Cabinets, flooring, custom table make kitchen sizzle

Cabinets, flooring, custom table make kitchen sizzle

With cork flooring and new cabinets already purchased to transform their kitchen, Scott and Angela Lichko used Angie’s List to hire highly rated Idea Remodeling & Construction of Lakewood, Ohio, to install the pieces in their Fairview Park, Ohio, home.

“Our previous cabinets were original to the house — so we think — which was built in 1927,” he says. “They were painted steel and falling apart. The new cabinets absolutely transformed the kitchen.”

The cupboards purchased from highly rated Building 9 in Akron, Ohio, feature soft close doors and rustic handles and knobs. “We even decided to buy an additional cabinet after the fact for wine storage,” Lichko says. “It fits perfect and looks great.”

An Angie’s List Big Deal helped the Northeast Ohio couple save money on labor and project costs. “I’ve dealt with dozens of contractors over the years, and I have to say that [owner] Pete [Lora] is the best contractor I’ve ever worked with,” Lichko says.


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The Lichkos purchased cabinets and flooring and hired a contractor to install their purchases. (Photo courtesy of Scott Lichko) (Photo by )

In addition to the flooring and cabinets, Lora also created an island table out of a piece of butcher block the couple purchased online. He also replaced a window seat that matched the former cabinets with one created from the new cupboards.

“We went with the idea, and he ended up making it look like a custom butcher block island, which was exactly what we were envisioning,” he says.

After working with dozens of other contractors, the Lichkos found someone they can trust, and plan to hire Idea Remodeling & Construction for future plans, including a basement refinishing project.

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