3. Half Price Handyman
- 8 hires on Thumbtack
- Serves Seattle, WA
"Kurt Krinke is the handyman Ive hired on four different projects with excellent results. A third party told me he was good. That was an understatement. His work is neat, precise, and done with the care for the client. Before beginning he arranged a schedule and outlined his charges. He arrived promptly.
The first project was the installation of an Allure Resilient Vinyl floor in the kitchen. Kurt described pattern options, how the difference in the new material would affect the replacement of the molding, and the way he would work. His experience showed in the methodical way he worked, with attention to detail, and virtually no wasted material
one piece left over. The floor is beautiful, adding visual warmth to the room. An excellent job in just few hours.
The second was a minor remodel of a laundry compartment in a bathroom. The size of a new washer and dryer required re-hanging or replacing a pair of sliding doors. Kurts initial approach appeared to match my ideas. However, I changed my mind, and Kurt was accepting of that. When he returned with materials, he had chosen tasteful, functional hardware which turned the half-day, creative project into a neat, convenient, pleasant-looking laundry area.
Project three: a pantry built into a wall between studs with a door left over from project two. Kurt listened carefully to the idea, but before making any suggestions he took several measurements and scanned the wall for any hidden problems. His approach again was imaginative, and with pad in hand, he drew a sketch of what he would recommend and why. Kurt made sure the door-swing would be handy and miss the ceiling fixture. He purchased suitable materials and finished the project in a day. Even though the work had to be done in the house in cramped quarters, Kurt not only collected dust as he created it, he cleaned the area when done. The pantry turned out far beyond what I had envisioned and was completed in the same day. I am completely satisfied.
Lastly, because of changes in carpeting, three different doors had to be trimmed to eliminate drag; two hinged doors, and a bi-fold. Kurt approached that task confidently, and did the work with a table saw he brought to the house. All work well now and done in about an hour. He is currently designing a bed frame for me, which is a project this handyman will really get into.
Every once in a while someone comes along who really fits his or her profession, people who love their work, welcome challenges, and take pains toward excellence. Kurt impresses me as one of those people; hes solution-minded, client-oriented, as well as a knowledgeable, skilled craftsman. I recommend him without hesitation or reservation."