Kitchen Renovation, Underway!
After getting quotes from three different companies (Smart Buy Kitchen USA, Home Depot, and Wood Trends) in regards to my kitchen remodeling project, I've decided to go with Wood Trends. Not only do I get a great deal because, as it so happens, the president of the company is none other than fellow blogger Kevin's mother, but even nepotism notwithstanding the prices ended up being cheaper than the two other competitor's I visited.
Wood Trends is asking $7,339.08. This cost includes the removal of my old kitchen, the new cabinets and granite countertop, cabinet fixtures, crown molding, and a stainless steel sink.
Home Depot was asking between $6545 and $8789 for the American Woodmark cabinets. Installation would cost an additional $79 per kitchen "box" (which would equal about $800 for the size of my kitchen), and $1400 for tear out & haul away. Add onto that the price of the countertop and he estimated the total cost of my remodel between $10,023 and $13,136. E-gads!! And here I thought Home Depot would be the cheap alternative...
Smart Buy was a very close contender for getting my business because their prices were actually very decent. $6,971.91 for the cabinets, countertop, and installation, with an additional fee of $250 for demolition and removal of my old cabinets. However, this price (unlike Wood Trends) did not include the hardware and sink. The additional costs would end up totaling more than Wood Trends in the end.
Now that this important decision has finally been made I can't wait to sign some papers, hand over some money, and get this show on the road!
12/09 Edit: Since I've been asked, here is the contact information for Wood Trends (they do not seem to have a website currently): #954-567-1000, 2133 N Dixie Hwy in Wilton Manors, FL 33305.