Jeffrey and Carol
Overall We had a very good experience with Foster Custom Kitchens, resulting in an extremely well designed and attractive kitchen. The team was knowledgeable and very efficient. Mindy in particular was in constant touch with us and the contractors, and unfailingly responsive to all of the inevitable questions and uncertainties. The design fits well with our older home; for example, the cabinets were chosen to blend with the decor of the adjacent room. The appliances were rearranged in a very functional way, providing us considerably more counter space than before. Mindy provided quick access to catalogues and vendors in a way that reflected an intimate knowledge of the resources and a good understanding of our taste. We also thought that the contractor Scott Harrell was superb.
We highly recommend Andy and Mindy at Foster Custom Kitchens. They were both easy to work with as well as accommodating and professional. They knew exactly what we were looking for and able to bring it all together gorgeously.
August 17, 2017
Maureen and Dan
We bought a house in Ithaca and started working with Mindy and Andy on our design for a completely new “dream kitchen” before we even closed. We began with a blank design slate and a list of functional needs and desires, and ended with a beautiful kitchen that we love to cook and bake in every day. The combination of Andy’s skill and experience in overall layout and custom cabinetry design, with Mindy’s Interior Design expertise and recommendations for countertops, backsplash, flooring, lighting, appliances, fixtures, and finishes resulted in a final kitchen design that was everything we had hoped for. The Foster process of brainstorming and refining worked well for us, providing much-needed design guidance while allowing us to interject our ideas. Andy and Mindy recommended a general contractor who did a fantastic job on all the demo, prep, installation, and finishing work. Once all design decisions were made, the job progressed exactly on budget and schedule. It’s now seven months after completion, and there is nothing we would change. We absolutely love our kitchen – both the functionality and the aesthetic design. We absolutely recommend Foster Custom Kitchens.
Steve and Sarah
Andy and Mindy are a delight to work with. They listen well, are very creative, and thoughtful. The end product transformed our home, suits our family lifestyle perfectly and is gorgeous. The project came in on budget and on schedule. Construction projects can be stressful, but with Andy and Mindy, the whole process was fun. We look forward to working with them again!
August 18, 2017
Amelia and Oliver
Andy Foster was attentive to every measurement detail, worked well with our contractor, explained things clearly, and never hesitated to spend time with us to make sure we reviewed design decisions to our satisfaction and had all of the information we needed. Mindy, as a designer, was essential in helping to choose final materials and colors so that the entire room pulls together perfectly.
The team at Foster custom kitchens worked in service to our project until the end and their professionalism is well worth the investment. I’m proud to have the Foster Kitchens name on my new kitchen and family room and still adore the space, like new, over a year later.
Esther and David
We had been considering a major kitchen project for a number of years. We finally decided to move ahead and so interviewed three possible professionals. Andy and Mindy of Foster Custom Kitchens listened to our ideas and offered suggestions and choices right from the start. That continued through the entire project. Their knowledge of products, relationship with vendors, many years of experience helped us make the many decisions needed. They followed through with their promises and were always available when we called. We did much of the work ourselves and at every point during the many months they answered our calls right away. We highly recommend Foster Custom Kitchens for any project. We would use them again without hesitation.
Terry and Bill
Foster Custom Kitchens totally transformed our cottage kitchen! From day one, Andy was nothing but exceptional. He was meticulous with every level of renovation from the design to overseeing installation. Mindy was a joy to work with and extremely helpful in assisting with countertop, backsplash and lighting selections. Her expertise was invaluable! I highly recommend Foster Custom Kitchens for your kitchen project, large or small.
Liz and Gary
We had Foster Custom Kitchens do both our bathrooms about 2 1/2 years ago. They were so professional and such a pleasure to work with, we also had them design a complete and total renovation of our kitchen last year. Again, a pleasure to work with and we get rave compliments every time someone new sees it. I couldn’t more highly recommend them.
July 22, 2016
Barbara and David
I love my new kitchen and it is because of the amazing people at Foster Custom Kitchens. Andy’d design ideas were perfect, finding ways to give my kitchen more space without major changes. And they matched me with a contractor that I enjoyed working with. Mindy was so helpful and patient with helping me choose hardware, back splash and counter top. And I love my cabinets! They work hard to make sure you are a satisfied customer. You should consider using Foster Custom Kitchens. You won’t be disappointed!
July 19, 2016
I went looking for a company that could provider the complete package. I wanted a designer with great products but also a contractor that they work with. I did not want to manage anything about the project other than make decisions on what I liked. They knocked it out of the park! The products were great from cabinets to handles, the contractor was amazing. Timing was on time and on budget. I can’t wait to work with all of them again to re-do my bathroom.
February 11, 2015
Loren and Tom
Renovating a kitchen can be a very difficult and frustrating process with the desired outcome
far from assured. We were guided through this process by Foster Custom Kitchen’s excellent
staff and creative skill set, resulting in a kitchen as good in practice as it is in picture.Both Andy Foster and his Chief Designer Mindy VanderVen were a pleasure to work with through the design process, making us aware of innovative approaches to our needs while working within our
appearance and function parameters. We would recommend Foster Custom Kitchens highly!
January 16, 2015
What makes a great cup of coffee?
1. Add steamed milk to fresh brewed coffee containing 2 tsp chocolate
2. Place cup on finely honed beech table (with coaster, of course)
3. Place butt on custom designed, carefully fitted, cushioned oak benches
4. Turn on favorite music
5. Look around at designer kitchen to your left and beautifully oak flooring and trimmed windows to your right
6. Sip slowly and breathe deeply.
7. Smile broadly!
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Laura and Chris
Thank you for everything!! We absolutely love our kitchen. As Andy said after our first meeting-“there is hope for the patient”. You transformed the room into a central place for our family. We are in the kitchen constantly. Please let us know if we can serve as a reference or model for your business.
Tom and Shirley
Now that our kitchen and dining room project is completed and the dust has settled (literally!) a huge thank you is in order from us to you. From our very first meeting to the final tweaking of that uncooperative self-closing drawer, we have felt that we were in very good hands.
The combination of client respect, high level of attention to detail, excellent communication, high quality products and thoughtful design, which to you is most likely standard operating procedure, was to us an unprecedented, expectation-exceeding experience.
We never left a meeting with you without one of us saying to the other, “Aren’t we lucky to have found them!”
Choosing you was the best decision we made and the proof is in the final result. Thank you, Andy, for everything you’ve done for us.
Kristen and Matt
Matt and I were very impressed and feel that you and your team of experts are the way to go toward getting our kitchen functional and gorgeous!
Thank your for your preparedness, good-listening skills and time required toward seeing that we can make this remodel happen.