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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9.8 10 (197 reviews)

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J
J
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Custom PAX closets

Lee and his colleague were absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. He made everything so easy and was very helpful when it came to design ideas. They were efficient and the closets came out beautifully! No one believes they are ikea!

We will definitely be calling Lee when we are ready to reno our kitchen!

Thanks Lee!
Christine, Jerome and Rowan

Approximate cost of services:
$5,000.00
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Thank You C,J & R
It was my pleasure to help You thank You for contacting us and thank You for writing us a review, thank You for helping us spread the word.

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jayg from Toronto
jayg from Toronto
9 reviews Richmond Hill, ON
10/10

Ikea Wall Unit

We had Lee and his team in to do our kitchen about 10 months ago and were very pleased. We wanted a customized looking wall unit in our great room and LS Kitchen did a wonderful job, thanks again guys!

Approximate cost of services:
$1,700.00
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Hi Jay,

Thank You for writing a review and for the trust You deposit in our services, We are always ready to help You in case You have more projects.

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Anne  in Scarborough
Anne in Scarborough
5 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Kitchen Renovation

Lee came up with a great plan for a pretty small kitchen. He stayed on schedule and on budget. He was creative in solving problems that my old house threw at him. The cost I listed was for Lee and his people; cabinets, tiles, floor etc. were separate. I’m quite certain that I have a better kitchen because I hired Lee.

Approximate cost of services:
$19,000.00
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Hi Anne,

Thank You for writing a review for us. To be honest every project is different and I was surprise how We create a bigger kitchen in an small space. IKEA rules their product is great to make modifications and provides You more storage whit hidden drawers.

LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

Tanya in Toronto
Tanya in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Perfect Master Bathroom!

Lee and his team did an exceptional job renovating our master bathroom. Everything looks better than expected and was done on time and with excellence! 100% recommend!

Approximate cost of services:
$18,000.00
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Tanya.
Thank You for taking the time to write a review. Your bathroom looks fancy! fancy! fancy!

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Sonia
Sonia
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Personalised ikea kitchen - highly recommend

I can't recommend Lee enough. His design help was exceptional. Our kitchen is mainly Ikea with some custom door fronts (by swedish door) and some custom touches (by Lee!). We completely reconfigured the dysfunctional layout of the original kitchen to put in a fairly standard layout (see pics). During the design phase (we had no designer, it's a pretty simple smallish kitchen) Lee's deep understanding of what was possible with Ikea components was absolutely key. He made countless better suggestions upon seeing my online ikea plan - big and small. He pointed out we could have a bigger island, and we are definitely grateful for that! He also worked with my ideas to try to get me what i wanted. Our understairs "pantry" is everything I hoped for and the island is exactly what my family wanted - we use it for sitting, eating and homework every day.

The demo was completed during the lockdown phases of COVID and Lee was very careful both about the mess and disruption AND about the COVID protocols. Because of the open nature of the house, plastic sheeting was hung at the stairs up and down. We used the basement to cook and eat and sit, leaving the whole main floor to the renovators. Lee's subcontractors (tile, plumbing, countertop) were similarly great and helpful.

Throughout the usual problems (exacerbated by COVID related issues), Lee was patient and understanding and calm. Various components from Ikea not available? Where possible, he would alter what was available. Otherwise, we waited until they came back into stock (at this point IKEA was completely closed for shopping; everything was being done online).
One thing I really wanted was a built in, counter depth fridge. The placement was slightly awkward, up against a wall but i kept insisting that the door had a swing open in a way that might have let it hit the wall. Now, instead of just a spacer to prevent the door hitting the wall, we have a tall narrow broom closet, useful and perfect and unnoticeable from the outside. My plug points/usb ports on either side of the island are similarly unobtrusive and perfect.

Lee is a professional. He is also extremely warm and personable and understanding. No one does a kitchen renovation thinking they will be home the entire time - and so will their remote-schooling teens. Yet that is what we had to do. "How noisy will it be today?" is probably not a question that any contractor wants to have to answer, day after day. But they were all so understanding and kind to my kids and to me. Lee even put up with our exceptionally annoying (lovely, but always underfoot and always ready to eat whatever looks edible) kittens (he even helped us design a little cat space for them under the stairs...) When Lee and his main helper, Carlos, finished the job, we were genuinely sorry to see them go. It was great to have them around.

It's been about 7 months since the job was finished. The two things I regret about it are things Lee told me to do and I said no. Everything else is rock solid great and working perfectly for our family. Anyone who likes the Ikea route, wants a contractor who has attention to detail, a strong design sense, respects your budget and your ideas, gives you straight talk about limits and costs, and can work through problems, should talk to Lee. If I had another kitchen reno, I would hire Lee again. I recommend him unreservedly.

Approximate cost of services:
$26,000.00
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Sonia Your review is GOLD !!! Thank You, thank You!! I miss the cats!!

