Basic Builders Reviews

“Working with Peter and Lissa was a pleasure! They took care of everything and helped make our renovation go very smoothly. We love our new kitchen. Not only does it look good, but it functions much better than before – thanks to Peter making suggestions on layout changes and cabinet choices. I was a bit hesitant about using Ikea cabinets but after lots of research and meeting with Peter, we knew it would be a great choice for us. It’s been 6 months and we are still as pleased as we were the first day. Thanks, Peter and Lissa!!”

– Catherine R.

“Basic Builders did a terrific, efficient job replacing the countertop, backsplash, floor, and all the cabinets in the kitchen, plus installing the new appliances and lighting fixtures. Much of the work had to be customized to fit the unusually small space, and it was done beautifully.

Most of the decisions about choice of materials were made by Lissa and Peter, and their selections were tasteful and quite economical. Moreover, all their work had to be coordinated with the stringent regulations of the management and staff of the building.

They handled the job courteously and professionally, leaving me very pleased.”

-Patricia C.

“Lissa and Peter did an incredible job installing our ikea cabinets. The look so great, everyone who sees our kitchen believes we spent at least $100,000 doing it, which of course with Basic Builder’s help we spent a small fraction of that.

They are true to their work, very high quality, exactly on or ahead of schedule….they took all of the anxiety of a “build it yourself” kitchen away. The results are perfect and worth more than every bit we paid!”

-Gene C.

“Lissa and Peter are an amazing team! They created a beautiful kitchen in my small space, they were professional, and kept within their estimated time frame and budget. I would definitely recommend them to anyone considering a kitchen renovation. We looked around for a contractor for many years before finally feeling comfortable with Basic Builders. Their work is beautiful.”

-Alison D.

“Basic Builders is the best home improvement company I have ever encountered. Their prices are very reasonable and they did such a smart, thoughtful, careful job in completely renovating our prewar kitchen. Peter designed the kitchen with painstaking attention to detail. Meanwhile, Lissa kept the whole project organized, despite some unforeseen issues. They were both very understanding about our various needs. The finished kitchen is very functional and looks fabulous, but most importantly, Basic Builders made the process pleasant. They are a rare find, and I just wish I could convince them to renovate all the other rooms in our apartment.”

-Julie S.

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