The initial plan was to replace their raised, split countertop. The two-tiered countertop provided limited working space and was hard for their young daughter to access. However, they worried that they might regret installing new quartz countertops on top of their old cabinetry. The maple cabinets had been re-painted white years back, but there was nothing they could do about the outdated arched door style.
Ultimately, the two decided to replace both their countertops and their cabinets, all at once.
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They were referred to CliqStudios kitchen designer Kevin Kuerbs by Jennifer’s sister-in-law. Kevin called Jennifer on the phone and the two connected immediately.
“I’m a type A personality, and Kevin was really responsive at answering my questions. He’s quick, responds right away, available, and I knew I would always get a response and an answer.”
Kevin sent over several samples of different cabinet colors, one of which became the clear favorite. “She loved the Dayton door in Urban Stone – absolutely adored it,” Kevin said.
Jennifer’s husband installed the cabinetry. He isn’t a contractor, Jennifer explained, but is “someone who can figure stuff out on his own.” They completed the project by themselves, working during the weekends. “It probably took five weeks,” she said. “It really was not that hard. Nothing came damaged; whoever shipped them to Wisconsin did a good job.”