What Our Clients Have Said…

“Our custom built house just hit the 50-year mark with little to no updates on the bathrooms. I was looking for someone daring and adventurous that was willing to take on a project much bigger than most. I wanted walls moved, bedrooms extended, the laundry room moved, and the closet and the bathroom to flip places. I had looked high and low for just such a person, presenting to them a picture of my ideal bathroom that I had found on the Preferred Kitchen and Bath (PKB) website. I didn’t even think to call the PKB because they are down in South Orange County and I live in North Orange County. After about 10 failed attempts to align my vision of the project with other contractors, I got desperate and called PKB, hoping and praying that the designer who’d done the bathroom I wanted would travel a bit. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that the designer, Lea, of the bathroom that I really loved, lived close to my home and was willing to come have a look.

The second Lea looked at the job I could seriously see the wheels spinning inside her head, not to mention the excitement she expressed at the challenge of the job. It was exactly what I was looking for but more money. I’m here to tell you, it was worth every penny. I had told Lea that I hoped that I’d look back and say, “I can’t believe that is all it cost.” Lea replied with a very confident, “You will!” AND SHE WAS RIGHT!!!! Wow! The work they did was just amazing. Lea is so organized that the job is done very efficiently. There was only one day that no one came to the house to work over the two months that the project took to accomplish. And the workers were very respectful of our property, if something got damaged they repaired it immediately, they didn’t leave their trash laying around, and the quality of the work they did is impeccable. This in addition to the quality of the products they installed and the details that they took care of is what makes me feel like I couldn’t have asked for a better crew.

Lea has great taste. We loved working with her so much we also had her do our two other bathrooms and again had an amazing experience with her and her team. We were not looking forward to when we have to remodel our 22 year old kitchen but now I feel confident, that when the time comes, we know exactly where we will go!”

~Pamela Kane (11/18/2022)

“When we bought our home in San Clemente 2 years ago, it still had the original, poorly designed 1971 kitchen, so we knew we would eventually do a kitchen/dining room remodel. We interviewed a few contractors but it only took one meeting with Julie for us to know that Preferred Kitchen and Bath was the company we would go with.

In our first appointment with Julie she gave us a very good visual idea of what our new kitchen/dining room could look like, which went a long way in helping us make our decision. The other companies did not.
Julie has an impeccable sense of design and with many years in the business she can just look at a space and “see” the potential. She always had a great ideas and also welcomed our input as well.

I feel they are very reasonably priced. Preferred Kitchen and Bath is “one stop shopping”. They made it so easy to select cabinets, counters, and hardware. They also handle all the various trades scheduling; demo, plumbing, drywall, electrician, appliance installation. So it really prevented a lot of headaches on our part.

Suzy the Project Manager and Derek the Contractor, keep everything moving along smoothly and always kept us informed. They did their best to stay to their schedule. Any delays we experienced were Covid related supply line issues. All of the craftsmen on her team are experts in their field and have been with Preferred for many years, which I think speaks volumes. She and her entire team are friendly and professional and very easy to work with. Julie and her team were able to take our old, ugly, dis-functional kitchen and dining room and turn it into a beautiful, functional, livable space.”

~Karen Young (10/14/2022)

“We feel extremely fortunate to have found Lea and Preferred Kitchen & Bath to help us with our project. Redoing our Master and Guest baths felt so overwhelming and we knew we would need some assistance to get the job done. We got many estimates and consulted with different contractors, but in the end working with Lea and her team was the perfect fit for us. Her expert design guidance and her experienced team were exactly what we needed for us to feel comfortable with the process. We are very detail oriented and so is Lea and PK&B. No detail was too small and no question too unimportant and Lea was always available to help guide us. Her team was professional, friendly, on time and they always cleaned up after themselves when they were done. They were as others have said “a dream team.” We cannot thank Alex, Derek, Eduardo, Roberto, Damien and their assistants enough for their top quality work!

We would highly recommend Lea and her team for any project in your home. You will appreciate their care and attention to detail and in the end you will have the bathroom (and kitchen) of your dreams. Having experts like these will insure a successful project and a beautiful result!”

~Jeanne White (5/18/2022)

“We were happy with our experience with Preferred Kitchen & Bath from the start to finish of our master bath remodel. Julie has a great eye for design and function, and she gave great ideas while being respectful for our personal taste and style. The team is well-coordinated and thanks to Suzy, we were informed at each step of the process and were able to get responses to our questions quickly. When issues came up (which were mostly minor), Suzy was either already aware of it or eager to get it addressed right away. The team worked hard to keep to the timeline that was set forth. We were especially happy with Joe who did our tile – he is a true craftsman and made our tiles look seamlessly beautiful. We also appreciate that Julie made sure to personally do a final walk-through with us after everything was done.
We love our master bath, and we are more than satisfied with the quality of the design, materials, and workmanship. Julie and her team made the remodel easier than we expected, and we wouldn’t hesitate to have them do our future remodel projects!”

~Llanyee Liwanpo (4/17/2022)

“Wow! Run, not walk, to Julie Wu at Preferred Kitchen and Bath in Lake Forest if you want a professionally designed kitchen and/or bath! I got the kitchen of my dreams with a 48″ cooktop/stove- double oven and a 10′ island to include some seating :) Her kitchen design doubled our kitchen space and has created a luxurious, open feeling. Check out Julie’s showroom; everything there is spectacular, tasteful, and stunning. In our master bath, Julie created a gorgeous linen closet in place of our old shower and a very large walk in shower with bench in place of the oversized tub. She will work with your budget and include features you want that are a must-have.”

~Susie Wong (1/10/2022)

“We bought a 30 year old custom built home with a beautiful ocean view, but it was in dire need of an update. The original design had the kitchen closed off from the rest of the home with walls blocking the ocean views. The powder room looked more like a dark closet and the master bathroom was dated. Adding to the challenge, the flooring in the main hallways was Flagstone! My wife and I interviewed many capable contractors, however, we found they just lacked the vision of what we wanted to accomplish. Enter Preferred Kitchen and Bath.

Julie Wu, the owner, has exceptional vision and taste. She was extraordinarily creative and helpful throughout the process of the design of the kitchen, dining room, family room, library, powder room and master bathroom. When you start on a major project like this, it can be intimidating and having an experienced, thoughtful guide was just what we needed and what we got when we selected Julie and her team.

Our job involved some structural elements, removing shear walls and installing a couple of glulam beams. We could not have been more pleased and impressed with the construction crew. Every remodel will have complications, and Jose and his team were always able to find a way to resolve any issues that surfaced. We were REALLY pleased with the craftsmanship and professionalism of the construction team.

The cabinet installer, Alex, is truly excellent. We made a couple of last-minute adjustments on the cabinet installation, and he was able to make it look seamless.

When you’re contemplating a remodel, make sure you are teaming up with a reputable company and true partner in your project. That is exactly what got when we chose Preferred Kitchen and Bath. We could not be more pleased with the outcome of the project and are VERY grateful to Julie and her team who transformed our home into a true showcase.”

~Dennis and Andrea Walsh (12/14/2021)

“I remodeled my kitchen and family room through Preferred Kitchen and Bath and just had my final walk through. Julie Wu was the designer. She is incredibly talented and drew up plans that got me out of a style rut and took my house from outdated to updated and absolutely beautiful. She had a vision for my kitchen that makes it look twice the size and is extremely functional. The products she uses are of incredible quality. Attention to detail is apparent in her work. She finished the job when she said it would be finished. She has been doing this for a long time but is quick to show you new products whether on trend or just improved. Her staff is incredible and easy to work with from those working in her office to the team of craftsmen working on the job. Suzy works hard to manage every team on the project and is a great communicator. I highly recommend this company especially if you want quality work done professionally.”

~Peggy Pritzl (12/6/2021)

“Preferred and their team led by Suzy Sparks did a fantastic job managing the design + build of our kitchen + bathroom renovation projects. We started design work in May 2021 and wanted to be done by August in time for a new baby, scheduled to be born in September. This was a fairly major reno and despite the aggressive timeline, and despite all the recent supply chain issues, Preferred was still able to complete the project on time and with exceptional quality. Their entire team of contractors, led by the GC, Germain Construction, were highly professional and worked long hours, including many weekends to meet the timeline. Suzy was highly organized and made sure critical decisions were being made so as to not delay any aspect of the work. We would highly recommend Preferred to anyone truly looking for a turn-key design + build approach and we cannot thank them enough for the awesome job they did!”

~Adam & Patricia Tobin (10/26/2021)

“This summer we remodeled all three of our bathrooms. Working with Lea Bierman and the Preferred Kitchen & Bath team was a wonderful experience. They were professional, dependable and reliable. They stayed on the job schedule that we were given from the very beginning and they arrived on time everyday. The job ran like a well oiled machine. Our Master Bathroom was a complete redesign, and we needed a designer to help create our dream bathroom. Lea did just that and created a space that is relaxing, open, and bright. It is absolutely beautiful and exceeded all expectations. Thank you Lea and Preferred Kitchen & Bath.”

