EXCELLENT! Amazing workmanship, under budget and on time! Nice guy, flexible, gave
great advice. VERY impressed with Everett's knowledge regarding building safety and
permitting when considering moving walls. Only contractor that informed us of the safety
issues AND only contractor that provided a DETAILED estimate and timeline. Our first
modeling project was a dream and our kitchen looks better than we ever could have imagined
Everett is the best designer and remodeler ever. Our kitchen and family room addition turned
out to be incredibly beautiful.
The Kitchen Enthusiast Everett, the owner, designed our new kitchen, provided and installed
custom cabinetry, assisted with selecting the counter tops and glass; the result is beautiful.
Our kitchen is particularly long and narrow, and therefore a little tricky, but our remodel has
turned out wonderfully.
Kitchen Remodel: I was very pleased with the quality of workmanship and the level of service
from Kitchen Enthusiast. My kitchen is beautiful and I love it! Everett was very responsive and
has a keen eye for design and how a kitchen should function.
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Everett was referred to us by friends in Saratoga who had a major home remodeling done
a few years back. After taking a couple of bids we selected him based on our friends'
recommendation and the few design cycles where Everett seemed to not only quickly
understand what we wanted, but actually helping us make up our minds with very pertinent
input. A few visits to his demo store in Los Gatos also allowed us to see the kind of cabinet
designs he would use. It was a very good decision to hire The Kitchen Enthusiast as the
general contractor for our remodeling!
Everett had valuable interior design input. He helped a lot with the selection of materials
and guided us through the process, providing references, helping bring home larger parts.
This was all of real help, since this was our first home remodeling job. He walked with us
many granite store floors, helped us select the fabricator, dealt very efficiently with all
3rd parties involved. The only person we signed up without Everett's help was the dining
room wood floor contractor.
I am very cost-conscientious and my wife has very strong opinions on interior design and
maintaining a clean job site (since half of the house was not being remodeled. Everett
was able to reconcile all points of difference and was responsive to all our requests. We
tried to not have too many change requests, but when any came about due to appliances
Everett's work ethic is above reproach and his workmanship skills are outstanding. He was
even able to saw all the kitchen's backsplash insets out of granite pieces matching the
countertops. Outstanding! His skills in installing a 7.1 surround sound system were impressive.
The remodeled kitchen is the place we like spending most of our time. My wife even prohibits
me from crowding the countertops for fear of not being able to see and enjoy them enough.
We love our new dining room and living room as well. The bathroom looks great and exceeds
our initial expectations. Great job, Everett!
Radu B. (Angie’s List)
Kitchen Enthusiasts did a complete kitchen remodel. While working, the owner noticed
that when our home was built the subflooring was done incorrectly. He had to go beneath
the house and reinforce everything.
I would recommend them to anybody! Not only was the work done perfectly, but the owner
of the business was wonderful. He is so trustworthy that we gave him the combination to our
home so he could come and go as he pleased. I am very, very thankful to have had the chance
to work with him.
James C. (Angie’s List)
Kitchen Enthusiast (Everett Lakoduk) was a breath of fresh air after another contractor had just
completed a bathroom remodel for us. What a difference a good contractor makes!! We worked
through a designer (Clockwise Design) and initially identified Kitchen Enthusiast as our cabinet
supplier. We liked working with him so much that we chose him as the general contractor for the
whole project. He is a sole proprietor with no subs, so there was never any figure pointing. He
takes responsibility for every detail and is completely available for consultation at any time. Our
project was initiated due to mold problem which was remediated by another firm. Everett made
it extremely easy to schedule this additional work. Everett always planned ahead and did not make
any mistakes that required reworking. His high level of skill and attention to detail is evident
throughout. He DOES NOT CUT CORNERS and only uses the highest quality of materials. We added
several small projects during the process and Everett happily took them on for a very reasonable
price. Total project time was approximately 60 days. We give Everett our highest recommendation.
Steven L. (Angie’s List)
They did a very extensive kitchen remodel for me. They tore out a supporting wall. They
took out a small TV room and a bathroom to expand the kitchen. The kitchen was the original,
1957 with Formica counters. It was replaced with cherry wood and green quartzite from Persia.
We got 2 new doors and 2 new windows, which were very good quality. I was really impressed
with his trim work around the windows. We also got a TV cabinet and a desk and beveled glass
This job lasted from February through May. He didn't raise his fees after we signed the contract.
He didn't cut corners. He did not use cheap materials. He is a very good designer. He helped
design the kitchen and gave us ideas. We really enjoyed working with the owner, Everett
Lakoduk. He had a lot of attention to detail. He is very skilled in his work. He is very honest
and ethical. The price was comparable to other companies. Thanks to Everett, the kitchen is
beautiful as well as very functional and easy to cook in.
Kris S. (Angie’s List)