Ls Kitchen Specialist

Formerly Ikea kitchen specialist
Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design
373 Marlee Avenue P O BOX 40034 Toronto ON M6B 1V0
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C NC
C NC
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

complete kitchen renovation - outstanding results!!

Working with Lee was the best decision we could have made for our kitchen renovation. Our project was a big one – complete gut and redesign in a 100 year old house. Lee was fantastic to work with and exceeded our expectations on all fronts, from the initial design phase, demolition, renovation and right through to the final details. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced and was able to anticipate potential challenges, accurately budget the project, execute perfectly according to schedule and keep us informed throughout the whole project. His attention to detail is impeccable – the final product looks like a completely custom kitchen, no one can believe it is Ikea. Lee took down a partition wall to open up the back of the kitchen, removed a drop ceiling, made custom pull outs underneath the cabinets for baking sheets, customized the cabinets around our fridge and microwave so they look built in, installed under cabinet lighting, built a full pantry, and worked with all the imperfections of an old house to make sure everything is perfectly level. We are thrilled with the final results, and a few months later the excitement still hasn’t worn off. His partner Danny, and the subcontractors he brought in were all excellent. In addition to the kitchen, we also hired Lee to do custom drawers underneath our stairs for extra storage, which turned out beautifully. A big factor in making the experience so positive for us was Lee’s personality. Renovations can be extremely stressful and Lee’s patience, kindness, honesty and optimism were invaluable to us.

We would highly recommend Lee and look forward to working with him again in the future.

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RK in Toronto
RK in Toronto
8 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Main Floor Kitchen Outstanding Work

This is my 5th kitchen installed by Lee and his team. I had a very tight timeline and he accommodated me. Lee is a perfectionist and was able to create a beautiful design with functionality.

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Thank you RK for giving my team the opportunity to be part of your project. It is always a pleasure to work with you because you listen to my opinion about the design and allow my creativity to flourish.

Jamie Stratford in Scarborough
Jamie Stratford in Scarborough
6 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Master at Work

After working with several Kitchen Design companies (non Ikea), the design journey became extremely frustrating as their kitchen designers were ignoring my plans for how I wanted to use my new kitchen.

Taking a break from the custom route, I decided to see how Ikea would interpret my design. I liked the functionality of the product but the design company Ikea sent out to work up a plan were mediocre and I knew I would have to settle on a kitchen design that was routine.

At that point I knew the Ikea product was what I wanted to use, however, I needed to find an independent contractor who could deliver the vision I wanted. In walked Lee. A master of his craft, with more than 10,000 hours of experience and when he asked me the simple question" how do you want to use your kitchen", I was hooked. I had already looked at pictures of his finished product on his website so I knew he was skilled. Every design feature I through at him, he would say to me I can make that happen and he fully delivered on that. From building my toast station, to a full cabinet wall with a drawer for table linens and a space to add a charging station. Pull out drawers that house all my appliances, a wall slot for cutting boards etc. Lights in all drawers, cabinets and a touch sensitive garbage door rounded it out. Working with Lee was easy and within a week he had the bulk of the kitchen installed. A second visit once the kitchen counters were in allowed him to finish the full cabinet wall. An outstanding experience from start to finish!

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Hi Jamie,
Thank You for that great testimonial. Reading your testimonial gives me great joy and more energy to keep providing the best of my knowledge and expertise to my new clients. Your kitchen has the "works". it was important for me to put all your ideas in the design and execute in the kitchen installation.
I am always open to any design challenge and my goal is to surpass the challenge and provide a functional, elegant kitchen that will bring you endless complements from friends and visitors always.

Thank You for the great review.
LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

New Kitchen and backsplash

Was very satisfied with Lee's work and his professionalism. The work was on schedule and he provided also some custom elements to make the kitchen perfectly functional and fit into the space.

I would surely recommend Lee and would hire his company again if needed.

