Our Interior Decorator recommended Nick Schiffer as the contractor for our kitchen project Our goal was to increase the functionality and update the appearance of the existing space. The project included cabinets, wallboard, sink, increasing the size of our doorways and windows, appliances, countertops, some electrical and flooring. Nick provided us a proposal which was competitive and professional. We especially liked his craftsmanship approach and his suggestions about how to reduce project costs. He is also a very nice person and easy to work with.
We believe that our project goals were met and, in some cases, exceeded. He was able to find us countertops that met our criteria at a lower cost than we could. The cabinets were beautifully made and installed. He is a master carpenter and it shows in the installation of the cabinets, wallboard, and windows. We also wanted hardwood flooring in the kitchen and octagon tiles in the entryway. Nick cut the floor boards so that they were integrated with the tiles. He also installed a decorative tile design that was perfectly executed.
Along the way, we added several additional small projects, including fixing our hallway walls and updating our laundry room. This work was also completed professionally and within budget.
At the end of the project, he had a couple of unexpected problems. For example, the refrigerator door specifications were not accurate and he had ordered a wooden panel based on these specifications. When the refrigerator arrived and he was unable to install the panel correctly, he ordered a new panel at his own cost. In addition, I was unhappy with the color of the electrical strips under our kitchen cabinets. He thought it was a better color because it was less reflective and asked me to live with it a couple of days. I did and when I was still not happy, he found a better color and changed it out.
Overall, we were very pleased with the quality, timeliness and budgetary performance of Nick’s work, and would recommend him as a contractor