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sunil adalja in Toronto
sunil adalja in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Ikea Kitchen Install / Customization

  TS KITCHEN PROJECTS
416-898-1142
154 Wildwood Crescent
Toronto
ON
M4L 2K7
CANADA

I have not written a review before, but decided to register on this site and write a review for Traian because of the amazing work that he did in my kitchen. We live in a ~100 year old semi and were redoing our entire kitchen, including tearing out a wall etc.

I first contacted Traian before my contractor started to get his thoughts on installing an Ikea kitchen - we had worked with a designer to come up with a kitchen design based on Ikea cabinets. He came to the house and spent an hour talking to my wife and me about his thoughts on the layout and how we could improve it from the layout given by my designer. He had a number of ingenious solutions to ensure we didn't waste any space. He suggested that we call him back once the contractor had finished his work (including removal of the wall between the kitchen and dining room) so that he could do a final measure and suggest what would fit.

Being anal and anxious, I must have sent 30-40 different emails to Traian while my contractor was doing his work and even requested him to come once and speak with my contractor about the cabinet layouts so that the contractor could route the gas lines etc accordingly.

Eventually once my contractor was done, Traian came and measured the kitchen and we finalized the cabinet sizes / layouts that would work. He gave me a price based on installing those cabinets and making some modifications to make sure everything looked built-in in the kitchen (the floor and walls are crooked, we have some old chimney bumpouts in one of the walls, so he customized some cabinets.)

I went to order the cabinets at Ikea during their summer sale, and was pleasantly surprised to see Traian there ordering some stuff for one of his clients. He was kind enough to refine the order (for example telling the Ikea kitchen designer which panels etc to include / exclude with my order) so that I didn't have to run back to Ikea for any missing items later on.

Finally, the Ikea delivery came, and despite being extremely busy, Traian squeezed in our installation. He sent one of his co-workers to assemble the cabinets, while he was finishing off another job, but made sure to come check in at the end of the day to see the progress.

Traian and his team worked with an infinite amount of patience to make sure everything was perfect and level - these guys are perfectionists and obsessed over very small details - as Traian explained, he is extremely anal and wants to make sure the install looks perfect. I don't think there was ever an ocassion that we had to point out anything to them that needed to be improved in any way! Traian also spent a lot of time obsessing over the top door on one of my pantry units that had a bulkhead in front of it - i mentioned to him that i was ok with just putting a dummy door and not using that space (a 24" x 24" space). Traian kept trying to come up with a solution to make the space usable - he brought in special hinges from another supplier to make the door lift down (instead of open outward) - ultimately we had to drop that idea because of the limitations of the space. He finally resolved the space by putting an 18" door and 6" drawer front, which allows me to use the space.

Traian also brought in countertop samples to help us finalize on a countertop. He took measurements and gave me a drawing of the proposed countertop design so that I could get different quotes - he also got a quote from his supplier and negotiated a price that we were very happy with and ultimately decided to go with after getting other quotes.

In summary - you can hire Traian with full confidence knowing that he will go above and beyond to ensure your installation looks amazing.

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Thank you Sunil for your review and for appreciating the work and thinking that went into your kitchen and thank you for your help while tagging along.