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Company Response

We at L.S.SOLUTIONS always aim to satisfy our clients. We go above and beyond in order to make your design into a functional work of art that will fit in your space. Thank you for your comments and we look forward to working with you again.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Expert design and installation

I made an appointment with Lee to come and measure and design my Ikea kitchen. I had some ideas, but the design he came up with not only increased the size of my kitchen usable space, but looks really high end. You do the ordering and arranging for the Ikea delivery, but he creates the list for you to order the goods, so you’re not left wondering what to get. You are also responsible for purchasing things like flooring and tiles, but he installs all. His work is excellent. He is not the contractor that comes in the house, grunts and does the minimum but the guy that does that little extra almost like it’s his own home. Lee and his helper Danny were so incredibly pleasant to have around, always a smile and nice to the kitty Kimchi. Lee arranged for the bins and the electrician that he brought in did a fantastic job. I used the company Rockstella that he recommended for the countertops and they were incredible to deal with also. All was seamless and no stress at all. He is an excellent problem solver as I found out with my old house, that has quirky corners and doors that won’t move. The finish work is fine carpentry. He came in on budget and on time. He is incredibly organized and skilled. I cannot recommend Lee enough.

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Company Response

L.S.SOLUTIONS prides itself with the best customer service. Our aim to create a kitchen masterpiece through design, attention to detail and customization of cabinets. There isn't a challenge/problem that we're not able tackle. We are resourceful, creative and extremely organized because our end goal is to have clients who are fully satisfied and stress free during the process and with the end result being a high end kitchen. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve you.

Arul in Toronto
Arul in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Window Bench

We have had Lee build us a kitchen pantry before which we loved and we recently had him build us a window bench. Lee was professional as usual, on time and did a great job.

He built the bench similar to what we liked and took care of the little things like making a functional and stylish looking extension to the floor vent that was going to get covered by the bench.

We will not hesitate to use Lee again!

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Arul, it was great working with you again. Thank you for letting me use my creativity in order to give you functional and stylish finished product.

setaarslan in Toronto
setaarslan in Toronto
0 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen installation

We already had the design for the kitchen from IKEA, however we are so glad that Lee installed it because he gave us better ideas, we wish he designed it since the beginning

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Thank you for bringing my expertise to your project. Your kitchen looks fantastic because you listened to my suggestions and accepted the design adjustments. I look forward to working with you again, in your next kitchen, from beginning to end.

Private User
Private User
Private User reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen cabinets and counter tops

Lee did a great job in our kitchen installing new cabinets and counter tops. Professional, easy to talk to and was helpful with changes. I would also highly recommend Lee.

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Company Response

Thank You for taking the time to express Your experience with our service, it was a pleasure to help You and I hope You are enjoying Your kitchen.

LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

jorgenowo
jorgenowo
1 review Vaughan, ON
10/10

Amazing job from start to finish.

I found Lee on Home Stars and relied on the high rates he was given. The reviews weren't wrong. Lee is a great person to deal with, he knows Ikea kitchens from the inside out, is very attentive to details and performed the job in the predicted time. His team is very knowledgeable and performed every task professionally and on time.
I'm very satisfied that the project went so smoothly from beginning to end. I did not have to miss one day from work and run endless errands trying to get materials and supplies. We also got the countertops where Lee recommended and that also save us time and money.
I would highly recommend Lee for any Ikea kitchen project.

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Company Response

Hola Jorge, Gracias for the positive feedback, I understand that we work hard to earn money, my job is to provide You the best job possible and try to save You as much money as possible. I am glad You are satisfied with my services. Time for Charley to enjoy his kitchen.

LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

SNO in Toronto
SNO in Toronto
2 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation

I was referred to Lee after our original contractor up and left us without a kitchen. Lee and Martin were able to jump right in where the last guy left off. Not only assembling and installing our IKEA cabinets, but also finishing the drywall that was only partially completed when they started, then painting and installing trim, installing the hood range, floating shelves, and dishwasher.

After doing a few house renos in the last year, and interacting with different companies, I can confidently say you will not find anyone better for a kitchen reno. Lee did not try to charge more than the original estimate. If there was ever any question about how I wanted something, they asked instead of assuming. They were easy to have around - respectful, friendly, came and left when they said they would, and left the space tidy at the end of the day. They were timely and their quality of work was perfect - paying attention to detail, leaving us with a professional looking finish. We will definitely hire them again for our next kitchen reno.

Thanks again!

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Thank You for taking Your time to write us a review, I am glad You had a good experience and I was able to help with all the tasks needed to complete Your kitchen renovation. I do not cut corners I always ask an not assume it is Your house and Your vision, I am the person that puts all together, the kitchen is a key room, is a room that You spend several hours of Your day, the kitchen room must be comfortable/ cozy/ and functional.

