SALISBURY — Paul and Kim Satenstein know what it’s like to put up with by way of a prolonged kitchen renovation.
A several a long time ago, the few made a decision to makeover their outdated 1950s kitchen area. The method still left them with out a spot to put together food stuff for a month and a 50 percent.
“It’s amazing how much you can cook dinner on an electrical scorching plate and a microwave,” Paul said. “And doing dishes in the rest room sink is constantly fascinating.”
The pair is now serving to other house owners avoid a similarly stress filled problem. Paul and Kim have teamed up to launch a neighborhood Kitchen Tune-Up franchise. With a residence office environment in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Kitchen Tune-Up is a mobile organization that specializes in quick kitchens and cabinetry updates.
“We concentration on a single to five working day remodels wherever you have a operating kitchen at the close of each individual day,” Paul claimed.
Salisbury Kitchen area Tune-Up is serving householders all over Salisbury, Harmony, China Grove, Spencer, East Spencer, Rockwell, and Kannapolis and has a quantity of renovation solutions. None of the decisions will set a kitchen out of fee for also long.
Paul, at first from New York, and Kim, a Ga native, moved from Virginia to Salisbury about two decades back. Paul taught architecture at a regional higher faculty and Kim shipped the Charlotte Observer and Salisbury Write-up for about a ten years. Looking for a improve in their career, the two landed on Kitchen Tune-Up. The company has extra than 250 franchised territories nationwide.
“Kitchen Tune-Up seriously seemed to suit wherever my expertise is, my awareness of architecture, engineering and development,” Paul mentioned. “It just in good shape the bill, so to talk.”
Paul is no stranger to functioning with electricity applications, but he and Kim expended two and a fifty percent weeks studying the finer factors of kitchen renovations in Texas. They’re also in a 12 week on line study course. They tackled their first makeover a several months back, changing the cupboards in a historic house in downtown Concord.
Personalization is a crucial component of the approach. Even just before Paul and Kim go into a kitchen area, they go to the household with doorway samples to make certain the home-owner is happy with what’s remaining mounted.
“We allow them see the products in their dwelling,” Kim mentioned.
Kitchen Tune-Up features hundreds of cabinet colours, Kim stated, from significant-gloss Coca-Cola purple to beige. Paul mentioned he’s not just one to affect a homeowner’s decision.
“Everyone’s house is their castle,” he mentioned. “It has to be individual to them. What I dislike, other people like. What I like, other persons may well not like. It is not a issue of what I like in their residence, it’s a matter of what they like in their property.”
They can also “revitalize” wood cabinets if a home owner is not wanting for a entire substitution.
“As opposed to replacing anything, we can deliver it 80% back again to the place it was when it was new,” Paul said.
Kitchen area Tune-Up will update kitchen walls, resolve flooring and replace countertops as nicely. Their purview extends past the kitchen area. Paul said they’ll exchange or add cupboards in other elements of the home as effectively.
In spite of the source chain problems plaguing several industries, Paul said it hasn’t been too complicated to get elements required. But growing charges have been an impediment, he said.
Paul and Kim have relished encouraging many others make kitchens they’re satisfied with, but they’ve also appreciated currently being capable to devote much more time together.
“I never miss out on her anymore,” Paul said. “I get to invest a large amount of time with her, which will make me satisfied.”
Far more facts about Paul and Kim’s company can be identified on the internet at kitchentuneup.com.