Kathleen Brown on Houzz
2 years ago
01/21/2020, 00:06 AM
My husband and I are 100% satisfied with our kitchen/house remodel designed by Cabinet Genies and implemented by Lighthouse Building and Remodeling Inc. We met with Nate of CG in February 2019. We provided pictures of our “old” kitchen and made an appointment for him to come to our house when we were available in March. Nate was very familiar with the popular 1980’s L-shaped footprint of our home. We told him of our wish for a totally open floorplan. Within two weeks he provided us with his design that involved the removal of three walls. When we saw his vision, we were “sold”. While we selected our cabinetry, hardware, sinks and fixtures directly from Cabinet Genies, Nate provided us with his preferred contacts for granite, flooring and appliances. His projected budget set certain limits as far as granite grade, price per sq ft. flooring and appliance quality. Happily we were able to stay within our budget.
I cannot say enough about the contractor who works with Nate. Derek, the owner of Lighthouse Building and Remodeling Inc, went above and beyond our expectations during the entire project. As we are snowbirds, we elected to have the work done in our absence. Work commenced on May 20, 2019. Through the Buildertrend App we were able to see the entire projected daily schedule from Demolition to Customer Walk Through scheduled on August 15, 2019. Photos were regularly uploaded so we could see the transformation in real time with our own eyes. As with all projects on older homes, a couple of issues did arise. In both cases, Derek provided us with 3 possible solutions, priced accordingly. He kept us in the driver seat through phone calls and Skype.
Amazingly, we did do our walk through with Derek on August 15th when we flew down for a week to inspect the work. He suggested we take our time living in the house to check things out and formulate a list of any issues or changes we’d like to make. By weeks end, we had our list and had post-its around the house to call his attention to our concerns. We left and Derek assured us everything on the list would be “fixed”.
When my husband and I finally made it down in January (a new grandson delayed our usual fall return), we walked in to our beautiful “new” home. Post-it notes were gone and the house was picture-perfect. Actually, pictures do not do it justice.