Another gorgeous bathroom! After the magnificent remodeling that Joe (Creative Remodeling and Design) achieved last year in our water-destroyed bathroom, we asked Joe to come back and totally gut, enlarge, and remodel our master bath. We provided him with our thinking about design and colors, which he reworked into another beautiful design far superior to anything we could conceive. Joe and his crew have totally transformed our master bath. All of my previous comments (chekerz, Dec 2013) were totally reinforced and strengthened regarding Joe’s outstanding business model, the superb work of his skilled team, their focus on project excellence and customer satisfaction, the care they take of your home and property while working there, and the full commitment to your specific job until the job has been completed. But I would like to add some additional important observations.
I am retired and was able to closely observe the work of Joe and his team throughout every step of this project. I was amazed how much effort they invested in the detailed preparations for the final work and installations. All work was carefully planned and prepared for. In spite of several emerging issues, they never took a shortcut or sacrificed quality. Non-vertical and warped walls, uneven floors, a slanted ceiling, wiring issues, and floor joists that blocked drain access were examples of issues that were carefully analyzed and then permanently resolved. Two large vanity cabinets were received late, each with different structural defects, and there was no time to send them back to the factory for rework. Joe resolved the problem, made modifications, and installed the cabinets in perfect condition! In fact, Joe took advantage of several emerging issues related to slanted ceilings and double walls to enhance the overall design, checking back with us continuously for our agreement. And there was not one cent of cost creep ---- none! One can instantly recognize the superior design and quality in Joe’s final product, but the quality he achieved in all of the hidden preparations to support his final installation work was even more impressive because it’s not necessarily visible on the surface of the final product, but is critical for overall long-term quality. And Joe used only the finest materials, for example: a very expensive tile grout that prevents many of the problems experienced with typical grout.
In the final installations and finishings, I was impressed by the high-quality detailed installation work which included many refinements and design accents that I didn’t expect or had ever really noticed anywhere else. For examples: aligning faucet stops with the curvature of the sinks, strategic application of niche and trim inlays, totally invisible joints of access-panels to plumbing. All of these design details combined to give us a unique, personalized, custom, gorgeous bathroom. Joe completely avoided many of the design flaws evident in other installations which we saw in presentations we viewed in stores and on line. Joe’s detailed design and planning, and his careful monitoring throughout the project certainly paid off, confirming the high value of his skills.
Given the two jobs that Joe has completed for us now, both for which I have provided reviews, I can say unequivocally that, from the moment Joe stepped in to our house and started the rip out until the final dust was wiped from the bathroom, Joe had our project’s best interest at heart and applied superb creativity, design skill, focus, and craftsmanship to complete a magnificent remodeled bathroom that, again, was way beyond our expectations. And Joe and his team were a real pleasure to work with.
Needless to say, we are already making plans to bring Joe back again next year for our third project. If you think I sound excited by our new master bath, well……. I am! I would recommend Creative Remodeling and Design without hesitation.