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Client Reviews

"The Kitchen Barn performed a complete renovation of our kitchen, pantry, bathroom, family room and den in 2018.  We were comfortable, from the onset, that The Kitchen Barn was the right company to perform the renovation for our home.  At the conceptual stage, Matt Taft, listened to our requests and made sure to explain all possible options.  Matt then created a plan that included a 3D rendering for the kitchen layout, that fit perfectly within the available space and then planned and scheduled all aspects of the remodel. 

The remodel on our kitchen, was performed by a skillful group of craftsman, whose attention to detail, incredibly responsive and pride in their work was exemplary.  David as the lead of the renovation teams, himself a master craftsman, did an incredible job of making sure everything fit within the required specs, that included the exacting layout of the new cabinets to the placement of the cooktop and large sink.  The pride in his work and attention to detail is evident in all the finish work and the craftsmanship in the newly created pantry.   Additionally, turn to David if you have any ideas on the design work, as the renovation is underway.  Every recommendation he made, turned out perfectly!  Drew who performed magic when matching the new stucco to the existing stucco, after completing absolutely seamless dry wall patches.  In addition, he excels at plumbing work.  Drew made needed reroutes to existing plumbing in our kitchen, that the original framing crew of the home, should have done.   Then there is the tile work, 650 sq ft of floor tile, plus the backsplash tile.  Chris and his assistant Phillip, are amazing.  They marked the floor at the start of the job, ensuring each and every line would be perfectly straight, and it is!  The accuracy of his tile work including the very difficult tile sculpting around an existing rounded stone fireplace was unbelievable.  Even in areas where grout could have been used as filler, Chris cut the tile to fit the area.  There were no shortcuts.  Bill performed all the electrical work and appliance installation.  Again, his work is excellent, and used the best materials, that he knew would last the life time of the home.  If you are in need of an electrician, call Paul.  This was our one hiccup, where we needed a new electrical line pulled into our home, right away.  David and Matt contacted him, and he was there within hours to survey the situation and was back a few days later to install the line. 

Bottom line, the remodel was on time and when they said they would be at our home working, they were there.  We always knew what the schedule was and when to expect them.  At the end of each day, the team cleaned up the areas they were working on, allowing us to chronicle the entire renovation in photos.  The entire team representing The Kitchen Barn, including their very knowledgeable office staff,  far exceeded all of our expectations and we will return to them for additional renovations."

Annette & Joe Baca

"Great service from planning to installation from great people. When they say ” 8:30 AM ” they mean it. All work performed by their crew and outside contractors as been top notch! My job is not yet finished, but I am very confident the same level of perfection will be the case. Two of my neighbors had their kitchens redone by these people so I came in with great confidence,they didn’t disappoint."

Tom Nolan

"I had the good fortune of being referred to the Kitchen Barn in Ramona for my kitchen remodel. I had just bought my home and the kitchen needed some serious refreshing. Mark Gottas did an amazing job of redesigning my kitchen based on my wants and desires. He also went the extra mile to help me stay close to my budget. The results are outstanding. I am so happy with my new amaretto Hickory with ebony glaze cabinets. They are stunning next to my beautiful blue and tan tile backsplash and Quasar quartz countertops. The breakfast island is what gets the most ooohs and aaahs. Not only is it beautiful it faces out my kitchen window where I have a beautiful view of the Ramona hills. Thank you Mark, Matt, Tracy, David and Bill. Kitchen Barn is a family business and I felt like I was welcomed right into the family. I am very happy with the results and highly recommend this professional team of remodelers."

Cyndie Keehen

Kitchen Barn was recommended to us by a neighbor, who had them remodel their kitchen. The timing was perfect, because my husband and I had just decided to remodel ours. We went in for a consultation, and were sold immediately. They use state of the art technology to show you 3-D images of possible scenarios for your kitchen. I thought I had done my homework with ideas for islands, etc. but Mark had even better ideas. The plan he came up with is perfect. We just finished the remodel, and although I had heard horror stories of how long a remodel would take, and how inconvenient it would be, that just wasn’t’ our experience. The first day they had the old cabinets out in about 4 hours, then the plumber/electrician arrived and did his thing, and then the drywall guy came! It was like that every day. We couldn’t believe how timely and professional these crews were. And tidy. They cleaned up very well after themselves. The owners, Matt and Tracy, are friendly, responsive, and very helpful. Mark, as project manager, is absolutely the best. The tile contractor, Nestor, did such a beautiful job of setting our floor tile on the diagonal. And Matt and Tracy’s son David, who helps out on the job, is just the most respectful and enjoyable young man. As Ramona residents, we were excited to support a local business, and have such a wonderful experience. We have to put a plug in for Regal Flooring (also local Ramona) for their reasonable prices and exceptional service. We are just “over the moon” about our beautiful new kitchen, and how relatively painless the process was!

