contractor mark up on cabinets?
We have a hired a contractor to remodel our kitchen. It is a complete demo and we are having custom cabinets made. We want to use a cabinet maker that we met and who gave us an earlier bid a year ago. At first the contractor wanted us to use his cabinet maker, but is willing to work with the one that we found who drew up the initial kitchen plans. We paid the cabinet maker $400 for the plans. Our contractor made some minor adjustments and is now in conversation with the cabinet maker we want. Our contractor said he would mark up the cabinets 20% (his standard mark up). I'm not sure if this is appropriate or not. Yes, he is talking to him to revise the original bid, and I assume the $400 we paid upfront would be applied to the balance. Advice please. Should we accept the mark up or negotiate?