I sat down with a Schofield homeowner and asked her to share her experience of working with Swita Cabinetry for her kitchen remodel.
When did you realize that you needed to remodel your kitchen?
We realized the need for a new kitchen before we bought our house. We both had issues with the kitchen. My husband hated the tile and I hated the cabinets. In our previous home, we remodeled the kitchen with Swita Cabinetry. The wood was Maple and the style was Shaker. The hardest thing about moving was leaving the kitchen behind.
What elements were a must in your new kitchen?
Cherry cabinets, updated hardware, stainless steel appliances, functional space, new flooring, backsplash and countertops. We wanted something that was warm, inviting and classy looking.
Why did you choose quartz?
We decided on quartz due to the sealing issue. We have granite in our bathroom and one of the kids got blue toothpaste on it and it left a stain because it wasn’t sealed properly. I didn’t want the hassle of dealing with that but knew we wanted the more formal look of granite.
What did you like about working with Swita Cabinetry?
When I described what I was looking for, Pete was very perceptive and able to visualize it. That’s one of the benefits of working with Swita Cabinetry. Pete listens to what you want and is experienced enough to make it all come together. Visiting their showroom and exploring options was also helpful. I felt that there was a passion in Swita Cabinetry and they really wanted to make my dream kitchen a reality. When someone loves what they’re doing it shows.
How does your new kitchen meet the demands of a busy mom of three?
We added extra counter space with the idea that the kids would really utilize this spot. They come home from school and have a snack, talk about their day, and start homework while I’m making dinner. I enjoy having them close by but still able to accomplish necessary tasks. We have space all over in our house, but the kitchen is the one spot everyone seems to congregate. I walk into my house and enjoy being in my beautiful kitchen.
BY KARLA SWITA
Karla is married to Pete and together they own and operate Swita Cabinetry.