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NARI - CotY (Contractor of the year) Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000

NARI Regional Awards 2019 NARI Regional Award Winners

Winner of COTY 2019 NARI award. Congrats to the whole team, it is an honor to win two Contractor of the Year awards. Made possible by the amazing designers, electricians stone fabricators, carpenters and all the support staff it takes to put together projects like these. We have a great team of people that all go the extra mile, collaborating together to not miss a detail for our clients renovations. Thank you all for all of your efforts I’m very proud of each of you! "

The judging is complete and we are happy to announce that KraftMaster Renovations, LLC has been named 2019 CotY Regional Winner for Region 1 Northeast for Residential Kitchen $60,001 to $100,000, for the project located ain Mountanside NJ! The judges commented on the high quality of the projects submitted in the CotY program and they were very impressed with the innovation NARI members presented this year. We received over 350 entries valued at over $97 million, and your project stood out as the best in your category and region.

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NARI - CotY (Contractor of the year) 2019 Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior Over $150,000

NARI Regional Awards 2019 NARI Regional Award Winners

Winner of COTY 2019 NARI award. Congrats to the whole team, it is an honor to win two Contractor of the Year awards. Made possible by the amazing designers, electricians stone fabricators, carpenters and all the support staff it takes to put together projects like these. We have a great team of people that all go the extra mile, collaborating together to not miss a detail for our clients renovations. Thank you all for all of your efforts I’m very proud of each of you! "

The judging is complete and we are happy to announce that KraftMaster Renovations, LLC has been named 2019 Regional CotY Award Winner, Residential Interior Over $150,000, for the project located ain Princeton, NJ! The judges commented on the high quality of the projects submitted in the CotY program and they were very impressed with the innovation NARI members presented this year. We received over 350 entries valued at over $97 million, and your project stood out as the best in your category and region.

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BIG 50 AWARD 2014

RM Big50 2014

The Big50 selection process has become increasingly rigorous in recent years, and the result, REMODELING editors believe, is one of the strongest classes to date. "Uniting the 2014 inductees are high standards and a determination to rebound following the recession -- taking the opportunity to retool systems and processes-- ensuring that they are poised to meet their sales, production, and customer-service goals and continue to thrive," according to REMODELING.

"We are very honored to receive this distinction," says Bob Gockeler, President of KraftMaster Renovations. "The award recognizes excellence and leadership, and we are privileged to be named to this select group of remodelers."

REMODELING editors, columnists, industry leaders, and the companies themselves make the nominations each year. Following a lengthy evaluation and interview process, the editors select the 50 individuals who exemplify the best of the industry that year, and who have something to offer other remodelers in proven practices. This award is only given to a small fraction of companies in the industry, less than 1/10th of 1%, so receiving it is a huge honor.

2014 Big 50 Winners

550 - REMODELING MAGAZINE

Top 550Few industry pyramids have as wide a base and narrow a top as remodeling. Census reports suggest that two-thirds of America's roughly 650,000 remodelers are self-employed. Only 90,000 companies of any size have a payroll. And if past trends hold, no more than one out of six of those take in a million dollars a year. The 550 companies on this year's list occupy the very top of the pyramid. For the vast majority of them, 2013 was a decent year and 2014 looks to be a great one. KraftMaster Renovations ranks # 186 out of the top 550 in the America

Additional information is online: See the full list of remodelers

 

 

TOP 500 - QUALIFIED REMODELER MAGAZINE

Top 500 RemodelersThis year’s Top 500 is not only remarkable for its total commitment to accuracy, but it also brings greater attention to the intangibles that separate the merely good companies from the truly great. Our Star System highlights, among other things, how long companies have been in business, their level of professional certification, and their industry and community involvement. Being a great remodeling company is not just about size. It is about its position and stature in its respective marketplace. Among The Top 500, there are so many remodeling companies that have become true assets to their local communities. This is a big part of why we are so proud to produce this list each year — we help get the word out about the good guys in our industry. KraftMaster proud to rank amongst the nations 500 largest remodelers.

Additional information is online: See the full list of remodelers

 

 


BEST OF HOUZZ AWARDS Remodeling and Home Design

 

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Houzz is the premier home remodeling web site for homeowners looking for experts in their area. What does it mean to be the "Best of Houzz?" It means that our customers enjoyed their remodeling experience with us so much that they've gone out of their way to nominate us for this prestigious award! In fact, KraftMaster Renovations team has won numerous awards for creativity, craftsmanship, quality and on-time delivery within a budget.

