Our project started in November 2008. My wife and I decided it was time to upgrade from the original kitchen of 1967 to our dream kitchen. We shopped the local home and kitchen stores to get design ideas and pricing. Initially we were taken aback at the amount it costs to renovate a kitchen, particularly the price of cabinets. After the initial sticker shock wore off and we decided to continue the project I thought to look online for a cabinet supplier. That’s when I found KitchensPro.com.
I found their selection to be excellent. We had not yet decided on the exact style of cabinet we wanted and KP had plenty to choose from. We decided on the White Glazed Maple, thinking staying light would make our relatively small kitchen seem bigger.
Working with Vickie Salmen, our design specialist, was a pleasure. She always returned my calls promptly and offered practical design suggestions. In one instance she advised me that although a 24in. cabinet would fit where I had it in the plans, the crown molding would not work unless we went with a 21in. cabinet. This kind of expertise is invaluable. The trouble and costs it saves cannot be under estimated.
Not to mention the amount I saved over the home stores. Literally for the same kitchen design was double the price and that was with standard grade cabinets, not the all plywood cabinets I received from KP which is a $1000 upgrade elsewhere.
Because we saved a significant amount of money we decided we could afford new appliances and not skim on the details.
My wife and I are so pleased with our new kitchen. It really truly is a dream kitchen and we didn’t break the bank to get it. It was a good amount of work on my end but the satisfaction of knowing it was done right combined with the savings made it worth every drop of sweat.
Why I should win
Our kitchen represents what can be done on a tight budget while not skimming on any detail. My wife and I did all the work ourselves except for the countertop, which was more economical to have the professionals do it.
By day I work as an Information Technology (IT) professional and my wife as a Nurse by in the evenings but for 10 weeks we became Kitchen Remodelers after 5pm! We took our time yet always strived moved forward. I once told a co-worked “I bit off more than I can chew with this project”, his reply was “No you didn’t, because you have to finish it!” How true he was and how glad I am that I did.
The kitchen now is so functional from the pot rack above the countertop to the dimmable under cabinet lighting to the bar area on a formerly useless wall. This entire kitchen was completed for just under $13,000.00. That includes top of the line appliances (fridge, microwave , dishwasher ,oven ,garbage disposal), cabinets, granite countertop, ceramic flooring/backsplash and details like the pot rack, ect. We watch the home channels and see kitchen renovations that easily cost upwards of $25,000.00 and in my opinion are not nearly as beautiful as ours
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