$500 extra for new base cabinets ... a no-brainer?
So our plan for our kitchen was to do a mini remodel to the kitchen by replacing the upper cabinets in order to get them up to the ceiling and refacing the lower cabinets. We've made gradual improvements to the space during the 11 years we've had the house: floors, new appliances, new lighting, redid the eating area, etc., so all that's really left is to spruce up the cabinets and the counters (and install an overhead vent hood, but that's not really a factor in this discussion). We had our custom cabinet guy (he did a built-in in our bedroom and the banquette in our kitchen for us and we've been thrilled with his work) come out last weekend to take a closer look at stuff and he called me today with a final quote based on what we discussed. It turns out that when all is said and done it would only be $500 more to completely replace the lower cabinets rather than just replace them (part of the good parts of living in a small house!)
Other than another $500, which isn't to be dismissed, the main downfall I see is that this will complicate our project a little more and extend the timeline probably another three weeks or so. We'll need to have the new base cabinets installed before the countertop people can measure and it's three to four weeks from measuring to installation for counters.
So I'm thinking this is a no brainer, right? The cabinets we are replacing are nothing special and I'm certain we'll be improving them quality wise. Or am I missing something?