diligent, no-nonsense, fun, respected by her tradesmen, on budget, able to troubleshoot, offered opinions, lent a listening ear, was organized, punctual and precise. She delivered far more than we expected.
We were left with a stunningly beautifully finished basement which included an office, family room, three piece bathroom, and nice sized fourth bedroom. The transformation of dungeon to paradise was a joy to witness and behold.
She is a contractor I can recommend whole-heartedly, and a woman we can now call friend. I actually miss her daily “intrusion” into our lives. Suzette, thank you.
We wish you well – success at what you do and great personal and professional happiness. You deserve it. Take a bow.

Amanda & Dave”