Testimonials

 
Name: Beth Heiman
Work completed date:
August 2014
Description of work:
Kitchen Remodel

Comments:
We had a complete gut and remodel of our kitchen which included opening the pathway into the dining room and adding French doors, installing a new paneled exterior door to garage, and enlarging the space of the current kitchen window and installing a new larger one.
We knew this was a big job and we wanted the most highly qualified and experienced contractor available, and that is exactly what we got from Pete House. He had done a number of kitchen remodels in our neighborhood and they were all beautifully done. The price was a bit higher than other bids we had gotten (as indicated in our rating) but you get what you pay for and we wanted the best, and that is exactly what we got! Pete spent so many patient hours helping us sort through the process (I am an extremely detailed oriented person). The great thing about working with Pete is that if you don't really have an idea about what your kitchen layout should be, Pete has the experience and knowledge to all the work for you and design a perfect kitchen! There are always glitches because no one knows what is behind the walls and we had several including heating vents that needed rerouting, electrical outlets not properly installed, air exhaust vents that weren't properly done when the house was built, etc. There wasn't anything that Pete couldn't figure out how to fix, correct, etc. He is a master craftsman, and on top of that a really wonderful person to get to know! That is important if you are going to have people in your home doing major renovation work. Our kitchen turned out gorgeous and we have peace of mind knowing that the work that went into it is perfectly done, so no worries down the road about something going wrong. Pete's team were wonderful as well, respectful, totally prompt, always cleaned up, and just really nice people. We highly recommend this wonderful contractor.

 
Name: Kathy Covall
Work completed date:
August 2015
Description of work:
Complete design and execution of all aspects of remodeling three bathrooms.

Comments:
Remodeling three bathrooms was the third major project Kitchens by Design (Pete House) completed for us. As with the previous projects (kitchen remodel and finishing a 1,500 sq.ft. basement), working with Pete was terrific. After living in our home for over 20 years, it was time to fix-up our master bathroom and, if the budget allowed, to also upgrade the full-bath off the upstairs hall and the powder room on the first floor. Pete heard my ideas and incorporated them into the designs he made for the three bathrooms and once he priced everything we were able to do all three bathrooms. Pete took care of everything -- from the cabinets to the tile work and all the fixtures. The various vendors Pete uses all had the top-of-the-line products and the individuals he works with at each place were wonderful -- very creative and helpful.
But the best aspect of working with Pete was his crew. They were the nicest guys who showed up every morning on time and left every afternoon after cleaning up after themselves. I was very comfortable leaving them at the house and they were careful to completely lock everything up when necessary. The work they did was always excellent -- clearly their boss Pete demanded that of them.
work on the project was completed as scheduled, with no interruptions in the flow of work. Even after everything was finished, Pete came back to put up a late-arriving light fixture and I know that if I had any concerns or wanted something changed he would do it.
I highly recommend Kitchens by Design.

 
Name: Kevin Peterson
Work completed date:
October 2015
Description of work:
Full bathroom remodel

Comments:
Pete and his team did a great job, and we are very happy with the results. The total project took about 4.5 weeks, which is pretty close to the estimate of 3-4 weeks. There were no overages on the cost estimate. The team was very clean and left the house in better shape than they found it. My wife is already asking me when we can have Pete come do the kitchen.

 
Name: David Buschor
Work completed date:
March 2015
Description of work:
Complete Kitchen remodel, Master Bath remodel, Guest bath remodel, Basement remodel to include adding an entry and moving the bathroom, Upstairs laundry tiled and natural gas line added.

Comments:
Overall the project went well. We had a large amount of work that we wanted done and Mr. House did it in stages. The benefit of doing it in stage was that if there we were waiting on any items or there was any finish work that needed to be completed they were able to continue working and we did not have to have them come off another job to complete the work.
Mr. House was a little off on his start date as another job went along. Once he started the work his workers or sub contractors showed up every day until the work was completed (big plus). Total project time was approximately 6 months. A real positive for us was that Mr. House was easily reachable if he was not on the job site. Also his employees and sub contractors he used all spoke and understood English (we have had some issues with other contractors when they have a sub that does not speak English and the contractor was not there to correct an issue, we could not effectively communicate what the problem was with the sub contractor).
Mr. House designed the layout of the kitchen, master bath and basement. He listened to what we wanted and provided his recommendations. This included taking into consideration our budget for the work. The design and finished project came out great.
The supplier that Mr. House uses for purchasing the tile was outstanding. They took the time in helping us pick out tile colors and designs for all of our rooms. The cabinet supplier was also great. There were a couple of blemishes on some doors. They were replaced with no questions asked. We are extremely happy with the counter tops that were installed. We went with quartz.
At the end of every day Mr. House's workers would clean up and not leave a mess.
I have to give a plug for Mr. House's wife (real estate agent). She helped my wife pick paint colors and did a great job.
We recently had some minor issues and Pete came back and corrected them in a timely manner.
I would definitely recommend Kitchen by Design. They do quality work at a fair price.

