Cabinet and Counter Recommendations (Orange County NY)

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Real Estate Agent with Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com 10301213186

We recently decided to update our kitchen, specifically to replace the 30 year old cabinets and counters with new ones. As can be seen by the photo, both were definitely outdated and in danger of falling apart. (Seriously, the laminate was peeling off in places and the cabinets were separating!)

Cabinet and Counter Recommendations (Orange County NY)

 

So rather than embark on a do-it-yourself process which we typically do, we decided to find a contractor to help with the cabinets and the counters. We were hoping that would be quicker than doing it ourselves. And to be honest, thinking of not having the full use of my kitchen for an extended period of time made me a bit cranky. So a speedy upgrade was the goal!

 

Now the work is complete and the verdict is in. We are very happy with both companies we used and wanted to give them both a public shout-out.

 

First, Greg at Premier Hammerhead Carpentry helped with the ordering and then did the installation of our cabinets. He was amazing. Not only was he punctual, helpful and quick getting us on his calendar, he was extremely precise with his work. He and his helper did the work over a two-day period. Our job was to remove all the items from the shelves and drawers before they came. Once they arrived, they went to work, removing only the cabinets they were working on at the moment. At the end of the first day, all of the top cabinets on both sides of the kitchen were replaced. We were left that day with the ability to use everything, just as we normally would. The second day, they came and replaced all the lower cabinets. Greg made sure our countertops would be easy to remove, because he knew they would be replaced. So the work took two days and with the exception of the time that they were there working, I had full use of the kitchen. Phew!

 

Then we focused on the countertops. We decided to go with granite and after some not-so-impressive responses from some major home improvement stores, we stopped by the New York Granite Corporation in New Windsor, NY.  Again, we are totally happy with the service and product we received. We stopped by late one week to select our counters. The following Monday two installers came and prepared a template for the counters. In order for them to do so, we had to remove our counters, which Greg at Premier Hammerhead had made simple for us. We took the counters off, the installers prepared their template. We put the counters back on and had a fully functioning kitchen again.

 

Cabinet and Counter Recommendations (Orange County NY)A week later we received a call that the counters were in, and two days later the installers were at our home with the countertops. Again, we removed the old counters. They came in with the new ones and in a matter of 45 minutes, had the new counters and new sink installed, holes drilled for the kitchen faucet, everything was polished up, all their equipment was back in the truck, and they were out the driveway.

 

If you live in Orange County NY and need any cabinet or counter work, I would definitely recommend both Greg of Premier Hammerhead Carpentry (845-978-3653), and New York Granite ( 845-563-0513). They were both great choices!

 

 

Originally published at thehousekat.com.

 

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Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat

Licensed Associate Broker, CBR®

Grand Lux Realty, Inc.

428 Main Street

Armonk, NY 10504 *

* still supporting Monroe NY, Orange & Rockland counties.

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Kat - congratulations!  The transition looks great.  I will certainly keep them in mind if they go to Westchester.

Mar 16, 2019 04:22 AM #1
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Nina Hollander
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What an amazing change, Kat! But I will admit to a weakness for white kitchens!

Mar 16, 2019 04:58 AM #2
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Kat Palmiotti wow...those two photos are like night and day.... great job... you must be thrilled...

Mar 16, 2019 05:56 AM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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Grant Schneider - That's great!

Nina Hollander - It wound up making the room a lot lighter!

Barbara Todaro - Thank you, I am definitely happy with the whiter and brighter version!

Mar 16, 2019 06:19 AM #4
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kat. Many are impressed with the final result, few have your experience with the process. Congrats! Enjoy your new kitchen.

Mar 16, 2019 06:20 AM #5
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Liz and Bill Spear
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We just did a complete gut remodel of our kitchen last year and also used a contractor.   Looks like we both went with similar style cabinets, although we went tuxedo (dark lower, white uppers).  Granite counters unite the two colors for us.  We've really enjoyed the change and hope you do too!

Mar 16, 2019 06:25 AM #6
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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We have loved what we did in our remodeling,..which like many "took on its own life". Starting with "I need a new refrigerator" and ending with knocking out a wall, punching in a window, putting in a walk in pantry and island...Know you will love yours though for a while it doesn't feel like YOUR  house !

Mar 16, 2019 11:54 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Enjoy your kitchen and don't forget to share some of your best recipes.

We used quartz countertops when we updated our kitchen. 

Mar 16, 2019 03:49 PM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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 I’m glad you did your update early so you can enjoy it before you move Kat Palmiotti 

 

Happy St. Paddy's day🧙‍♀️

Mar 17, 2019 09:10 AM #9
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Kat Palmiotti
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Wayne Martin - I was worried that I would be without my kitchen for a while - thankfully that didn't happen!

Thank you Liz and Bill Spear - for the (hopefully) short time we have left here, I will certainly enjoy it. But I am finding myself being afraid to spill anything! I don't want to mess the counters up!

Mar 18, 2019 03:12 AM #10
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Ah, the "I need a new appliance" remodel. Funny how that happens, Sally K. & David L. Hanson !

We're still trying to decide what counters we want in our next home, Roy Kelley .

Thank you, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - It was a must before listing the house!

Mar 18, 2019 03:13 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kat,  Good job on the remodel, It can get expensive but it will be worth it for you,

 

Mar 20, 2019 10:05 AM #12
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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Thanks, Will Hamm - It was actually a "must" before we put it on the market!

Mar 20, 2019 10:34 AM #13
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Good Morning Kat Palmiotti - Mission accomplished! It looks like the countertops are more functional and roomy now too! 

Our time is valuable! Turning projects over to the right people can make us less cranky and happier too! 

The transformation is beautiful!

Apr 01, 2019 07:42 AM #14
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Kat Palmiotti
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I agree our time is valuable, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - Having others take care of projects that they are trained to do is so much less stressful!

Apr 01, 2019 11:05 AM #15
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