The Kitchen Magician

4.5 |80 Verified Ratings
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The Kitchen Magician

4.5 | 80 Verified Ratings
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35 Evans Street
Torrington, CT 06790
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The Kitchen Magician

Carpentry has been my beat for 30+ years. Being in the Marine Corps, my motto was 'once a Marine always a Marine', and I feel that way about carpentry: 'Once a carpenter, always a Carpenter!'. I put service to you and a pleasant demeanor in the forefront. Although I pride myself on quality work and on doing my best to save the customer money, what good is excellent workmanship without interpersonal skills? Proper communication: clear, transparent dialogue and understanding is so important to me. Also, safety - your safety and well being is of utmost importance and concern. I continually strive to look for ways to work safely and keep you, the customer safe. These days, during the pandemic, I enter each new job with a face mask and work gloves. My tools are thoroughly cleaned. For over 25 years my team and I have been turning outdated kitchens into exciting, useful kitchen spaces. Your imagination is the only limit we have to making the kitchen of your dreams.


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Service Area

  • Waterbury
  • Hartford
  • Farmington
  • Washington
  • Unionville
  • Watertown
  • West Hartford
  • Winchester Center
  • Collinsville
  • Bristol
  • Oakville
  • Torrington
  • South Kent
  • West Cornwall
  • West Simsbury
  • Northfield
  • Suffield
  • Burlington
  • North Canton
  • Bloomfield
  • Canton Center
  • Riverton
  • Wolcott
  • Salisbury
  • Pequabuck
  • Canton
  • Lakeville
  • North Granby
  • Avon
  • Canaan
  • New Hartford
  • Falls Village
  • Plainville
  • Terryville
  • West Granby
  • East Hartford
  • Norfolk
  • Harwinton
  • Weatogue
  • New Preston Marble Dale
  • Litchfield
  • East Canaan
  • Kent
  • Lakeside
  • Plymouth
  • Barkhamsted
  • Cornwall Bridge
  • Bantam
  • Bethlehem
  • Simsbury
  • Pine Meadow
  • West Hartland
  • Tariffville
  • Sharon
  • Granby
  • Colebrook
  • Goshen
  • East Hartland
  • Taconic
  • Woodbury
  • See All >

Services Offered

  • Cabinet Reface
  • Interior Trim & Moldings Install
  • Laminate Countertop Install

Areas of Expertise

  • Cabinets - Installation and Repair; Custom
  • Countertops - Repair and Installation
  • Doors and Windows - New or Install
  • Decorative Trim, Moulding
  • Closet Organizers; Storage Spaces; Shelving

Product Brands Used

  • Cabinets by Choice
  • Cambria
  • DuPont Building Innovations
  • Formica
  • Masco (Quality Cabinets, Merrillat)
  • Wilsonart
  • Andersen Windows
  • Atrium
  • Jeld Wen Windows and Doors
  • Kolbe Windows/Doors
  • Pella Corporation
  • Renewall by Anderson
  • Silver Line Windows/Doors
  • Therma Tru Doors
  • local manufacturers products welcome + can make custom products
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Quick Facts

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  • Commercial
  • Free Estimates
  • Residential
  • Veteran Owned


In Business Since: 2000
Memberships & Affiliations
  • SGI-USA, an NGO devoted to Peace, Culture & Education (Non Violence)
State Licensing
Trade: Home Improvement
License #: HIC.0571596
Expiration: 11-30-2020
Type: General Liability
Expiration: 03-25-2021
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Community Involvement

Active Member of the Neighborhood Association

Marine Corps Veteran and 'Friend of Bill's' 30 years

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Willing to lend a hand to those in need

Donate to the Local Food Pantry

How We Got Started

I chose to work in this industry because I always had a love for working with wood and helping people. .

We describe our business as Family owned and operated

How can I trust the quality of Charlie, the Kitchen Magicians' Workmanship?

Your peace of mind is important to me. I work to bring the project to your satisfaction.


The Kitchen Magician

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The Kitchen Magician

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5.0   |  
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Project: Install Cabinets
He remodeled my kitchen. Gave me some ideas, very creative. Offered competitive prices.
5.0   |  
Review by in Waterbury, CT
We highly recommend Charlie Sabas who has done various home repair and remodeling in our home for most of a decade. His broad knowledge and good craftsmanship have resulted in pleasing and well-executed improvements. My only critique is that his desire to please will occasionally cause him to take on a job when a customer selected an unusual supplier that he did not recommend. It happened on a job for us. Listen to Charlie. He knows good suppliers and the result will be on time and look terrific. He is a delight to have in oneâ  s home or business. In addition to good humor, he is a hobbyist magician and can show a few quick tricks on request. We know several of his satisfied clients who also recommend and use him repeatedly. We stand behind his honesty without any reservation. Sincerely, Robert Johnson Waterbury, CT
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5.0   |  
Review by in Waterbury, CT
He s very friendly has a great sense of humor I am very honest. Would not hesitate to recommend him.
Response by The Kitchen Magician: Thank you, Michelle!
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2.5   |  
Review by in Torrington, CT
Took a long time to complete the job. Did not install all of the spacers provided and some cabinet doors hit other cabinets when opening. He charged more than our agreed-upon price.
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4.5   |  
Review by in Avonavon, CT
Project: Repair Cabinets
charlie was very nice and did a really good job. i will use him again. karen marcus
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5.0   |  
Review by in Hamden, CT
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4.5   |  
Charlie was great from start to finish. He did a nice job replacing the baseboard covers on our entire downstairs.
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1.0   |  
Charlie came to my home and assessed what work needed to be done. He was polite, on time, took notes. He told me it would be $150 and it would be a days work? But, I said okay...rescheduled a appointment, so I could be here the whole time. asked him to adjust a set of bi- fold doors, which he did. Next he was to fix 2 bedroom doors that would not close. He used a hammer and a piece of wood to bang up the top of the door way to get the door to close, which did not work.It resulted in damage to the wood and paint of both doorways. Then he left for 2 hours to get a saw...and proceeded to cut the top of one door, which made it too short and light was coming through the top! His fix for this was to glue the piece back on and sand and paint it. I told him it was a waste of time and it would never look the same.He said there was no alternative...I said yes there was..replace the door! He said you need to let me try to fix it. So I looks awful! While the paint was drying he went to replace the weather stripping on my garage, which he mickey moused, big gaps...didn't measure correctly or install right. My second door upstairs still doesn't close...not to mention the damage I will have to pay for to get paint and wood fixed. My husband asked him to leave and come back...After discussing it together we decided not to expose our home to any more damage. I text and emailed Charlie along with pictures of the damage and telling him not to come back. I would not suggest anyone hiring him...and if he is worried about poor reviews...don't do shoddy work! He never responded to my text or email. Michelle R. [Consumer name withheld at their request]
Response by The Kitchen Magician: To Michelle: I am so sorry that you are unhappy with my work. I do not remember receiving any phone calls or texts with images about your dissatisfaction. Had I received the same, I would have been glad to make it right for you. I was trying to save you money on buying a new door, but it backfired. Poor reviews like yours permanently impact my reputation and job prospects. I am over 60 years of age, a USMC Veteran and. I must still work to live. I care about your job and everyone whose home I enter to repair, install, or build anything. Your job mattered to me. It saddens me that I was not given the chance to correct the work to your satisfaction.
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4.5   |  
Charlie was great. I plan on hiring him again. He was professional, friendly and cleaned up after the work. He deserves 5 stars
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5.0   |  
Review by in Naugatuck, CT
Project: Repair Cabinets
Charlie us a very nice man. He is trust worthy. Job was done rightaway and well done.
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