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About Elite Kitchens Owner Ken
Meet Ken. Ken is the founder and owner of Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms. Ken always enjoyed building things. When he graduated high school, he knew what he wanted to do… build furniture! He began working in the construction industry, learning how to frame structures and the logistics of construction and layout. Ken then moved to a kitchen cabinet company from 1985 until 1989 working his way up from general labourer to shop foreman. During this time, he attended BCIT and completed his journeyman’s ticket in benchwork joinery. After that, he worked building furniture at a high-end furniture manufacturer for about a year and a half where he honed his skills of (fine craftsmanship). Armed with a number of years of experience and knowledge in both furniture manufacturing and cabinet manufacturing, Ken decided it was time to start his own business. Elite was born in 1990 in Maple Ridge crafting both furniture and custom cabinetry.
Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms moved to its current location in Langley in 1991. The demand for high-end furniture slowed and the business became focused on creating custom cabinetry with an eye for craftsmanship (same as furniture). Ken continues to strive for fine craftsmanship and attention to detail and that is the motivation and that is what remains in every kitchen, bathroom, office/den, theatre room or any other room that requires custom cabinetry. He loves to help customers find their own design and bring it to life with work with the home owner to create something specific to them making what seams impossible -work, Creating new ways to innovate our ever changing lives in our busiest room of the house making your place, not look like the every other house.

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Meet Our Team at Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms

Ken Jungling, Owner of Elite Kitchens

Ken Jungling

Designer & Owner of Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms 

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Steven Smailes

Operations Manager

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Danielle Wheeler

Interior Designer 

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Keeping Promises, One Detail at a Time

What you see when you look at Elite’s custom cabinets is impressive. But what you can’t see is even more impressive. It’s the unseen elements that separates Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms from its competitors. For instance, our total teamwork commitment to customer service and the extra special attention we pay to the smallest of details. It’s easy to make promises but it’s another matter keeping them. You won’t find Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms making promises it can’t or won’t keep. The superior craftsmanship, quality materials and excellent prices of our custom cabinets are all just as impressive as the finished cabinets you see! For answers to frequently asked questions about custom cabinets in Vancouver, please visit our FAQ page.

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Expert Tips: Make Your Home Stand Out in a HOT Real Estate Market

This is an unprecedented time in history! How is that for an attention-getter??? But, I’m not entirely out to lunch with that comment. In my lifetime, and as far as my parents can remember, there has never been a market so “hot” for sellers as this market. Prices are going through the roof and sales are quick without even a mention of a “subject” to a sale. This is great news for sellers, with multiple offers coming in and few houses to compete with. However, I have watched as more and more of my neighbours are listing their homes and realize that this opportunity for a quick and profitable sale may come to an end sooner rather than later. If you are able to take advantage of this market, I have a few ideas from personal experience about what makes YOUR house stand out and be one of those receiving multiple offers and a quick sale. 1. De-Clutter and De-Personalize This one is always recommended by realtors, here’s why. With less clutter, the space looks larger and more appealing. Although we love to personalize our homes, a perspective buyer feels intrusive and may not see it as “their home” with your photos of your kids, etc. on display. Keep in mind how showhomes look – clean without clutter and nothing personalized on display. 2. Deep Clean Sounds obvious, but this is the time when a more thorough clean is in order. Look for stains on carpets-you know, the one that you were meaning to scrub but just forgot and every time you see it you chuckle and remember your friend... read more

Storage Ideas for your Bathroom

Has anyone ever walked into a bathroom and said, “Wow, I have too much storage space”? Bathrooms are notorious for being cramped, tight, and packed to the limit. As apartments in Greater Vancouver get smaller and smaller, the bathrooms are getting more and more cramped. Whether you’re trying to find space for that extra roll of toilet paper or another set of towels, most people struggle to get more storage space. The simplest and easiest way to crack the storage puzzle is to use the space in the most effective way possible. In most cases, the size and design of the cabinets is what determines just how much storage you have. A good design allows you to use every square inch to store what you need. One effective way to add storage is to think up. Although the basic bathroom cabinet takes care of a lot of storage, sitting underneath the sink or sinks, filled with drawers and doors, a higher cabinet, especially one that stretches to the ceiling, can handle even more storage. Instead of that gigantic mirror that stretches across the length of one wall, you can get a custom-built and designed cabinet that uses that space more effectively. At Elite Kitchen Centre, we’ve designed and built cabinets that run from countertop to ceiling, separating the two sinks while giving people a place to store lots of their stuff. A great way to inspire your creativity and just see what your bathroom is capable of holding is to come by our showroom and take a look at what we can do. We can specially design cabinets for... read more

Quartz vs Granite? Which Countertop is Best for You?

When it’s time to remodel the kitchen, the choice of countertop is always one that leaves most people struggling to make the best decision. Two popular choices in Vancouver are quartz and granite, and there are plusses and minuses to both. Before I take a look at these different materials, remember that the choice between quartz and granite, in the end, comes down to you. Which one do you like the best and which one fits your budget the best? There really isn’t a bad choice when it’s your preference. Both quartz and granite are very strong but are not indestructible. The quartz countertop is stain resistant and does not require sealing, while the granite countertop must be resealed every year. If you don’t seal the stone, it can be stained by different liquids. Both these countertops are really heavy and need to be installed professionally. But quartz is more flexible and easier to work with during the installation. Remember that a granite countertop is literally a piece of rock that’s been cut out of the earth, while quartz is a mix of crushed quartz and resin. Colour-wise, you will have to remember that a granite slab may not be the same, exact colour as the one you saw in the showroom. The quartz countertop, however, will be. But a quartz countertop may fade over time from the sun. The granite won’t. When you think about the appearance of your counter top, you have to decide what look is more important to you. If you want a countertop with no visible seams and a uniform appearance, you want quartz.... read more

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Langley, B.C.
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