LS SOLUTION TEAM

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More about Ls Kitchen Specialist

LS Kitchen Specialist was established as a response to the needs of the market. Its founder, Lee Sanchez a former IKEA kitchen planner (2001-2005), felt the market needed a company that would offer a service that would be friendly, efficient and detailed.

If you are 100% confident that you want to use an IKEA kitchen. I will like to offer you our IKEA kitchen consultation service. The IKEA kitchen consultation is the basis of your project, It provides IKEA 3D design/ solutions/ itemize estimate/ and guidance of all the steps your project needs.

The concept of the consultation service is to go through your ideas and provide you an IKEA 3D design that will work for your project. In my tool box I have a portfolio of pictures that will help you visualize the final product.
After 6 business days from the consultation day I will provide an IKEA 3D design and an itemize estimate for the kitchen installation / renovation.

The consultation service fee is $250.00 + tax.(outside Toronto is a different fee) If you hire us will deduct $100.00 from the consultation service + $100.00 discount.* If you are interest to book a consultation service please send your address to set a day.

I just want to be clear I do not have a free estimate service. I like to explain to all my clients that consultation service is an investment for you. There is no a set price for your project it all depends of the amount of custom work or services your project needs. The consultation is necessary to provide you an accurate an itemize estimate and you need an IKEA 3D design to order all the IKEA materials

WHAT THE CONSULTATION SERVICE WILL PROVIDE YOU?

-After 6 business days from the consultation day I will provide an accurate estimate by email.
-If you hire us will deduct the consultation service fee, form the kitchen project estimate fee.
-Go through all the services needed for your kitchen project.
-Cover all the questions that you have regarding the kitchen project.
-After 6 business days you will get your 3D IKEA design.

IF YOU HIRE US WHAT DO WE PROVIDE YOU?

-Guide you trough start to finish**
-Make sure you order the correct amount of building materials** and the correct IKEA kitchen materials
-Suggest to purchase materials from my personal recommend manufactures like; counter tops/ sink/ faucet/ tiles/ under cabinet light/ etc. (Usually working whit my recommend manufactures make the project smother, no hick ups, no last minute changes and save some $$$)
-Specific details of your responsibilities and my responsibilities
-Work schedule and a payment schedule.
-I work like a Swiss watch I am very meticulous to make sure all the jobs get done on time and whit accuracy.
-I do must of the jobs, however I use a license plumber and license electrician, to make sure this jobs are done to code and meet all the safety regulations.
-I offer at front service I do not hide surprises or services I am at front from the beginning to the end.***

There is a few services that I do not provide removing load bearing walls/ gas connections/ hardwood floor (however I can recommend some contractors for those services)
If you will like to hire us to do your renovation project you must be flexible whit the starting day my availability changes by the minute.

*The extra $100.00 discount apply only if project is more then $2500.00
**Only for the services that we will provide you
***We will provide you an accurate estimate based on what we can see, if there is extra work once we take walls down or something is in the way we will let you know and I will provide you a price for any extra work
Contact us lee@lskitchenspecialist.com

CATEGORIES
Kitchen & Bathroom - Cabinets & Design
PRODUCTS
We are welcome to recommend manufactures like; counter tops/ sink/ faucet/ tiles/ under cabinet light/ etc. (Usually working whit my recommend manufactures make the project smother, no hick ups, no last minute changes and save some $$$)
SERVICES
Our company offers installation of Ikea kitchens as well as, full kitchen renovation: tear outs, flooring, drywall, plumbing and electrical work. Aside from Ikea kitchen installation, we offer installation of Ikea Pax units if requested by customer. Also we offer a consultation service include in home measurements/ IKEA 3D design/ estimate.
SPECIALITIES
*IKEA kitchen consultation service *Assemble and install IKEA kitchens *Kitchen project management *Stress free service *100% satisfaction guaranty
WEBSITE
http://www.lskitchenspecialist.com
YEAR ESTABLISHED
2005
PAYMENT METHOD
Cheque, INTERAC e-transfer
LICENSES
Electrical/Plumbing/Gas
MEMBERSHIPS
HomeStars
LIABILITY INSURANCE
Yes
PROJECT MINIMUM
No minimum
BONDED
Yes
WRITTEN CONTRACT
Yes
WARRANTY TERMS
All work is guaranteed for 1 year.
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