We don't plan on being in New Jersey once the "kids" are out of college so we wanted a look that would make selling or renting (my preference) easier. The contractor is fantastic. His wife designs and he builds. They have both done work in many of the homes in the neighbourhood including close friends. We had the opportunity to visit a few kitchens they have done before we started the project. They also opened their home to us to see the work they did there.