 
Name: Regina Dunaye
Work completed date:
June 2015
Description of work:
Complete kitchen redesign and remodel

Comments:
We were ready to pull the trigger and update our kitchen. We obtained several estimates for our kitchen remodel and Pete was the only one that provided an "out of the box" design that fit our needs perfectly. His quality of work was impeccable and he provided top quality craftsmanship to our project...and we are very picky. Pete paid close attention to our needs and kept true to his estimate for both cost and timing.
After a year and a half living with the new design, we continue to love it and would not have changed a thing. We will definitely call on Pete for our next project - he is hands down the best!

 
Lynn DuBois
Work Completed Date:
July 31, 2011
Description Of Work:

Pete completely redesigned and remodeled both my kitchen (two stages) and master bath from top to bottom.

Comments:
Both remodels are fantastic! I could not be more pleased with the outcomes. Pete and his men are consummate professionals and all around good guys. They do amazing work and are great fun to have around too. Most importantly, Pete is as honest and dependable as the day is long.

 
Sandy Sbarra
Work Completed Date:
October 30, 2009
Description Of Work:

Remodeling of our Kitchen, including new countertops, appliances, lighting and tiling Installing a full service bar in the basement and installing a closet in a bedroom

Comments:
Very engaging and personable contractor - high quality work with attention to detail. Was receptive to discussion around cost vs value on details

 
Leslie Bartnik
Work Completed Date:
July 12, 2011
Description Of Work:

Between the years of 2006 - 2011, we used Kitchen's by Design to renovate our kitchen, master bath, laundry room, 2nd floor bath and 1st floor powder room. Pete and his subcontractors installed cabinets, (kitchen and bath); countertops, (kitchen and bath); tile, (bathroom and kitchen); flooring, (hardwood, cork, and tile); plumbing, (appliance hookups, bathtub, new shower); electrical work; and appliances.

Comments:
Pete was always upfront with scheduling. He would assign a block of time to get the project completed as opposed to showing up 2 days here and 2 days there, which I really appreciated. If there were delays in completion time, they were due to supplier errors, not the contractor’s ability or service.
He was always easy to contact, and ready to complete punch list items as necessary.
Changes to the contract price, due to design or product changes on my part, were always discussed prior to installation, so there were no surprises in the final bill.
His crew is punctual, polite and clean. I have recommended Kitchen's by Design to many friends and neighbors over the years and we've all had great experiences.
Quality of work is great. If an item was not to my liking, he was quick to repair/replace it.

 
Kathy Keys
Work Completed Date:
September 01, 2013
Description Of Work:
Replaced kitchen counters, sink, and faucet.

Comments:
They were done in 4 hours and everything was perfect.

 
Paul Flynn
Work Completed Date:
August 30, 2008
Description Of Work:
Kitchen remodel. New cabinets, surfaces, sinks, backsplashes, lighting, flooring.

Comments:

Excellent job, great finished product. Highly professional. We enjoyed working with Pete House and all of craftsman who worked on different aspects of the project (cabinets, tile, electrical). They did great work and were a pleasure to have in our home.

 
Carlisle Raher
Work Completed Date:
August 30, 2012
Description Of Work:

Full kitchen remodel. Reconfigured appliances removed existing fireplace and replaced exterior doors. We've also used him on several bathroom remodels which we were pleased with.

Comments:
Everything went smoothly. We have used this contractor before, so we were very comfortable with the workers coming and going. It is unusual to find a contractor that consistently uses the same vendors and workers. Pete is excellent at trouble shooting, and has an eye for design which is particularly helpful. He is also willing to make suggestions to stay within your budget without sacrificing your vision. We knew that we wanted double ceiling height cabinets which were initially pretty costly. He was able to figure out another option which gave us the same look at a more reasonable price.

 
Terpse Gentile
Work Completed Date:
February 01, 2013
Description Of Work:
Kitchens by Design remodeled my kitchen and master bathroom along with many other updates.

Comments:

Kitchens by Design helped plan design and construct the remodel of our kitchen and master bath. We are extremely satisfied with the service and would have no hesitation to recommend Kitchen by Designs for any home remodel. Great job!

