We finally got a couple of quotes to demo out the kitchen and come back with finished drywall.
We started the cabinet quote process with a couple of companies but Frugal Kitchens and cabinets lost out due to the extended timeline for deliverables and not having all of the cabinets we really wanted.
I scheduled an appointment with a Home Depot Kitchen designer. She has over 20 years working for Home Depot designing kitchens. We laid out the kitchen on Friday. I took the W/G by on Saturday to look at the cabinets, make sure the color was correct and meet the designer.
Despite being booked solid, she took a few minutes to go over our quote, offer suggestions and make on the fly changes and modified the quotes. She said she would be working Sunday to stop by if we had more questions.
We got up Sunday feeling pretty good about the situation but had a few more questions so, I sent the designer an email saying we would like to stop by if possible. She replied quickly and set an appointment for us.
We finalized the layout and the quote last Sunday.
We ordered cabinets for the laundry room as well. Full wood construction cabinets for the kitchen and laundry room came to 8200 delivered. Cabinets are guaranteed for life.
Meanwhile, I've been stressing out over the laundry room sink. The ones I like are 400-800 dollars. One of the guys I work with says he lives near a ReStore and can pop over to see what they have. He sent me pictures of a brand new Julien UbanEdge under mount sink. 25.00. Oh Yeah. That's more like it.
The vent hood had caused a bit of heartburn. I wanted a GE, basic SS vent hood but they are looking like 600.00. I go on WayFare and find the same vent hood, (different branding) for 199.00 with free shipping.
Counter tops: OMG. The choices are limitless. We finally settle on a solid surface counter top by LG, (like Corian) but, I was not that thrilled about the performance, (not that we are hard on our countertops). I go back over the HD and start looking again. I see a quartz countertop I actually love for 49/ft2. The stuff from LG is 47/ft2. No brainer to feel that to the W/G.
We are over the amount we expected to spend but, we will have a really nice kitchen for much less that 20 grand.