What Our Clients Are Saying

At Nip Tuck Remodeling, we are a high-touch, high-service company, and it is important to us that our clients and our trade partners enjoy working with us. We have built a wonderful team over the years, and what our clients and trade partners are saying about us is very important. We understand that part of your decision-making process is learning more about our company, who we employ to do the work, and discovering that what we promise to do is what we actually deliver time and again. Our reputation is our livelihood, and the comments below are a testament to the way that we approach every project.

Danielle & Justin, Seattle, August 11, 2014

Seattle, WA - Kitchen

We live in a small 1950s bungalow in West Seattle (900 sq. ft.) and when we bought our home, remodeling the kitchen was the first thing on our to-do list. The kitchen was in it's original state which meant a tiny cramped space, old cabinetry, no dishwasher or disposal and an extremely minimal amount of countertop.

After working with April and Joy (from Abodian Cabinets), we came up with a design that completely opened up our space to the rest of the house and created a lot more functional space. We took the kitchen down to the studs and removed a few walls and a supporting post along the way, getting a completely brand-new kitchen in the process.

My husband and I continued to live in our small home throughout construction and while it was invasive (as it undoubtedly would need to be) April's team took great care in ensuring everything was protected and that dust in our living area would be as minimal as possible.

It was very helpful to have the calendar April provided of the expected work to be done each day and week. The team was always available for a quick call to answer any questions we might have. We had a couple unexpected bumps along the way, but April and our project manager Kari (who was constantly going above and beyond) helped correct them as quickly as possible with minimal addition to our project timeline.

We now have a kitchen that we adore and is so functional. 6 months later everything is still working well and we know that should anything arise, April and her team will be there to help. What a great experience!

Jane & Chuck, Bellevue, August 6, 2014

Bellevue, WA - Master Bath

I enjoyed working with April and Nip Tuck Remodel. From our very first meeting I knew the project was going to move smoothly. April's attention to detail, promptness, and dedication to the job, made the remodel of our master bath, powder room, and hall bath move so smoothly that time flew by.

Upon completion of the remodel we had three beautiful bathrooms ready for company to visit this summer. Her assistant, Kari, was efficient, dependable, and wonderful to work with as well. I loved having a calendar that covered the project's progress. From start to finish April and her team at Nip Tuck were on time and on budget. We appreciated their professionalism and dedication to completing the project and making the experience of a major remodel of three bathrooms so pleasant. I would highly recommend April and her team at Nip Tuck Remodeling to our family and friends.

Rebecca & Antonio, Ballard, May 25, 2014

Ballard, WA - Kitchen

I had been enduring my kitchen for the past 20 years. There were odd angles everywhere, never enough convenient storage, things were always shoved to the back of cabinets and forgotten, counters were piled high with appliances and clutter, and there was no good working space

Enter April Bettinger of Nip Tuck Remodeling...

April sat down with me and patiently suffered through my rendition of kitchen woes. She helped me identify my real needs and my greatest frustrations. She gave me ideas of how I could incorporate my family room with the kitchen and create a much more welcoming and functional space. She worked with the crazy odd angles and turned them into advantages.

She started out by taking detailed measurements, and then produced several different floorplans with 3D renderings for my consideration, complete with ballpark estimates for each estimate. This made it easy for me to narrow in on a single option that was within my price range. And she did all this preliminary work free of charge or obligation!

After the contract was negotiated, April and her team at Abodian (Cabinetry) worked closely with me to select woods, flooring, counter tops, tile, appliances, etc. April steered me clear of cheap shortcuts that I would have regretted, finding high-quality alternatives at prices I could afford. For instance, I was originally thinking of Formica counter-tops, but April dragged me to a granite supplier out in Kirkland, where I was able to find a granite slab I just loved, full of gorgeous crystalline and garnet inclusions, at an economy price.

I grew to trust April so much that I felt comfortable timing the demolition to coincide with a family vacation, so I missed the worst of the mess. When we returned from vacation, the remodel was well under way. Her carpentry team was very professional and tidy, and they made sure my hardwood floors were protected and dust shields were installed between the construction zone and the rest house, as well as dust filter protection over the heating air intakes. They even got along well with our two dogs!

