WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
As in any business, the best advertising is word of mouth and we welcome inquiries about our past projects. Take a look at what some of our clients have to say about our customer service and reasonable rates.
Trust and competence was a must
As an architect and a builder, I have worked with a lot of cabinet companies and contractors. Trust and competence was a must since this time we were building our home with our strict criteria for kitchen design and quality that is the heart and center of our home. As a couple, we also love to cook and entertain. We interviewed 4 companies before we met Robert and Alexandra of European Cabinets. They worked and spend their time to meet our criteria and build a kitchen that we are enjoying and we are proud of.
Style, durability, quality, and price were unmatched
This review is more of a thank you letter to Robert, Alexandra, Sarah, and their installation crew at European Cabinets. Our down-to-the-studs remodel was a big project and involved many logistical, design, and problem-solving decisions. We were extremely lucky to work with many talented and passionate individuals, and the European Cabinet team were among our favorites.
They provided the cabinetry for our kitchen, master bedroom closet, and laundry room. Then, as we saw in person, the beauty and functionality of their products, we asked them to provide the cabinets for our master bathroom, to put in an open riser staircase, and to also design our study.
We looked at many products from Germany, Italy, and of course, custom-built in the US. We felt what we got from European Cabinets—in style, durability, quality, and price—was unmatched … We also had a very modern, open-riser staircase in mind, which we were told either could not be done as we imagined or would cost 2 to even 3 times as much as we ended up paying with European Cabinets.
We love our house and feel lucky to live here. We realized many of the favorite rooms in our house are in large part, due to the imagination, hard work, and products supplied by European Cabinets.
They have an amazing installer
I did a gut remodel of my kitchen and obtained my cabinets and some design services from European Cabinets. Robert, Alexandra, and Sarah Ellis were all great. I ended up with beautiful state-of-the-art, high tech, high gloss ARAN Italian cabinets. They are quite special (highly unusual and subtle color) and they really complement my house’s contemporary design and its beautiful setting at the base of Mt. Tam. As good as everything was, their best feature was they take responsibility for installation of the cabinets and have an amazing installer who has been working with these cabinets for 7+ years and has dealt with every issue that can come up with a remodel. So the whole job could not have come out better and I am very pleased with their performance (which is not always the case with contractors and vendors.)
The wow factor
It’s the second time that we worked with European Cabinets and Design Studios and the reason was that we were so happy and had such a great experience the first time that we had remodeled three bathrooms and bought all of our bathroom furniture from there.
This time, our remodel was major and European Cabinets was in charge of design, material, and installation of our entire kitchen, master bathroom, in-law suite bathroom, entrance door, and bar.
Robert and Alexandra worked with us like we were family. They went above and beyond for our project and worked very well with our general contractor. Alexandra’s design is superb and Robert’s professionalism and managing the time and budget are impressive. I wish they would provide service for outdoor kitchen cabinets as well so they could be a one-stop shop for homeowners. Thank you, Robert and Alexandra, for giving our house the wow factor!
Five stars—nothing else!
The short summary is that we felt extremely comfortable with European Cabinets and Design Studios from the very beginning until the end of our project. We did a new home construction in Los Altos in 2012. The kitchen, as well as Bathrooms, were critical to the whole house. After searching for a long time and comparing multiple bids from companies based between San Francisco and San Jose we found this very professional vendor. Five stars—nothing else!
When doing extensive constructions there are many people out there who scare you and be unclear about prices. It is a roller-coaster at times and at every turn there is another “surprise” which leads to cost increases. So, when we finally tackled our kitchen and bathroom projects we engaged with Robert and Alexandra. It was a pleasure to work with them, they are both very experienced with situations such as ours and were able to calm down our fears and were able to come up with stunning ideas and designs. The kitchen looks absolutely gorgeous. We also decided to use European cabinets for our bathrooms as well—though we didn’t initially know that they offer these services. But what can I say, they got really nice and affordable cabinets from Italy, which make all the difference in the house. Again we got quotes from other firms but quality and prices were the best from European Cabinets. In the end, we found a very capable firm that understood really well what we wanted and were fantastic to work with. It was fun and a great experience while the solutions and products were of the best quality you can imagine.
I go back to European Cabinets over and over
I renovated my kitchen and bathrooms with European Cabinets and ordered new flooring for the whole house. I had a tremendous experience. 1) I was looking for modern design, which is hard to find in the U.S. The lines that European Cabinet carries are beautiful. They rival Poggenpohl and Bulthaup designs. The options (materials, colors, styles) are also limitless. 2) The cabinets are top quality (they use industrial processes that make the doors fully resistant to children’s knocks, they have no peeling on the edges or doors that unhinge. 3) The design is fully customized. 4) European Cabinets’ price competitive—as nice as a Poggenpohl or Bulthaup at a fraction of the price—moderate pricing for high-end cabinets. 5) Robert and Alexandra, the owners, are the best—they care about your project, make changes when needed, even if inconvenient. They also provided me with lots of advice on appliances and plumbing, ordered tiles for me, and even helped me order furniture.
