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.

Ami & Troy, Snoqualmie, September 7, 2015

Snoqualmie, WA - Bathroom

Nip Tuck Remodeling is fantastic! My two upstairs bathrooms are beautiful and we wished we had found NTR when we had done other work. Two bathrooms and a schedule that was followed to a T!

The quality of product and installation is first class. You will not be disappointed and April is very open to feedback. Thank you for doing such a wonderful job and Melinda Slater of Slater Interiors was a joy to work with.

Mary, Kenmore, August 19, 2015

Kenmore, WA - Kitchen

In December of 2014 our house flooded, destroying almost half of our livable space, including the kitchen. We had long contemplated a remodel, but this event forced our hand. We scanned the market for contractors, narrowed the field to two and hired April/Nip Tuck. To be honest, we didn't know what to expect and were a bit nervous.

The bottom line, though, is that April and her team and subcontractors did an exceptional job. They listened to us, kept us calm, and delivered our project in a professional, courteous and timely manner.  Her slogan of "On time, on budget, on purpose" is more than just a platitude, it's how she does business. The result is a spectacular kitchen which we love to cook in and just be in. It is contemporary and beautiful without being ostentatious. The balance of the work was creative and has made for a very livable house with efficient spaces, including the conversion of a sauna into a laundry nook with a sliding barn door on the upper level and a reconfigured and discrete powder room on the main floor. Finally, April was absolutely fantastic in dealing with our insurer. Calm, confident and persistent in pointing out the flaws and gaps in the adjuster's process. We recovered more than three times the initial offer and April was instrumental in achieving that. We would HIGHLY recommend April and Nip Tuck to anyone considering a remodel.

Jamie & Mey, Bellevue, June 17, 2015

Bellevue,WA - Master Bath

We worked with April and her crew to do a major bathroom renovation on our 1961 home. The project involved turning a woefully outdated and undersized master bathroom into a much larger, modern and more functional bathroom with a walk-in closet by taking over the floor space from an adjacent hallway bathroom, and relocating the hallway bathroom. We also had some additional painting, mill work, and door replacement on the main floor. We spent about 5 months working w/ April to plan the complete project, and another 4 months for demo/construction.

We highly recommend Nip Tuck Remodeling. Very thorough, easy and pleasant to work with, and great work. No cost overruns, and the job was completed on schedule. We are very happy with the whole process and with the quality and appearance of the end result.
Here are some of the things that really stood out:
- Upfront planning and preparation was very detailed. April works on a fixed cost bid basis, not time and materials. This required a lot of upfront work and back and forth to get to a firm bid that was within our budget. This process was a bit tedious and time consuming, but well worth the effort, as we knew exactly what we were paying and what we were getting in return. We had a few areas in the budget where a firm cost couldn’t be provided until they started doing demo, but were given allowances in the budget for those items which turned out to be fairly close to the actual cost. Other than a few relatively minor change orders that we made during the construction, everything else occurred as planned w/ no surprises on cost.
- April was very flexible and accommodating w/ us and our budget. She had no issues w/ us sourcing the some of the materials (i.e. lighting fixtures, stock cabinets), which allowed us to save quite a bit of money. She also carved out a week in the construction schedule so that we could bring in our own hardwood floor refinisher that our friend had recommended.
- We had a few issues that came up during the remodel (which we expected with a job of this magnitude). Every issue was dealt with in a professional and courteous manner.
- Once the lighting had been put in the master bathroom, we noticed one area that was too dim. April agreed and felt that this was an oversight on the design. She had an additional recessed light installed at her expense.

Chris & Al, Mill Creek, Sept 3, 2015

Mill Creek, WA - Master Bath

We had a wonderful experience our master bath remodel went without a hitch and on budget as well, we would highly recommend Nip Tuck to anyone needing a remodeler

Andrea & Bob, Redmond, October 25, 2014

Redmond, WA - Kitchen

Nip Tuck helped us remodel our kitchen and we couldn't be happier with the results. We have a child with special needs and had put off this needed project for many years, concerned about the disruption such a project would cause the household.
We felt April was very sensitive to our family's situation from the first time we met.

She is very professional and detail oriented. She guided us through every step of the process. During the planning stages, she helped us modify the plans until it looked “just right” and fit into our budget. As we were about to begin, we were given a schedule for the project with information about what was to be done each day. The project stayed on schedule! All the contractors who came to our house arrived when they said they would (or we were informed about delays) and were very respectful. The job site was left clean and tidy each day. April and Kari (our project manager) were always available to answer questions or concerns. With any large project, there are bound to be little glitches here and there. April and Kari (our project manager) addressed them all, often going “above and beyond.” The end result is a beautiful new kitchen. We highly recommend Nip Tuck and will use them again for future projects.

Maria Gormley, European Stone

Stone Fabricator, European Stone

April, the owner of Nip Tuck, is one of the most thorough and detail oriented contractors in her field. All of her jobsites are operated in a timely fashion and communication is always on point.

As a subcontractor being up to date with timelines, expectations and advance notice are paramount to working successfully in our line of work. Kari, the project manager, does an incredible job ensuring that this success if always achieved. Thanks again Nip Tuck for working with us and making your projects so enjoyable to work on!!

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.

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