Our house was built in 2002 when oak was (apparently) all the rage. We purchased the house in 2007. By 2016, we were tired of the dated and dark kitchen. We had a limited budget so we turned to I Know A Guy (affectionately known as IKAG) for what we coined an ‘update’ vs a ‘renovation’. The goal was to modernize the kitchen without replacing the floors, ceiling or cabinets. A tough challenge but IKAG delivered - http://iknowaguyrenovations.com/
Lead times were tight as we started the process about a month before leaving on vacation and we wanted the majority of the work done while we were away. We worked with IKAG’s designer Yvonne Choe who produced architectural drawings and provided excellent options and innovative ideas - http://www.yvonnechoedesign.com/about-me
We made as many decisions as possible and then left it in the team’s capable hands. IKAG replaced the dated 2 tier island with a modern quartz design, painted the oak cupboards, replaced the backsplash, blew out the hood fan, installed new appliances and light fixtures and many other smaller items to finish the transformation.
The majority of the messy jobs were successfully completed while we were away (on time and on budget)! The quartz hadn’t arrived however so IKAG built us a fully functional temporary island top as they understood that we would crave some home cooking after being away. This is a testament to the willingness of this company to go over and above.
Although they are not the least expensive renovation company in Calgary, IKAG is extremely transparent in providing budgets along the way and getting pre-approvals on scope changes. No surprises!
I would highly recommend IKAG for busy clients who don’t have the time or desire to be involved in every detail. The in-house designer works to establish the vision and IKAG then sources and project manages all the trades to ensure a successful end product. This is a renovation company that CARES. They even sent a Christmas donation in our name to a local charity. They are like a member of our family and we will definitely be back.