It’s hard to do justice to what an amazing company Magnum is to work with! This is a detailed review because I feel like prospective clients should be informed about what makes Magnum awesome, but if you want the short & sweet of it: their professionalism, service and quality of work is a cut above. Hire them NOW, thank me later! :)
The long cut:
My partner and I bought a fixer-upper that required renovating, well, everything. Being overly ambitious as we were, we invited kitchen companies to quote near the start of our renovations. From the beginning, we were impressed by Parry and Avtar’s professionalism, responsiveness and diligence in providing us with the information we needed.
They also took the time to understand the vision we had for our kitchen and then used their expertise and insight to make it even better. For example, we wanted keep the range and, by extension, the range hood on an interior wall. A number of other companies were quick to tell us that because of this, we couldn’t have the range hood vent outside because it was not on an exterior wall and that the only way to do this was to move the range to an exterior wall. Magnum was the only company that took the time to really study our house, the layout and specs, and let us know that venting to the outside was possible if we ran the vent parallel to the floor joists above to the exterior wall.
It’s this level of attention to detail that not only reinforced our confidence in the quality of work that Magnum would ultimately do, but also gave us the assurance that the quote they provided us was accurate and the project would stay within budget.
Because of the extensiveness of our renovations and unanticipated delays, we ended up not only having to push our kitchen timelines out several times but also had to revise the kitchen specs along the way due to changing site conditions. Throughout this process, Parry & Avtar were patient, accommodating and continued to ensure exchange of information as needed whether it was with us or our other contractors.
The installers (unfortunately, I forget their names at this point) were diligent and careful not only with the kitchen but also the rest of our newly renovated home. They kept things tidy and clean, and made sure any dust/debris-creating work was done outside.
As for the kitchen itself, we couldn’t be happier! Again, Magnum really understood our vision and executed the best version of it. Not only have our family and friends been marvelling at the quality of it, but other contractors have too! And it’s important to note that in addition to beautiful cabinetry, Magnum uses top quality finishes, including knobs/handles, countertops… everything AND the kitchen sink! (hehe)
Beyond this, what makes Magnum absolutely outstanding is that Avtar & Parry are some of the most honest and sincere people you could ever deal with. Do NOT undervalue these traits. The home renovations industry is unfortunately rife with people who are out to hustle, upsell and make the most $ off of homeowners as possible. Magnum is not like that at all – they provided honest, genuine and thoughtful advice and feedback while creating our dream kitchen.
(Also, a random – but important, in my view – observation. You can really tell that Avtar (the owner/founder of Magnum) loves what he does. Like he really, really enjoys creating people’s dream kitchens, and his pride and passion filter down through the company. Don’t undervalue these traits either!)
Magnum is one of very few companies I would recommend without hesitation. My only regrets are that (i) I didn’t write this review sooner, and (ii) Homestars doesn’t have a 10000/10 feature that you can give out to extraordinary contractors because Magnum totally deserves it.
Thanks again, Avtar, Parry & the Magnum Kitchens team for being all-around awesome! :D