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October 2013

Project of the Week October 31st, 2013 Hand Crafted Custom Built-In

We previously hired Appleton Renovations in 2008 to build a Custom Built-In and Home Theater and were so happy with their professionalism that when we recently purchased our new home we immediately knew we wanted them to work on our new home… Once again Ken Appleton came in and looked at our very difficult area that had a stairway behind our niche and designed a solution that you would never know had a stairway behind it… Results once again are stunning. We highly recommend Appleton Renovations to all our friends & family!

Fuller – Las Flores, CA

A before and after picture of the living room.
Hand Crafted Custom Built-In Home Theater Solution

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Project of the Week October 25th, 2013 Custom Built-Ins

Recently we decided to do a few home improvements and wanted to start with a new Custom Built-Ins. We searched Google and interviewed the 1st company and quickly discovered they didn’t care about our needs and simply just tried to sell there standard solution… We searched further and found Appleton Renovations and within minutes of Ken’s design consultation he was able to take my input and design an awesome solution. Additionally, we didn’t realize they also offered Home Theater solutions so we shared a solution from Best Buy and Ken explained just how inefficient their solution was and actually more expensive… Ken redesign a solution 65″ HDTV Theater Solution for our built-in that also integrated an outdoor TV and sound system… What we loved, is they were a one stop shop… everything was well explained, articulated and put into writing and there was no wavering from what was promised, the schedule went exactly as advised. If your looking for  professional results then Appleton Renovations is your solution.

Riggs – Coto de Caza, CA

A before and after picture of the living room.
Hand crafted Custom Built-In

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Project of the Week October 10th, 2013 – Built-In Bar Conversion

Letter of Recommendation

Having retired from the Fire Department after 30 years of service – I had looked forward to being able to ‘finally’ do the many things I learned over the years similar to the work and products that Appleton Renovations delivers.  It was only after realizing how many areas of our house that I needed to renovate along with some fortuitous circumstances that happened that I realized I had a chance to use Appleton Renovations to build an entertainment center around our fireplace that we quite literally had talked and ‘wished about’ for far too many years.  After we met with Ken Appleton and had been given the assurance of having a ‘soup to nuts’ demolition, build and finish of a home theater system that involved fireplace renovation, remote controlled LED room lights, and an audio/video/TV system that was promised to be ‘state of the art’ in a timely fashion – we decided to go with this company.

We were not disappointed: we have used the recommended companies (G&F Painting and Bright Granite) to do the follow up finish work for our first project with Ken and we highly recommend not only his own crew/members that did the cabinet and woodwork, but also the painters and granite stone/work people that he recommends.  We were so impressed with his first finished family room project – we decided to bring Appleton Renovations back to complete the rest of our ‘dream’ projects for our house: wet bar renovation, china cabinet/wall unit, entry-way dressing, living room fireplace renovation, living room bookcases and a complete office renovation with wainscoting and crown molding.

Ken follows up often to confer with you in ensuring the work is being done per your expectations.  He also checks and re-checks any details related to the Audio/Video systems that he installs and he provides on-site training along with a detailed notebook of instructions in assisting us to know how to use and operate what is truly ‘state of the art’ electronics for our home.

We feel that we were blessed to have such professional, honest, polite and hardworking people involved in every phase of the work.  All time schedules were kept ‘as promised’ and all of the work has not only met but far exceeded all of our expectations.  There were no ‘hidden fees’ and ‘cost overruns’ – Ken Appleton was meticulous in his presentation and appearance and was extremely careful in ensuring we understood everything from costs to all of the many details related to installation and final finishing.

Ken’s experience in design features complimented and assisted us in deciding what would and would not work with our own pre-conceived ideas.  His vision and knowledge along with being able to show us a vast portfolio of past completed projects enabled us to be confident and comfortable with our final design approval.  Ken’s proposals were extremely detailed and allowed us to be able to ‘pick and choose’ in a menu fashion with respect to materials and design.  This allowed us to customize each project phase according to our budget.

It should be evident that we have developed not just a business relationship with this company, but also a personal relationship that is based on a deep appreciation and trust that was earned through hard work, honesty and integrity that is truly head and shoulders ‘above the rest’!

Fujimoto – Mission Viejo, CA

A before and after picture of the kitchen.

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Project of the Week October 4th, 2013 – custom design entertainment center

“We recently purchased our new home in Rancho Viejo and were not satisfied with the builder options so we searched the web and discovered Appleton Renovations for custom design entertainment center.  They were very prompt and knowledgeable in Custom cabinets and Home Theater… We contracted Appleton to install to a 60†HDTV in our backyard and a 65†HDTV Theater Solution in our family room that also supported a whole house sound solution.  The project ran exceptionally well and on time as promised, we worked with many contractors but Appleton Renovations stood tall compared to the others… We highly recommend them!

Lee – Rancho Viejo, CA

A before and after picture of a living room with fireplace.
Home Theater Entertainment Center

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