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Our Very Rough Kitchen Remodeling Experience

It’s been a long time since I sat down at my computer and wrote an article but I figured I would because I had a pleasant experience with a local kitchen contracting company. Since this is a business blog I figured I would detail my experience so I can relay my message and findings to a wider audience.

It was three months ago when my wife and I decided to remodel our kitchen. We hadn’t the slightest clue where to start. A family friend of ours, Joanne Federbush, told us she had used a local contractor and they did a bad job installing her kitchen countertops. Apparently it was so bad that the counters almost collapsed. Needless to say we were very wary of who we should go with after hearing that. We spoke with, I kid you not, dozens of contractors. Some were one-person companies others were huge contracting companies. Some were even family friends. My wife finally spoke to another friend of ours we met at our local chamber of commerce and he told us about a kitchen cabinet company he went with called KitchenBuilders.net (here is their Yelp profile).

I was a bit skeptical after hearing all the horror stories and not being convinced after the many contractors we spoke with but I decided to give them a ring and set up an appointment to come into their show room. It wasn’t long before I was put at ease by how much they knew and their prices (way below what others were asking). Apparently they work out deals with manufacturers directly instead of going through 3rd party companies. We spoke for at least an hour and a half before finalizing everything we wanted – cabinets, countertops, and a new sink.

When the contractors came, we opted to move out of the house for a few days while they worked. This just made it easier for everyone since they would be coming to the home at 7:30am and we like to sleep in. Plus, we wouldn’t be able to use our kitchen to eat anything. My wife wasn’t too happy about this part but it worked out in the end since we got to stay with old family friends we hadn’t seen in a while.

A few days past and we had our new kitchen. It was a surreal experience walking in and seeing everything all new and shiny. I was amazed.

In all it was a great experience and I’m happy we ended up doing it.

Definitely check out KitchenBuilder.net’s Facebook and Twitter profiles and give them a follow if you want.

New Business in Town

A new business is in town!

Reynold’s Fence NJ – I actually wish I found out about them a few weeks ago when me and the wife were having our fence redone.

Viewing their website, it looks like they do vinyl, split rail, aluminum, chain link, and wood. I’m going to reach out to the owner and see if he would like to do an interview.

More coming soon….

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