~Amy and Ryan Smith (10/6/2021)

“We want to thank Julie and her team at Preferred Kitchen & Bath for our magnificent Master Bathroom that they just completed. Start to Finish – Julie’s team were professional, came when they were scheduled (thank you Suzy for always keeping us alerted), worked hard and clean and gave us a Bathroom of our Dreams. Julie helped us pick everything – she always had time for us – and the email photos I would send her to see if she liked or not!!. Julie is such an excellent designer – has great taste, knew our style and what would go well in our COTO Home. Julie came to our home a few times to check on the progress, make changes and to oversee the work. Derek, our general contractor, Eduardo, Alex, Marco, and Roberto were all skilled craftsmen who cared about their work and doing the job right. We are so pleased with the outcome and we highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath for any project in your home.”

~Ginger & Randy Varca (6/1/2021)

“We completed our DREAM kitchen remodel at the end of March and I can’t believe we’ve taken this long to write a glowing review! My husband and I have done two successful, partial kitchen remodels in the past working directly with a contractor. This was our first experience working with a company that designs and manages the remodel project from start to finish. It was worth EVERY PENNY. There are an insane amount of decisions that go into a kitchen remodel and then executing the design is equally mind-boggling. Lea Biermann was our designer and constant guide throughout the entire process. We can’t thank her enough for listening to all of our ideas, truly understanding our vision, and making it all possible. We are hearing all sorts of horror stories these days on remodels and timelines. Lea kept the project on time with constant communication on what to expect during construction. We also can’t say enough great things about the construction crew. Great artisans and builders that also listened and collaborated with us throughout the process. We can’t wait to do more projects with Lea and Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~Melissa & Ted Friebe (6/1/2021)

“Several years ago we used Julie and Preferred Kitchen and Bath to completely redo our very outdated kitchen. Without changing the overall floor plan Julie and her team made a few subtle rearrangements of appliances and installed custom cabinets which transformed the kitchen into a beautiful fully functioning space and a gorgeous focal point in our home. The final outcome was incredible.

So, with no hesitation, in late 2020 we contacted Julie and Preferred Kitchen to remodel our three bathrooms, with Master and Guest bathrooms upstairs and a Guest downstairs. With Julie’s excellent design ideas and recommendations we chose and ordered all of the fixtures, sinks, tile, flooring, shower doors, toilets, etc. in the latter part of 2020 well ahead of the actual remodel start date of January 2021. We decided to eliminate the bathtubs and have only showers. Julie designed several features such as a Pony wall in the upstairs Guest bathroom and replaced the door separating the vanity and the shower/toilet areas with a pocket (hidden sliding) door in the Master bathroom. These modifications made the bathrooms look more open, elegant, and inviting. All three showers have raised shower heads, niches, seats, and full length dual movement clear glass doors which make every bathroom look much more spacious.

Julie, Suzy, and Jose, along with various master craftsmen, and subcontractors were extremely professional, showed respect when entering our home, always on time, courteous, cleaned up everyday, and completed all three bathrooms within a day or two of the projected schedule. Every team member in the company seems to follow a work philosophy which states “there are never any problems, only solutions!” This philosophy was very evident as we moved along with the remodel. At times we decided we needed another canned light here, an additional outlet there, or change the position of the shower head height, etc. Every request was taken care of without issue. That is truly customer service at its finest.
With all three bathrooms completed we could not be happier. What were once ‘cookiecutter” bathrooms are now beautiful spa-like environments.

Julie is an amazing designer and her team is top notch. When we have any new remodeling projects we will call Julie and her team without hesitation. So thank you all at Preferred Kitchen and Bath for adding incredible beauty and functionality to our home.”

~John & Beckie Collett (5/7/2021)

“We used Julie and Preferred Kitchen and Bath six years ago to remodel our kitchen and they did a superb job. This year we hired them to remodel our downstairs bath, install new hardwood floors throughout our downstairs and the largest project of all, completely redo the Master Bath. The entire project turned out beautifully. The Master Bath was incredibly reimagined by Julie and her contractors showed up on time and there was work being done nearly everyday. It is a completely new space and Julie’s designs and concepts pushed us in some wonderful new directions that we couldn’t have thought of on our own. Seriously, it now looks like a luxury hotel. The downstairs bath, which is a small powder room, is more open and inviting with a classy full wall tile design and floating vanity. The floors transformed our downstairs and Julie counseled us on color and material. We also worked with Julie’s chief contractor Jose to completely rebuild and redesign our Master Staircase which is a major focal point when you enter the home. Jose’s sub contractors are superb and true craftsmen. They show up on time and stay on schedule. All components of this project were completed simultaneously (floors, both baths, staircase)), and it could have been a huge headache, but Julie’s team made it easy, especially since we did this entire thing during the pandemic when good contractors were hard to come by. We love Julie and Preferred. We’ll be back for even more projects that we are already thinking up.”

~Gary Sherwin (12/29/2020)

“Having ‘facelifted’ our kitchen 15 years ago and being in charge of all the scheduling and contracting myself, I was SO nervous about doing an entire kitchen and family room remodel. Preferred Kitchen and Bath has entirely exceeded our expectations. From the initial consultation with Lea Biermann to the final completion every single person on the crew has been professional, polite, and conscientious, as well as just lovely to be around. The process was so seamless we added on the downstairs bathroom, laundry room ad entire first floor flooring. We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Preferred Kitchen & Bath do our remodel.”

~Dawn Hoyt (12/23/2020)

“We had Lea Biermann with Preferred Kitchen and Bath out to remodel our kitchen, fireplace, replace downstairs flooring and powder room in 2019. We loved our new spaces so much that we had them back this year to renovate all of our remaining bathrooms and our linen closet area. Lea knocked this project out of the park! Every last detail is just stunning! The quality of materials they use and standard of workmanship is always an A+. Lea is incredibly talented, organized and the absolute best to work with. The entire crew is professional and respectful. Our dated home now feels brand new thanks to Lea and her awesome crew. We can’t thank you enough for all of the hard work that you all have done. We highly recommend you to anyone who is in need of a dream home makeover!”

~Kari Plush (12/10/2020)

“It’s been 5 months since we had our master bath remodeled by Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Every day I say how much we are enjoying our new master. We LOVE the shower! We LOVE the vanity! We LOVE the storage! We LOVE our bathroom! Thanks again PKAB!”

~Michele B. (12/4/2020)

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath was AMAZING!!!!! Lea was referred to us from good friends who just had their home remodeled by them. There is no doubt that they are the BEST! We had so much fun designing my dream kitchen. We gutted the entire downstairs and even had a wall removed, which gave us the most amazing new kitchen space. We enjoyed the process so much, that half way into our job we hired them to do all the flooring, 2 bathrooms and a hallway upstairs. Lea is so talented and easy to work with. She has great ideas and also respects your design style along the way. Her contractor Jose was awesome and his team was always beyond respectful of our space and time. Everyday was an adventure and now that our project is complete, we makes jokes that we miss the team being here all the time, lol! Our kitchen, bathrooms, flooring and fireplace area came out beautiful. We even came up with a unique way to remove our ugly wood banister and create a desk/workspace area that flows right into the kitchen. Every step was fun and exciting, even when hiccups popped up, Lea & Jose were quick to engage and find a fast solution. I have already referred them out to 3 different families and cant wait to see their magic.”

~Amy Berry (12/2/2020)

“When we decided to completely remodeled the kitchen and do some other work on a house we just bought, we were told by many to be ready for a lengthy, tedious, very stressful process which will eat up all of our free time.
Dear Lea and Jose,
Thank you so much for proving everything we were told wrong. You gave us the most beautiful, elegant and functional kitchen and you did it on schedule and on the budget. It became the center of all family gatherings and we just can’t stop marveling at the awesome job done by the whole preferred kitchen and bath crew. I am very grateful to Lea for her amazing island design, it made the whole space look so much more beautiful.
Thanks to the efforts Lea, Jose and the crew put into our house; new floors, updated bathrooms, electrical system, remodeled garage and many more other projects throughout the house, we are thoroughly enjoying our new home. The whole crew is highly committed to your satisfaction, very professional, and always focus on quality of work. I especially would like to mention the ongoing communication during the project. All my emails, texts and phone calls were answered right away. Ongoing feedback on the state of the project was provided regularly. Every detail is discussed, communicated and addressed in a timely manner. They didn’t just remodel our home; they took care of it and took care of us. Many times, crew has gone above and beyond their responsibilities, helping out with random deliveries, moving heavy stuff around. There is no job Jose’s team can’t do and they will do it till you absolutely and fully satisfy with the result.
I am looking forward to our next project together, master bath is calling :-).”

~Olga Treyger (10/20/2020)

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath gets A++ for a major remodeling of our new house that included the kitchen and 3 bathrooms. From the initial contact that we made with Julie, all the way through the process, they maintained their high performance and the pace to deliver on time and on budget. Julie is an awesome designer and leads her team in a well orchestrated manner. Jose and his crew are very knowledgeable, well coordinated, and a pleasure to work with. Alex, Joe and Eduardo are exceptional craftsmen, ensuring that everything was done to the highest standards. Suzy is a pleasure to work with and kept us informed throughout the process. We had done major remodels before, but Preferred KB raised the bar well above our expectations.”

