My house was built
in 1930 and except for changing the counter top, the flooring and the sink, the
kitchen and laundry room had never been upgraded or remodeled. Rodrigo at RBF
design had done some work for me before which I loved and I decided to have him
remodel my kitchen and laundry room. He gutted them both down to the
studs, and replaced everything -- drywall, floor, ceiling, and, of course, the
cabinets. He built the cabinets out of premium cherry, which we decided
not to stain. He just varnished them and they are absolutely stunning.
The cabinet doors are all hardwood -- not just veneer -- and the quality
of the workmanship is superb. He built and installed the cabinets,
installed the drywall, painted, and installing the backsplash. His
attention to detail is outstanding and I cannot recommend his services enough.
and I designed the kitchen together, with him providing many of the fine
details like using soft closing/self-closing hinges. Once the design was done,
he measured and built the cabinets, without demolishing the existing kitchen.
This meant that while he built the cabinets (which is time consuming) I
still had a working kitchen. Once the cabinets were ready, it was time to
start the demolition. From the start of demolition (which included taking down
a wall between the kitchen and the laundry room, breaking up and removing
an old saltillo tile floor) and re-drywalling all the walls and the ceiling)
until the time the kitchen was completed, was approximately 4 weeks.
Obviously, this was a real plus since it meant we only had to cook on a
camp stove and have the major appliances stored in the dining room for a remarkably
short period of time. Rodrigo is very professional, has a great sense of
humor, is personable and, above all else, is a fantastic master craftsman.