NOW HIRING: Trainee Cabinetry Installer 

We’re Hiring an Installer’s Helper NOW HIRING! Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms has been making and installing custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the Greater Vancouver, BC since 1990! Driven by referrals from our many satisfied customers, we value integrity, teamwork and the highest quality of workmanship. We are looking for a career person to be an addition to our established team, and are currently recruiting for a key position within our organization: Cabinetry Installer’s helper –  Please note: We are looking for a career-oriented individual to become a long-term addition to our established team. Responsibilities (not limited to): • Assist with the installation of cabinet and millwork items. • Adjust cabinet doors, drawers, and any other part of the install. • Read and study shop drawings and blueprints and how they relate to the install; offer solutions to any potential install issues. • Learn new installation techniques and enhanced safe work habits. • Build and cultivate client relationships. Qualifications: • Exceptional English speaking and business communication skills. • Some work experience as a cabinet installer is ideal but full training will be given • Knowledge of working with power and hand tools. • Hold a valid BC driver’s license (Class 5). Skills & Abilities: • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with fellow team members, management and clients. • Highly organized and able to multi task effectively. • Able to work independently and collaboratively. • Ability to read shop drawings and/or blueprints. • A desire to learn client relationship skills and the desire to ensure all installs are successfully completed. We are an equal opportunity employer. The job description above...
JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker

JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker

JOB POSTING: Cabinetry Maker JOB POSTING! Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms has been making and installing custom kitchen and bathroom cabinetry in the Greater Vancouver, BC since 1990! Driven by referrals from our many satisfied customers, we value integrity, teamwork and the highest quality of workmanship. We are looking for a career person to be a long term addition to our established team, and are currently recruiting for a key position within our organization: Cabinetry Maker Please note: We are looking for a career-oriented individual to become a long-term addition to our established team. Responsibilities (not limited to): Read and interpret cabinetry drawings. Sort cabinet parts cut on the CNC router. Edge and drill cabinetry parts ready for assembly. Assemble cabinets and custom pieces such as posts, hoods, mantle etc. Assemble drawer units and other parts. Qualifications: Proven track record in millwork industry in all aspects of joinery. Proven leadership skills and experience in being a project leader or lead hand. Advanced knowledge of working with power and hand tools, table saws, band saws, sanders etc. Advanced knowledge of specialized cabinetry construction techniques Exceptional English speaking and business communication skills. Hold a valid BC driver’s license (Class 5). First Aid training is desirable. Skills & Abilities: Excellent communication and interpersonal skills when dealing with fellow team members, management and clients. Great organizational skills with the ability to prioritize a busy work load while meeting deadlines. Ability to work well independently and within a team. Work well under pressure and problem solve effectively. Ability to read shop drawings and/or blueprints. High attention to detail and willingness to continuous improvement and learning. Ability to...

Caring for Granite Countertops

Many people dream of having a beautiful granite countertop in their kitchen. It’s one of the most popular items purchased in any renovation. People are drawn to the look of the stone and having a custom countertop adds value to a home. But there are a lot of misconceptions concerning the maintenance and care of a granite countertop. Here are a few tips to keep that kitchen countertop looking amazing. 1.    Proper cleaning is essential A good suggestion is to treat a granite countertop the same way one would treat any valuable piece of furniture. Clean spills immediately, use coasters and trivets, use sponges instead of scratchy pads, and avoid any cleaners that use acids like vinegar, ammonia, or lemon. 2.    Remember it’s not a cutting board Many people think that they can use the granite countertop instead of a cutting board. Not only will this damage your knives, it can leave little scratches in the surface of the granite. It makes far more sense to spend under $50 on a new cutting board than to replace your countertop. 3.    Seal your granite Many companies recommend sealing your granite every 6 months, but always ask the company that sold you the countertop what they suggest. Some darker granites or denser granites do not need to be resealed that often. But sealing the countertop is something that must be done to protect the countertop and slow down the rate the stone absorbs liquids. 4.    Keep off the granite A common mistake people make is to jump on the stone, thinking that it is impervious to damage. A good recommendation is...

