I had a kitchen reno originally planned for April 2020, but due to the pandemic the original contractor could not do it. We delayed the renovation, despite having bought most of the materials in Feb or Mar. During the summer we contacted Tisa renovations again and it was likely he could fit us in - however, with a family of 4 living at home reliant on the kitchen every day, we thought it best to delay until school started again. We agreed to have the job start in mid to late November. Jeff held to the original estimate of 2 weeks and started on time. He did the demolition work himself, and encouraged me to think about some improvements that I did not have in the original plan (including fixing the ceiling and replacing the lights). He left the choice up to me but given his experience and some research I agreed with his suggestions. In the end it took the 2 weeks plus one day, but that is because my order of backsplash came late. He came an extra day to finish putting it up for us and made sure I was completely satisfied with the job. He also helped me save money by pointing out that I did not need 6 sets of IKEA under cabinet lighting - that only 3 would do, given that they are so bright. He also added a light switch for said lights, which I love.
My original stove was a 24" gas and I upgraded to a 30" induction, moving it to the other side of the kitchen and added a hood vent. He managed working with our double brick walls with ease. He discovered some surprises on the interior wall (which always happens in 100+ year old houses) and dealt with them.
When I originally got quotes, he was the only contractor that noticed some questionable plumbing connected to the kitchen in the basement and said he would fix that too. During the job he found another plumbing mistake and fixed it. His many years of experience showed throughout the job and I'm so glad I went with his company instead of anyone else. I have a beautiful kitchen that I've been happily using for weeks. The work was almost completely him - he had one member of his team, Fernando, come in for one evening, but otherwise he did all the work himself. He was super respectful of our space and noise (as we were working from home), and always a pleasure to talk with (he even answered my construction-loving kid's many questions).
I would highly recommend Jeff and Tisa to whoever needs a renovation job done! I've included some photos of before, during and after.
- Company Response
Thank you Lin. Working with you was truly pleasant two weeks. You are amazing client, you made my job as easygoing as possible.
Thank you for everything, I'm hoping we can work together again soon.