Polly Bates does a lot of baking. “Really good baking” – as her husband, Sam, would say.
Her cakes are even restaurant-worthy – she’s sold a few to restaurants here in Lubbock – but her old kitchen just didn’t measure up. Its narrow, galley-style design left little room for storage and hardly any space to share with friends and kids. And with cakes that good, you’ve got to have room to sample your sweets with the ones you love!
“Polly wanted to remodel because of space,” Sam says. “When we had the house built 17 years ago, we didn’t realize the scale of things. The kitchen was way too small and it felt like you were always getting in each other’s way.”
Once they decided it was time to expand the kitchen, Sam browsed the internet in search of the right people to do the job. He found several companies in Lubbock, but didn’t hear about DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen until a friend at a carpet store in town mentioned the name.
The Bates interviewed DreamMaker, along with five other companies, before making a decision.
“Two of the other companies didn’t even come back out to our house to give a bid,” Sam recalls.
“But we really liked Steve Betts, the owner at DreamMaker. There were a couple of other guys who might have been just as good, but Steve was just easier to talk to. We got a good feeling right away.”
Steve brought an iPad out to the Bates’ house near New Deal and showed them photos of several different kitchen remodels that DreamMaker had done in the past. This was really helpful for the Bates and it gave them great ideas for their kitchen addition.
“At first, we thought of only redoing the counters,” Sam says. “But it still wouldn’t have been enough space. So we had them extend the wall that faces the east seven feet further, making the kitchen a little bit wider.”
DreamMaker completely redid the cabinets and replaced the old Formica countertops with granite, too. To maximize the countertop space, they built an island in the center of the kitchen and installed a cook top there and small sink. All of the appliances were replaced and new tile flooring was laid to update to the old tile, which the Bates’ still liked, but had been discontinued.
Under-the-cabinet lighting was also installed and pendant lights hang over the new island – shining a lot more light on the kitchen than before.
“We’re very happy with the job they did,” Sam says.
“Just like with any construction project, it always takes a little longer than you’d wish. But, when they took the stove and all the appliances out, they had the electricians hook them up in our garage so Polly would still have a place to bake cakes and cook meals... and so we wouldn’t have to eat out that much. I doubt many companies would go that far.”
To start realizing your dream of a new bath, kitchen or any other room in your home, contact DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Lubbock at (806) 687-1212. To learn more, visit the company’s website at www.DreamMakerLubbock.com.
Financing options are available for those who qualify.