Step 0-a: free estimate

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

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During our Free Estimate visit, our highly experienced estimator will give you a rough estimate - in your home and on the spot! Book your appointment now.

Start an Idea Book

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

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Houzz.com is a great resource. You can set up an account and start saving pictures and ideas you like. Here's a link to our projects on Houzz.

Look at Cabinets

Find out roughly how much it will cost.

Look at Cabinets

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Here are some companies we deal with:

IKEA | Semihandmade | UB Kitchens | Premium Cabinets | Cabinets to Go | Cliqstudios

Step 0-B: Professional Service

Conceptual Design Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Conceptual Design Service

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This service provides the broad strokes and helps you to visualise in 3D, the design changes to your kitchen. It is done by one of our experienced estimators who can also think with costs - helping to design within a budget for your project.

Cabinet Planning Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Conceptual Design Service

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With a conceptual plan established, it is time to get into the details of your cabinet design. Where do you keep your cutlery, pots and pans ...? Our kitchen planner will guide you through and you will end up with an accurate price for cabinets and installation. 

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

Fixed Price Proposal Service

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Eliminate any unexpected costs with a Fixed Price Line Item Proposal that spells out exactly what it will take to complete your project on budget and on time.  This proposal will form the roadmap for the project cost and scheduling. 

Step 1 - Demolition and carpentry

Unlike what you may see on HGTV, we do not use sledge hammers to perform demolitions - except in rare cases! Our highly skilled carpenters and installers will carefully remove old cabinets and make sure no one gets hurt. We often remove fur-downs (also called soffits), dropped ceilings and walls.

We can open up structural walls - based on exact engineering specifications.

Want to open up that wall?

Want to open up that wall?

Want to open up that wall?

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We do it all the time. 

It really enhances the space.

Enhance the view.

Want to open up that wall?

Want to open up that wall?

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People love hanging out in the kitchen. 

An open plan will typically create extra seating.

Expanded countertops.

Want to open up that wall?

Engineering letter provided.

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We often cut down bar height countertops to match the regular countertop height. 

Engineering letter provided.

Engineering letter provided.

Engineering letter provided.

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To remove a wall, an engineering letter is required. We have a deal with an engineer to provide this for $500.

Structural support.

Engineering letter provided.

Structural support.

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Depending on the engineering requirements, we provide structural support during installation of structural beams.

Making it happen.

Engineering letter provided.

Structural support.

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Compare this picture with the first one in this group. The old wall is gone! The soffits are replaced with tall cabinets.


Step 2 - Electrical & Plumbing Rough

See those wires?

Want to move the sink?

See those wires?

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Under cabinet lights add a great quality to a kitchen. Its crucial to get rough wiring in the right position during this phase.

No plugs?

Want to move the sink?

See those wires?

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Yes, this kitchen has plugs located as part of the under cabinet lights. It requires careful electrical planning.

Want to move the sink?

Want to move the sink?

Want to move the sink?

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We can do that. In this case, we had to jackhammer through a concrete floor 

to an island.

Experience counts.

Experience counts.

Want to move the sink?

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Getting rough plumbing done and set up ahead of other work is important.

Cabinet Lights.

Experience counts.

Electrical final.

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Planning ahead. Rough wiring was all in place by the time cabinets came in.

Electrical final.

Experience counts.

Electrical final.

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We make it all come together at the end. Cabinet lights and new fixtures installed.


Step 3 - Sheetrock, Texture & Paint

Depending on the condition of the sheetrock, when we remove old backsplash tile, we would typically need to replace the old backsplash sheetrock area - providing a smooth surface for tiling. Matching older textures requires the skill of an experienced professional. Fresh paint makes for a clean look to any kitchen and is highly recommended as part of your project scope. 

Demolition options.

Professional results.

Demolition options.

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In some cases, the old backsplash tile comes of clean or with minor damage.

Preparing walls.

Professional results.

Demolition options.

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Wall preparation can be extensive, depending on conditions after demotion.

Professional results.

Professional results.

Professional results.

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A perfectly smooth wall is crucial in order to create a beautiful backsplash.

