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"Do What You Love, Love What You Do" is the main motto of our firm's two principals: architect/designer and master cabinetmaker. We are a boutique firm with strong design-build services that are straightened by our experience and education in the field. We specialize in fabrication and installation of architectural cabinetry, custom furniture and millwork in our own shop. Our services include design, selections and ordering of materials, fixtures and appliances, fabrication of custom cabinetry, installations and renovations. Our renovations include flooring, tilework, door installations, painting, wallpaper, electrical work and plumbing work. We provide design services with 3d visualization and innovative ideas. We are fully licensed and insured and are quite knowledgeable when it comes to building management submittals and board approvals.

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Gall G.

New York County, NY

We really enjoyed working with them. Paulina, from the very beginning, made the process really easy which was something we were really concerned about. This was our first renovation and were worried about all the horror stories you hear about construction. None of those horror stories came about with them and we are very grateful for that. Paulina recommended the perfect design for us that met our taste and expectations. She was extremely patient and found creative solutions to various issues along the way. We were happy with most of the products she recommended. What made the process really easier was having the 3d modeling of every single part of the renovation (from kitchen, bathroom, to storage solutions). This really helped us envision the renovation and simplified making decisions. We also appreciated the fact that Paulina was pretty responsive (within 24-48 hours). It was easy to email her and text her to get answers. We also thought Albert had great ideas and suggestions and thought his work was amazing and very high quality. We liked the fact that they were a one stop shop and we only had to deal with one contractor/company and found their fees to be very reasonable. Paulina was able to keep strictly to the budget we set and we found no unexpected surprises along the way. There were a handful of issues that came up because we took down walls etc. but Paulina was able to come up with very economical ways to deal with these issues. We were living through the renovation and so we especially appreciated that the workers were very clean and kept the amount of dust to a minimum. They would spend almost an hour every day vacuuming and cleaning the mess to make the home was nicer to return to at the end of the day. Even after the project was over Paulina continued to follow up and be helpful in getting materials and furniture for decorating. We connected really well in our sense of taste and she read us really well. Our only issue with them was the timing. We were expecting the project to complete in 12 weeks but ended up taking almost 20. It seemed that they did not have enough workers for the amount of projects they took up. But, in the end, the apartment came out wonderful and we really appreciated things getting done to pretty high standards. Read Gall's testimonial

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Nov 2016
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Erica D.

Kings County, NY

Knowing that someone was going to hold our hand through this entire process was so important for us. Paulina did just that. Right from the start that we knew we were in good hands. Having someone who had a good eye and combined with quality craftsmanship made for an incredible new space. The finished project is so much more beautiful then we ever imagined it to be (even with all the computer drawings.)!! They do really outstanding work and are easy to work with. At no point during our renovation did we find it difficult to work with anyone from the team. Read Erica's testimonial

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Jul 2016
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Matthew A.

New York County, NY

Craftsmanship and quality of the work. From the design, to fabrication, electrical, painting and installation, everything exceeded my expectations. Albert's millwork was perfection and the attention to detail down to every 1/16 of an inch was attended to. All the custom built-in units, to the closets, window casings and hidden storage elements were designed, fabricated and installed superbly. We also did quite a bit of lighting, electrical and painting throughout the apartment in order to achieve the vision, and Ziggy and Andy didn't miss a stroke. The entire team is true professionals and passionate about their craft. Read Matthew's testimonial

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Apr 2016
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Mollie G.

Kings County, NY

Paulina, Albert, Andrzej and the rest of their team made my renovation experience such a pleasure. The design process with Paulina was incredibly fun, and the construction went impressively smoothly. Their attention to detail and high level of craftsmanship was apparent at every step. I most appreciated that I could TRUST them -- I knew they weren't going to cut corners and that they were going to make thoughtful decisions for me and my apartment at every turn. Read Mollie's testimonial

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Mar 2016
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Sophia L.

