Nick Caballero Ideas for Living, LLC - Vision, Planning and Execution...

We hired Nick's firm Ideas for Living, to renovate our living space in our older two-family home in Jersey City Heights. We had a lot of work we wanted (and needed) to do, including renovating a kitchen, two bathrooms, and three bedrooms, including reworking and renovating a full attic. Let me start by saying that the results exceeded our expectations, and we love what feels like an entirely new home. Oh, and we had a very tight budget!

Nick distinguishes his firm by bringing a strong design element to his work, which we certainly enjoy in the final product. But for us what really mattered, was how things went day to day during the work, because large renovations can be stressful. Here are some highlights from our experience with this renovation, and working with Nick's firm:

  • He provided us with daily updates on the progress of the work, including detailed accounting of how the funds were being spent.
  • He prepared us in advance for the unexpected since our home is older. And when we encountered some problems (which we did), he helped us work though trade-offs to get the necessary work done while keeping us on-time and on-budget.
  • He does one project at a time and he's on-site every day, so if there are questions he's there to answer them or he contacted us to discuss.
  • He thoroughly cleaned up, vacuumed, and walked us through the work area each day to show us what was done and what was planned for the next day.
  • He uses a skilled and hard-working team that he's put together over time and multiple projects. He utilizes his team again and again on his other projects.

Calling Nick to discuss your project before you start is definitely one of the smartest decisions you can make, because unlike so many contractors out there he's a professional who listens and won't over-promise results he can't deliver. Do yourself a favor and make the call.

Jason Narkiewicz

Besides being a Real Estate Broker for the past 20 or so years, I am also an investor who loves the challenge of buying and restoring old, neglected Jersey City homes. I especially love the charm and character of the Row House, as well as the grace and detail of a Victorian. Lucky for me I have both!!  Till now, the only drawback to my endeavors has been finding a contractor with the artistic ability, vision, passion and talent to get the job done, in a timely manor with every detail addressed to perfection. In the past year Nick Caballero, owner, visionary and director of "Ideas For Living", has created a magnificent apartment in the street level of my home. From the bronze tin ceilings, exposed brick, decorative tile work, detailed lighting, fabulous kitchen & bath, he has transformed a once unusable space into a truly elegant pad. Nick also created a powder room on my main level that is a show piece. I am truly grateful for what Nick has done for me. I can not imagine anyone with more knowledge, love, dedication and pride in his work than Nick Caballero. After the job is done not only do you have a beautiful home, you also have a friend with a brilliant smile.

Thank you Nick. 
Leona Beldini

Our experience working with Nick Caballero was great. He was brimming with enthusiasm for the job, and genuinely took a great interest in all phases of the work. He had lots of ideas in regards to the creative aspects of the project, but as a creative person myself I also had my own ideas. Happily we found common ground which resulted in a fantastic final result. My husband and I both love our new entry and garden, and couldn't be happier with the positive change they have made to our home.

Megan Gould

Simply put, Nick's work is amazing! Nick is more than just a talented general contractor, he's an artist. He has a keen eye to detail and doesn't stop until perfection.  Furthermore he is extremely professional, and unlike other contractors he is transparent in terms of cost.  When working with Nick, you'll know exactly how every penny was invested in your project. We highly recommend Nick for your projects that require the utmost quality and satisfaction.

George & Bridget
Besides, he's really good with the caulk  ... that's CAULK people!
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