Backsplash cut out.

Backsplash cut out.

Professional results.

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In some cases, we simply cut out the old backsplash and sheetrock.

New sheetrock.

Backsplash cut out.

Experience counts.

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The old is gone and the new is in. 

Painting is done where needed.

Experience counts.

Backsplash cut out.

Experience counts.

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With as many kitchens as we do, 

we make it look easy.

Step 4 - Flooring

For flooring demolition, we can provide dustless flooring removal - an amazing service. Its easier to install new flooring before the new cabinets go in. The work space is wide open and there is no risk of damaging new cabinets. Also, some cabinets provide a snap-on toe kick. This allows for easy deep cleaning if your floor runs all the way under the cabinets. If your kitchen footprint changes and all that's needed is to patch some areas, we can do that - providing the material can be sourced. 

Dustless removal.

Tying in to existing floor.

Tying in to existing floor.

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Flooring removal can be messy. We provide dustless flooring removal services.

Tying in to existing floor.

Tying in to existing floor.

Tying in to existing floor.

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We often tie into existing flooring - assuming matching materials are available.

Floor before cabinets?

Tying in to existing floor.

Bigger flooring projects.

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In most cases, it is easier to do flooring

ahead of cabinet installation.

Bigger flooring projects.

Bigger flooring projects.

Bigger flooring projects.

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We often work in co-ordination with flooring companies to get in at specific times.

Making it easy.

Bigger flooring projects.

Perfect results.

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A wide open space makes for easy work 

ahead of cabinet installation.

Perfect results.

Bigger flooring projects.

Perfect results.

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IKEA cabinets have snap-on toe-kick, resting on top of the floor with no trim needed.

Step 5 - Cabinet Installation

We specialize in installing frameless European cabinets from suppliers like IKEA. We also install American cabinets from online suppliers like CliqStudios. These products provide excellent value. They do, however, require highly skilled and experienced installers. Our skill in this area is what sets us apart from most other kitchen remodeling companies and is also why we are priced so competitively.

Confirming the layout.

Understanding conditions.

Understanding conditions.

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The first thing we do is to make sure the layout plan will work. Lines are drawn and measurements are double checked.

Understanding conditions.

Understanding conditions.

Understanding conditions.

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The art of cabinet installation evolves around dealing with ceilings, walls and floors that are not level or plumb.

Hanging cabinets.

Understanding conditions.

Hanging cabinets.

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Cabinets have to be perfectly squared during assembly. Next they get secured to the walls.

Verify levels.

Verify appliance openings.

Hanging cabinets.

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Cabinets have to be perfectly level. This is verified at the end of the installation.

Verify appliance openings.

Verify appliance openings.

Verify appliance openings.

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We double check to make are sure appliances will fit perfectly.

Drawers and doors.

Verify appliance openings.

Verify appliance openings.

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The project gets finished off with perfectly assembled drawers and doors.

Step 6 - Countertop installation

This is a two step process. First a template is made. This is done once cabinets are fully installed. The template measures any slight imperfections such as a curve in your wall. The template is then used to manufacture the countertop. ​We offer a temporary countertop and sink installation service - highly recommended for busy families who need a functioning kitchen. (Eating out can get old!)

Countertop manufature: 14-28 Days

Template measurement.

Template measurement.

Template measurement.

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After cabinets are installed, a template is done to provide detailed measurements.

Template details.

Template measurement.

Template measurement.

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The purpose is to measure for details like you see in this picture. 

Temporary sink.

Template measurement.

Temporary sink.

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We provide a temporary sink & countertop service while you wait on countrtops.

Sink fitted.

Epoxy glue down.

Temporary sink.

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The counterop installers will fit the sink (but not hook up the plumbing).

Heavy lifting.

Epoxy glue down.

Epoxy glue down.

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Countertops are installed by specialists who do nothing esle. Customers need to be home for this step.

Epoxy glue down.

Epoxy glue down.

Epoxy glue down.

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Seams and countertop materials are glued down onto cabinets with very strong epoxy glue.

Step 7 - Final Plumbing

Sink Hookup.

