Major water leak, getting new kitchen
Well I hadn't been on this forum for a couple years, since I had new granite installed. This is such a great forum, even if its sooooo outdated. anyway here's my situation -
Took a short 4-day trip last week and came home to my kitchen ceiling laying in the floor and it was literally raining in my kitchen. A part in an upstairs commode broke and water running for - days?? who knows. but bottom line is - my house will be practically new when we're done! which is definitely an upside. Downside is - dealing with insurance company. We have Erie ins and we've been told we have the best plan Erie has, but I'm still nervous.
My father in law's house is next door and he's in a nursing home, so we have a place to stay which is good.
So kitchen - I'm getting new wood floors (actually the entire house is getting new floors, upstairs and downtstairs 3600 sq ft) new cabinets and if they can't get the granite off without breaking it - new granite. I have emerald pearl and really like it and I'm ok with the same layout, so if it can be re-used that is fine. BUT if it can't, I may change my layout a little.
So cabinets, they are the biggest variable and that's what has me nervous. As you all know, they could be $5000 or $100000. They listed them as "excellent" but I don't know how many levels there are (how many levels about excellent? premium?? elite??) so I have no idea how much they are paying me for cabinets. We have replacement insurance, but obviously it has to be with the same level of quality. I will know more once a receive a check, but even then the adjuster said not to panic, that would not be all I'm getting. He said there is a 20% supplemental also, beside the fact that if they get in and see they need more $$ for something, they will supplement.
A company named First Response has been here for 6 days now, with monster dehumidifiers and fans etc and say they are pleased with how things are drying out. But I will still need ceiling replaced etc. I have been very pleased with these guys and trust them. they also specialize in mold removal as well as emergency services and they promised me there will be absolutely no mold when they are done. All I can do is trust them.
Back to cabinets - I have just started looking. I am thinking about Waypoint, a division of American Woodmark. I can't find a lot online, as i think they are relatively new.They are made in Va. I have also considered a local cabinet maker, but don't know him personally, haven't seen any of his work yet. I would rather deal with the guy who put my cab in 14 years ago, who I went thru to get my granite and therefore have a relationship with. BUT, it would be awesome to get more bang for my buck too, so...?
As sick as I was that first day - I'm totally ok with it now. Lots of upsides to this - all my wallpaper coming down woohoo! and all new flooring, besides new cabinets. :)
I will post some "before" pics as soon as I can get them uploaded on my computer.