What Our Customers Are Saying

Dear Mike and Dylan Brown,

Thanks for the outstanding job your team at “Island Dream Kitchens & Millwork” did in building and installing millwork and cabinetry for my custom home project. You exceeded our expectations! The service was first class. You worked diligently to make our project look its best. Keeping this project on time and, remarkably, under budget is a result of your attention to detail, responsiveness, and high level of professionalism. As a quality home builder it is paramount to have a cabinet partner that understands the customers needs and can translate that into a quality delivered product. I really can’t say enough about what a pleasure it was to deal with you and your staff. I would recommend “Island Dream Kitchens & Custom Millwork” without reservation. I look forward to working with you on our future projects.

Anonymous

We were building our Lake House on Shuswap Lake in the Interior of British Columbia, and contracted Island Dream Kitchens to design, build and install our custom cabinetry in the Kitchen, Laundry Room, Bathrooms and each of the closets in the bedrooms and entry way. We also had them design a custom wood counter top for the laundry room.

They delivered amazing craftsmanship on time and on budget and focused on the detail to ensure we were 100% happy with the outcome. It was very clear throughout the process that qualified caring professionals had taken charge and even in the middle of the install when we requested some modifications to the design, they were quickly deployed without another word. Communication throughout the project was excellent, and we were even updated with photos along the way so that we could feel a part of the project before the installation. Overall, this was a very professional organization delivering quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service!

Ken & Deb

We talked to a lot of kitchen cabinet folks before finally finding Mike and Dylan, it was refreshing to have them listen to all of our story and even come and look at our space before venturing to comment. As we toured our then empty kitchen space they listened as we described what we had in our mind and in sketches, asked informed questions about the utilities and fixtures then took measurements to garner an understanding of what we wanted our final kitchen to look like. The comments we heard back verified that they understood what we wanted and could help us work within our budget.

After a few preliminary drawings and a couple of design sessions which even included a visit to their manufacturing facility we were convinced that we had finally found a team that would transform our vision into a reality with workmanship and quality that we would be proud to show off to family and friends alike. Their skill and expertise in cabinet making allowed them to mold our design into a working kitchen accommodating a pantry feature that we could not have lived without, they also added a touch of balance and flair to design aspects of the cabinets that we had not considered. They brought all of this together and produced a rich custom look from Bamboo that brings accolades from everyone who see them. The resulting cabinetry is superb, fit and finish is top notch, with only first class materials and hardware being used culminating in a level of execution that looks and feels like it should be in a kitchen costing much more.

As our project progressed they kept us up to date and provided feedback and timing for all aspects of construction, finishing, delivery and installation. They made themselves available to accommodate our hectic schedule sometimes working into the dinner hour with customer service and communication skills to be proud of.

If you are considering a kitchen remodel of any size, be sure that these guys are on your list to talk to, they know their business and will deliver exactly what they promise, having seen how this kitchen turned out and some of the other projects they have undertaken we highly recommend Island Dream Kitchens.

Jacquie & Al Sherwood

My wife and I contracted with Swiftsure Cabinets of Victoria to design, build and install top end raised panel cherry wood kitchen and bathroom cabinets along with closet organizers for our 8500 sq. ft. home being built in the Uplands area in Oak Bay. In October 2013, while the installation of these cabinets were underway in the house, Swiftsure Cabinets were placed into receivership.

This turn of events was very upsetting and could have been disastrous to the successful and timely completion of our house. Mike and Dylan Brown, a father and son team were forming a kitchen cabinet company named Island Dream cabinets at about the same time as Swiftsure’s demise. Like two knights on shining white horses, these two gentlemen gallantly rode into our house and took over the assignment of the original contract. While another company may have taken advantage of our precarious position, Mike and Dylan Brown completed the original contract within budget, on time, and made requested changes at a reasonable cost. What made this task even more daunting was that we had chosen four different custom cabinet stain colours for the various cabinets throughout the house. Mike and Dylan responded to this challenge in a friendly and professional manner.

My wife and I would highly recommend Mike and Dylan Brown for their cabinetry needs and would be happy to show our finished product to prospective clients of Island Dream Kitchens Cabinets.

Barry Hersh

My wife and I engaged Island Dream Kitchens to build and install an elegant chateau-style wooden extractor fan cover for our kitchen. Mike Brown’s service was outstanding. He was extraordinarily patient, professional, and attentive to our wishes; making subtle design changes, matching his work faultlessly to the existing paneling, and delivering a beautifully crafted product on time. He and his team were an absolute pleasure to work with. We would be delighted to recommend him to anyone considering woodworking of the very highest standard.

