As always, the first thing I asked to see was his portfolio of work, and I was truly impressed.
Check out this before-and-after of a big farmhouse kitchen renovation he recently did. The before was "okay" but really dated...
But the "after" was incredible! There were too many good pictures to choose from, so here are several. We'll start with a wide-angle view:
As you can see, lots of things were relocated, including the fridge.
Check out the meticulous trim work on the cabinets and range hood.
And the dated old wallpaper has disappeared - either removed or well painted over.
He also does decks, like this mahogany beauty with all of the fasteners hidden:
And dig the trim work on this staircase! Really nice. He has an aesthetic sense for good proportions which makes the difference between "so-so" and "outstanding" trim carpentry.
Of course, we did our due diligence as we always do before we add someone to our network. His references from former clients were glowing. In particular, they mentioned his great communication skills, and the way he always left the job site clean after each day of work. (That's really important in a kitchen reno!)
Sam rounds out our amazing team of local Asheville trim carpenters, and I think his kitchen remodel is one of the most meticulous I've seen around here. I'm really proud to be working with such a great network of people.
So if you've got a deck or kitchen project that needs a thorough and experienced craftsman, please get in touch with us. We'll put you in touch with the right person for the job.