Should we move or renovate?
Like many people in the Vancouver area, Nick and Shauna Krestanovich thought of moving before deciding it was more economical to renovate. They could improve their home with a new kitchen and avoid all the problems and expenses of moving.
Nick and Shauna purchased their home seven years ago and were ready for a change. They initially approached their first reno with a little trepidation, knowing that renovating could be a nightmare. But it turned out to be a dream experience that turned their inconvenient kitchen into the heart of their home.
The couple had intended to consult with several companies. They had heard from friends that 180 Kitchens is quick and efficient. Sure enough, 180 Kitchens was the first to return their call and showed up quickly for a consultation. They loved the energy company owner Curtis Murray brought to their initial meeting and how excited he was for their project. Shauna says they felt comfortable immediately and “didn’t need to look elsewhere.”
The work was completed in three weeks, as promised. Friends had commented that renovations always take longer than contractors say they will, but Shauna notes that the joke was on them! Curt and his team showed up on time each day, answered every call, and cleaned up thoroughly at the end of the day. They had no qualms going to work each day and leaving the work crew in their home.
Most importantly, the crew was accommodating and thoughtful of Nick and Shauna’s 13-month-old daughter. They were considerate of the little one’s schedule, provided a heads-up about noisy tools, and made sure during clean-up that nothing was left behind that an active toddler could put in her mouth.
The original kitchen was a standard builder model with beige laminate countertops and tile backsplash and an awkward peninsula breaking up the space to make room for a table. The new kitchen is bright, open and airy, with two-toned cabinetry, a large island with seating for six, hard-surface countertops, tons of storage that includes a pantry, and a textured subway tile backsplash that is both trendy and classic.
Curt recommended floating shelves to break up a long bank of cabinets and at first Nick and Shauna were unsure about it, but it’s now a favourite part of the kitchen. Another of Curt’s recommendations was a feature wall of that beautiful tile in the home’s powder room—it looks fantastic!
The couple describe their experience with 180 Kitchens as a dream reno—everything flowed smoothly with products showing up on time and work scheduled efficiently. Their advice to anyone considering refacing or renovating is to stay open to suggestions and they recommend anyone wanting to transform their kitchen to work with 180 Kitchens; they will do a “quick, professional and amazing” job.
Nick and Shauna love their new dream kitchen. It’s big, bright and inviting and they say they’ve barely left it since the work was completed. It’s the room they enjoy most in their home and they can’t wait to entertain. They definitely will not be moving.
Our inefficient kitchen has been completely transformed. Thank you, 180 Kitchens, for making our dream kitchen a reality! ~ Shauna and Nick Krestanovich