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

Kitchen reno

Lee did a great job with our kitchen reno and was also kind enough to come back and fix a minor issue that we noticed afterwards. We are happy with the end result and we would recommend him and use him again for future projects.

Approximate cost of services:
$0.00
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Hi Private User,

Thank You for writing a review, a review is very important for future home owners and also it educates potential home owners that will like to use our services. I am glad I was able to provide You a good service and looking forward for more projects.

LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

Tim in Mississauga
Tim in Mississauga
18 reviews Mississauga, ON
10/10

Another Great Kitchen

After being so pleased about his first kitchen installation, I called Lee to design and build another kitchen. I couldn't be happier at everything he did.

The pandemic and capacity restrictions in my condo made the job more complex. But despite all that he turned a drab, 40-year-old kitchen and turned it into a high-end showpiece.

Can't wait for Lee to design more kitchens for me!

Approximate cost of services:
$30,000.00
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Tim, Tim, Tim,
Thank You for letting me be part of the showpiece, Yes Covid has hit all of us in different ways, but We are humans and We can adapt to anything and I can not let my quality get affected by Covid, it was challenging but You made things run smoothly by been ready whit all the products and always ready to communicate.

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Wern
Wern
4 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Pax Installation

Fourth time we had gotten a project done with Lee in the past 8 years, this time to install Ikea Pax wardrobes. We had high expectations for his quality of work from our past projects and he did not disappoint. With the high precision in his trim work, he is able to make the wardrobe look built in and custom. One of the bedroom had lower ceilings so Lee had to cut bottom of the cabinets to lower their height. It is almost impossible to tell that those cabinets have been modified due to the accuracy in his work and his ability to find solutions to tricky situations. Lee has been able maintain his already very high level of quality over the years and we will not hesitate to use his services again for our next project.

Approximate cost of services:
$1.00
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Hi Wern,
Thank You for taking the time to write one more time a review for us, appreciate the detail and specification of Your review, I do my best to create a final product that You and I will be satisfy.

LS SOLUTIONS TEAM

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

Kitchen

Very professional, on time and respectful service.
I will definitely recommend it to family and friends.

Approximate cost of services:
$3,000.00
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Hello,

We take pride on our professionalism, and strive for accuracy on our projects which leads to projects being finished on time. Thank you and we look forward to recommendations to friends, family and co-workers.

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

Reliably Dependable

Through a personal referral, my wife and I were able to secure a meeting with LS KITCHEN SPECIALISTS, to discuss our plans, coordinate our execution, and to hear what suggestions they could provide.

Our project involved four facets: Kitchen Cabinets, Countertops, a new backsplash, and extended or expand our kitchen space. The cabinets were certainly an easy solution, as LS Kitchen Specialists provided solid, resourceful experience in their layout and installation.

Based on our overall desired look and feel, LS Kitchen Specialists recommended a quartz countertop supplier, that has been working with LS Kitchen Specialists for many years with great success and of course with utmost customer satisfaction as we did a bit of research on the recommended supplier. We could not be happier with the end product!! Our countertops are absolutely gorgeous and certainly at a very competitive rate.

Once the countertops were installed, LS Kitchen Specialists made short work of backsplash tiles that typically others try to stay away from. We can certainly appreciate a labour professional respecting our wishes, and always promoting a very positive “can-do” attitude. Certainly seems LS Kitchen Specialist is truly loving up to the old saying “Big or Small, We do it All”.

Then finally, our desire to expand our kitchen into the adjacent Dining Room was met with the disappointing news that the wall separating the two spaces was a Structural Wall. This would require a very significant investment in time and funds, that would actually not provide the desired result, and still having to maintain a supporting wall inconveniently situated. Not shy to think outside the box, LS kitchen Specialists took a survey of the adjacent spaces and structures, to determine very convincingly, that our Sunken Living Room could very well be turned into our dining room, with a couple of modifications to accommodate a more functional flow to the area. LS Kitchen Specialists removed a banister separating the kitchen and the sunken area, and added a half-step platform to ease moving in and out of the sunken area, where we now have our dining room with a great view out of our Bay Window. It is great to have breakfast in a room flooded by daylight.

Our overall experience amazingly pleasant. LS Kitchen Specialists made coordinating of materials, installation, trash removal, and working with other trades a very smooth experience. We are very satisfied with the finished product and we are also very proud of how much we were able to accomplish with LS Kitchen Specialists! Highly and Strongly recommend this young crew of varied skills, especially as they are accompanied and supported by great resources and relationships they have developed and maintain.

We are very, very satisfied. On budget and On time.

Approximate cost of services:
$8,000.00
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Thank you for this amazing review, it is truly appreciated. It was a great experience working on your project. The kitchen space looks lively and renewed. Enjoy your bright and airy space.

The reviews on this page are the subjective opinion of the Author and not of HomeStars Inc.

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 $350.00 + 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 $3000.00
**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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