Both my husband and I come from cultures where cooking and sharing food with our families and friends is very important. Therefore, since we bought our house in 2009, its kitchen has become the heart of our home, a gathering place for celebrations, occasions, and the random extended-family Thursday night dinner, too.
But the original kitchen did not have enough cabinet space and the pantry was tiny and crowded. So, by necessity, our counters were cluttered with gadgets like the coffeemaker and the blender. Even though I love to cook, that kitchen made cooking so much less efficient, and a whole lot less fun.
We’ve been contemplating a major kitchen renovation ever since we bought the house but were hesitant to start such a disruptive project. Our hesitation evaporated when we saw the kitchen David had remodeled for our neighbor and heard about how much care David and his crew took to make the project as stress-free as possible for her. Our neighbor’s experience gave us the confidence to hire David and finally embark on the renovation.
It was the best decision we could have made! From the first conversation with David, we knew that we were in good hands. He understood the functionalities we wanted and suggested the perfect solution for each issue we mentioned. He was also very respectful of our budget, and I was especially impressed with the transparency of his pricing – aside from paying him his fee, all other fees were paid directly to the subcontractors he routinely works with. This way, we had total control over the budget and could adjust it to create the perfect kitchen for us. As a result, we were able to also refinish our hardwood floors throughout the main floor to create a unified look in this open space.