~Marina and Alfred B (9/20/2020)

“If you want a stressless renovation, you are looking at the right company. Lea Biermann and her team are the best. Their frequent communication makes you feel you are taking care of. We are very satisfied with their work/our new kitchen. Very professional – 5 stars.”

~Aki Sutton (9/15/2020)

“We just completed a three bathroom remodel with Preferred Kitchen and Bath ( large master bath and two small baths). The entire process went very smoothly. We first scheduled an appointment and someone came out to take pictures of the bathrooms. Then we met with Julie, the designer, to get ideas for the remodel . She offered many excellent suggestions and helped us decide what we wanted to do. Once we signed the contract and got on the schedule, we met with Julie to select tile, cabinets, fixtures, etc. Again, she was extremely helpful in guiding us to making decisions.
The contractor, Derek and his entire team were terrific. All of the workers were hard-working, professional, polite, reliable, and skilled. I can’t say enough positive things about them .They took the time to do their jobs properly and correctly, and they didn’t waste time or need to redo tasks. The bathrooms turned out beautifully. We are delighted. They look clean, modern, and they are more open . Everything came together well. We also had Suzy from the office give us frequent updates on the schedule so we knew who was coming and when each week, which made the entire process much easier to get through. I am happy to say they finished ahead of schedule. To sum up, I would strongly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath for home remodeling. They offer a team approach and every aspect of the project is handled with professionalism and care.”

~Jill L. (8/24/2020)

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath just completed a major remodel of our kitchen, which involved removing two interior walls to open up our kitchen to the dining room and family room. We love our new kitchen and our open floor plan. We worked with Julie our Designer and Derek our General Contractor. Julie is an excellent designer, she listens to what you want and provides great design advice. She knows what will work and what is not such a good idea, which is really important when making decisions in your kitchen. She also has excellent taste and will let you know if something will clash or not look right when you are making decisions on counter tops, back splashes, and cabinets. Our finished kitchen looks beautiful and what is just as important has been really a pleasure to use, we find it so much easier to function with all the additional room and location of our appliances. The project went smoothly once it got started, we had to delay a couple of times due to a back injury then a slab leak, Preferred worked with us to stay on track and finish on time even with these delays. Suzy their Project Manager was great at keeping us informed each week as to what was going to happen every day so we could adjust our schedule around accordingly. All of their subs were great too Jose, Alex, Damian and Joe and Richard. they were courteous, on time and cleaned up each day before leaving. We really had absolutely no complaints during the whole remodel which took 6 weeks. What I really liked about working with Preferred is they are a one stop shop, you get your design, your products to choose from their beautiful design show room, and the build, it makes it so much more efficient and such a smooth process to have it all handled by one company. So in conclusion, I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~Erin Silverman (7/20/2020)

“My husband and I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Our master bath remodel was completed today and we LOVE it. Julie, Suzy, Derek and all the crew were professional and delightful to work with. They have become “Our Dream Team.” What I love about PK&B is that all the team members are specialized and skilled in their craft. They are timely, neat and ensure work areas are cleaned up each day. We were given the project schedule in advance and any changes were clearly communicated to us. It was always easy to reach Derek, Suzy and Julie whenever we had a question. We are very happy and impressed with PK&B and would most definitely recommend them. Thanks again to PK&B for creating our lovely new master bath! ”

~Mark & Michele Barr (6/29/2020)

“My wife and I had a vision for what we wanted for our new kitchen. PK&B met and exceeded our expectations! We couldn’t be happier with the end result. Lea and her contractors were phenomenal to work with. Lea was attentive to our needs and provided great ideas to areas we needed assistance with. Jose (contractor) and his team were respectful of our home, clean and a pleasure to work with. Lea and Jose were always available if we had questions or needed their guidance. They were accurate with timelines and finished on schedule. Going through a remodel will be difficult, stressful, chaotic, etc. PK&B offers great professionalism and were a pleasure to work with, which will ease those challenges. We will definitely be using them for future projects.”

~Anthony Del Rosario (6/22/2020)

“If you are looking for a great design/build kitchen and bath company, I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen & Bath! My husband and I were forced to remodel our kitchen because we had several pinhole leaks that destroyed our cabinets and flooring. I am very picky and indecisive and researched for months and months trying to decide which company to go with. I got bids from several kitchen designers, contractors and design build companies. Hands down Julie Wu and PK&B was the best! I first saw her designs on Houzz and was very impressed with her website and the reviews there. She has a lovely showroom in Lake Forest with cabinet, knob, counter and backsplash samples and tons of online photos of before/after projects. If you want efficiency and personalized attention – PK&B is the company for you. Rather than having to deal with a designer, sales person, contractor, renderer etc, I could just deal with one person who was completely responsible and focused on my project. I need a lot of hand holding and visuals and Julie sat with me for many sessions and came to my house to measure and look at materials (without asking for any money) in order to make sure I was happy with every detail of the design and computerized rendering. Julie is an expert designer with a great eye and ideas. Other companies have levels of bureaucracy and built in costs but Julie was very fair with her pricing and I never felt like I was being nickeled and dimed. She is not the least expensive, but she is not the most expensive either, and you get a lot of great intangibles that make it worth it. One company was going to charge me to add a load bearing post that was completely unnecessary! I completely trust Julie. She was incredibly patient with me especially when I got stressed out and couldn’t make a decision. She drove around with me to look at finish materials and was never pushy. Bottom line she wants her clients to be happy and the buck stops with her since she is the owner. She has a great sense of humor too! Once you agree on a design and the cabinets are ordered- she will get your project done quickly and efficiently following a detailed schedule. She will make sure every item is completed and Jose, Suzy and the team (Alex, Hugo, Pablo, Alejandro) are all very nice, accommodating and easy to get a hold of. I highly recommend Julie and Preferred Kitchen & Bath and can’t wait to use them for another project!”

~Felice McGrath (5/18/2020)

“First off, WE LOVE our remodel!!!! As soon as we walked into the show room of Preferred Kitchen and Bath, we knew we found the company to help us with our remodel. The show room is beautiful and has many displays and it is not over whelming. Julie walked us through and explained how they run a project and showed us the many different designs they had done on a large big screen TV. Julie is a very qualified designer and understands space requirements, which made us feel like our ideas were on the right track and along with her new ideas. We thought the whole team was professional, Julie, Patricia, Suzy, Jose and all the craftsman. We were impressed with the knowledge of the workers and their effort to clean up every day. A key part of the success of the team at PKB is the communication and organization between everyone. The whole process from the first meeting to the completed remodel was very professional and completed as promise. We would recommend Julie and her company. This company absolutely deserves a 5 Star rating.”

~Cindy and Tim Maloney (5/3/2020)

“We are so glad to have hired PK&B to do our bathroom and kitchen renovation. A leak from the upstairs bathroom ran down the wall into the kitchen and required us to redo both. It was a long process of dealing with insurance, water mitigation, and getting quotes for the construction. We got 5 quotes before saying YES to Lea and her team at PK&B. The thing we noticed right away that set them apart was the initial design process. While other companies want to be hired before doing any work, Patricia came out to measure and Lea came up with a design from the start. At our first meeting we were able to fully visualize the new kitchen and bathroom. The construction stayed to the schedule and actually some things were faster than expected. The overall project took a month and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome! Lea designed an incredible new space for us that we absolutely love. Derek and all of the subs were top notch, on time, and easy to communicate with. They have become like a family to us and while we are happy to have a new kitchen, we’re sad to see them go. BEST service on any remodeling project we have done so far. You will not be disappointed in hiring PK&B. I will refer all of my friends to them in the future and hope to do the master bathroom next!”

~Tammi and Jesse Ameli (2/11/2020)

“Preferred Kitchen & Bath (PK&B) certainly delivered on our project — and we love our new kitchen! Early in the construction process we dubbed Lea Biermann, PK&B designer and project manager, and Jose Caballero/Caball Corp our ‘Dream Team’ — they never disappointed us. Lea truly listened to our input and concerns, and her design exceeded our expectations. The result is amazing. In addition to being beautiful, our kitchen renovation benefits immensely from improved overall traffic flow with attention to efficiency with two of us working simultaneously in the kitchen, better appliances layout, greater storage with enhanced ease-of-use, and more counterspace and island entertainment space all in the same overall footprint. The open concept kitchen design also affords a look of more spaciousness of the entire main living level of our small home. As the overall project manager for our renovation, Lea was communicative and responsive … and assertively monitored and drove our project’s successful execution. And besides providing exceptional work for the duration of our renovation, Jose and his crews saved the day more than once as we ran into unforeseen issues. For example, during initial demolition they found the start of numerous tiny leaks int he copper water lines. Jose responded immediately to our decision to ‘do it right’ by replacing and re-piping the water lines throughout the entire house. When old rotten cast iron drain pipes were found beneath the kitchen, they were promptly replaced. This additional work was tackled quickly and professionally –building permits and inspections included– minimizing the impact to our original construction schedule and at a reasonable incremental cost to our project’s budget. All the work completed by PK&B, their contractors and installers, and Jose and his crews were respectfully conducted with timeliness, quality, and appropriate pride in workmanship. Without reservation, we highly recommend Preferred Kitchen & Bath.”