The job was entirely done on schedule in less than 4 months. I was impressed by the high quality of work and attention to every last detail. There were no major surprises, and change order work was on the order of perhaps $1,000, which is nothing on a project of this scope!

I am loving my new kitchen!

Debra & Jim, Snoqualmie, January 5, 2014

Snoqualmie, WA - Kitchen

April and the Nip Tuck team did a great job on our remodel. With great design input, we focused on what needed to be done to stay within budget, but get an amazing outcome! From the new hardwood floors, to kitchen counters, to painting and base, to fixtures and appliances, the project was a huge success.

The Nip Tuck suppliers were excellent. On time, great communication from Kari as our PM, and a real focus on team and working together to deliver. They even finished two days early in time for Christmas!
We are delighted to have already pass along Nip Tuck to some friends for their project.

 

Ellen Schoener Design, Inc., December 17, 2013

Sammamish, WA - Master Bath

Dependable, decisive, creative, an innovator: Nip Tuck Remodeling.
It is always a pleasure to work with April and her staff. Her professional attitude and ability to work with others is greatly appreciated. I would not hesitate to recommend this company.

Hilary & Mark, Woodinville, December 17, 2013

Woodinville, WA - Master Bath

April assembled a great team and we are thrilled with our new master bathroom. April was accessible and responsive from start to finish. Communication was clear, consistent and we were able to keep our project reasonably on time and budget (we had a couple of extra things we decided to add on - i.e. the heated tile floor is a dream!).

The team of professionals April brought in (carpenter, painters, tiler, electrician...) were excellent and sometimes worked very long days to ensure the schedule was met. We selected a challenging carved tile as our focal point and it was installed beautifully. The attention to detail on carpentry is superb. April also was a great resource for connecting us with a few other vendors we needed to get related aspects of our job done that we chose to manage ourselves (window replacement, closet organizers, carpet). As we were updating our bathroom we decided to do some cleanup/upgrade work to the other upstairs rooms ourselves and with the help of family and other familiar carpenters we could hire directly. This could have been a real challenge but April was extremely open minded and worked with us to try to schedule to avoid conflicts, her subcontractors were cooperative and helpful and it all worked out very well.

The overall end result from April is that we now have a gorgeous and functional master suite. A friend said it was like a suite at the Bellagio. We have never been there but we are thrilled that we get to enjoy our beautiful bathroom every day - better than a vacation. Our goals from the start were to try to make our bathroom more functional and improve the look and quality of the room. The existing bathroom had a tiny off the shelf fiberglass shower, a huge underutilized linen closet and an enormous platform with a small sunken bathtub which blocked access to the windows so you had to crawl into the tub to put the shades up/down and some odd wall angles. We also wanted to get rid of the nasty carpet and replace the failed picture windows with some windows that could be opened for better airflow ventilation. From the start April worked with us to figure out a way to utilize our space more effectively. We removed the tub platform and replaced it with a standalone tub and we robbed a little bit of space from the huge linen closet and took an unused triangle of space from the clothes closet to allow for a much larger, nicer shower space. We began our project in mid-September and completed before Thanksgiving. We were certainly thankful to be back to normal and are very grateful to have a lovely updated upstairs. The only issue now is that is nicer upstairs than downstairs.

We would recommend April to homeowners looking for a reliable, straightforward contractor who follows through with what she says she'll do, keeps clients informed, is responsive, cooperative and has quality subcontractors doing her work.

Michelle & Stu, Seattle, December 17, 2013

Seattle, WA - Master Bath

Our experience with Nip Tuck was everything we hoped for. They helped us remodel (from top to bottom) our 1950's kitchen to our vision of an open, beautiful cooking space, and enjoy the company of family and friends sitting in our new breakfast nook.

