Kurt Schillington, Vice President of Operations at Princeton Properties Management Inc., engaged Viking Kitchens as part of an energy and aesthetic upgrade of Dover Princeton Apartments near Dover, NH. Since the program began, the property has more than doubled its value.
Part of Kurt’s success has been a focus on maximizing returns on capital investment, including a keen awareness of value when it came to kitchen and bathroom upgrades. Kurt worked with Tom Paolini at Viking Kitchens: “Tom is invaluable,” says Kurt. “He has an intimate understanding of the industry and design trends. He steered us to the right choices—someone who can help us hit our sweet spot of price and value so we have great design but not overpriced premium pricing.”
For this project, Tom recommended White Dartmouth in Shaker style from Wolf Classic for cabinetry with soft close drawers and doors. To match, the hardware is Liberty Contemporary P6200 pulls. To maximize space, the bathrooms feature Foremost Columbia space-savers in white with one-piece cultured tops and integrated bowls.
The other major challenge that Kurt faced was completing the project as quickly as possible to reduce rent loss during building-by-building renovations. Says Kurt: “I’ve worked with Tom for many years. I consider him a partner for ongoing and one-off projects. He is always available—to answer questions and to keep projects moving smoothly. And I love working with Viking Kitchens because they can deliver right when I need it.”
For Princeton Dover, the results are a fresh and lively feel that makes the most of the ample available light in the apartments. The design upgrades have also enabled Kurt to attract new tenants, who appreciate quality and design, at a higher price point.