I prepared a spec sheet of all the details and requirements to provide to 3 companies for a quote. Frankly, I wasn't impressed with any of them even though they ranked high on various sites. I remember loving the show with Sarah Richardson & Tommy Smyth because of their tastes and standards so I went to Design Inc. and looked at who they had used for kitchens and Altima showed up a number of times. My son and I both wanted new kitchens so took our design (which I created myself) and requirements to Val who spent a Saturday morning with us. When I said I wanted a 'pull-out' pantry he explained why it was more expensive and harder on the mechanisms and then recommended something better. He reviewed the various materials and gave great details on savings and value. I LOVE THIS GUY. You have to know what you want before talking to anyone. Provide photos if possible and be ready for a reality check. Have every decision made before starting because changes can cost money and time. Speaking of time, talk to Val at least 3 months before start time to ensure your place in his busy line. Val was ALWAYS available and more so, patient. My quotes were $13,500, $18,000 & $21,000. Val's was certainly higher - but he understand my standards and expectations. When you can trust someone with your hard-earned cash, it is a good feeling and we completely trusted Val in every step. Then there is Vic who handles the installation. There were a few hiccups (very small) which required some attention and I never worried about bringing them to Val's and Vic's attention - because they want their work to live up to their promise and they do indeed. I waited for five years to launch this project because I was waiting to find the look I wanted and I certainly got it because Val understood my wants and needs. I strongly recommend Altima to anyone who wants their dream kitchen. At the same time - I wouldn't recommend Kitchenaid appliances which we spent $10,000 for a fridge, stove and dishwasher only to be royally disappointed. Otherwise our cabinetry, counter and banquet are a little bit of heaven.
- Company Response
We go on everyday doing the same thing that we get oblivious of the work we do sometimes.
We are very satisfied and happy to read reviews such as yours, it pleases us to know that we made a difference in some ones renovation and that our small part went very smooth for them. Having said that, you made it easy for us as well, you were great to work with, it always is when the customer knows exactly what they want.
It was our pleasure to work with you and we thank you very, very much.
Altima Kitchens Inc.