Best of Houzz Design AwardBest of Houzz 2014 Service AwardBest of Houzz 2015 Design AwardBest of Houzz 2015 Service AwardBest of Houzz 2016 Design AwardBest of Houzz 2016 Service AwardBest of Houzz 2017 Service Award

 

 

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We believe you are as good as the company you keep.

We are proud members of these professional organizations, it keeps us informed of the latest happening in the industry and we continue our education by participating.

NARI - National Association of Remodeling Industry

NARI Member The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only independent national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI's focus is on professional conduct, continuing education and training, and fair and ethical treatment within the industry. - See more at: http://www.nari.org

 

BBB - Better Business Bureau

logo-bbb BBB has determined that KraftMaster Renovations. meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints. BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to the public.

BBB accreditation does not mean that the business' products or services have been evaluated or endorsed by BBB, or that BBB has made a determination as to the business' product quality or competency in performing services.

KraftMaster Renovations. affirms that it meets and will abide by the following standards. www.bbb.com/kraftmaster

NKBA - National Kitchen Bath Association

NKBAlogo CertifiedMember Name BlueHiRes We believe that good design doesn't just happen. It's the product of years of training, good listening, an active imagination and exhaustive attention to detail. You'll come to appreciate all of these attributes in our talented design staff. Whether you're remodeling your current home or building one from the ground up, they will conceive a well planned space that is both functional and beautiful. To create the overall aesthetic you desire, we will recommend shapes, finishes, color and textures and bring your project to life with a series of diagrams, layouts and renderings to help you visualize the space. To enhance our chosen design, we can incorporate appliances, counter top materials, tile, flooring, plumbing fixtures and lighting for your project. And while the possibilities are endless, only one combination is just right for you

GUILD QUALITY

GuildQuality GuildQuality equips builders, remodelers, real estate developers, and home services contractors with the opportunity to see their strengths and weaknesses throughout every avenue of their work. As a third-party, they provide a level of comfort for our clients, empowering them to share an honest assessment about their project. GuildQuality has provided an easy and efficient tool for our customers to provide us with valuable feedback about our processes and services. This feedback is used to improve customer experience and ultimately it helps us grow our business.

CHATHAM DOWNTOWN ALLIANCE

Downtown Alliance KraftMaster Renovations is proud to help support the community and be a an active participant along with the long standing and recent merchants who make up the downtown. Visit all the members who offer a variety of products and services, all of which gives Chatham Downtown a homey, comfortable feel. They are a part of the downtown Chatham experience and offer much expertise.

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NJ REGISTERED HOME IMPROVEMENT CONTRACTOR

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Your kitchen is where the culinary magic happens. This is why storage solutions for the kitchen are in demand. Keeping all the cutlery and kitchen supplies all in their right places can get particularly tiring especially when you have nowhere to store them!

So they look the same and cost so much less at a home center... Why? Check the part numbers they make look the same but many are made specifically for the bog box store you are considering buying at. Many times they are less expensive due to the different materials used inside. Lets face it the home centers are selling the exact same thing for less money. In our experienec the plumbing supply centers sell top quality fixtures. Well worth the few dollars more they may cost.

USB - Power up in the kitchen and bath - High Tech devices

With all of your wireless devies they are constantly needing a recharge - these new outlets are a must have for plugging in. Make sure you include them on your remodeld kitchen and bath. 

When building your own home or renovating a bath or kitchen, there’s more to it than just repainting the walls and moving pieces of furniture around. Since your kitchen or bath both have more specialized functions and involve special parts such as more power outlets and plumbing systems, you may have to consider hiring a design build firm. They can more effectively bring your kitchen and bath designs to life and lessen the hassle that you may have to face when you think of renovating your kitchen or bath by yourself.

Hire a design firm for kitchen projectsIf you are weighing the pros and cons of why you should hire a design build firm, here are some of the positive benefits you can experience when you decide to work with these professionals for your bath and kitchen projects:

•  Maximize your space 

If you have a small bath or kitchen, working together with a design build firm can help you make the most of your space. They know of many different kitchen and bath designs which would work great for any kind of space. Working with these professionals for your kitchen and bath needs is especially great if you only have a small space you can a lot for your kitchen and bath.