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinet Finish

One decision that frequently gets ignored, even when building custom kitchen cabinetry, is the finish on the cabinets. People spend time matching colour, choosing the right design, and then are faced with the challenge of that final option. Here is a quick look at how to choose the right cabinet finish. Two very popular finishes are High Gloss and Flat Matte. Just like with photographs, gloss is shiny and matte isn’t. Depending on what kind of kitchen you want and the style you’ve chosen, you’ll want to carefully pick the finish as well. High gloss is a more modern-looking finish that is shiny and reflects light well. It’s great if you have a smaller-sized kitchen and want to give the illusion of space. This shine is also good if you’re picking dark colours and want to brighten things up. Many young families in Greater Vancouver choose high gloss because it’s easy to clean, with just a soft, non-scratch cloth. On the other hand, flat matte is a more traditional style and is perfect if you want a country-style kitchen. It’s very common in large kitchens with many colours because reflections aren’t a problem. Another big advantage to matte finishes is that they don’t show fingerprints or marks. With no light reflections, you won’t see those spots or blemishes. But some people feel that flat matte finishes, especially when done in the entire kitchen, can look a little boring. They choose to mix the two, using two different finishes to make the room look more interesting. They will use the high gloss on higher cabinets to reflect the light, and...

Cabinet Inserts and Organizers for Space Maximization

Has this ever happened to you before? You’re cooking dinner, moving smoothly from stovetop to counter, mixing and stirring, chopping and dicing, and everything is coming along marvelously. The sauce you’re making looks beautiful but you know you need one more thing, one more ingredient to make it perfect. You need some lemon zest. You grab the lemon out of the fridge and then pull open the top drawer, looking for the zester. And you’re greeted by a chaotic mess of kitchen tools and measuring cups, all scattered haphazardly within the drawer. It’s a real mess, metal and plastic pressed together. So you start pushing pieces this way and that, trying to find that one tool you need. So why not solve that problem and ensure it never happens again? Cabinet inserts and organizers are the perfect way to make sure that everything has a proper place in your kitchen. Elite Kitchen Centre, your home for custom cabinetry in Vancouver, also offers amazing custom-built cabinet inserts that will save you space and time. We can build you drawer inserts to hold utensils, cutlery, or even a complete knife rack. If you’re getting us to build you a custom cabinet, we can make your drawers hold exactly what you need it to. And if your counter tops or cupboards are getting too crowded, we can build you organizers to help solve that problem. Just think of how beautiful your cabinet will look when you open the doors to see amazingly-crafted wooden organizers that keep everything in the proper place. No more rustling through the cabinets, hoping to find that one...

Happy Canada Day!

Hello Summer! Let’s get ready for Canada Day! O Canada! This year is very special, as it marks the 150 birthday of our great country.  We have the perfect Canada Day BBQ menu on our blog! Try them all together or one by one for the perfect hot-weather meal ideas. They’re ideal for the upcoming long weekend! Verona’s Favourite Salmon Grilled Veggie Foil Packs Key Lime Pie     These recipes are a fantastic way to beat the heat! Bon Appétit! Keep reading for more fun ideas from Elite Kitchens.  Quartz is In for 2017! Have you discovered our newly-updated Quartz catalogue? We carry a huge selection of quality quartz from leading manufacturers: Ceasarstone, Cambriaand Silestone!  Because there is such a variety of colours and styles of quartz to choose from, browsing these swatches can be a great first step to designing your dream kitchen or bathroom! As always, you can contact us if you have any questions. Have a very happy Canada Day,             Ken & Verona Jungling Elite Kitchens and Bathrooms, Langley BC Email: sales@elitekitchencentre.com Tel. 604-533-4541...

Happy New Year from Elite!

  Happy New Year from all of us at Elite Kitchens & Bathrooms! Happy New Year!!! It’s like when you were a kid and you got shiny new school supplies in September – well, for me it was so exciting and the promise of a clean slate. I feel the same with the date January 1, 2017. It’s time to turn over the calendar, a new leaf, a fresh start. The pages of 2017 have not yet been written and contain so much promise right now, and for me that means looking around and making things new. Especially once you take down the Christmas decorations, things look a little “blah” and I have the urge to “shake things up” a bit! It’s my favourite time to do some upgrades to my home. If you are considering an upgrade or a renovation, I have spent some time researching the trends for 2017 and they are really exciting! Come join me for a look at what 2017 is expected to have in store… Laundry Rooms The kitchen and bathrooms have been taking centerstage for a while now with respect to renovations, but 2017 looks to be the year for the laundry room renovation to become popular. When you consider how much time you actually do spend there, as quite often it is also a multi-purpose room acting as mudroom, or in my case, gift wrapping station, it warrants some love and attention. The trend is to bring in more light, have better and more attractive storage as well as better function. Instead of keeping the laundry room an unattractive work space,...

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