One day we wandered into Morena and found ourselves talking with Kate about remodeling our bathrooms and possibly our kitchen. She suggested sending John out to appraise the labor cost. Soon we had John, Sami and Mike in our home and a discussion started about all the things we would like and to our amazement we were assured that they could do it all. We were pleased that we could have all the work done without having to shop for additional contractors. We agreed to refinish the kitchen cabinets, replace the kitchen island counter, install a new hood over the cooktop, reface a fireplace, extensive remodel and update of two bathrooms, repaint most of the interior of the house and re-polish all the travertine flooring. Immediately we had a bevy of workmen starting cabinet refinishing, wall and ceiling painting. Work was continuous to completion. Sami was very helpful by suggesting and selecting materials that resulted in a pleasant decor. All problems, which were minor, were corrected in a timely fashion. We were very pleased with the work that Morena Home Design Inc. did for us.
After having a water leak, we decided to have the kitchen and family room renovated. This involved the replacement of floors, counters, sink and cooktop as well as refinishing extensive cabinetry. We were not remotely impressed by the first 4 or 5 contractors we called. We then had Morena Tile and Home Design come to provide an estimate. The difference was amazing. Sami and his team immediately demonstrated working knowledge of what needed to be done and how it could be accomplished in each area. After their analysis we did not look further because we felt we had finally found the contractor for the project. The quote was in the ballpark of what we thought it would cost so we did not even consider looking for a lower bid. The whole project started and ended in a timely fashion. The various workers were obviously experienced in their respective fields and performed beautifully. Even so, there was daily review and supervision of the project by a manager. I had heard nightmare stories about contractors from many sources but with Morena, we never had an unpleasant moment. There were no surprises or additional costs except for changes we requested. The attitude of all involved was so positive and friendly that we actually missed them when it was over. The finished product was impressive and as close as it can come to perfect. We are looking forward to having this company remodel other areas of our home very soon and highly recommend them. Tina T San Clemente, CA
Sami is truly a class act gentlemen and very professional. What you see is what you get. I highly recommend him.
His work was great. cumminacation was good and the work was prompt. he finished ahead of schedule. I would definatly use him again.
Sammy and his team were fabulous to work with. We were able to collaborate to create the kitchen of my dreams. Thank you.
This review is for the estimate process. Sami is a true professional. Showed up exactly on time, answered all my questions, and it’s clear he is very knowledgeable. The pricing he gave is very fair for a licensed, insured extremely experienced professional. I’m impressed and the work hasn’t even begun! I’ll do an addition review when the work is completed, and I have no doubt that will be 5 star as well.
Sami and his crew were very professional and great with communication. Our tile job looks great!
It is a great experience to have Sami and MHD renovate my home. It is our second experience to do renovation and the first time to hire a general contractor. I shopped for several companies and Sami provided the quote fastest with a very reasonable price. Our project includes carpet to hardwood floor on 2nd and 3rd level, one guest bath, one jack and Jill bath, whole house interior painting, whole balcony and backyard bbq roof painting, adding power outlet for toilets, remove old walk-in closets, install new faucets counter tops for bathrooms and kitchen, install new fan light in several places as well as new lighting for bedrooms and walk-in closet. All work completed beautifully. We are very detail oriented people and Sami met our expectation in every aspect. He is always responsive to calls and requests. He brought us to pro source stores to shop for material and helped save us a lot of money. Great quality with wholesale price. Sami is a great problem solver. Our stairs required a lot work since we do not want any quarter round as a transition. It looked fabulous just as what we wanted! The whole project is well time controlled and the construct site are kept clean and well organized. Sami is definitely a trustworthy person and such a perfectionist with patience. He will not only meet your expectations but will exceed yours! We needed a project manager who is willing to spend time on our home while we can stay away and busy with our business. And we are fortunate to find MHD!
