What was going through your head regarding the new kitchen?
I was very excited to do the kitchen. I think it is the most important room of the house. It’s the heart of the home. When our kids come here, we can’t wait to share it with them. They all live in different states and they’ve all moved out. So, when they come back, we talk about their lives, we talk about their hopes and dreams, and we definitely make memories in this kitchen.
When you open the front door, everybody’s blown away. It’s the first thing you look at, so it was really important to me. With the cabinetry guy our builder supplied us with, we weren’t staying on budget, the boxes weren’t constructed as well, and I wasn’t going to be able to get my hood and panels and stuff. I just kept saying over and over, “I just want to talk to CliqStudios.” And then I got the kitchen of my dreams!
This isn’t your first time working with CliqStudios.
I used CliqStudios in my previous house. When I moved to this one, my builder gave me a list of suppliers – all local people. I had appointments with all the suppliers to pick my doors out, my hardware, my flooring, cabinetry, baseboards, crown, and anything you can think of that goes into building a house.
The supplier for our kitchen was a local person. When I went there, and the entire time I just kept thinking of my CliqStudios kitchen in our previous house. I was just so disappointed in the cabinetry and the supplier. I didn’t even make it to the car, and I called my husband and said, “I don’t want to go with these people for our kitchen.”
We were in our previous house for three years with our CliqStudios kitchen, and we just loved it. We loved the quality, we loved the functionality of it and how it was truly holding up. I mean, three years later it looked like the day we put it in. So, my husband said, “Let’s talk to our builder and say we want to go with CliqStudios.”
At first, the builder was hemming and hawing about it but eventually he said, “OK, but you’re going to have to be responsible when the cabinets are delivered and such,” which was fine with me. I got in touch with CliqStudios the next day. That’s when I met Patty Green, my designer.