Should I pay for an estimate?
Wood-Mode/Brookhaven's KD said he would come out for free and measure to give a specific estimate. Rutt said she would do the same.
The Plain and Fancy rep wants to charge us $500 to come out and if we order from them, we get that as a credit. Is it worth it to do this? Should I be calling other Plain and Fancy dealers to see if they will do it for free or is that part of the company policy? Should I interpret this as laxity on her part and that the other KDs will work harder? She said if I gave her the measurements (I think just the lengths of the 3 walls and the island) and what appliances I wanted and maybe even some sense of layout, she could give me a ballpark range of the price of cabinets. Is that good enough vs. the more precise estimates from the other KDs?
We don't want anything too fancy/custom. White inset framed cabinets, likely Shaker style or something close, with the hinge on the inside