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Old 08-25-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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Kitchen Reno



Hey Guys,
Wife has gotten me to agree to redo the kitchen. There are alot of companies in the GTA and alot of horror stories. Just wondering if anyone has dealt with a company recently that they had a good experience with. Its a small kitchen, but we want to redo the entire thing to make it alittle bigger and more user friendly. Thanks in advance for the help.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:23 PM   #2
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My friends just dumped 25k into their kitchen and they used a guy named Randy who flips houses for a living. They knocked out a wall (kept the crown molding intact which is impressive) added an island, granite countertops, new cupboards, sink, brand new tiles. And that was last year.......He did an awesome job and did it fast. I'll PM you the number when I get it.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Hey Guys,
Wife has gotten me to agree to redo the kitchen. There are alot of companies in the GTA and alot of horror stories. Just wondering if anyone has dealt with a company recently that they had a good experience with. Its a small kitchen, but we want to redo the entire thing to make it alittle bigger and more user friendly. Thanks in advance for the help.
My uncle does kitches.. has his own company now.. but used to be the supervisor for Cortina.. If you want, pm me and I'll give you his contact.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:57 PM   #4
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my parents went through home depot. they contract out but at the time they had a price no one could beat. plus with all the incentives they saved around $8000.

remember, kitchen cabinets aren't anything special...its cheap boxes with wood doors and trims. so almost anyone can do it. countertops (granite) should be measured after all cabinets are installed and should be custom made. one of our walls had a slight bend to it and the countertop follows the bend.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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many of my good friends are in trades. this will make many want to vomit but i haves to: so my bud redoes his whole kitchen in 1 weekend had his carpenter buddy, paint drywall buddy, flooring buddy. they kept it simple no redesign just new cubbards, counter, tile backsplash, paint & tile floor, they spent 1K in material - then they priced out the mark up & their labor $9-10 thousand is what it would've cost a consumer at retail. crazy huh!?
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:01 AM   #6
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my parents went through home depot. they contract out but at the time they had a price no one could beat. plus with all the incentives they saved around $8000.

remember, kitchen cabinets aren't anything special...its cheap boxes with wood doors and trims. so almost anyone can do it. countertops (granite) should be measured after all cabinets are installed and should be custom made. one of our walls had a slight bend to it and the countertop follows the bend.
Not quite. That's like saying that your beautiful m3 is just a cheap 320 with a bigger motor and some trims, anyone could build it.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:24 AM   #7
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Not quite. That's like saying that your beautiful m3 is just a cheap 320 with a bigger motor and some trims, anyone could build it.

Not at all.. Cabinets are usualy cheap particle board, its the doors/handles, that add the looks and the cost. also if they are custom build/designed to fit special size/dimensions. as for the car comment, expensive models are usualy built off the same chasis as the cheaper model.. the only difference is the enginer, looks/and outer design and appeal.

in any case, the only thing you can do is your research. make sure you look around, get quotes before commiting.
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OK, maybe we are talking about two different things, for the home depot and ikea stuff sure, but not custom.
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