I am new to the site and I absolutely LOVE it. Mostly, because ALL of you who post here seem to be so down to earth, kind and generous with all your information and pictures, suggestions and opinions. I am quite the stalker, I must admit. I have sat in awe in many of your kitchens & living spaces many many times. Thank you so much for your hospitality!!! SO MUCH INSPIRATION and dreams manifested. I have often thought how wonderful it would be to someday have you all in mine, too. Again, I thank you so very much for posting all of the wonderful things you have ! Looking at the hundreds of pictures and images has made my heart smile outloud !!!!
So ...I am embarking upon a kitchen upgrade/remodel/addition in the hopefully, near future (1yr) altho I have been collecting info/pic/files to do so, since the very day we moved in. My DH and I have been in our home w/my now 2 adult sons (ages 18 & 21) for the past 23 years. We live in a very small home approximately 1500 sqft built in the early 1970's. We live in Orange County, Ca.
Recently, while browsing thru HD, one of the salespeople caught us and asked if we would like a free home estimate for cabinet refacing. I hadn't really considered this option much before but thought it would be helpful info to have to compare w/other options. I was also promised by the initial salesperson that I would receive a hard copy "footprint" of my kitchen lay-out, which really was my incentive to let them come out in the first place. I never did receive it tho, the guys who came out said they didn't know what I was talking about.
Anyhow, one of the guys was the regional mgr and the other was an area sales rep. The regional mgr very nice and had alot of good information. He was not pushy at all and had to leave 3/4 of the way into the presentation. They were here for over 3hours! OMG.
After it was all said and done, the quote I was given to replace my existing 22 doors and 8 drawers was almost $25,000 !!! I was shocked by this number, and want to ask you all if you think I am justified to feel this way, or if I just need to restructure my expectations - ALOT. The doors they quoted were something called "PFL" or "Thermofoil". They included the hinges but not the knobs or pulls. They included sliders underneath. The product they showed me seemed to be nice but...
I am just dumbstruck that the price averages out to approx $1000.00 per door/drawer!!!
I am feeling somewhat flatlined if I may say so, because this fee did not of course include flooring, countertops, or backsplashes. Just my same ol' existing frames with new doors - which really, aren't in too bad of shape now that I think about it.
I am sure glad that I have time to research around and am not rushing into anything.
Any thoughts or experiences that you can share would be greatly appreciated.
I hope to include some pics soon, once I can figure out how.
Thank you all again so much.