~Mark and Rex (2/7/2020)

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath has the most amazing staff! Julie, our designer gave us the kitchen of our dreams, it is so beautiful! Other members of the dream team, Suzy, Patricia, and Derek, were such a pleasure to work with. This was our first remodeling experience and we weren’t sure what to expect. PKB made the whole process a pleasure. From the beginning to the end we were in constant contact with the team. If I had a question, Suzy got back to me immediately. The staff is so professional! Everyone is on time and works diligently and efficiently! They are all a pleasure to work with! I rave about them to friends and family! Now that our beautiful kitchen is done, I actually miss everyone; so, now time fo a bathroom remodel! Thank You, Preferred Kitchen and Bath!”

~Kathy Cairncross (2/6/2020)

“We just finished a total kitchen and bathroom remodel with Lea Biermann and her crew I would give them 10 stars if I could! I had heard such awful stores from friends and neighbors about their renovations that we were nervous to use any of their referrals. I did my research and trusted the reviews and we could not be happier. Lea is incredibly talented and easy to work with. She helped with the design and put it all together so seamlessly that we had to do very little. Everything they did and everyone she sent into my home was professional and courteous. Derek, Alex, Richard, and Eduardo are all ten stars too. They went out of their way to make sure everything was exactly how we wanted it and couldn’t have been easier to work with. They were on time and budget which unheard of these days. We have a few more bathrooms to do and I will not hesitate to call Lea and her crew when we are ready. Even the inspector made a comment with impressed he was with how it all turned out. It is absolutely beautiful! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone looking to remodel their kitchen and bathroom.”

~Kari Plush (10/31/2019)

“A million thanks to Preferred Kitchen and Bath and construction partner, Germain Construction Inc. for our gorgeous Industrial/Farmhouse kitchen. Our Designer Lea Biermann created a sleek look with exceptional cabinet space and improved traffic flow for our San Clemente beach home. The light airy design has a soft neutral scheme which accommodates any color accents. The counter top windows improved our view and the kitchen is now a sparkly, light filled room. Lea has an excellent design sense and proposed lighting ideas, built in shelving, matching buffet in dining and updates to our fireplace hearth and mantel. All work was on time and on budget! Highly recommend these two vendors to any OC resident looking for quality work, beautiful cabinets and great design.”

~Steve and Laurie Cortes (10/30/2019)

“We highly recommend designer Lea Biermann at Preferred Kitchen & Bath! She exceeded our expectations! She has done 3 projects for us — the first 4-5 years ago was a full kitchen remodel, the 2nd Fall 2018 a full master bath remodel and just recently the guest bath remodel.

For the first project with the kitchen remodel, I shopped several places before I decided on PKB. When I met Lea, I knew instantly we could work well together. She is not only extremely creative, knowledgeable, an outstanding project manager, patient, she is very personable and a delight to work with. She loves what she does and it shows. She offered excellent suggestions that I incorporated in my plan and which I love! While I had a vision for my projects, I did need assist and she helped tremendously; I welcomed her great suggestions. With all 3 projects, she stayed on budget and on time…one even completed earlier than planned.

Lea will shop with you for selection of granite, cabinets, tile, appliances etc, providing as much or as little assist as you may need. PKB has a great showroom in Lake Forest. The companies PKB recommends for fixtures, appliances, etc are very good and they have a great working relationship with PKB offering competitive pricing. But there is no obligation to use these companies.

On day 1, Lea provided me a detailed day-by-day project schedule advising who will be coming and what time each day. Each project schedule was followed exactly and on time. The suppliers/contractors/installers that came to the house were all very experienced, ontime and most professional. They are very detailed and do great work. They were also open to questions, changes. And….importantly, they would clean up each day making the remodel as convenient for us as possible. We did not live in a mess for weeks! Also, I could call Lea, the project manager for for anything and she always got right back to me — and was always on top of things.

I put off doing my kitchen remodel for years, not wanting to deal with the mess and hassle as it was overwhelming for me at first, but PKB made the entire process seamless and to my surprise made the process for me enjoyable! . I would never think of using anyone else for future kitchen or bath remodels. I highly recommend Lea Biermann and PKB without hesitation! Great value for the money! You will not be disappointed!”

~Leslie, Coto de Caza (03/27/2019)

“We were very happy working with Preferred Kitchen and Bath on our kitchen project. The process went very smoothly even with the couple surprises that were encountered behind the older kitchen after its removal. The contractors do excellent work and are trustworthy. The project was kept on schedule. And the results of our new kitchen were simply stunning. We were very pleased to work with Lea and we highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~Kevin Clark (03/27/2019)

“AMAZING COMPANY! My kitchen is spectacular. Julie, Suzy, Derek and all the contractors were professional, courteous and talented. We had a major kitchen renovation with 2 interior walls removed, 1 exterior wall pushed out, and a very difficult floor plan to work with. I spent a year interviewing top companies and referrals. When I met Julie I realized that we could work together and collaborate. I have my decorating and design sense and she uplifted my ideas to create a show stopper kitchen. This was a costly project so I wanted a company that was stable, knew what they were doing and came in at their bid. There is nothing worse than someone bidding a renovation and then adding on extra charges. Everything was completely planned out so there were no surprises. All inspections were passed quickly with no changes. They are the Best of the Best!!”

~Mwlinda Pettit (11/01/2018)

“My kitchen is complete as of today, and I have to say that it went very smooth. Julie listened to every idea I had and when she presented the final plan for the kitchen it was like she read my mind-it far exceeded my expectations, and I have got my dream kitchen. She gave us a schedule and everything went per schedule. All the trades that came to the house were always on time, and they cleaned up after they were done. Also they were very careful with my furniture and they very good about clearing out the trash each day. All the workers were so nice and worked very hard.

I would recommend Preferred to anyone that I know is going to have a kitchen or bath remodel. Julie takes your ideas and makes suggestions of things that I would have never thought of and I ended up with a beautiful and efficient kitchen!!! Thanks everyone from Preferred-I love my new kitchen!!!!!”
~Linda Colten (9/15/2018)

“I recently completed a remodel of our two upstairs bathrooms. Julie was not only a pleasure to work with but also a lot of fun. She brought her high energy and creative talents to the project and delivered beyond my expectations. I provided her with an absolute end date before the project started and her team completed it with a week to spare. The team was professional, always on time and the communication was excellent! I would highly recommend Julie and her company.”
~Barry Bonetti (5/31/2018)

“Lea and her team from Preferred Kitchen & Bathroom recently completed a total remodel of our home. The remodel was necessitated by a home flood so we were trying to complete the design and execution phase as quickly as possible.

The result exceeded our highest expectations. The design time invested by Lea, and the quality of the final installation, has given us our dream home. Lea listened carefully to our needs and daily routine and then incorporated them into her final designs with spectacular results. She was conscious of or timing and budget at every stage and was very happy to work with us to meet both. Her prior experience and design skills added a lot of great features to both rooms that we had not thought of, and her great project management skills made it all happen.

Our home has been transformed and the entire job went without a hitch, was within budget and was completed within our very demanding timeline. From the very first meeting with Lea we felt totally confident in her ability to design and manage this project. That confidence was not misplaced, as the final designs for both rooms truly exceeded our expectations and the quality of the installation work was exceptional.

A special shout out to Eduardo for his exceptional tiling skills and to Derek for the overall construction job. They both showed a tremendous attention to detail and quality in every aspect of their work. The whole crew under Lea’s direction did a good job of minimizing noise and dirt when working, and cleaning up everyday to minimize the disruption to our daily lives. The sense of personal ownership they displayed was exceptional and made the entire project very painless as they worked on the house.Our neighbors were all very impressed with how efficiently they worked with each other in minimizing disruption in the neighborhood.

Thank you very much Lea, and team, for an excellent job. I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen & Bathroom for your kitchen and bathroom installations.”
~ Anne Redmond – Coto De Caza

“We recently completed our kitchen remodel with Preferred Kitchen & Bath and worked with Lea. From the 1st meeting to the completion, the process was very smooth and far exceeded our expectations going into the project. Lea had great design insight, was easy to work with and went the extra mile, including going with me to pick out samples and give her input (which I definitely needed). Her team of contractors her very professional, on time and made sure the job was done right, even if adjustments needed to be made. Given the good planning and tight management of the timeline, we were even done with our overall project early. We originally found Preferred by doing and internet search and reading the reviews. We were not sure at first, however, we were very pleased with going with Lea and Preferred and have already recommended them to a few friends who are contemplating kitchen remodel projects.”
~ Lisa F.

