I’m going to share the “behind” the scenes of the kitchen remodel.
This part is the
UGLY part of the project!!!!
The kitchen remodel was our biggest project at the Charmer, and the most expensive!
I guess it’s normal to run into snags during a project, but the kitchen project started
The existing kitchen cabinets were “cheap” poorly made cabinets from a 60’s? remodel and were not worth using.
We obtained floor plans and pricing from several place, i.e. Lowe’s, Home Depot, Fox’s Lumber and many others.
The estimates were coming in pretty high, considering it was stock cabinetry. So we headed off to to obtain custom cabinet pricing.
Once the pricing came in we knew we were going the custom route – you would think a huge difference in price – but it wasn’t.
We choose a local cabinet (father and son company) maker, and put a down a sizable down payment (1/2).
The cabinets were to take 6-8 weeks to make.
About 8 days before the cabinets were to be delivered we received a certified letter saying he wouldn’t be moving forward on the project!!!!!!
We already hired a Construction Project Crew who was to start the demolition phase in 4 days!
No reason why, no explanation, and no REFUND returned!!!!
In his certified letter he demanded we sign and execute a document saying we would “not hold XXXXX Cabinetry responsible for any of the provided design changes, etc. made by XXXX to the original design. Also XXXX is not responsible for any of the subcontractors work that was discuss by XXX during the design process.
Well it took me a while to wipe myself off the floor…
I don’t know why but this set him OFF!!!!!
He played with us for nearly 2 months.
I told him to get a lawyer.
He immediately called and said he would drop a check, NOT a cashiers check in two days.
He did, we deposited, started paying out on this draw, and guess what?
Yep, the check came back
We were raking up huge amounts in of overdraft fees!
When we called him… he said it was our fault because we should of waited until the
This is a good place to stop, let you absorb all this.
Stayed Turned for Part 5: The bad