Our house is approximately 30 years old. The cabinets are all original oak. They are very solid, in great condition and very functionally laid out. Because of this we could not justify tearing them out and replacing with new. Our designer suggested checking out Kitchen Makeovers. After having Tanya come in, give us an estimate and discuss the process we decided to have Kitchen Makeovers paint our kitchen and bathroom cabinets.
Tanya arrived on time Monday morning and promptly went to work. Day one was removing the cabinet doors and drawers then masking the areas not to be painted. The masking job was amazing! I have NEVER seen such a great making job before, she missed nothing and her lines were perfect! The doors and drawers were then taken off site to be sprayed.
Wednesday Tanya returned (on time) and went right to work transforming the kitchen and the bathroom into ‘spray booths’. Then it was time to get to work on the cabinet frames. The cabinets were cleaned, prepped and sanded where necessary.
We were changing the cabinet handles so the old holes needed filling as well as some 1/4 - 1/2 inch holes that previous owners had drilled into sides of the cabinets.
The next step was the spraying of the cabinets (We had the inside of out cabinets sprayed as well. Everything is so fresh and clean and a pleasure to look at). Tanya sprayed and rolled then sprayed and rolled again. We went from a reddish oak colour to White Down in the kitchen and from a creamy white to a cappuccino colour in the bathroom. The colours are GORGEOUS!!!! (A real big bonus with this process is ANY colour can be chosen. We were not limited to the colours available to new cabinetry installs.)
Finally the doors were hung with the new hinges and beautiful handles and the areas were all cleaned up.
The transformation is amazing. Guests come to our home and cannot believe that these are the original cabinets. They all say that they thought they were new cabinets installed.
We had the work done in May. Over the next 6 months renovations continued with many different workers coming in our home. Due to carelessness of some trades workers our cabinets received a few nasty and noticeable gouges (one being a 2” x 3/4” chunk removed from the side of a cabinet). Tanya came back and filled all the gouges and did painting touch ups. The cabinets are perfect!
Tanya is very passionate about doing a great job for her clients. She was ALWAYS on time. Out of all the workers in our home this last 7 months Tanya is the ONLY worker that always arrived on time AND finished the job on schedule. Tanya NEVER left a mess behind. She always cleaned up and took all her tools home at the end of the day. Again she is one of the few workers that were professional enough to care about how they left their client’s living area before going home.
Tanya also does house painting. We are so happy with the job done on our cabinets that we are having Tanya back to repaint 2 rooms that the previous professional painter messed up (the paint company he used did not have consistent colour tinting throughout cans of paint. We have 3 different shades of the main colour used in our home. He did not correct this! He hid the paint error by using different cans on different walls, and did not mention this! Now we cannot do touch ups because the paints do not match even though they are supposed to be the same colour.) Then next summer we are also going to have her come back to paint the outside of our home.
Thank you Tanya!