Dishwasher hookup.

Faucet install.

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Although the countrtop installers will install the sink, they won't do the hookup. 

Faucet install.

Dishwasher hookup.

Faucet install.

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We always replace old shut down valves and the new faucet is hooked up to these.

Dishwasher hookup.

Dishwasher hookup.

Dishwasher hookup.

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The dishwasher is connected to the appropriate supply valves and drain lines.

Disposal hookup

Fridgle line connections

Dishwasher hookup.

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Disposal is hooked up including electrical 

the connection.

Soap supply hookup

Fridgle line connections

Fridgle line connections

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Any special soap dispensers and sprayers are hooked up.

Fridgle line connections

Fridgle line connections

Fridgle line connections

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Should the project require a new fridge line connection, it is hookep up at this time.

Step 8 - Backsplash and trim work

We install a lot of regular ceramic subway tile - a great choice for most kitchens. Glass subway tile costs more to install, but can add wonderful depth. Backsplash tiles provide an opportunity for putting your own creative stamp on your kitchen. Most tile choices are available on short notice - allowing you to buy some samples and test them with your new countertops in place. Keep in mind that special patterns or accents can become dated. Choose with the long term in mind.​ 

Herringbone patterns

Herringbone patterns

Herringbone patterns

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This type of layout requires special cuts and typically costs more.

Glass tile

Herringbone patterns

Herringbone patterns

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There is an upcharge for glass tile as it is very deficult to cut, but the results are stunning.

Getting it done

Herringbone patterns

Preparation is key

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Usin the right professional makes for a quick and beautiful project completion.

Preparation is key

Using the right grout

Preparation is key

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A perfectly smooth surface is required for successful tile installation.

Using the right grout

Using the right grout

Using the right grout

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We use sanded grout for the best results. These are then sealed. Never use epoxy grout.

It's all good

Using the right grout

Using the right grout

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The choice of what tile to buy can wait until countertops are in. That way you can see how it looks together before you buy it.

Step 9 - Appliance Installation

Ovens and Ranges.

Ovens and Ranges.

Ovens and Ranges.

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This includes the final gas hookup and ensuring the equipment is level and working.

Vent a Hood.

Ovens and Ranges.

Ovens and Ranges.

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The final hookup requires tying in all the vent pipes and electrical connections.

Microwave

Ovens and Ranges.

Making it all work.

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IKEA cabinets have 15 inch uppers and require special equipment for microwaves.

Making it all work.

Making it all work.

Making it all work.

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Attention to detail is important when it comes to appliance installation.


Making it fit.

Making it all work.

Straight and level.

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Careful attention to appliance openings is required throughout the project.

Straight and level.

Making it all work.

Straight and level.

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Adjustments to equipment like dishwashers for a perfect fit iscrucial.

Step 10 - Final Electrical, punch list & Cleanup

All electrical fittings such as hanging pendant lights, fitting trim rings for can lights, cover plates for switches and plugs will be completed on this step. Although old cabinets are typically hauled off by this stage, there will be quite a bit of additional construction debris and boxes that will be collected at this time. We will write our own punch list of final items. However, we welcome another set of eyes - if you wish to provide a list of your own, we will be delighted to take care of everything. A completed punch list = A completed project!

Under cabinet lights.

Final electrical hookups.

Final electrical hookups.

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A professional installation means no wires are showing and lights are fully secured.

Final electrical hookups.

Final electrical hookups.

Final electrical hookups.

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This inlcudes connections to all equipment such as vents, lights & ovens.

Punch lists & details

Final electrical hookups.

Punch lists & details

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We draw up our own punch lists, but encourage customers to make notes of their own.

Feel the love

Pendants & Recessed cans

Punch lists & details

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We want you to love your new kitchen and we're here to take care of the details.

Pendants & Recessed cans

Pendants & Recessed cans

Pendants & Recessed cans

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Pendants come in many forms and always work well over islands or peninsulas.

Hanging fixtures

Pendants & Recessed cans

Pendants & Recessed cans

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We hook up and safely secure everything from ceiling fans to chandeliers.