New York County, NY

I chose them design build team based on the reviews and also their aesthetic. We communicated mostly with Paulina, who was extremely patient and professional. Read Sophia's testimonial

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Jan 2016
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Anne S.

Kings County, NY

They are really personable, nice people to work with... and their quality work stands for itself! Read Anne's testimonial

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Jan 2016
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Lexi B.

Kings County, NY

I valued the front end design work at the beginning of the process. I was hopeful things would turn out well. I had several pictures I was working from that I found on Pinterest and felt I was able to communicate most effectively from those. Read Lexi's testimonial

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Dec 2015
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Celeste G.

Kings County, NY

Hands-on design assistance; prompt response to any and every question; on budget and on time; friendly and accommodating Read Celeste's testimonial

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Sep 2015
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Rebecca V.

New York County, NY

We were thrilled with Paulina and Albert's ability to combine their skills and give us a unique and beautiful bespoke kitchen. Paulina designed wonderful cabinets and solutions to maximize our space, and Albert made them a reality. Read Rebecca's testimonial

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Aug 2015
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Robyn M.

Kings County, NY

This was our first major renovation project and we now live in our dream home. Several months later, my husband and I still can't believe we actually live here -- the bathroom feels like a spa, the kitchen is fit for a top chef, the apartment as a whole is absolutely perfect for our needs. Paulina and Alberto are true professionals and Paulina's design touches turned this into a magazine-worthy space. We can't ever imagine leaving this space, but if life ever calls for it, we will not hesitate to call Paulina and Albert and begin a new project with them. Read Robyn's testimonial

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Aug 2015
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Ketrina H.

Kings County, NY

Paulina made me feel at ease. She was easy to reach by email and phone, she responded promptly and clearly knows her stuff. She has great design ideas and great taste. I picked the first design for the kitchen she presented. It was just that good. Read Ketrina's testimonial

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Apr 2015
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Katie C.

New York County, NY

Their deep pride in doing an excellent job, their willingness to think outside of the box with us, and their ability to have some fun in thinking through what we wanted. Read Katie's testimonial

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Apr 2015
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Claire H.

Kings County, NY

Everything, no kidding. Communication was easy, they were sweet, I think we paid a great price for what we got, I could go on. Read Claire's testimonial

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Nov 2014
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Alan K.

We are a contracting company that has worked on several projects with them. The work they did for us was Kitchens, bedroom built ins, living room build ins, bathroom cabinetry, AC enclosures, tricky frames with mirrors, skylights, custom moldings, Etc. I was using another cabinet company for years and there work got sloppy so they were recommended to me by another GC, so I said I would give them a shot. Their work is really exceptional and if you hire them you will not regret it. Paulina is amazing at field measuring and shop drawings. Read Alan's reference

Dec 2014
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Dariusz D.

They designed, fabricated and installed custom cabinetry for our social club in various locations. The quality of woodworking is outstanding. They are in process of installing our new custom kitchen. Both Paulina and Albert are easy to communicate with. They also helped with materials selections aa well as appliances. Their knoweledge in the field is amazing. They overexceeded our expectations. We will be doing our dance hall in the future and they are already hired. Read Dariusz's reference

Mar 2014
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Veronica G.

Originally Paulina was brought on to assist with the design and advise on materials for a huge gut renovation on a 600 sq foot studio. The remodeling included converting the space into a small one bedroom with custom millwork, new floors, molding and work on the bathroom. It would have been a different result if Paulina hadn't been there. So much so that I knew if I was going to do anymore construction it was going to be with Paulina. She is easy to work with but also knew exactly what she was doing. Her expertise goes beyond design- She knew the ins and outs of the construction and worked really well with me in designing the custom cabinets to fit my exact vision. Read Veronica's reference

Mar 2014
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Seamus G.

We’ve worked with Paulina several times on all high end interior residential projects. Read Seamus's reference

Mar 2014

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