Being a builder for 30 years, we’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. Perhaps no part of the building/remodeling process is more enigmatic than the kitchen. It is simultaneously the major focus for “wow” factor and the biggest source of frustration to the homeowner and the contractor.
Mistakes, damaged products and long delays
A common theme among home remodelers and builders is how hard it is to design, order and install a kitchen without mistakes, damaged products and long delays often stretching weeks or more.
NewCraft was part of the late Summer Fast-Built project in Kalamazoo. For those of you who may have seen such efforts on TV, they are even more amazing in person. The amount of planning that each component required goes completely unnoticed by the general public. For NewCraft, we had to install a kitchen that would normally take two or three days, in just a few hours. That meant every detail had to be anticipated. And, since no house’s dimensions are actually the same as what the plans call for, multiple scenarios had to be accommodated in case spaces were smaller or larger than specified.
I can get these cabinets for that price? [us nodding our heads]
Do you have a business card? [us reminding them some are in stock, the rest will be delivered in 7-10 days]
[smiling broadly, they happily accept our business card]