“We just had our Master Bath remodeled by Preferred Kitchen and Bath. We started by asking our friends for referrals, checking on the internet for contractors and visiting retail stores, but only got more confused. We heard horror stories about contractors not showing up and a project taking months longer than the scheduled time, plus my husband and I could never agree on what we liked. We needed professional help, someone to listen to what we wanted and have the vision to make it happen. With Preferred Kitchen and Bath we worked with Julie. She created a design, and we worked together until we were satisfied with the result. One of the nicest things about working with Julie is she is both a designer and a project manager. We got a schedule with names, phone numbers, time and dates of all the workers that would be spending the next 5 weeks at our home. They were all professional and wonderful to work with. Julie went with us to help pick out our shower tile, flooring and counter tile. All went beautifully together with our new bath cabinet. She was there when I panicked about what kind of faucets to get, polished nickel or brushed nickel. She was there when I couldn’t decide on my sconces. When it came time to decide on paint, which was included in the price, I just let Julie decide, and like everything else it was beautiful. We decided to have the contractor paint our master bedroom, hallway, and skylight the same color and put 4 inch molding to match the bathroom. The price was a little more than we had planned, but to have most of the decisions made by Julie and the having the project run like clockwork, in the end…it’s only money and we not only have our sanity but a beautiful bathroom to boot.”

~ Gail Thompson

“Wow! who would have thought an impulsive “Let’s just drive by” would lead us to Preferred Kitchen and Bath and Linda and ultimately turn our kitchen disaster into a dream kitchen? In the middle of one of OC’s worst rainstorms we had a pipe burst and seep down to and under the first floor kitchen area. After delays from our insurance carrier we decided to search for our own contractor. We saw a small ad for Preferred Kitchen and Bath in the local Home Magazine which had just arrived in the mail and said let’s drive by. We were greeted by a beautiful showroom, gracious and helpful staff and within days, Linda, our designer arrived at the house rolling up her sleeves to help us maneuver this challenge. I had just had surgery, rain had come in through our windows and neither one of us wanted to invest in a new kitchen at this point in our lives. Linda immediately put us at ease and guided us every step of the way. We always knew what to expect when. She kept us focused and organized. I admit to many meltdowns along the way because in addition to recovering from surgery I fell and fractured my elbow. I was ready to put the For Sale sign out. But there was Linda again to keep the waters calm and the project moving ahead. I am an HGTV fanatic with a HOUZZ plan book that doesn’t quit. We thought we knew what we wanted and Linda helped pull it all together. She is a design wonder and master organizer. It was literally like having a friend do all the work for us. Not having to schedule each crew and figure out time lines was such a blessing. We hadn’t remodeled in many years and forgot how challenging those tasks and details can be. Linda took all that stress off our plates and I am so grateful for that as well as the professionalism each and every person that came to work displayed. Many many sincere thanks to Linda and all of the guys that worked to create a dream kitchen for us.”

~ Paul & Leslie Pruss

“I love my new kitchen! A big shout out to the talented designer Linda Wisch and the team at Preferred Kitchen and Bath for making our dreams come to life! Linda was so very patient and extremely helpful in the kitchen planning process since we needed a lot of assistance after our slab leak. There are so many moving pieces with a remodel from designing and ordering and scheduling and Linda was always on top of everything with sending us reminder emails and status updates. We were very pleased with all the professional craftsman who worked in the kitchen each week. From the cabinet & flooring installation to the electrician, Preferred Kitchen and Bath employs the best. Linda was very organized and stayed on top of the deadlines in order to finish the job within the timeframe as promised. I highly recommend Linda and the team at Preferred Kitchen and Bath!”

~ Brenda Stiehl

“We selected Preferred Kitchen and bath for our kitchen remodel because of their reviews and designs. We completed our project a few weeks ago and we could be happier with the outcome.Julie Allen was our designer. I loved working with her because not only was she very experienced and knowledgeable but she was willing offer her opinion when she felt mine would not have achieved the best outcome. The entire team was committed to making sure we were happy with every detail.”

~ Candace Moore

“We contacted Julie on the recommendation of a friend who had used Preferred K&B to remodel her kitchen and we were not disappointed. Julie listened to our needs and worked with us to create a design that maximized the small amount of space we had and improved the flow of our kitchen. The work was done professionally, ON TIME and ON BUDGET. The project manager, Suzy, was always available to help with questions (and probably with issues had any arisen). I highly recommend this company for any work that needs to be done.”

~ Sue Burke

“We had our kitchen and downstairs powder room remodeled by Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Once we made the decision to go ahead with the project it took six weeks for the cabinets to arrive. We were then provided with a schedule that showed the days that the workers would be there and what they would be working on which was very helpful. All the workers were polite, professional, cleaned up after themselves, and showed up on time. It took about 5 weeks for the project to be done and we were amazed at the transformation. Julie helped us select the counter tops and the tiles and she did an amazing job. The transformation was unbelievable. Our kitchen is not only gorgeous but it looks twice as big as it did before the remodel. It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this company.”

~ D. Reed

“When it came time to update and enlarge my kitchen I went onto Houzz.com to help me find a local company to work with. I found some gorgeous kitchens done by Preferred Kitchen and Bath. The reviews were great, so I definitely wanted to talk to them. After meeting with Lea Biermann, the decision to go with Preferred Kitchen and Bath was an easy one.

Lea was such a joy! From our first meeting on, working with Lea was like sitting down and designing a kitchen with my sister (if my sister was a world class kitchen designer!). She had such wonderful ideas –and, the perfect vision for my new space! She created such a gorgeous kitchen for me. If I was on the verge of making a mistake with my design choices, Lea would tactfully “guide” me in the right direction. Shopping with Lea for the countertop and backsplash material was fun and productive. The cost and schedule for my project were basically right on track from the start. Lea was great at communicating all aspects of the project (Schedule, cost, etc.). If I had a question, it was easy to get in touch with Lea quickly.

I could not be happier with the quality level of the work and products supplied by Preferred. Alex led the installation team. They were all very polite, organized, meticulous and detail oriented. They did an excellent job installing my cabinets.

In the end, I was the overjoyed recipient of a gorgeous kitchen! I could not be happier with the finished product. I would definitely recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath (and especially Lea and Alex) to anyone thinking of updating their home.”

~ Debi Raley

“If you’re thinking about doing a kitchen remodel look no further than Preferred Kitchen and Bath. What a wonderful group of people to work with!! Julie was fabulous with coming up with a design and various options to for us and took our budget into consideration. Communication with their crew was amazing and the timeline was very accurate. Changes to the timeline were made but only because we were going to be out of town. They adjusted and everyone was kept informed. A big thank you to Suzy, Jose, Alex, Damian, Eduardo and Richard! We love our kitchen!!”

~ Jan Benner

“We looked in to other designers/remodelers and went with Preferred because they seemed a good fit for us–no high pressure sales tactics, no ridiculous designer price tags. Linda, our designer, listened to our vision, our needs, and our budget, and tailored the project around those things. This was our very first remodel ever, and so we went into it a bit apprehensive of what was coming (we had heard the nightmare stories). So it was key to have Linda at the helm, guiding us through each and every step along the way, from dreaming up our perfect kitchen and master bath on their 3D computer program, to the first day of demo, to picking out slabs for countertops, all the way to the finish line…she gave me a schedule and answered every newbie question I had. And it was great to have a designer’s opinion on the million little decisions that must be made: fixtures, lighting, paint color, etc. She gave us some really great suggestions on layout and design that I would never have thought of on my own. Our project was quite extensive, so there is no way I could have accomplished this without her. Whenever we hit a hiccup during the project, Linda was always there to find a solution and help us work through it. We are beyond pleased with the final results and have Preferred Kitchen and Bath to thank. Really, it doesn’t feel like some big anonymous entity; everyone on staff is super friendly and even the contractors they use feel like family. Special shout out to Tony (best electrician ever) and Alex (best cabinet installer ever). Richard and his crew, who installed our appliances, was also amazing; so friendly and professional. They really have some quality contractors! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath. I will be calling Linda for any future projects!”

~ June Lee

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath just completed the rebuild of my kitchen and master bath and I could not be any happier. This was my first experience with such a large project so I did not know what to expect and was very nervous about all of the decisions necessary. My designer, Lea, and the team were all very professional, on time, on schedule, on budget and did a beautiful job. Lea was a dream to work with, so helpful guiding me through all my indecisions and final decisions. Her experience, knowledge of product and wonderful disposition made it a delightful experience. She was with me all the way and insuring all was running smoothly. The design, floors, cabinets, counter tops, new lighting, painting and all finishing work are exceptional. I highly recommend this group of professionals. Thanks everyone for making this so easy after all! I love my brand new kitchen and bath.”

~ Valerie and Christina

“After many interviews and bids with contractors and designers we chose Preferred Kitchen and Bath. I have done many projects over the years and by far this was the best experience with the most beautiful result. Linda Wisch, the designer, was wonderful to work with. She has an incredible eye for detail and did not miss a thing. Most importantly I felt she was always on my side. Her team, including Derek, Tony, Alex, Dave and others are hardworking and diligent. Linda provided me with a day to day schedule when we first began and we came in on time and on budget. And the best part of all? Our kitchen is breathtaking. We could not be more pleased.”