 
Lynne Wakefield
Work Completed Date:
December 01, 2011
Description Of Work:

After a flooded basement, he restored/remodeled the basement to include restoration of a new bathroom. He completed the task in the time he allotted and in the cost that was estimated. He was very conscientious and attended to every detail of my project. He was very easy to deal with and quite honestly, I could leave my house (which in many instances I did), and fully entrust him in the care of my home. I heartily recommend his expertise and work ethic.

In June 2010, he also remodeled my entire kitchen and foyer bathroom. I was very pleased with his work and the final product. I have recommended him to my neighbors and they have also acquired his services for their kitchen as well. Again, the services were performed to my design

Comments:
Everything was successful and completed in the time estimated by the provider. I think what makes the provider successful is that
your project receives his complete undivided attention. He does not work on other projects while he is in your employ which often happens with other providers. He is on board your job site all the time, regardless of whether there is a painter, a plumber or electrician
on hand. His work is impeccable and if there is something that is not to your specification, he will make it right. His attention to detail
is unmatched. I would recommend him for other projects in my house to include some bathrooms which are currently in need of update/remodel.

 
Rich Traverso
Work Completed Date:
July 31, 2013
Description Of Work:
Remodeled master bath,

Comments:

The bathroom is beautiful. We did a complete redesign expanding the shower, moving the sink and removing the existing tub.
Pete took care of everything to make sure we would be happy and we are.
The crew works clean with screens to contain the dust and tarps to keep the dirt off the floors.

 
Lynn Traverso
Work Completed Date:
July 20, 2013
Description Of Work:
Remodel of master bath

Comments:

This was the third remodeling job in which we used Kitchens by Design. Projects included a basement remodel, master bath and main bath. Pete is very professional and the quality of his work is excellent. Projects always turn out better than anticipated. Any problems or concerns are addressed in a timely manner. He is always our first choice when we need major work done to our house.

 
Karen Hass
Work Completed Date:
October 29, 2010
Description Of Work:
Remodel kitchen & part of living room.

Comments:

Very professional, always on time, went out of way to keep schedule, very friendly and all around nice to work with. KBD completely gutted the kitchen, installed new counters, appliances, cabinets and hardwood floors throughout main level. KBD also works well with subcontractors. I would highly recommend Kitchens by Design to anyone wanting to remodel their kitchen.

 
Valerie Thibodeau
 
Work Completed Date:
April 10, 2013
Description Of Work:

This was a complete gut remodel of our 1969 kitchen, including the removal of two walls to open it all up into an open concept layout and new recessed lighting. Pete and his team previously remodeled our downstairs bath, which we LOVE!

Comments:
From day one, Pete helped us design the space for maximum efficiency, taking into account my "must haves". Prior to demo, they put up these awesome plastic dividers with zippers to keep the rest of our home clean, and cleaned up their work area daily before leaving.
He discovered our external wall had zero insulation, so we decided to remove the drywall to take care of this - it was done quickly and we're looking forward to winter time and a much warmer space.
The kitchen looks amazing, all our friends and neighbors say it looks like something out of a magazine! And after 19 years of living with the ugliest kitchen on the block, I now can't stop hanging out in my new space.
Kitchens by Design is thorough and pays attention to every detail, they pointed out things I had not thought of and made the kitchen even better than I had imagined.

 
Nancy Freer
Work Completed Date:
March 15, 2011
Description Of Work:
Remodeled 2 bathrooms

Comments:
Pete House is a professional in every way. Excellent quality of work. Punctual, clean and courteous. Excellent Experience.
Allyn Cornell
Work Completed Date:
January 03, 2012
Description Of Work:
I have contacted Pete for an estimate.

Comments:
He specialized in small projects such as renovating your kitchen or bathroom. I was recommended to Pete by the company I purchased the tile from. They gave him such stellar recommendations that I just had to call him. I have been interviewing people for 18 months on the remodel of my relatively small bathroom. Most of the estimates provided by other service providers were over $60,000. Pete gave me an estimate for the same project for only $30,000. I am very happy to have located him and I think that he is a honest, hardworking person

 
Pamela Parsons
Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom
Work Completed Date:
October 20, 2006
Description Of Work:

We had our kitchen remodeled. This included moving our double oven; granite countertops, new sink, all new appliances (not included in the price).

Comments:
The demolition of the old kitchen went very well and cleaner than expected. As with any construction project there were some minor delays. They always left the construction site clean and safe. Pete uses quality materials and does quality work. We had recessed lighting put in as well as cupboards and countertops. Pete did a great job designing the kitchen to make it more user friendly and opened up the look.