I have gone back to European Cabinet over and over as the quality is impeccable and the experience delightful. The only thing to know, since the cabinets come from Europe it takes 12-14 weeks before they are received. Well worth the wait.
Our kitchen and bathrooms are incredible
My husband and I have worked with Robert and Alexandra for the last two years to design the kitchen and two bathrooms for our new house. The house is now complete and it looks fantastic. Our kitchen and bathrooms are incredible thanks to the design guidance from Alexandra and the quality cabinets, sinks, and mirrors from Robert. We really enjoyed working with both Robert and Alexandra and cannot say enough good things about them and the way they run their business.
They are true professionals who care about their customers and who really go the extra mile to ensure the design and installation is perfect. We feel very lucky to have found them when we started our home project as their guidance influenced many of our decisions. We could not be happier with the final product.
We Won’t Go Anywhere Else
We were not only extremely impressed with Robert and his knowledge and integrity, but he also recommended a contractor, someone he trusts, and that was instrumental for us. Boris was very flexible, and at times, he and Robert would work behind the scenes to solve issues, and we didn’t have to be involved at all, which was great.
I’ve spoken to a lot of people who worked with other designers or contractors and are happy with the result of their remodel, but who are unhappy with the process. We’re thrilled with how unified and matched everything is, how it flows from the staircase to the kitchen. And—we gained lifelong friends working with Robert and Alexandra. Anytime, with closed eyes, I can recommend them, it’s the biggest testament.
Great showroom, product, design & Service
I am a licensed architect and I worked with Robert and his wife at European Cabinets & Design Studios to supply our kitchen and baths and I couldn’t be more pleased. We did high-end Italian glass cabinets for our kitchen. I’ve done many kitchens as an architect and this is our second custom home with Italian cabinets and I am more pleasantly surprised with the look/quality/design/details then I have been with any other kitchen to date. I have referred them to many other projects and will continue to do so since it is rare to find a supplier that has a great showroom, great product, great design, great service, and is easy to work with.
The modern European style that I like
I was passing by the showroom in Palo Alto one day and I saw the sign ‘European Cabinets,’ and out of curiosity, I stopped in. I was immediately reminded of the modern European style that I like. My wife and I were building a house at the time and we decided it was the style that we wanted. We are very happy. Everything worked out well for us and the results are better than we expected. I’ve already referred a few clients to Robert. I invite them to come by and take a look at my kitchen, and if they like it, I send them to European Cabinets.”
The result was worthy of a magazine
On the recommendation of our Interior Designer, Karen Salveson with Huggelig Homes, and her endorsement of their product, we stopped in to look it over. We were blown away and knew we found our kitchen. Robert, the owner, his lovely wife and entire staff worked to ensure we received the kitchen of our dreams. His expertise on everything from appliances to countertop materials was invaluable. They worked seamlessly with Karen and took our outdated, dark 60’s kitchen and turned it into a showplace. The result was worthy of a magazine. Hands down, choosing European Cabinets was the best decision we made.
Excellent selection of top quality products
I had a wonderful experience recently working with European Cabinets & Design Studios on multiple projects this year and look forward to many more. They have an excellent selection of top quality products—not only kitchens but doors and vanities as well—and can handle projects of any size. They were very easy to work with, quick to respond, and thorough. I would be very comfortable referring any of my clients to them knowing that they will get an excellent product and a fair price.
A really good experience
As a builder & developer, I had a really good experience with European Cabinets. I’ve been working with European Cabinets since 2014 on three different projects in Menlo Park and Burlingame. I would say besides the great design team, on-time delivery and installation, and competitive pricing, they were really helpful and flexible to work with the other subcontractors to get the job done. I look forward to working with them in my future projects.
This place is a gem!
We worked with Robert and Alexandra on our new home. Before finding them through our architect, we had toured other high-end European cabinet showrooms in SF and in the bay area. After we met them we knew we had found the right partner. Alexandra is a design genius. All we had were our blueprints and she was able to put together just a one-of-a-kind design that we wanted, with colors and products that will be timeless, classy, and functional. Robert helped us through the logistics, budget, and other technical questions we had. He is very knowledgeable about his products.
They even sell other items like vanity and stairs, interior and exterior doors. We ended up buying magic doors, vanities, and kitchen countertops, which we hadn’t planned on buying there. European Cabinet’s offering of colors and selections are truly unique. We live over an hour away but went in a handful of times to refine our design, selections, budget and it was always a pleasant experience, and my husband enjoys their yummy coffee in the showroom.