~ Karyn and Chris King

“I can’t say enough about Preferred Kitchen and Bath. We loved working with the owner Julie and her assistant Suzy. Julie is a wonderful designer, and very patient with questions. She has great style, gives honest opinions and has great ideas for space planning. Suzy is excellent at scheduling the crews and responded to all of my emails and phone right away. Both Julie and Suzy provided excellent customer service and are really nice people to work with! The crews that Julie works with are amazing! Every single person she sent to my home was friendly and talented in their trade. My Omega cabinets look incredible and we could not be happier with the entire project. Everyone says remodeling a kitchen is a nightmare, but truly it was a dream to work with Preferred Kitchen. I recommend you check them out before hiring anyone else!”

~ Valerie G.

“Look no further for a professional high quality company if you are remolding your Kitchen or Bathroom. My wife and I looked for over one year before we found Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Lea Biermann, one of their designers, did an excellent job in designing our master bathroom that met all my wife’s ideas, desires, and likes. Lea worked closely with us to finalize the design, made great suggestions, and then went to numerous supply companies with us to find the exact materials that we desired. Lea was most supportive and helpful in this process, as my wife knew precisely what she wanted. The workmanship and installation was “perfect”. The workers always arrived on the day and time they were scheduled, were professional and friendly. They worked hard and at the end of the day were very good at cleaning up. Looking at the finished bathroom, both of us are extremely pleased and happy. I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath as well as our Designer, Lea Biermann.”

~ Bob and Pam Palka

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath did a phenomenal job remodeling our master bathroom. The PKB team members have all the key qualities you want and expect in a top tier home remodeler, the most important being honesty. You can trust PKB to do the best job possible, as if they were remodeling their own home. Julie, our designer, brought a perfect blend of creativity and functionality to the design table, combining beautiful aesthetic touches with functional and ergonomic features. After surveying us about what factors were important to us, Julie quickly developed and refined a design concept incorporating cool colors, multiple textures and materials, and soothing characteristics. Julie’s team of contractors, cabinet makers, tilers, countertop makers, and mirror/glass makers were all expert craftsmen and professionals who did amazing work, always ensuring we were satisfied with the final products. Their attention to detail was obvious and they did not hesitate to modify the plan or redo or change what they were doing after receiving our feedback. And we especially liked the way they were always polite, took care of the rest of the house and cleaned up after themselves at the end of every workday. The tile work involving glass and pebbles was especially difficult and complex, but Jesus, the tiler, was very meticulous and his results were terrific. Julie and project manager Suzy, made sure the quality of work was superior while at the same time, kept to a detailed work schedule that we were provided at the start. Previously, Julie and her team did an excellent job remodeling two smaller bathrooms in our house, but this was a much more ambitious and challenging project, one that they excelled with. If you want an outstanding, talented and trustworthy remodeler who is a pleasure to work with, stands behind their work and will deliver a fantastic result at a competitive price and on time, choose Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~ Ted and Jeannie Wong

“While considering our kitchen remodel, floor replacement, and entry way upgrade, we talked with many people that had similar work done. Although most were happy with the eventual outcome, not a single one would recommend their contractor. After our experience with Preferred Kitchen and Bath, we are not only pleased with our remodel but also happy with the entire process. We highly recommend them for design (Julie), project management (Suzy), and craftsmanship (Jose, Patrick, Alex, Damian, Eduardo, Richard, and their assistants).

– Julie was there every step of the way during design, material selection, compatibility, and ensuring a good overall look. She brings ideas to light without being pushy but drew the line on a couple occasions when she felt we were making a bad choice. The end result, including help with paint selection, looks fantastic.

– Weeks before project start, Suzy provided a detailed schedule with contact information. When a separate window contractor was late, she made the needed adjustments in a way that minimized our inconvenience. She kept us informed of any changes. All work was completed by original target date.

– The skill and hard work of everyone involved on-site was equally matched by their friendliness, communication about unexpected issues and options, and willingness to listen to any concerns.

All went so well, we look forward to taking on a master bath rework with them sooner rather than later.

Thank you all,”

~ Kevin and Becky

“I cannot say enough good things about Julie and her team! Our kitchen, including new flooring on almost our entire first floor, was fully completed in one month! From what I have observed from friends and neighbors, that is highly unusual. Suzy gave us a schedule of all the contractors and dates beforehand and it was followed exactly. Alex, Derek, Richard, and really everyone, was fantastic! Everyone showed up on time and was completely professional. I never felt nervous about having any of the team in my house. In addition, the demo of the old kitchen and flooring was done while we were on vacation and great care was taken to protect other areas of our home while we weren’t there. I purposely waited to write this review to see if we had any issues pop up, and I’m happy to say that PKAB was just as wonderful after the fact. They were quick to fix a small chip I found after completion. My family and I couldn’t be happier! Hire Julie-you won’t regret it!!!”

~ Kim O.

“We met Julie Allen, at her Preferred Kitchen and Bath showroom. There we were able to see the quality and workmanship of the kitchens they create. Julie listened to our ideas, shared some of her ideas and proceeded to create the kitchen we had envisioned. Julie redesigned a cabinet to include a quartz counter with cupboards above and roll out drawers below.

Preferred Kitchen and Bath’s remodel was amazingly organized throughout the project. After the cabinets were ordered we received a complete timeline of construction dates. This included names of workers, cell numbers and work to be done each day. Suzy Sparks, a designer with Julie did a fantastic job overseeing the project and workers. Jose, Alex, Damian, Derek, Eduardo, Fernando, Richard and all their assistants, are all craftsman and experts in their fields. Each and everyone of them were very nice and a pleasure to have working here. All were very meticulous about their work area and cleaned up each day before leaving. We love our beautiful new kitchen and flooring, and highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath!”

~ Mark & Melinda Wheeler

“Linda Wisch and Preferred Kitchen and Bath were Fabulous. Linda was wonderful at understanding what I wanted, and gave me great ideas in areas where I was unsure. Linda help me create the “Kitchen of my Dreams” with a pantry that Linda’s design turned into a Beautiful Hutch. I was told that my Kitchen would take 5 weeks…

AND guess what… IT WAS DONE in five weeks. Thank you so much to Linda Wisch and everyone who worked with her. ”

~ Suzann Crowe

“May 2016 – Amazing results, professional, meticulous, and on time. So glad we chose Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Remodeling a kitchen while you’re still living in your home could lead to a lot of anxiety and stress, especially when you have an active family to feed. After some procrastination and 6 months living without an oven, we finally decided it was time to move forward with our remodel. After some research and meeting with a few various companies that provided services to do kitchen remodels, we decided on Preferred Kitchen and Bath. From the beginning, I knew that we made the right choice. Lea listened carefully to what our needs were and gave us various options when designing. She also kept us apprised on any design that may cost more or less than another.

We spent a great deal of time going back and forth to ensure that the language in the contract was something that we both were comfortable with. I appreciated her patience with this. A few weeks before the kitchen cabinets arrived, Lea put together a reasonable timeline of about 5 weeks. This timeline included redoing the flooring in the entire first floor of our home. We chose the materials and the project began. All of the people that we worked with were incredible. Derek’s team who did the electrical and plumbing were efficient and swift. Eduardo, who did the tile and flooring, was methodical and meticulous. His work is incredible. Alex, who installed the cabinets and base boards, did a beautiful job. Damian, the counter installer, also did a great job. Richard, the appliance installer, was awesome and when we had a small issue, he arrived quickly and fixed it immediately. Finally, Lea, the project manager and designer, was awesome. She was patient and made sure that all of the teams stayed on the timeline and if there were any adjustments to the timeline, she let us know immediately. As far as the budget, we pretty much stayed on budget for the project. Lea was always willing to give us various alternatives to let us decide what made the most sense. For those that work full time and are worried about having to stay home during the remodel, no need to worry about this team. We setup a lock box for the team to let themselves in and out of the house. I left for work and when I came home I saw progress every day. They did their work and always cleaned up before they left for the day. I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~ Patty F.

“I am celebrating the completion of my 2 bathroom remodels with a BRAVO to Julie and her crew! It was Julie’s eye for design, efficiency and the quality of her cabinetry that prompted me to say yes to the higher bid. I am not at all sorry for having spent the money and time. I got EXACTLY what I wanted. Like a well-choreographed ballet, each principle knew exactly what to do and when. From the plumber, to the electrician, to the tile guy and the finish work, everyone went above and beyond my expectations and I am so very happy with the finished product. It is a company I would only recommend if you are looking for close to perfection!”

~ Lisa Ciampa

“Julie and her team went beyond our expectations! From day one Julie was incredible. She listened to all my ideas and understood the direction we wanted to go with our overall look. Not only did Julie and her team do an excellent job, they came in on budget and on time! Her team were more like craftsmen. The work was impeccable! They were careful neat and arrived on time!! Julie presented us with a schedule of when each segment of the project was happening, along with the names and contact numbers of every one who would be coming into our home, everything went so smoothly, I could hardly believe it!. This is my 4th house, and 4th remodel, but my first with Julie! I wish I had met her years ago! For this project I interviewed 4 different designers, and Julie won hands down. When it comes time for our master bath renoo, I’m only making one call…to Julie and Preferred!”

