Patricia Martin, Oakland 2012
Cecilia Cunning, Oakland 2011
The key is that when problems do occur, you want the person you bought your kitchen from to be responsive and help resolve them, and Isabel did this for us. Albany Cabinets is great because it provides an option for people who maybe have a budget above home depot but not the huge amounts of money that it takes to get a custom built kitchen, and it’s a local business with an owner who cares and takes pride in her job. I recommend that if you decide to give a visit, just be clear about what you want and what your budget is, and Isabel will be clear with you.
Gary Nicolassi, Oakland 2011
Isabel was an excellent fit for what we needed. Her initial design fee was very reasonable and she worked with us throughout the process from design to implementation. She was flexible enough to support our ideas when they differed from hers and her product pricing was competitive. Her showroom provided a wonderful environment to hash the whole thing out. The end result exceeded our expectations (we love our new bathroom) and the cost didn’t break the bank even though we opted for some higher end materials and fixtures.
Isabel fills a valuable niche between the big box stores and high end/high price designers and we were very lucky to have worked with her on our project.
Marge Atkinson, Albany 2010
Isabel was the project manager for making sure all the work by the installers was up to her meticulous standards. It is very clear that Isabel has the client’s interest at heart. Her insight and ability to match client personality with the many options available for kitchen and bath choices was a marvel. I am so totally happy with my beautiful new kitchen and bath.
Toni Mayer, El Cerrito 2010
This is the second time we’ve worked with Isabel on a bathroom upgrade. Isabel is charming and has good ideas. She also knows when to step back and let me organize things when I have a clear idea of what I want.
David Mateer, Berkeley 2009
My wife and I went to Albany Cabinets after pricing kitchen counter tops with several other stores in the Berkeley area. Her price was well below the competition and the service is excellent. I was worried that we were going to “get what we paid for” but that was not the case. It was excellent service, excellent price, highly recommended.
Debra Kagawa, Albany 2009
Isabel’s expertise was so useful in guiding us through the project. Her suggestions and recommendations were spot-on and I would never have thought about them without her. Her designer’s eye is awesome. I am so delighted with her work that I’m using her skills again in helping me design a home office.
Maureen O’Leary and Mark Demming, Oakland 2008
My husband and I were fortunate enough to stumble upon Isabel Tsang’s lovely shop in Albany. She made the process of our major renovation simple and enjoyable. She was full of ideas about product choices and placement and was a whiz with the computer in terms of demonstrating her suggestions to us. Isabel is an energetic, creative and highly-competent kitchen and bathroom designer and a warm and engaging person as well.
Richard & Emma Wilson, El Sobrante 2007
Several times we couldn’t quite work out which direction to go, so we put our faith in your design skills, and each time you were spot on. Thanks for all your help with our wonderful new kitchen.
Sierra and Ken Fong, El Cerrito 2007
Isabel offers an affordable but varied selection of cabinets, counter tops and accessories. She makes the design work within your budget, including labor. She works with a very good set of contractors. She cares about her clients and sees projects through to the end personally.
Bruce and Pat Cole, El Sobrante 2006
Isabel, your attention to detail, not to mention your availability to address our concerns and answer questions was exemplary. You provided your expertise every step of the way giving us clear and complete explanations, guiding through a positive remodel experience. Thank you for a job well done.
Dale & Tina Riggins, Richmond 2006
Isabel gave us our dream and more! She assisted us from start to finish of our project and was most helpful and considerate to our ideas and what we wanted to achieve. Her professionalism and knowledge of the industry along with the ability to work with a host of suppliers enabled our project, a two unit rental turned into one large living space, to be completed in a timely manner and the way in which we envisioned. Best wishes to Albany Cabinets & Design.
Lysle and Ken, El Cerrito 2005
We just want you to know how much we have appreciated your expertise in getting our kitchen remodeling project off the ground. Your design got us to think “outside” the box and it has “made” the kitchen. We are so pleased with how the plan works for us. Thanks again for your patience and for being so much fun to work with!