Couple launches mobile kitchen renovation business – Salisbury Post

SALISBURY — Paul and Kim Satenstein know what it is like to go through via a lengthy kitchen renovation.

A several decades in the past, the couple decided to makeover their out-of-date 1950s kitchen. The system remaining them without having a place to get ready food stuff for a thirty day period and a 50 percent.

“It’s amazing how considerably you can cook dinner on an electric hot plate and a microwave,” Paul reported. “And doing dishes in the toilet sink is usually attention-grabbing.”

The pair is now helping other homeowners stay clear of a equally tense problem. Paul and Kim have teamed up to start a community Kitchen Tune-Up franchise. With a house office in Aberdeen, South Dakota, Kitchen area Tune-Up is a cellular organization that specializes in quick kitchens and cabinetry updates. 

“We concentration on one to 5 working day remodels the place you have a working kitchen area at the close of each and every working day,” Paul reported.

Salisbury Kitchen Tune-Up is serving owners through Salisbury, Harmony, China Grove, Spencer, East Spencer, Rockwell, and Kannapolis and has a range of renovation options. None of the possibilities will place a kitchen out of commission for too long.

Paul, originally from New York, and Kim, a Ga native, moved from Virginia to Salisbury about two decades ago. Paul taught architecture at a neighborhood large university and Kim delivered the Charlotte Observer and Salisbury Publish for about a 10 years. Searching for a adjust in their occupation, the two landed on Kitchen Tune-Up. The business has much more than 250 franchised territories nationwide.

“Kitchen Tune-Up truly appeared to suit wherever my expertise is, my awareness of architecture, engineering and construction,” Paul reported. “It just match the invoice, so to converse.”

Paul is no stranger to doing the job with electricity resources, but he and Kim expended two and a half months studying the finer factors of kitchen renovations in Texas. They are also in a 12 week on line system. They tackled their 1st makeover a several months ago, changing the cupboards in a historic home in downtown Concord. 

Personalization is a important part of the procedure. Even prior to Paul and Kim go into a kitchen, they stop by the home with doorway samples to ensure the house owner is delighted with what is getting mounted.

“We allow them see the product in their dwelling,” Kim stated.

Kitchen area Tune-Up features hundreds of cupboard colors, Kim explained, from substantial-gloss Coca-Cola pink to beige. Paul claimed he’s not 1 to influence a homeowner’s selection.

“Everyone’s household is their castle,” he reported. “It has to be individual to them. What I dislike, other individuals enjoy. What I really like, other persons might not like. It’s not a subject of what I like in their house, it is a make any difference of what they like in their household.”

They can also “revitalize” wood cupboards if a property owner is not wanting for a whole substitute. 

“As opposed to changing everything, we can convey it 80% back again to exactly where it was when it was new,” Paul claimed.

Kitchen Tune-Up will update kitchen area partitions, fix flooring and exchange counter tops as effectively. Their purview extends previous the kitchen area. Paul stated they’ll substitute or increase cupboards in other parts of the house as perfectly.

Regardless of the supply chain problems plaguing numerous industries, Paul reported it hasn’t been much too challenging to get materials desired. But rising rates have been an obstacle, he mentioned.

Paul and Kim have relished serving to other people develop kitchens they’re joyful with, but they’ve also appreciated getting able to commit a lot more time together.

“I really do not overlook her any more,” Paul said. “I get to spend a great deal of time with her, which can make me happy.”

Additional information and facts about Paul and Kim’s company can be discovered online at