“We recently moved to Atlanta from New York and had no idea where to start with kitchen contractors. After doing some research, we came across Kyle and Nancy. They and their team did a fantastic job on our kitchen. They sent us lots of design ideas and were always responsive to our questions. Their team arrived on time every day during the project and were clean and efficient. The entire process was seamless and a great experience. We plan to use them again on future projects and highly recommend them!!”
“This was our first time to work with Kyle and Nancy, and the first time we have done a full kitchen remodel. They were great to work with and made the process positive for us. They were on budget and on time. But more than that, they were true partners along the way. We looked to them for ideas on design and more, and they were helpful with it all. Also, we enjoyed their team that was at our house daily...it was a consistent group who were always professional and sensitive to the fact that we still had to live there. More than anything, Kyle and Nancy listened to what we wanted and worked to make it happen on budget. We are thrilled with the results.”
History Reimagined: A 1933 Tudor Estate in Intown Atlanta
We first met Kyle and Nancy of Drake House Construction in March 2018, very soon after closing on our new home, a 1933 Tudor, in the Ridgedale Park neighborhood in Buckhead. We found them through Houzz and were very impressed by their tasteful, yet budget-friendly renovations. When we met them in person, we knew we had found the right team to help turn our dream kitchen into a reality.
Having flipped our previous home in Denver, CO, we had a good idea of what we were looking for in our renovation. Having a personal passion for interior design and my husband, Andrew, being in commercial real estate, we were tough clients with high expectations on a tight timeline. We were looking to breathe new life into our historic home, but keep the old-world charm and timeless look of the rest of the house. We chose a blend of classic finishes, such as honed Carrara marble counters, white subway tile, brass fixtures, and stainless appliances, but with tasteful, modern touches, like hanging shelves and light greige cabinets. We were also working within a more segmented and challenging space. We would be taking a wall down in between our kitchen and dining room, as well as a breakfast bar, removing a radiator, and adding a new window to create more light and a more open, airy space.
Kyle and Nancy immediately understood our goals both from a look and feel perspective, as well as from a budget perspective. Nancy was very helpful locating specific design elements, like paint colors, light fixtures, and tiles, and Kyle was the construction lead behind adding the custom touches that really made our project shine. We threw Kyle and Nancy several curve balls and last minute change orders with requests for a custom island design and hanging brass shelves. Kyle and his team were incredibly resourceful and figured out a way to make them happen, creating a high-end look for a fraction of the price. We were also very impressed with Kyle’s team’s craftsmanship. They did an excellent job matching the walls of the new opening in between our kitchen and dining room to our existing, textured plaster walls, making it look like it was there all along. We greatly appreciated Kyle and Nancy’s ability to finish the project within a very aggressive timeframe within just six weeks, which greatly helped expedite our move in. Our kitchen is our new favorite room in our home and is everything we dreamed of for our growing family. Thank you, Kyle and Nancy!
We can’t wait to work with Drake House again for the next phases of our remodel – a master suite and basement renovation!
Nicole and Andrew Gladden
“My husband and I purchased a home using an FHA 203k renovation loan and needed to find a contractor who was 203k certified to do the work. After interviewing several options, we decided to go with Kyle due to his experience as well as his quote. The home needed significant work: we basically gutted the first floor and doubled the size of the kitchen & master bath, as well as installing a new laundry room and half bath. New flooring and HVAC completed the job. Kyle was phenomenal to work with. I am an architect so I was probably his most tedious client since I presented engineered drawings for everything from cabinet layout to tile placement. He was incredibly patient and spent a lot of time with me on a daily basis to make sure he was executing everything to my standards. His crew was professional and competent. When an issue arose with one of his sub-contractors (the granite vendor mis-cut the slab), Kyle stepped in and made it right, no questions asked. Kyle and his guys did a great job on a tight budget (we were amazed at what he was able to do for the money!) and a short time-frame. I have since recommended him out to numerous clients and they have all reported the same: excellent work at an affordable price, coupled with a high level of professionalism and integrity that are unfortunately all-too-often missing from this industry. I would recommend Kyle to anyone, he is a pleasure to work ”
“Kyle and Drake House were recommended to us by a friend. They were absolutely amazing to work with right from the start. Kyle took the time to come out and look at properties with us before we purchased our home, giving us a general idea of renovation costs, which ultimately helped us choose our home. He did this free of charge and without any kind of contract or commitment on our part. Once the project got under way he worked perfectly with our architect to ensure the project continued moving forward on pace. His talented team finished our two story addition in record time - under three months! Not only that but they pointed out ways for us to save money along the way and helped us finish the project under budget! We are ecstatic with the job they did and would DEFINITELY recommend them to anyone looking for a reputable residential construction company.”
“Kyle and his crew have been phenomenal! We had heard horror stories of contractor work from friends, but after interviewing other contractors, Kyle is definitely the exception, and I can recommend him without hesitation. He met with us to discuss all of the potential projects we wanted to pursue, both indoors and out, large and small, helped us define our scope and see other options that we’d not yet considered, and quoted the projects reasonably, all in a timely, informative manner. When work began, Kyle was incredibly communicative, checking in with us, patiently answering any of our questions, and preparing us for the next steps all along the way. His crew is incredibly efficient, responsive, detail-oriented and tidy! We were living in our house (with two small kids, a big dog and a scaredy cat) all through the various stages of renovation, but the projects and all of the materials were kept isolated, and we were not inconvenienced in any way. I’ve told all of our friends what a wonderful experience it’s been working with Kyle, and I know that he’s the first person we’ll go to as future projects arise.”
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