Our experience with Nip Tuck was everything we hoped for. They helped us remodel (from top to bottom) our 1950's kitchen to our vision of an open, beautiful cooking space, and enjoy the company of family and friends sitting in our new breakfast nook. Their contractor Marv was an expert, and our cabinets came out gorgeous! The professional staff of women behind the company was awesome. Their designer Joy helped us decide on our granite, tile, flooring, appliances and fixtures. I felt taken care of completely. April is the owner, and when she showed up the first day with her schedule & calendar to show us what was to be expected we were skeptical at first. But they didn't disappoint. Her assistant Kari was here almost every day to make sure everyone knew exactly what to do. We were impressed by the workmanship and how respectful everyone was in our home, and made sure they always cleaned up at the end of the day. We LOVE our new kitchen and thank Nip Tuck for fulfilling our vision and more!

Ruthanne, Snoqualmie, August 14, 2013

Snoqualmie, WA - Kitchen

I had the Nip Tuck team come in and do multiple things in my home. They created a new closet for me in my upstairs rec room, put in granite counter tops in my kitchen, changed out the sink and faucets, and gave me lighting in multiple areas, had a new rug put in as well as a new stove. I needed professional craftsmen from multiple disciplines. Nip Tuck provided that. The work went smoothly and I am very please with the over all result. April's team is very professional and helpful and you know what is going to happen and when. I would work with her team again in a heartbeat.

Geri & Dick, Normandy Park, August 14, 2013

Normandy Park, WA - Master Bath

Nip Tuck Remodeling was recommended to us as a superior company to consider to do our master bathroom remodel. We were not disappointed. We combined our old master bathroom with a smaller adjacent one to make a larger bathroom.

Both bathrooms were totally demolished and we had to relocate to a guest room area until the project was completed. They estimated that the project would take seven weeks. We received a detailed budget and weekly calendar. Both were very accurate. We were on schedule and completed the project as promised. The only change orders were owner added work and a small unexpected change. The change orders were less than 2 percent of the project including those added by us. April is great to work with, professional, knowledgeable, and accessible. Her staff and sub contractors were all excellent. The tile work is exceptional as was the work of her carpenter whose finishing work was outstanding. All were respectful of our house and family, polite, on time, and kept the project area clean and orderly as possible. We would definitely recommend Nip Tuck Remodeling and would use them again should we have a project needing their expertise.

Dana & Brandon, Snoqualmie, August 13, 2013

Snoqualmie, WA - Master Bath

We had the Nip Tuck team do a master bathroom remodel for us. Both my husband and I interviewed various other contractors in bidding process, but the NIP Tuck team won by leaps and bounds.
That service continued into the design, selection of products, and installation process also.

April is wonderful at working with you to get you what you want in the project, keeping the project on track and communicating with you as the project continues.
I have recommended Nip Tuck to numerous people and will continue to in the future. If I ever need remodeling work done in the future I know who my first call will be too.

Maureen & John, Sammamish - July 30, 2013

Sammamish, WA - Master Bath

Nip Tuck remodeled our master bathroom and closet. From our first meeting we had confidence in April Bettinger and her very organized approach to understanding our needs and budget and then helping to scope the process accordingly.

Nip Tuck's vendors and tradespeople were a delight to work with and each performed as promised with very few call backs or change orders. Once the schedule was set, there was positive progress each work week until the project was done. In eight weeks of construction there were only a couple of days when no trade was on site and that was generally due to the preceding trade finishing earlier than expected. Our bathroom is beautiful, functional, and was constructed within the budget we agreed to at the beginning; except of course for additions that we requested after the fact. We are happy to recommend Nip Tuck.

hsMAC Design, Sammamish - July 30, 2013

Sammamish, WA - Master Bath

I'm an Interior Designer in the greater Seattle area. I have been assisting clients in selecting, and also working with their contractors for over 15 yrs. I have to say that I have never been as impressed by the contractors "process", as I am with April and the team of Nip Tuck.

From the moment of our first meeting it was clear that my clients were going to get a service beyond the norm! Her precise ability to bid the job is awesome. When she says on time and on budget - she means it and has the tools to make it happen! I hope to work with her again soon! Heather - hsMAC Design

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