Description: Kitchen renovation - remove old appliances, cabinet doors, counter tops, island, and flooring; refinish cabinet fronts, install new cabinet doors and drawers, attach owner-supplied drawer and door pulls, construct new island, install new appliances (gas range, pop-up vent, vent motor, dishwasher, sink, and garbage disposal, install new granite counter and island tops. Kitchen, family room and hallway: remove old floor tiles, install new hard wood floors. Master Bath: Install new shower stall and constant temperature water mixer valve. Renew grout in old tile.
On any construction or renovation project, there are usually three general concerns: cost, quality, and schedule. Most contractors will only guarantee two of the three. Cashmere Construction guaranteed and delivered on all three. We know the base cost going into the project, and knew what the additional costs would be when we selected materials that were more expensive than those originally estimated. We knew the schedule, and when individual activities in the schedule would take place. The quality of the materials used and the quality of installation were outstanding.
The owner, Derek Dunmyer, was on site every day. On almost all days, he was here during the entire work day, supervising and leading the work. He was always cheerful, friendly, and willing to answer any question about the work. His positive attitude was shared by his workers and subs, who were all professional, competent, respectful, and cheerful.
Derek worked with us on decisions, and was flexible enough to allow us time to make those decisions. For example, we were not sure what the exact location of the new island should be. Derek brought the new island into the kitchen, but did not fasten it to the floor. We were able to move it around and try several positions. It was only when we had made the final decision that he attached it to the floor. At the same time, he made recommendations on several items, such as the island location and material for the backsplash that were extremely helpful.
Obviously, a project of this size, in the center of activity of any home, is disruptive to those living there. Derek and his workers did their best to keep the disruption to a minimum. When they left at the end of the day, they cleaned up as much as possible. All trash was removed, and dust was cleaned up as much as possible.
We are completely satisfied with the entire project. We would definitely hire Cashmere Construction again. As a matter of fact, we intend to hire the company again this fall, to replace the carpet in our living and dining room with hardwood flooring.