Couple launches mobile kitchen renovation business – Salisbury Post
SALISBURY — Paul and Kim Satenstein know what it is like to put up with by means of a prolonged kitchen renovation.
A couple years back, the pair decided to makeover their out-of-date 1950s kitchen area. The procedure still left them with out a position to get ready food for a thirty day period and a fifty percent.
“It’s awesome how significantly you can cook on an electrical hot plate and a microwave,” Paul reported. “And undertaking dishes in the toilet sink is often interesting.”
The few is now encouraging other householders keep away from a in the same way stress filled situation. Paul and Kim have teamed up to launch a regional Kitchen area Tune-Up franchise. With a property place of work in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Kitchen area Tune-Up is a cellular company that specializes in rapid kitchens and cabinetry updates.
“We target on one particular to 5 working day remodels the place you have a performing kitchen at the stop of each and every working day,” Paul mentioned.
Salisbury Kitchen Tune-Up is serving householders all through Salisbury, Concord, China Grove, Spencer, East Spencer, Rockwell, and Kannapolis and has a range of renovation possibilities. None of the choices will set a kitchen area out of commission for way too extended.
Paul, at first from New York, and Kim, a Georgia native, moved from Virginia to Salisbury about two many years ago. Paul taught architecture at a regional higher university and Kim sent the Charlotte Observer and Salisbury Publish for about a ten years. Looking for a adjust in their occupation, the two landed on Kitchen area Tune-Up. The corporation has extra than 250 franchised territories nationwide.
“Kitchen Tune-Up definitely appeared to suit exactly where my experience is, my information of architecture, engineering and development,” Paul explained. “It just healthy the monthly bill, so to speak.”
Paul is no stranger to doing work with electricity instruments, but he and Kim used two and a 50 percent months finding out the finer details of kitchen renovations in Texas. They are also in a 12 week on-line training course. They tackled their very first makeover a several months in the past, replacing the cupboards in a historic property in downtown Concord.
Personalization is a vital component of the procedure. Even before Paul and Kim go into a kitchen area, they stop by the property with doorway samples to assure the property owner is happy with what is remaining installed.
“We enable them see the merchandise in their household,” Kim stated.
Kitchen area Tune-Up offers hundreds of cupboard hues, Kim reported, from superior-gloss Coca-Cola purple to beige. Paul mentioned he’s not a person to influence a homeowner’s determination.
“Everyone’s residence is their castle,” he explained. “It has to be private to them. What I dislike, other people really like. What I love, other individuals may possibly not like. It is not a make a difference of what I like in their home, it’s a issue of what they like in their residence.”
They can also “revitalize” wooden cabinets if a home owner is not hunting for a complete replacement.
“As opposed to replacing anything, we can provide it 80% again to in which it was when it was new,” Paul explained.
Kitchen Tune-Up will update kitchen partitions, repair flooring and change countertops as perfectly. Their purview extends previous the kitchen. Paul said they’ll swap or increase cabinets in other elements of the house as effectively.
In spite of the source chain challenges plaguing quite a few industries, Paul mentioned it has not been also demanding to get supplies needed. But escalating costs have been an obstacle, he claimed.
Paul and Kim have appreciated helping others develop kitchens they are content with, but they’ve also appreciated staying equipped to devote more time together.
“I do not skip her any longer,” Paul mentioned. “I get to commit a ton of time with her, which makes me happy.”
A lot more data about Paul and Kim’s small business can be identified on line at kitchentuneup.com.