A year later came the installation. Their installation crew came and did a great job. We had many issues that came up but his crew came back and fixed it. Robert was responsive over email. Their crew is very professional. They keep the work area clean and showed up on time. They had a separate crew that installed the stone countertop. This crew did a fantastic job as well especially making a seamless integration of two large pieces of stone to where I could barely see the lines. All the lines, cuts are super clean.
Our cabinets, countertop stone, and doors continue to receive endless compliments from people who walk through our home. They notice how the interior doors and barn slider doors all have concealed hinges and tracks. The drawer organizers and lift features make them very easy to use. Cooking and entertaining in the kitchen / great room is so comfortable because during the design process Alexandra and Robert were able to help us think through how we will use the kitchen and bar areas. I am a very picky and meticulous, detailed person. They have definitely met my expectations and I am so happy we found them. This place is a gem!
I couldn’t be happier with my modern kitchen
I worked with Robert, Alexandra, and Sarah throughout my new kitchen project and they have all been terrific! In fact, their entire installation team has been flawless as well.
I previously received cabinet designs for this project from 3 other places but there were always several areas I wasn’t quite satisfied with. Alexandra and Sarah were able to put together an initial design that I loved from the start. And with Alexandra’s impeccable taste, it was a breeze to work out any design changes. I felt like I could move forward with single revisions so that it really saved time. Robert’s install team did a professional job and I enjoyed communicating with them whenever needed. The results were immaculate—I couldn’t be happier with my modern kitchen. Robert’s prices are beyond reasonable for their quality, and I ended up having my countertop stones and bathroom cabinets done through them as well!
A very successful and pleasant collaboration
We worked with ECDS on a project in New York, where they helped us with a spectacular spiral staircase. Even if we are based overseas, the communication with Robert and the ECDS team was always very smooth and they were very helpful in coordinating everything. It resulted in a very successful and pleasant collaboration.
We are very happy with the process and the result and so is our proud client! Looking forward to the next project together!
Sleek, high fashion, and great quality
Working with Robert and the team was fantastic! They truly care about the details all the way through the project—from the initial conversations to installation they were excellent. Cabinets and other offerings are sleek, high fashion, and great quality that really complete that European modern look. I can’t wait to work with them again!
They do an amazing job
I’ve been working with Robert at European Cabinets for most of my interior design clients’ contemporary and modern kitchens and baths. They do an amazing job, are on schedule, customer service oriented, and reliable. Their installers are also great. The Italian Aran cabinetry is of high quality and looks beautiful. I did my own kitchen with their new line and it’s amazing!
The end result is a beautiful, practical kitchen
I have worked with European Cabinets and Design Studios on at least 4 projects. Their style is adaptable to both rustic (yes!) and modern homes. As an architect, when I refer my clients to their studio I know they are in good hands. Robert and Alexandra are flexible to work with my design vision, providing valuable insight on how their cabinets will complement the space. They are respectful of my clients’ taste and budget, and the end result is a beautiful, practical kitchen.
Speedy delivery and responsive installation
I was looking for modern kitchens on Google and European Cabinets came up. We went to the showroom and met Robert [Berkovich] and we really hit it off. I was originally looking for my personal house, but when it came time for this one, I went back to European Cabinets. The kitchen we chose fits perfectly and looks amazing. The kitchen was delivered sooner than expected—they actually had to wait for us. And the other thing I really appreciate is that the installers were available on the same day or the next day in case anything needed to be fixed or adjusted.
We recommend their product wherever we can
A pleasure to work with
As a design professional I am so impressed with the above and beyond service Robert and Alexandra provide even in stressful situations. They understand the construction and remodeling business, how to work with clients, designers, and builders in a most professional way. Everyone in their company was a pleasure to be involved with.
We were looking for precision and quality
We had a great experience working with European Cabinets. We were set out to build a new modern kitchen as part of rebuilding our house. We spent quite a lot of time researching various providers in California. Most of the providers we found were super expensive and still lacked the precision and the quality. We were about to settle on IKEA just based on the modern design, even though we didn’t like the quality. Just when we were about to give up our search, we accidentally found European Cabinets.
Robert and Alexandra came across as honest and straightforward people. The entire team was very friendly and knowledgable. What we liked the most about them is that they have a great sense of aesthetics and functionality balance. Alexandra is a great designer. She convinced us to change our original design to move the cooking range from the wall-facing location to the island facing the great room. Now looking back, that is the most complimented feature of our new kitchen. The cabinets are really good quality and have the utmost precision we have seen so far. We used their cabinet and stone installation team. They were very professional and diligent