How does one negotiate costs with a kitchen remodeler?
Call me old fashioned, but for every major purchase I've made, I feel like I have to haggle. Getting a better price is obviously key, but I think I do it for psychological reasons as well. It just feels good knowing you got the best deal possible.
We're about to make a decision on a kitchen renovation, and I'm struggling now with how to approach the kitchen remodeler to negotiate. There are so many moving parts. If I want a "discount" on the cabinetry, there's no way for me to tell that they didn't simply bump up the costs on the labor, countertop, flooring, etc...
Every company we've talked to wants to know our budget, and their position is clear. The way to lower costs and meet our budget is to cut features or alter the design. I get that material costs can vary wildly, and some tough decisions need to be made, but does this mean labor is not negotiable?