Rochelle H.

The Kitchen Barn transformed our tiny little galley 25 year old kitchen into a modern one with so much more room for us we can still hardly believe it! We are in love with our custom cabinetry and even the inside of them are a dream! The staff was more than professional, very knowledgeable and patient through the entire renovation process. We highly recommend The Kitchen Barn! Rich and Kathy

Kathy Lenhart

I will begin by saying it was a pleasure from start to finish working with Matt Taft and the Kitchen Barn team. Matt paid special attention to the specifics regarding design and detail that we discussed with him. He was very attentive and responsive to any questions or concerns that we had. We did the remodel from 2500 miles away and trusted that it would be done right. The quality and attention to detail were remarkable. There was nothing we had to “settle” for. You will find that Kitchen Barn is a “pleasure” to work with… from Matt to the crew and office staff. They truly deliver the customer service and satisfaction that can be somewhat rare these days. We were 100% satisfied with the job that was done. The fact that you can trust them to deliver what they sell you and follow through makes them “truly” a 5 star company. I would DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone who is considering a remodel. JOB WELL DONE KITCHEN BARN!!!

Joann V.

Matt and Kitchen barn remodeled my kitchen from the ground up. Matt was very personable and professional, he had great ideas that made my kitchen much more efficient. It has been a few years now and his work is holding up great. I have had that same problems that everyone else has when trying to find good honest contractors that do good work. Matt is the exception. He is a local and has been in the same area for many years and enjoys a good reputation for a reason. I highly recommend Kitchen Barn and Matt for any job you need him to do.

Don Reeder

Dear Matt,

I think the first time we had the pleasure of meeting you, we knew you were the one!  That first impression certainly turned out to become the most comfortable time we have ever experience in working closely with someone for several weeks -- it turned into a very enjoyable experience, and confirmed the fact that you are trustworthy, experienced, competent, and offer superb work. Your attention to detail and perfectionism have given us a most beautiful new kitchen, and there was never any question or worry on our part about our contract with you. We would have signed that contract with a handshake, and never looked back!

We have enjoyed the people who are employed by you -- they are well mannered and well schooled in their jobs. We must mention your son David, as we have loved our experience with him, and will miss both of you when this work is over. You are a great dad as well as a Class A contractor, and David should and does make you very proud. His is a gentleman, absolutely focused on doing an excellent job, and a very hard worker, accomplished in what he does.

We volunteer to write a Letter of Recommendation for you at any time, telling others of our tremendous experience. Also, if you have prospective jobs in this area and want to show your work, we will gladly accommodate by showing off our kitchen!

Thank you so very much for all the large and small "extras" you provided for us to be sure we were having a good experience. You are tops with us!

Donna & Hector Estevane 2014

Dear David,
Hector and I want to thank you first of all, for the great experience of having the opportunity to be back in touch with your family. We have thought about you many times during the years "After the Kitchen," and enjoyed those memories of not only a beautifulnew kitchen, but of those who made it possible.....particularly of the bright young man who was already working beside his talented dad, and who we hated to lose track of.
The new bathroom gave us the opportunity to renew those memories, and see not only you, but the great people you work with, all of whom love and respect you. We have enjoyed this experience - a lot of light and gun has been circulating through the house during the weeks you have spent here, and we thank you for being the "Lead" person on the job. Drew told us that end results of building something depend in great part on the quality of the beginning of the project - the underlying "foundation," so to speak, and that this bathroom is a perfect example - setting up this project, that the finished results show what a good ending you achieved. Everyone who sees it loves it!
Thank you again, David. We may have to think up another project to tackle in the future - we'd so love to ovserve the great career you are going to have.

Donna & Hector Estevane 2018

I cannot recommend Matt Taft and his crew at Kitchen Barn strongly enough.  I did a complete remodel of my home including Kitchen, powder room and master bath room. Matt and his crew were always immediately responsive to my needs, followed through on time, were extremely polite, and highly knowledgeable about kitchens and bathrooms.  Matt’s crew (from electricians to painters and tile installers) were all equally competent, timely and very pleasant to work with. If I expressed any concerns at all, Matt was immediately responsive to do whatever it took to ensure my satisfaction. If anyone wants to speak to me personally, I give Matt my permission to provide my contact information.

Nancy Bickford

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