Kitchen and Bathroom Remodeling Horror Stories and How to Avoid Them
Mold. Money pits. Miscommunications. Missing contractors.
These are just a few of the common features that appear in the remodeling horror stories our clients recount on a daily basis.
Today’s post shares a ghastly tale of a remodel gone awry, then explains how working with our kitchen and bath remodeling franchise turns remodeling nightmares into dream results.
Kitchen And Bathroom Remodeling Nightmares: Botched Family Favors
One of the most common and costly horror stories we hear involves well-meaning in-laws biting off more than they can chew with a big-ticket remodeling job.
Gwen R. shared her story of her in-law’s remodeling intervention gone awry:
“I wanted to remodel my kitchen last year, so I consulted with a local company and was given an estimate,” Gwen recalls. “Once my brother-in-law caught wind, he wouldn’t stop talking about how this contractor was ripping me off. He insisted that he could do it for a fraction of the price.”
That sounded great to Gwen, so she graciously accepted the offer.
You can probably imagine how that went…
First, her brother-in-law tore up the kitchen before buying the cabinets and countertop Gwen wanted! Disastrous. That left Gwen without an operational kitchen for weeks. Worst still, it meant the “contractor” was completely guessing about what went where and what needed to go (or stay) to make their new hardware fit in.
When Gwen’s brother-in-law finally did buy the cabinets and countertop, he bought the cheapest products he could find.
Gwen’s kitchen really suffered as a result. The doors on the wall cabinet’s didn’t quite line up with the doors on the bottom cabinets; the countertop didn’t quite touch the wall on one side, and it hung over the edge too far on the other. Overall, Gwen was unimpressed by the look of her new kitchen hardware, and she was also disappointed to learn that her neighbor had bought the exact same cabinetry from the big-box hardware store her in-law used.
And right when the project seemed to be wrapping up, this horror story started a whole new chapter. Frustrated by all the extra time it took to finish the job (due to his own mistakes), Gwen’s brother-in-law insisted that the initial price they agreed upon was too low. He demanded more money, and the tension erupted in an ugly family argument.
Lessons Learned: Choose The Pleasant Remodeling Experience
Gwen’s story touched on a lot of the common threads we hear in kitchen remodeling horror stories. But we designed our pleasant remodeling experience so you never have to endure anything like that. When you work with our kitchen and bath remodeling franchise, we guarantee:
- We respect your space. We treat your home as if it were our own. That means never gutting your entire kitchen and leaving it useless for weeks on end.
- We are committed to the “WOW factor.” The “WOW” factor isn’t possible with generic hardware stores cabinetry, poor alignment and measuring mistakes. We make sure you get stunning products via our exclusive vendor catalogues, and every install is carried out by our team of highly trained experts.
- We operate with total transparency. One of the biggest sources of stress in a kitchen remodel is the fear of the unknown, whether that’s an unknown timeline or an unknown price tag. And that’s why we undertake every project with total transparency. From the first consultation to our final contact, you’ll always know what to expect and never have to deal with unpleasant surprises.
Learn more by visiting our website or calling 608-615-7399 today.Back