James & Ping

This family owned and operated business has managed to set the bar very high for others to meet. My wife and I purchased a new condo in downtown Victoria and had IDK quote on the numerous projects, built in bedroom bed and end tables, dresser and built in closet. This was precise work where space was to be used efficiently…they surpassed our expectations. They came in under budget, over quality and on time. They’re very pleasant and flexible to work with. Highly recommended. (PS: We are hard to please.)

mckenzie_roy05

Island Dream Kitchens just did a new fireplace surround for my living room. Their dedication to detail and their skill in production left nothing to be desired. I would recommend them to anyone wanting a first class job. Beside their expertise in creating this surround, they were courteous and punctual. I just can’t give enough kudos for Island Dream Kitchens. They are top notch.

barbroan

I own a restoration company here in Victoria and I have been working with Mike Brown from Island Dream Kitchens for a few years now. My experiences with him have been excellent. Mike is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is very courteous and polite with my clients, once he becomes involved in the project I can rest easy knowing that he will take care of my clients and their needs.

smartway80

The work was outstanding and the individuals who provided the service were wonderful. I have recommended this team to others and will continue to do so. Highest marks possible. Visitors to our apartment have nothing but praise for the woodwork – all of it. I would engage this team again for any assignment.

gmacneil25

I hired Island Dream Kitchens to install a custom made, floor to ceiling bar in my dining room, as well as floor to ceiling cabinetry in my master bedroom. Mike and Dylan Brown along with their team did an outstanding job for us! They were professional, courteous and a pleasure to work with. We ran into a few technical issues which they resolved to my complete satisfaction and they kept the job completely on budget. I would not hesitate to recommend their services to my friends and family.

Les Andrew

We are so thrilled with the finished result of our new kitchen. Mike and Dylan were exceptional to deal with and we can’t recommend them highly enough. We were so lucky to have found them in our search for a quality cabinet maker. Not only did they deliver within our budget, but the quality and customization they offered could not be matched elsewhere. Our kitchen reno offered up many space planning challenges throughout our project, and Mike and Dylan supported any changes we needed along the way. If you’re looking quality people who care about their work and are enjoyable to deal with, then you’ve found the right company. Thank you Mike and team! It’s refreshing to deal with people who stand behind everything they do. Sincerely, David & Maren

David Mason

We viewed built ins in the show suite of the condo development where we had purchased in The Songees district and got in touch with Michael Brown of Island Dream Kitchens to meet and discuss similar craftsmanship in our 2 bedroom suite. We met with Michael and Dylan in May after our initial walk through and gave Michael keys to begin work. As the procedure continued we would come up with ideas to customize one area or another and Michael was always receptive and helpful in making our requests realitity. A lot was done through email as we live out of province. Michael and Dylan were great to work with and we are so pleased with our condo from the beauty cabinetry to the closet space saving built ins. We highly recommend Island Dream Kitchens. Thank you for your expertise and making our condo our “special ” place.

vicwest12

We have enjoyed a couple of recent experiences which exceeded our expectations. The first, a custom laundry/mud room with oversized cabinets, built in washer-dryer and granite countertops which looks awesome and has generated a lot of wows! The second, was more impressive in my opinion because it was a small remodelling job which required skill and craftsman to enable a large fridge to fit within existing kitchen cabinetry. You cannot tell the difference between the new and old cabinets, it looks so natural and the design fits perfectly. It was easy to work with Mike and Dillon, who were both timely and efficient. We have, and will continue to recommend them to friends and family.

glen123

We were building our Lake House on Shuswap Lake in the Interior of British Columbia, and contracted Island Dream Kitchens to design, build and install our custom cabinetry in the Kitchen, Laundry Room, Bathrooms and each of the closets in the bedrooms and entry way. We also had them design a custom wood counter top for the laundry room.

They delivered amazing craftsmanship on time and on budget and focused on the detail to ensure we were 100% happy with the outcome. It was very clear throughout the process that qualified caring professionals had taken charge and even in the middle of the install when we requested some modifications to the design, they were quickly deployed without another word. Communication throughout the project was excellent, and we were even updated with photos along the way so that we could feel a part of the project before the installation. Overall, this was a very professional organization delivering quality craftsmanship and outstanding customer service!

Shuswap Lake House

Island Dream Kitchens did an incredible job with our cabinets throughout the remodel of our home. It was a pleasure working with everyone on the team. The final installation was done with meticulous carefulness as is clearly evident in the final outcome. Everyone that comes to our home raves about the beauty of the cabinets. I highly recommend this company.

L.G. Lindquist