~ Margo Wynne

“We recently had our kitchen remodeled by Preferred Kitchen and Bath 5/16. We can not say enough great things about Linda Wisch and her design of our kitchen. Right from the start, she was so helpful in understanding our needs and the “look” we were going after. From Linda’s design, to installation, and her follow-up we could not ask for a more professional company to work with. We’ve dealt with other remodel contractors in the past, and this company is hands down the best we’ve dealt with. We are normally not the type to write reviews, but our experience with Linda and this company was so good we wanted to share. Thank you Linda!!!!”

~ Kim Neufeld

“When I decided to remodel my kitchen and master bath, I didn’t know where to start. Being a widow, my husband had always handled any work we had done around the house. My brother recommended designer Julie Allen with Preferred Kitchen & Bath. She had remodeled his kitchen a few years ago and he was very pleased with how it had turned out. I was looking to create a beach theme with wood plank porcelain flooring and cape cod cabinets. Julie listened to my ideas and offered her suggestions. She designed a beautiful kitchen and master bath staying within my budget. She guided me thru the whole process, helping me pick out cabinets, counter top, flooring and backsplash. When the project was ready to start, Suzy sent me a schedule so I know what was happening each day, the names of the workers and the times they would arrive. They were all professionals, taking pride in what they were doing. They spoke very highly of Julie and her team. Everything went very smooth and stress-free. The house was always left in order when the workers left. I have another project that I’m working on and I will be calling Julie and her team at PREFERRED KITCHEN AND BATH.”

~ Ginny Moore

“When I decided to remodel my kitchen and master bath, I didn’t know where to start. Being a widow, my husband had always handled any work we had done around the house. My brother recommended designer Julie Allen with Preferred Kitchen & Bath. She had remodeled his kitchen a few years ago and he was very pleased with how it had turned out. I was looking to create a beach theme with wood plank porcelain flooring and cape cod cabinets. Julie listened to my ideas and offered her suggestions. She designed a beautiful kitchen and master bath staying within my budget. She guided me thru the whole process, helping me pick out cabinets, counter top, flooring and backsplash. When the project was ready to start, Suzy sent me a schedule so I know what was happening each day, the names of the workers and the times they would arrive. They were all professionals, taking pride in what they were doing. They spoke very highly of Julie and her team. Everything went very smooth and stress-free. The house was always left in order when the workers left. I have another project that I’m working on and I will be calling Julie and her team at PREFERRED KITCHEN & BATH.”

~ Linda Young

“After meeting with other kitchen designers, we discovered Preferred Kitchen and Bath and went to check out their showroom. We were immediately impressed and made an appointment to meet with Julie. That decision turned out to be one of the best home improvement decisions we’ve ever made. Julie was completely involved in our kitchen remodel from start to finish. She patiently listened to our ideas and tactfully made recommendations to steer us in the right direction. She always took time to explain why she thought something would work or not work and wanted to make sure the redesign fit with the rest of the house. Everything she put together for us, from the use of space to the choice of cabinets, counter tops, lighting, flooring, paint, etc. turned out perfectly. The rest of her team was also amazing. Suzy made sure things moved along as scheduled and was always available if we had questions. She did a fantastic job of overseeing the project and taking care of anything unexpected. Alex, Damian, Derek, Eduardo, Fernando and Richard were all experts in their fields and also a pleasure to work with. We absolutely love our beautiful new kitchen and could not be happier with the way it turned out. We highly recommend working with Preferred Kitchen and Bath and are planning to start another project with Julie in the next few months.”

~ Bob and Kathy Mento

“We walked into Preferred Kitchen and Bath and was greeted by Julie Allen. We were considering refacing our kitchen cabinets and redoing 2 bathrooms but after a very educational and interesting conversation with Julie we gave her the opportunity to quote us a price on redesigning our kitchen with new cabinets and design our bathrooms. We had a budget in mind and said she would be mindful of that in her design. Once we saw the fabulous changes and redesign of our small kitchen and bathrooms she had created close to our budget we signed up! Julie is great to work with, she not only has great suggestions and design ideas she “holds your hand” and comes with you to help pick out tile, granite etc. She has great connections for appliances, plumbing, flooring and things you need to complete your vision. Julie’s staff of contractors have been with her for many years and are all professional, talented, friendly and always on time. Julie is always available to answer any questions or concerns you have during the entire process. The project was finished on time as promised with out issues. I highly recommend Julie Allen and her team as you get much more than just a general contractor. Julie is a very talented committed designer who is not only passionate about her work but always wants her client to be happy and satisfied.. We love our beautiful kitchen and stunning bathrooms. Thank you Julie!!!”

~ Bev and Tom Leach

“Julie and her professional staff were wonderful to work with. Julie gave us all the time needed to design and remodel not only our kitchen but other rooms in the house. She has a flare for design and was very conscientious of our budget. Her scheduling was amazing and everything was finished on time. I highly recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath for anyone who is looking to have a beautiful home remodeled with a great team.”

~ Elaine & Dave Greuel

“After interviewing two other cabinet contractors to upgrade our kitchen, my husband and I choose Preferred Kitchen and Bath due to the workmanship of the cabinets in the showroom and the cost of the job, i.e., dovetail joints in the drawers versus glued and/or nailed. I would highly recommend going this route versus interviewing and having separate contractors for each piece of the project. You have one (maybe two) people to communicate with, answer questions, and address concerns and problems. After the project was considered finished, there were a couple of glitches that were addressed without question. The finished product is beautiful. Our project was completed in December 2015, and we still can’t believe how beautiful our kitchen turned out.”

~ Rebecca Smith

“Enjoyed my Kitchen consultation with Julie. After an onsite home visit, Julie explained in detail my options. She’s creative, considerate and professional and definitely the quality of service I desire for my project.”

~ Terri Willert

“Preferred Kitchen & Bath recently completed a remodel of my kitchen and family room. I cannot say enough great things about them! Again, I cannot say enough great things about Suzy Sparks and Preferred Kitchen & Bath. Not only was I NOT sorry I opted to work with them, I have already begun to talk to them about a master bath remodel. I wouldn’t work with anyone but Preferred Kitchen & Bath!”

~ eckhausfamily

“We remodeled two kitchens with Preferred Kitchen & Bath, one in 2013 and one in 2015. Each part of the experiences was positive. From the initial visit with the owner to the consultation with the owner/designer, to the work of the trades people, we found each to be knowledgeable, professional and skilled. Should we remodel our bathrooms, we would be happy to work with Preferred Kitchen & Bath.”

~ dcokekathy

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath helped us remodel our ’80s kitchen. We valued their expertise in design (making our small kitchen more functional) and in sourcing materials (cabinets, granite, appliances). They were ALWAYS on time and ALWAYS did exactly what they said they would do. They listened to our budget constraints and designed our kitchen within those limits. We are VERY happy with how everything turned out.”

~ greta_crook

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath did a fantastic job with the design and installation of my kitchen. Suzy, the designer, listened carefully to what I wanted and had many creative ideas. Once the schedule was set, all the contractors were exactly on time. In addition, any small finishing work was done quickly. I was extremely pleased with the outcome and would recommend them, particularly if you want the project completed on schedule.”

~ linfitzg

“We decided on Preferred Kitchen & Bath for our kitchen remodel as we liked the idea of them managing the entire project. Lea was awesome as our designer and we couldn’t be happier with the outcome. We absolutely love our new kitchen and highly recommend Lea and Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~ Kim Preston

“Julie provided us with an excellent design and implementation plan. Many contractors can offer a cheaper alternative, but without a perfect plan, they can fall short. Our new design provided us with more storage space, yet our kitchen feels bigger and is more spacious. All the workers were highly professional, helpful, and friendly. It was a hassle free, and mess free remodel which finished on time. We are so happy with the outcome and receive many compliments!”

~ rosemarystack

“Julie provided us with an excellent design and implementation plan. Many contractors can offer a cheaper alternative, but without a perfect plan, they can fall short. Our new design provided us with more storage space, yet our kitchen feels bigger and is more spacious. All the workers were highly professional, helpful, and friendly. It was a hassle free, and mess free remodel which finished on time. We are so happy with the outcome and receive many compliments!”

~ l_ickes055

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath remodeled my Kitchen, Family room, Butlers pantry, pantry and Laundry room! They did an amazing job! I worked with Julie and she was very thorough, accurate and knowledgeable! The workers she had on our job (general contractor, cabinet installer, electrician, tile installer, slab fabricator), were all timely and professional. I was very confident with their abilities and their trustworthiness. We would definitely use Julie and her team again!!!”

~ Dana Ellis Smith

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath provided excellent managerial service and craftsmanship in constructing and installing my new kitchen and bathroom. Lea demonstrated understanding and patience as I went through the process of selecting hardware, style of cabinets, and countertops. The decision making was eased with her expert advice and knowledge of all that goes into creating a new kitchen. I highly recommend this company for anyone that needs to install a kitchen and/or bath. I am very pleased with the company, Preferred Kitchen and Bath. ”

~ elmerschoolglue

“I worked with Julie and she gave me everything I wanted and helped me design my dream kitchen! She was very patient, helpful and professional! She did everything she promised she would do and more! Preferred Kitchen cares about the customer and does everything to please them. They were on time, stayed within budget and transformed my kitchen into our favorite room in the house!”