Working with Sami and his crew was an amazing experience. We had never done a major remodel before and Sami really made things go well. We updated both of our bathrooms, new flooring through out our upstairs and on the stairs, and added new doors, casings and moldings. All work was completed beautifully. It feels like a brand new house. The work is very detailed and the team met all my expectations. Sami was very responsive to any requests. I couldn't be happier and I would highly recommend Morena Home Design Inc. for any
"We have used Morena Home Design Inc. for both phases of our condo remodel. The first phase encompassed a total kitchen remodel, new flooring in the front half of the unit, painting, plumbing, and electrical. The results were fantastic and the team was efficient and easy to work with. Sami's design suggestions gave an extra spark to the results. The 2nd phase encompassed continuing the same ceramic flooring throughout the remainder of the unit, repair of water damage to the ceiling, painting, and electrical. Again the entire project was accomplished quickly and efficiently with the same excellent results. We will eventually be also remodeling our two baths. We will be using Morena Home Designs Inc.for those projects. Sami is a pleasure to work with. He thinks of his clients as his friends."
"Sami and his team were highly responsive, professional and courteous. They went above and beyond the call of duty to ensure that our needs were met. I appreciate Sami's personableness and willingness to educate his clientele."
"Morena Home Design Inc. was terrific to work with, Sami and his crew were very professional and exceeded our expectations. They were able to save us quite a bit of money by going through their venders and getting us wholesale pricing. Sami's design ideas were fantastic and he really listened to what we wanted. Our kitchen and master bath look amazing, and we look forward to working with them again in the future"
"Sami and his team have been extraordinary. Though our job was small ( updating two bathrooms), he made us feel that it was as important as his largest job, which is a rarity in today's construction world. He comes by daily to check on the job site and his crew, performing any troubleshooting that is needed. He's easy to reach should any questions or concerns arise. Sami is a perfectionist, which sits very well with me since I'm a very detailed oriented person. We all have choices and I evaluated a number of contractors. before making my final decision. Sami is eager for the work, no matter large or small. He's busy and there is a reason for that. He knows his business and he does his job well. He is really in a league of his own insofar as competition from other contractors, many of whom are not dependable. In the end, my husband and I felt very comfortable with our choice as we received truly professional care from a great team. We plan to have Sami and his crew do more updating work in our home."
"Master bathroom remodel was done efficiently with top quality workmanship. Sami, the project manager stopped by almost daily and explained each step of the remodel. He promptly responded to calls and texts. He would be our choice for any other projects in our home"
"Sammy was wonderful to work with. He guided my wife and I through a master bathroom and secondary bathroom remodel.
Sammy's expertise in selecting colors/materials for tile, fixtures and paint were extremely helpful in our decision making.
Our tight deadline provided some unique challenges which Sammy met effortlessly.
Hats off to Sammy and his crew all were very accommodating and extremely helpful with all of our questions.
"Thank you so much Sammy!!!"
"This is my second time using this company. First time was the bathrooms. This time update on my kitchen. It looks amazing! As per usual, Sami and his team were professional, cleaned up each day, courteous and most of all, their workmanship is the best! I cannot say enough about this company. I’m planning to use them again for my carpets. Sami used to own a carpet and flooring company too. He also has a design background which helps me a lot as I’m a totally visual person and not a conceptualist. The final product was well worth what I paid. Thank you Sami!"
Morena Home Design just completed remodeling our master bathroom.
Sami is a designer and a contractor. He gave us ideas which saves us money and looks much better. He is friendly but very professional. From day one, Sami presented us with a detailed schedule. Every day he kept us informed which crew will be coming the next day and what time.
Sami had a professional crew. The crew stayed until their work is finished. At the end of the day, they cleaned the work area.
The work was completed on schedule and within the budget.
We are ecstatic about the results, even our neighbors are impressed with the quality of the work and the details.
I will definitely call upon him for any upgrade and/or remodeling. Also I will recommend him to others.
Thanks to Sami and his Crew.
Fatima & Akram Hindiyeh"
"My kitchen and dining remodel was just completed by Morena Home Design, and I am beyond happy with the outcome! Sami Behzad, the owner, has been in this industry for many years. He has a strong work ethic, is detail oriented, responds quickly to texts, emails and phone calls. Sami keeps you informed on what the work will be from day to day, and he is on the job site almost daily checking on the progress of the work. He has excellent rapport with his tradesmen— most who have been with him for a long time. In fact, I learned that some are second generation, their fathers having worked for Sami in the past.!"
"Did I mention that Sami is fun to work with? I love his outgoing personality and his design sense. He kept me from making some design mistakes and worked hard to help me and my husband keep our budget. Sami delivered on our start date and our completion date. After a breather we have another project for him!"
