First day of construction or I should say and quot;destructionand quot; began on October 17, 2011. Total destruction of the kitchen, hauling off all the old stuff and leaving the kitchen bare, ceiling gone and old tile floor ripped out. This was done in one day and the debris was cleaned up beautifully. Lowe's uses several contracting companies and the one serving us was Jim's Home Repair. Of note, Lowe's completely guarantees his work product. Next day was the reworking of the electrical and rerouting of some of the plumbing as needed. We found that we had a weak subfloor and needed reinforcing and replacement. That involved an additional cost but reasonable so. We have cabinets installed, walls painted, electrical working, etc. Awaiting now for the countertop people to come out and measure and then install the next week. We were most impressed with the counter top installers-TopMaster used by this Lowes store. Very professional people and went the extra mile to fit the new faucets to the new sink we selected. The countertops, sink, and all appliances were installed as per our plans. Of special note is commenting on the construction company that Lowe's engaged in this renovation., Jim's Home Repair. Fairly well adhered to his initial estimate submitted and his work product was acceptable, however, this contractor can be described as a minimalist. As an an example, the transition oak molding affixed to both doorways did finish off the surface from a tiled floor to the adjacent wooden floors, but they were left in an untreated (read raw oak) condition, it was left up to the homeowner to apply a protective finish to the transition moldings. Our tile backsplash on the countertop designed to butt up to the flat countertop should have had a silicone bead applied to the 90 degree angle to prevent moisture wickup into the grout, although promised was not installed. This will be another owner controlled project. The kitchen window surround molding was replaced and should have had a final coat of paint on the molding, over the pre-primed molding purchased from Lowe's, but the final coat of paint was applied later by the owner. Interior painting of the kitchen especially adjacent to the white cabinets was not crisp defining the breaking line of color--appears the owner will have to correct that. We purchased a new refrigerator from Lowe's that was 36and quot; wide. On the buildout of the cabinets a space was left for the installation of the refrigerator. When Lowe's appliance folks came to install the frig, they had a devil of a time placing the frig in the hole. Kudos to Lorenzo for his efforts he did get it installed but mentioned that the floor in that inset didn't appear to be correct. Our friends have commented about the uneven gap between the sides of the refrigerator to the cabinet sides.It is noticeable but it is serviceable. Of special note is the final touches to complete the renovation. That being the installation of the crown moldings around the cabinet tops. Jim indicated he thought that we were sent the wrong moldings, I advised him to contact our design expert at Lowes, Kevin Payton. Amazing in that it took an additional three weeks for Jim and his crew to return to install the moldings and finish the job. At the end of the day the moldings were correct and could have been installed three weeks earlier when Jim was there. All that was needed was to confirm with Lowes that we had the correct moldings. Even Lowes had problems in getting Jim's Home Repair to return phone calls on this item. Finally three weeks later our kitchen is complete. There were other small items of which I won't go into, but overall the work done by Jim's Home Repair was adequate. The term and quot;minimalistand quot; is the description of Jim's Home Repair. Funny thing, we were never given a phone number for Jim's, hence we directed our inquiries to Lowes. Overall, the experiece with Lowes was very pleasurable and they did what they said they would do. They went above and beyond to provide a renovation over anything they had control over. I would recommend Lowes and especially Kevin Payton as your kitchen design expert. We think if we were going to have another renovation through Lowes we would ask for another contractor other than Jim's Home Repair. Seems like Jim just couldn't wait to get out of my kitchen and begin another project somewhere else.