~ lba1015

“Just finished our second project (bathroom and kitchen) with Preferred and Lea, our designer. She is an excellent, creative designer, very collaborative, and she promptly attended to every detail and issue that arose as the projects moved forward. Preferred always made us feel we were their most important client! Very attentive to our needs. Also, they seemed to be reasonable price-wise. Couldn’t be happier!”

~ mikewest1958

“After meeting with various companies we decided on Preferred and are very happy with the choice. Julie Allen is very knowledgeable and helpful from the initial planning process all the way through. Suzy in the office was very helpful also. Julie hands-hold you as much as you need. All of the contractors she used were knowledgeable, considerate, clean-up well and worked well accommodating each other. They do a lot of work with Julie. We did cabinets, tile work, word flooring, new appliances, lighting and much more…. Julie pointed us to all vendors that knew her and worked with her many times in the past. The project ended up on time (5 weeks) with no financial surprises. Would use again…”

~ stevenhfox

“We were referred to Julie, the owner, through 2 family members that used her and we love her! She has a brilliant design mind, beautiful taste and uses the space as best she can. Function meets beauty! We are now talking to her to design our baths and entertainment center.”

~ Kris Caiozzo

“After meeting with various companies we decided on Preferred and are very happy with the choice. Julie Allen is very knowledgeable and helpful from the initial planning process all the way through. Suzy in the office was very helpful also. Julie hands-hold you as much as you need. All of the contractors she used were knowledgeable, considerate, clean-up well and worked well accommodating each other. They do a lot of work with Julie. We did cabinets, tile work, word flooring, new appliances, lighting and much more…. Julie pointed us to all vendors that knew her and worked with her many times in the past. The project ended up on time (5 weeks) with no financial surprises. Would use again…”

~ Kent Pace

“All of their workers were very professional and courteous, and took great care to keep everything clean and tidy. Alex did a great job installing the cabinets, he is very meticulous; and the granite installer did such a beautiful job that I challenge guests to find the seams! I absolutely love my new kitchen and would highly recommend Preferred Kitchen & Bath to others who are dreaming of a new kitchen or bath.”

~ hummy44

“Julie truly listened to our vision for our kitchen remodel. While we entered with our own vision, I appreciated her ability to help us think outside of the box by introducing new kitchen design features to consider. Her honesty helped us to critically rethink some of our own decisions. All of the contractors were courteous, competent, & efficient. The contractors certainly continued to represent Preferred Kitchen & Bath’s high standards. We thank Julie, Suzy, & the contractors for the positive kitchen remodel experience. And yes, we would use them again.”

~ tjaal53

“The whole team at preferred kitchen and bath did an amazing job on completely renovating our kitchen, The design ideas were perfect! Each person that came into our home was professional. Our kitchen was done in a perfect amount of time and no deadlines were missed. Thank you!”

~ maj357

“A well deserved “Thank You!”, to Julie and her very professional team for giving us the kitchen of our dreams. She turned our cramped, tired kitchen into a spacious , functional, and extremely elegant one. I was impressed with the skill, knowledge, and wonderful work ethics of her team. I highly recommend PK&B. I would definitely use them, again, in a heart beat.”

~ kobekjay

“Everything went smoothly. Everyone at Preferred was helpful and professional. All the subs were fantastic, and the project was completed on schedule.”

~ jakonami

“Julie and her crew did a beautiful job of designing and installing our new kitchen. Contemporary design requires precision, and they delivered in every way. At the onset we were provided with a work schedule, and everything happened in accordance with that…..there were no surprises and no delays. From demo to completion, the kitchen was finished in 4 weeks.
Currently we are using Preferred Kitchen and Bath on another project upstairs in our home.”

~ sewliz

“We have completed two projects using Preferred, master bath (2012) and Kitchen (2014). We are extremely pleased with both and will use preferred again. Design consulting was terrific and we found that Preferred has a select group of subs that work as a total team on each project. A very comfortable working relationship and also very efficient.”

~ greenhill3

“We hired Preferred Kitchen for a major kitchen remodel and could not be happier with the service they provided. From start to finish Lea was amazing! Her design ideas were fabulous, she was professional, helpful, always available to answer our questions and guide us through the decision making process. Alex the cabinet installer was not only highly skilled but so accommodating and patient to get everything perfect with the install. The remodel was smooth and on time and we would not hesitate to use Preferred Kitchen and bath again for another project.”

~ fussbucket

“Julie’s crew are the best. They were courteous and professional. My wife and I pay close attention to detail. These guys (electrician, tile installer, plumber, carpenter) are super nice and do the best job possible. As with any remodeling project, some times our wish isn’t practical. These guys would patiently explain the issue and find a compromise. We threw a monkey wrench to the project by waiting for our tiles to be shipped from Italy. Julie’s crew worked with us to modify the project schedule. In the end, my wife and I are very happy with the result. We achieved the contemporary, relaxed look that we both liked. Julie helped us to bridge our differences. We couldn’t be happier with our remodel.”

~ santateerisita

” I would highly recommend Julie and her team at Preferred Kitchen and Bath to anybody who is planning on upgrading their kitchen. One additional item I have to mention is the compliments I received from various vendors on how great it was to work with Preferred Kitchen and Bath. Julie gave me a list of appliances, faucets and fixtures I needed to purchase, the sizes I needed to buy and when I needed to have them in the house to be ready for the installers. If you work with Julie and her team, you better be ready to do your job as well to keep up with them!!!”

~ stella

“Julie was great to work with as was her team that installed the cabinets, tile, granite and appliances. Her tile man is a craftsman. Our guest bathroom has a shower and the tile work was impeccable! Everyone showed up on time and cleaned up after themselves. If a problem arose, Julie made sure it was corrected. For example, our cabinet doors were supposed to be a dark stain but when they were installed, they appeared very blotchy. She agreed and immediately called the manufacturer’s representative. They had new cabinet doors sent to us and reinstalled. We have and will continue to recommend Preferred Kitchen and Bath to our friends and family!”

~ mohartung

“We were thrilled with the service of Preferred Kitchen & Bath. David, Julie’s husband took us through the preliminaries and responded to our many questions with concise knowledge and an experienced eye for detail. Julie was exemplary in the way she took us through design, layout and helping us decide which colors, and materials would blend with our remodeled home. We cannot say enough about the quality of materials and advice. The project stayed within the timeline and all contractors arrived on time. The compliments on our new kitchen continue to flow. We would recommend David and Julie to all our friends.”

~ cosgrove2

“We hired Preferred Kitchen and Bath to do a full remodel of our townhouse. Julie from PK&B was extremely helpful through the entire process in working with us during the design phase, materials and hardware selection, and even taking the time to meet with us to help choose interior paint colors. Julie, along with every one that worked at our house, from the contractor, plumber, tile person, cabinet installer, and painters were respectful, courteous, and helpful. They all were part of a great team that did a fabulous job on our remodel. The project was also done right on schedule as promised. The outcome is gorgeous! We would highly recommend this company and the entire team from Preferred Kitchen and Bath.”

~ kegildson

“Just finished our kitchen remodel and its awesome!! Lea worked with us and designed a kitchen based on pictures that I showed her from the website. The whole process went as smooth as possible considering we found a slab leek in week one! They had to adjust the schedule but we only lost 1 week while we took care of the leak. All the guys who worked in the house were nice and made sure to clean up at the end of the day. I would highly recommend them and in fact plan on asking Lea for her help in remodeling our bar.

~ cmanzell

“Preferred Kitchen and Bath is one of the best choices of companies to work with in Orange County. The owner Julie Allen provides excellent design expertise’s and her clients seem to always have a beautiful Kitchen along with a great experience from being to end of their project!.”

~ lnclhchris

“I work closely with Preferred Kitchen and Bath and see all the beautiful kitchens they complete. The designers work very closely with their clients helping their dreams become a reality from concept to completion. When you visit the showroom ask to see all the photos of the beautiful kitchens they have completed.”

~ jsarinana

“We recently remodeled our kitchen, wet bar and fireplace and used Preferred Kitchen & Bath for the job. We are so happy that we decided to go with them. We looked into several different companies but none of them seemed to have the fine attention to detail and design that Julie had. From start to finish she was so easy to work with, was very clear about every fine detail and aspect of the project timeline. Her crew was on time every day and was very cautious about taking care to protect our belongings around the house and keep everything as clean as possible. They did an amazing job and stuck to their specified timeline to complete the job. We loved working with Julie and her company so much that we just recently hired them again to remodel our master bathroom. You will not be disappointed with the quality of work that Preferred Kitchen & Bath provides.”

~ fashiongrrl

“Our experience with Preferred Kitchen & Bath has been a positive one; I would not hesitate to recommend them. The interior design expertise is present where one would not find that artistic skill at a big-box type store. The planning was thorough and all details were made clear to us. There was a wide selection from which to choose. When it came time for the installation, all workers were ‘first-class’. They were skilled, courteous and on time. We love the new kitchen! Also, to their credit, any details which were not quite right have been followed up addressed promptly. Many thanks to Preferred Kitchen & Bath! They are a very high-end operation.”

~ marlemmon