A quirky custom home goes from ’50s time capsule to modern family getaway
Q: DID YOU INSTALL THE KITCHEN YOURSELVES?
Siobhan: No, the thought of install was terrifying. We called Expert Design Kitchen Cabinets Installation. They were awesome, and the counsel they gave me on the design was invaluable. There are little tricks, such as ordering extra filler panels to ensure spacing, extra parts needed to do a drawer microwave, pieces they include but you don’t actually need. It was the kind of inside advice that saves you money and saves them hassle.
●The cabinets are Ikea Perfekt Abstrakt in gray, with white engineered-quartz countertops.
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“We have had the pleasure of working with Paula and Marius on three projects in our home and we could not be happier with the outcome. They have the ability to take the ideas in my head and bring them to life in my redesigned rooms. I can be very particular and they took the time to make sure I was happy with each and every selection from the tile, to the design, to the fixtures and colors. The quality of the work is amazing and all the little details are attended to including some features they included that I had not even thought of. They will work within the budget you give them to create a beautiful, designer end product. I will definitely use them for future projects!”
“Paula and Marius are a great team to work with – they listen to what you are looking for, and they offer amazing ideas on design and function. They are very flexible in how much design guidance you want: they let you take the lead if you have particular ideas, they offer up varied ideas as you go along, or they will take complete charge when you don’t have an opinion. And their finished work is beautiful. They collaborate with you, and their ultimate goal is to have you love what you have created together.”
“We are extremely happy with their work.They were priced correctly, they were on time, and it was really obvious that they were true professionals. We would recommend them for the job with our fullest confidence.”
“Paula and Marius’s work is amazing. They took the time to “do it right” where a lot of contractors would have cut corners, and just put lipstick over existing problems! That kind of work ethic is hard to find. We’d recommend them for any job! They are highly skilled, creative and trust-worthy!”
“EXCEPTIONAL work. Amazing attention to detail. Meticulous in lining up cabinets, backsplash, lighting, trim. Perfect lines in the painting and wonderful work with patching and repairing walls and ceiling. They made the selection and did the installation of the granite and it’s stunning, just perfect!! Incredibly easy to talk to. On time every day. Always working when I got home from work. Immediate attention to any issues I had with no attitude. Great guidance in choices for backsplash, granite, electrical plate covers, faucet…. They essentially took care of everything. Cleaned up each day….although prepare, no matter how much you clean up, redoing a kitchen, patching & repairing walls/ceiling is messy work, lots of dust. They left the place in beautiful shape. They worked the day before & after Thanksgiving and got the entire job done in an amazing 13 days with a few touch ups the following day. It far, far, FAR exceeded my expectations. It’s an added bonus that Paula and Marius, designer/worker/owner are just incredibly nice and super hard-working. They’re talented and extremely professional. I HIGHLY recommend them.”
“We absolutely love working with Paula and Marius of Expert Design. Marius is a meticulous craftsman and Paula is a talented designer – both are passionate about perfection! The unbeatable quality and value, coupled with the personal touch and attention you would only expect of friends, has us coming back to them again and again. They first bailed us out on an Ikea kitchen installation that was spiraling out of control with the commercial contractor Ikea works with. Upon completion of our gorgeous kitchen, we learned that bathrooms are their true passion. We soon brought them back to complete a small basement bathroom that went from shoddy DIY (previous owner) to HGTV perfection! Since then, they completed the main upstairs bathroom (from builder’s grade boring to designer WOW!); reconfigured and refreshed the basement laundry room, including a custom sauna!; and replaced our unsightly basement drop ceilings with drywall and contemporary pot lights. They will soon redo the master bathroom remodel (by a large commercial remodeling company) that doesn’t hold a candle to their work. Expert Design is a one-of-a-kind operation that gives you affordable quality with a personal touch.”
“Very excited about my new Ikea kitchen. Work was completed in time, with beautiful results. Expert Design even provided design services at no cost. They helped me pick the best materials, cabinets and colors. My kitchen looks high end but was done within my budget. They know where to go and get all the cool stuff at a great price! Very professional and high quality work. Very personable, we lived in the house during the remodeling and they were fun to be around. I would recommend working with these guys. I am planning to recommending their services to all of my friends ! Call them, you will be happy!”
“Expert Design did everything I was hoping for in a contractor. They were responsive (within 12 hours of our initial email), and were always on time and available during the entire process. We knew the basics of what we wanted and they helped provide guidance on many of the design elements we were not sure on (floor layout, tile/countertop color / lighting / electrical placement). They quoted an 8 day job and finished in 8 days, and were pleasant to have in our house. The work they did was fantastic and looks like it was part of the original kitchen.”