Saw a few TV home improvement shows on kitchen remodels.
Show number one: After the cabinets were ripped out from the walls leaving
it damaged and full of holes, they just put the new cabinets back covering
the damage areas. It only take a little effort to repair the damage, why
skip this step? Those holes in the walls could be a health issue inviting
nesting areas for rodents.
Show number two: They paint the kitchen walls *after*
installed; cabinets, counter tops and appliances that is. Much easier to
paint when the room was empty. This was done by pros, am I missing
Show number three: The owner was given two options by the TV designer. One
was keeping the existing cabinets and install high end granite countertop.
Option two was to replace the cabinets and replace the countertop with
Formica. Owner took option two to have better arrangement of the appliances
and workplace. It turn out the designer spend something like $700 on the
countertop and $6,000 on the backsplash. Is this stupid? Why couldn't the
designer put the money in a real nice granite (or some other nice solid
surface) countertop and less money on the backsplash?