•  Save on materials 

You can even save on materials when working with design build firms for your kitchen and bath projects. This is because they have an extensive network of contacts to help them have a variety of materials and resources to choose from depending on the building needs. When working with a design build firm, you can tell them what your budget for your kitchen and bath is, and they can find ways to stay within your desired budgets.

Hire a design firm for bathroom projects•  Keep up with the trends 

If you happen to be clueless on how you can beautify your kitchen and bath, hiring a design build firm can help sort any issues out for you. They are updated when it comes to kitchen and bath designs and you can rest assured that while they make suggestions, your  opinion will always be taken into consideration and that you still have the final say on how you would like your bath or kitchen to look like. If you prefer having the most updated designs and trendy materials though, you can rely on build design firms to do take care of that for you.


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Personalized design 

While design build firms can show you what the trendiest designs apply for your bath and kitchen, you can always have your own design and make them bring it to life. If you already have ideas in your head and all you need is the know-how and the building materials, you can entrust the work to a design build firm. DIY can be fun, but it can also mean a lot of work especially if you don’t have the required expertise to pull things off.

 •  Save time 

Since these expert builders already know what they are doing for your bath and kitchen, you can expect your building or renovation time to be done in a jiffy. They work efficiently and this can help you get around the house or settle into your new place with a fully functional bath or kitchen!

Kitchen and bath designs made by professional design build firms can help give you a more fulfilling and visually appealing kitchen and bath for your home. Overall, hiring professional services can get you the finish you want, when you want, and at the price which is most comfortable for you. You can always try your hand at renovation projects but when you want a fully functional bath or kitchen, trusting experts to do the job for you will result in a more beautiful finish.

If there are two spaces in the house that get a lot of attention and constant remodeling, it has to be the kitchen and bath. These are spaces that get a lot of daily use and it only makes sense that kitchen and bath renovations get a lot of attention and a whole lot of money.
Some people like to remodel their kitchen and bath at the same time while others who have less money have to choose between the kitchen and bath so the big question is-when it comes to remodeling the kitchen and the bath, which is more complicated? This question about the kitchen and bath is something that homeowners really love to ask and it is about time they got the answer to their question about the kitchen and bath.
Which is harder to do?
The truth of the matter is, the degree of difficulty when it comes to remodeling the kitchen or the bath depends on how big the space is and what you intend to do. It also depends on the kitchen and bath designs that you have in mind. It only stands that kitchen and bath designs that are more complicated tend to be more challenging after all.
If your kitchen and bath designs are simpler and you want something more elaborate, then expect to spend more time and money on the project. If you are opting for simpler kitchen designs, you will spend less money and time on the remodeling as a whole. Below are some of the challenges when contemplating kitchen and bath designs so you can weigh which one is a more difficult project to undertake.

Common challenges when renovating a kitchen

1.  Contractor fraud and faulty workmanship 

This is a bigger problem than you think because every year, thousands of lawsuits are filed by home owners that are not happy with their kitchen. Remember, it is functional space and if things do not work out, it will be very difficult for you.  

If you want the best for your kitchen, check the background of the contractor that you wish to hire for kitchen remodeling.

2.  Project delays 

You will want your kitchen remodeled as soon as possible of course because not having the use of your kitchen can be very daunting. 

When looking for a company to remodel your kitchen, look for a contractor that will have a personal project manager for your kitchen project. He will make sure the kitchen job goes smoothly. 

 3.  Hidden fees

Some companies may offer low rates for kitchen jobs but when they slap you with hidden fees at the end of the kitchen project, well that’s just unacceptable. 

Some kitchen designers will not provide complete estimates. Make sure your remodeling expert provides you with written estimates.

Bath remodeling challenges

1.  Delay in pricing quotes 

When it comes to remodeling the bath, some bath contactors are so eager to start work that they forget to give a proper estimate. This could pose as a problem for you at the end of the bath project.

Ask for a written estimate or quote before work starts on your bath.

2.  Old pipes

Your bath pipes may look good on the outside so your bath contractor may not change them. But remember that some pipes rust from the inside out. You may have leaks in your bath pipes and the bath contractor doesn’t check them. 

