The initial idea came about because the kitchen was in desperate need of a renovation as it was over 25 years old! It is a weekend home so we were in no rush.
The concept for the kitchen came from my husband Jerry and I clipping photos from decorating magazines over the years. When we were finally going to move forward with the renovation we sat down and went through all the photos and made note of what we would want in our dream kitchen. We knew what we wanted and didn't want to work with a decorator.
We found out about Leicht by using the website Houzz. Everytime I found a kitchen on houzz that I liked or an idea I liked it was always Leicht. I called the store in Mount Kisco and went in with my son and spoke to Ohad. We loved everything we saw and a plan was put together for our kitchen but I was afraid it would be way too expensive. Ohad showed us the different finishes they had and assured me he could work within our budget. We were also talking to another company and they were local and they knew our contractor so we were just thinking we would go with them. After looking at the plan the other company developed I knew it was not going to be the kitchen I envisioned. It was a traditional company trying to be modern.... it did not feel right to me. My husband was at first reluctant to use Leicht because our contractor worked with the other company. My son finally persuaded my husband to give Ohad a call because he knew he would like the products. (my husband had not been to the showroom at this point) My husband called Ohad and the very next day Ohad drove to our house in Connecticut (after a huge snowstorm) spoke with my husband and that was it! My husband was sure Leicht was the company to do our kitchen.
The design journey was fun and enjoyable! The Designer was an absolute pleasure to work with. We would sit down and go over the plans and it was so awesome to have her make changes on the computer so that I could see it immediately. She answered ever question I, my contractor and my electrician had and we had many! She was a true professional and is great at what she does! The reason our kitchen came out great is due in large part to her and Ohad!
The result was fantastic! I remember looking at the computer images and loving them and thinking it wont really look that way....I am a bit of a skeptic. It looks better than I could have ever imagined!
With an apartment in NYC and this weekend house in Connecticut my husband and I have been through quite a few renovations. They never go as planned, never! The only exception to that has been Leicht! They were on time on budget and delivered the kitchen of our dreams!!!!