""Sami was a pleasure to work with" is an understatement. His professionalism and work ethic have no equal. He swooped in, designed our dream kitchen in his head in a matter on minutes, and scheduled all the subs to flow in perfectly. We hit a snag with a load bearing wall and his plan around it I actually liked better than removing it. He filled every minute of everyday with productive work. He made our first renovation seamless and really very enjoyable. My husband has always dreamed of having his modern white and silver kitchen and Sami gave him exactly what he has always dreamed of. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. You will not be disappointed!!!
""This is it in a nutshell: We hired Morena Home Design Inc. (mostly on the recommendation of a friends who had their kitchen remodeled) to remodel our slightly dated and somewhat dysfunctional kitchen. We received exactly what we had told him we wanted, however Sami also provided a number of good design suggestions. The remodel project went as planned/scheduled.
""Behzad Sami (Sami) uses only the best trade-persons. Each of the individual painters, electricians, cabinet makers, plumbers, granite cutters/installers and tile installers were the absolute best at what they do. They were friendly, communicative and masked up when in our home. Their highest skills and professionalism were beyond what we could ever have expected and made our end-result kitchen magnificent.
""Sami puts the best people together to do the job right, and just as important, keeps it on schedule. Trust us; you don’t want to be without a functioning kitchen for any longer than you have to. If you want a minor or major kitchen remodel, you should call him and see what he and his team can do for you. I would do it again.
""I am very happy with my master bathroom that we just remodeled. Sami‘s team of workers have been with him for a long time. They are all as detail oriented as Sami is. I was kept informed at all time as to what was being done each day. Sami is not just a excellent contractor but a good designer also, which comes in handy when remodeling. The work was finished on time as promised. I will hire him again!
""We decided to remodel our severely outdated master bathroom and wanted to find a good contractor. Our previous projects with our kitchen and a different bathroom remodels did not go well and were expensive disappointments. Sami handled our project professionally from start to finish. He was organized, accountable, always respnded quickly to any text or email. His taste is impeccable. Sami guided us through the initial design process by going with me to make tile selections. He sent photos of design ideas for tubs, sconces, vanity, and more. He steered me to lower cost options and vendor for products that look and function just as well as higher priced options. Sami's team did excellent work and was considerate of our home, leaving the jobsite neat every night. There were no excuses or delays on this project, and Sami was on site every day to oversee progress. It turned out great!
""I was extremely happy with Morena Home Design. Did an excellent job on my kitchen. Very honest, conciseness and punctual. I would definitely hire Morena Home Design again and highly recommend this company.
""I hired Sami to do a cosmetic refresh on my house, which ranged from all new flooring, cabinetry upgrades, fixtures, bathrooms, and paint. Sami provided a detailed quote and timeline. I couldn’t have been happier with his execution and he finished to the week he committed. There were no changes to the budget except for a few things we ran into, which was entirely due to the age of the house and had to be properly fixed.
""We were in fact so happy with his work that we then hired Sami to do the flooring and paint in our new home just weeks later and he did the same amazing job. I can’t recommend Sami highly enough and we’ll definitely be using him again! Thank you Sami!
""We decided on a home remodel and interviewed several contractors. When Sami came over it was a done deal. He pulled up in an awesome Dodge Ram (I think he was sitting on a phone book to see over the steering wheel!) and came in with a Bosch laser ruler. It took no time to realize he was getting the job. He is not only a contractor, he is also an interior designer, a former owner of a tile company and now a personal friend. His knowledge of design and material is impressive and made this remodel a success and super enjoyable. Sami gave advice on the most expensive path and the least expensive path, letting us know along the way which way we could go with what we wanted to do. Sami's crews are amazing, from the tile guys to the painter to the electrician, I had no reservations about leaving them alone in my house and leaving my house open for them to do their jobs. It is definitely a major strength in choosing Sami, his crews will give you confidence and their work ethic will make you happy. Sami is the most organized contractor I have dealt with, keeping the contracts and change orders in a file for easy access and making the process as seamless as a remodel can be. I could go on but suffice it to say, it feels like I have a new house. Thank you, Sami!!!