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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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Cynthia Clark

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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Choosing the right sink for your kitchen renovation

Much like choosing anything for your remodeling, selecting the perfect kitchen sink can be very time-consuming. The sink is usually the centrepiece of any kitchen and the place where most people spend a huge amount of time. What sink you choose will have a huge impact on how you work within and your comfort level. Like most kitchen renovation decisions, there is no right answer. Everyone is different and wants different things from their kitchen sink. But by understanding the differences, you can make a more informed decision and be happier with your selection. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider: Installation Type There are 4 basic types: Drop In – The sink is dropped into a hole cut into the countertop. Undermount – The exact size of the sink it cut into the countertop and the sink sits underneath. Tile-In – The edge of the tile is flush against the sink. This is similar to the Drop In method. Farmhouse – Most farmhouse sinks are undermounted, but the front of the sink is exposed and finished. Configuration and Size How many bowls do you want and need? Most commonly you see one or two bowls, and the selection here is really based on your preference. Another less-common size is three bowls, including one small one for the garbage disposal. Material Stainless steel is durable and easy to clean. However, it can be scratched and damaged. Cast Iron or Porcelain sinks are for more traditional designs and can be damaged over time. They are also much heavier than other sinks and will require more support. Composite sinks... read more

Choosing between traditional or modern kitchen cabinet styles

When redesigning your kitchen, one very important question to answer before beginning is whether you want a traditional or modern style. There is no right answer. Like most style choices, choose one that fits your tastes and lifestyle the best. By defining the styles, we find that it becomes much easier for people to choose. Here is a brief explanation of the two cabinet styles. Modern With a focus on functionality, these cabinets tend to be designed with user-friendliness in mind. Lots of storage space is included and cabinets are designed with a specific function. Many people would say that modern cabinets are minimalist in design, with a variety of materials used, such as glass, wood, and steel. Consider this style function over form, and with a clean, simple aesthetic. Traditional With a focus on feelings and nostalgia, a traditional cabinet design uses both old and new styles to create a functional kitchen that appeals to a person who loves the classics. When designing a traditional cabinet, many people use dark, rich woods such as mahogany or cherry and tend to use curves and slopes instead of the sharp, straight edges of a modern kitchen. Some people may consider a farm-style kitchen as a perfect example of a traditional design. When choosing for your home, consider your home first. Which style works best with the other rooms in the house? It would be rather jarring to place a modern kitchen inside a heritage home. Ensure that your new design fits with the other rooms. Many designers recommend a modern kitchen if it is a busier kitchen with more traffic.... read more

Choosing the right bathroom vanity

With any bathroom renovation, one of the biggest choices is to decide on what is the right bathroom vanity. Some people want classic styles and others modern. Some bright bathrooms and others dark. But these are style choices, and each is correct for the person choosing. Here are some other things to consider when choosing your new bathroom vanity. Bathroom limitations Before starting to choose a vanity, consider these things: How much space do you have? Where is the plumbing? Are there any obstacles, such as the door, shower, tub, or toilet? What is the traffic flow? By answering these questions first, you can help make your decision much easier. Bathroom usage Depending on who’s using the bathroom, you will figure out how much storage space you’ll need and how many sinks. If this is a vanity for a half bathroom, or a guest room, then you’ll need a smaller vanity and probably only one sink. If this is the main bathroom for a larger family, the more storage and sinks you can get, the better. What kind of storage? The simplest question to answer is whether you prefer shelves or doors. But your space limitations may make one work better than the other. One of the best things about coming to see Elite Kitchens is that we’ll customize your vanity to offer you the exact type of storage you want and make it work in your space. Sinks and Fixtures Now it’s time to start thinking about the personal style of the vanity. You get to choose what kind of sink you want – undermount, self-rimming, or vessel.... read more

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#101-6010 196th Street
Langley, B.C.
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