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THE WORSE CONTRACT I HAVE WORK DONE IN OVER 40 YEARS. GO TO YOU TUBE AND SEE MY KITCHEN. CREATIVE BUILDING & REMODELING.
INSPECTIONS by Mitchell J. Kuffa Jr. & Associates
Re: Robert McKinley
The writer was asked to visit the above residence, review the past kitchen remodeling project and comment/evaluate same.
The writer visited the above residence on 1-17-12, met with the homeowner, reviewed misc. related documents and observed the specified work. The following is applicable.
The existing kitchen cabinets were re-surfaced with a plastic laminate on the exterior of the cabinet boxes, appeared to have new drawers and also a new plastic clad “wood grain” doors throughout. In addition, there appears to be a new upgrade Corian countertop along with a new sink, faucet and disposal.
There were several shortcomings observed.
A. There appeared to be a negative impact to the plastic finish on the upper wall cabinet doors over the range (appeared impacted from heat by the range).
B. The Corian backsplash appears to need re-caulking with an appropriate product to minimize mildew/mold build-up in the joints and provide a proper seal where the backsplash meets the wall, top, etc.
C. The white backsplash material behind the range is coming loose from the wall.
D. Some of the laminate material on the existing cabinet boxes was coming loose in areas (see wall cabinet left of sink, etc.).
E. Numerous cabinet doors and drawers need adjustment (doors are sagging and/or loose, do not align properly, stick, do not close, hinges make conspicuous noise, etc.).
F. The pantry door does not fit the opening, but overlaps the opening in the wall with a substantial overhang of the new door over the existing opening and the door itself will not stay closed (see E above).
G. Some of the end shelving that was added to the existing wall cabinets is secured to the previous end cabinet with screws that completely penetrate the old cabinet side and provide a sharp and hazardous penetration into the cabinet storage area.
H. Some of the trim joints do not fit flush, are loose and ill fit.
Overall, the finish carpentry work observed appears to be semi-professional and below industry standards.
It is the writers opinion that there is probably a specific clearance requirement from a heat source that is specified by the plastic manufacturers specifications and this clearance is being violated by the current installation of the cabinet doors above the range. If that is the case, then to properly correct that specific problem, the entire wall cabinet over the range needs to be re-designed and replaced with proper clearance.
As requested, the approximate cost to repair the above are:
A. Install new cabinet over the range with proper clearance
& heat resistance $ 588
B. Clean out caulking joints & replace with appropriate adhesive/sealant $ 103
C. Remove & re-secure laminate behind range (repair wall & replace laminate if necessary) $ 187
D. Re-seal loose cabinet laminate where necessary $ 178
E. Re-adjust doors & drawers & replace malfunctioning hardware where necessary $ 386
F. Replace pantry door assembly to properly fit existing opening $ 346
G. Re-secure end shelving with appropriate fasteners $ 81
H. Replace perimeter crown mold with properly fit joints $ 224
Mitchell J. Kuffa Jr.
Our overall experience was very satisfying. We deeply appreciated their expertise, work ethic, professionalism and courteousness. They gave us excellent service and we would use them again Thanks to Creative Building & Remodeling.
I was trying to remodel my mom's house, so that she can have a safer place to live. Getting into and out of the bathtub became very difficult specially after her operation. Looking for help in figuring out how to update her bathroom, I came across with the owner of Creative Remodeling. What amazing job they did at my mom's home! They gut renovated her bathroom, add a walk-in tub, install safety fixtures and accessories around the bathroom and everything in such a small area. From material quality to final design the result was simply superb. I finally brought my mom home today and I am so happy to see how easy for her to move around now. That's what inspired me to write this review for this great company. Highly recommended if you are looking for to redo a bathroom for a senior.
When my wife and I began seeking bids for our project we were very cautious, wanting to avoid the home improvement horror stories we had heard. Of primary importance to us was to work with an ethical, reputable, and local company in addition to obtaining expert advice. We found all of this and more with Creative Building and Remodeling. Our experience working with them and their employees was very favorable. We felt we had the proper assistance and guidance when selecting the products and colors. The crews was always courteous and respectful of our home and of our time.
We needed to refinish the hardwood floor in a home we purchased, and also to have more hardwood installed. Both of these jobs had to be done in a very short time frame, and Creative Building & Remodeling came through for us. Everyone we dealt with was very helpful and professional. Their customer service was awesome. We are so pleased with their work and would definitely use them again.
Creative Building & Remodeling was FABULOUS!! They totally understood that we really had no idea how to go about our remodeling project. We, unfortunately, didn't choose there path with our remodel YET. Still may get back with them as we are still very undecided. THANX SO MUCH!
We were so happy with the end result of our bathroom- but we were absolutely thrilled with the service and support we received from Creative Building & Remodeling. A very satisfying and professional result- we would definitely recommend to anyone!
Beautiful job Creative Building and Remodeling! We thank you so much for caring as much about our new Kitchen as we do. Owner and the staff were meticulous about the quality of their work and attentive to detail—and their products were amazing what they have used in the Kitchen. Highly Recommend!
Creative Building & Remodeling and crew have been remodeling our Kitchen and Bathroom, came highly recommended by the management, and did a wonderful job for us -- we will always use them in the future, and recommend them to anyone need remodel their Bathroom and Kitchen.
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