I've done a lot of construction on my house, and am going to install
hardwood floors in my kitchen. But, as part of an overall remodel on
the kitchen, I'll also install granite countertops and modify the
cabinetry as part of a redesign.
The problem is the cabinetry. The current cabinets are good quality,
but we need major modification in the layout. What's the best
procedure for finding a contractor and bid that's reasonable for
quality work? There seem to be a lot of company's out there
salivating over a remodel on our kichen, but I don't want to pay more
than I have to.
For example, can I have some cabinets modified in place, torn out and
replaced, and have still more cabinetry added in a redesign, having
all the surfaces refinished of course, at a cheaper cost than
replacing the entire kitchen cabinetry?
Also, will I find that having the granite installation done under the
same contractor better than having that work done as a separate
contract. I figure that after the cabinetry is determined, I can
measure and choose the granite itself, but I'm not a do-it-yourselfer
for granite or cabinet install.
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