Make sure they check the pipes thoroughly or you can check the bath pipes yourself.

3.  Dain and lines

Replacing your bath tub isn’t just a matter of getting rid of the old and bringing in a new bath tub. There are drains and supply sources to think of and redoing them costs a lot of money. 

When building a new home, you get the chance to create your own space which can reflect your personality. Trends have been changing faster in the recent years, and staying up to date with the latest trends can be tough!

Trends come and go and when you decide to give your house a makeover, two of the top spaces to give upgrades involved the kitchen and your bath. These are spaces where your guests can venture into, and having updated kitchen and bath designs can help achieve a trendier look for your home. May it be to impress guests or just for your personal fulfillment, having a beautiful bath or kitchen won’t only make your home stand out—you may even increase your property’s values by staying updated with the latest kitchen and bath designs!

 

Kitchen Design Trends 2014Kitchen Design Trends 2014

1.  Classic white 

White is something that never goes out of style and for 2013, you can make a simple kitchen makeover by concentrating on white. This style is especially beneficial since it makes your kitchen look more hygienic too! Accenting with shades of green can give your kitchen an even fresher appeal.

 2.  Dark and solid 

Give your kitchen a modern yet tried and tested appeal by having rich dark shades. Achieve this by investing on dark wood furniture. Quality pieces will even add value to your home should you decide to resell in the future.

 3.  Glass backsplash 

Brighten up your kitchen by having glass backsplash. Reflecting more light inside your kitchen by having glass surfaces makes it more vibrant. Consider having glass on your countertops for a high shine, polished, and modern chic effect.

 4.  Techie additions to your cooking space 

Don’t be scared to add modern fixtures for your 2014 kitchen. Why not try LED lights near your cooktop or over your mini bar? Touch-activated faucets are also in. LED lights can help save more energy while your touch-activated faucets give a minimalist and modern addition to your kitchen.

 

Bath Design Trends 2014Bath Design Trends 2014

1.  Neutral concentration 

A bath with combined neutral shades looks great, but concentrating on just one neutral shade is even better. Your updated bath can have a more modern look by concentrating on just one shade. Grey in particular is a great neutral to work with. Accentuate your bath by having vibrant colors like reds or greens as your color splash pieces.

 2.  Tile play 

Tiles are a major part of any bath, and you can give your bath an upgrade by making wise tile choices. Ceramic or porcelain tiles are still the top choice for bathroom tiles, but metallic tiles can give you a blast to the future feel when used as borders or accent tiles. Use them in combination, and maybe even experiment with modern mosaic effects.

 3.  Linear and minimalist 

Achieve more fluidity in your bath space by having linear design. Less is more is in for 2013, and you can make even smaller-sized bathrooms look spacious by aiming for a more linear space. Think glass wet rooms and smaller vanities with undermount instead of over the counter sinks.

 4.  Natural stone choice 

Granite has long been famous for both kitchen and bath designs for several years. However, you can update your bath surfaces by opting for quartz instead. This natural stone has a glass-like surface which is almost impervious to water. It remains skid-proof, making it ideal for your bath area even when it’s already wet.

When thinking of kitchen and bath designs for 2014, widen your horizons and feed your creative juices by considering a change of materials and colors used for these spaces. Keeping up with the trend while having a timeless appeal for your bath and kitchen isn’t an impossible feat! Try the above mentioned 2014 design trends and make your home an even lovelier place to be in.

In an ideal world, everyone would have massive houses where they do not ever have to worry about space or the lack thereof. However in the real world, people need to contend with space constraints day in and day out. Living in small spaces doesn’t have to mean constant states of chaos though because there are some ways to get around space problems. Below are some tips to make better use of small spaces.

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Best of Houzz 2014-2019

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Houzz is the premier home remodeling web site for homeowners looking for experts in their area. What does it mean to be the "Best of Houzz?" It means that our customers enjoyed their remodeling experience with us so much that they've gone out of their way to nominate us for this prestigious award! In fact, KraftMaster Renovations team has won numerous awards for creativity, craftsmanship, quality and on-time delivery within a budget.

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GuildQuality’s multi-touch survey process provides an easy and effective way to get an unbiased assessment our company’s performance. Over 95% of our customers surveyed would recommend us versus less than 62% of all contractors' customers who would recommend them.

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