What's with contractor pricing?
We've gotten three quotes for the tear out and install of our kitchen, and they included moving a doorway 6 inches, removing a soffit that supported overhead cabinets that hung between our kitchen and DR, putting in a new gas line for the cooktop (we already have gas in the house for heating), changing electric as needed, installing pendant lights, and painting.
The first quote came in quickly at just under $7,000. This contractor is doing work for the KD's own home right now, and gave us references we will check out. The second two were much higher - one at $16,000 and one over $17,000. All three names were given to us by the KD and he said he thinks they all do good work. We are scratching our heads trying to figure out why one is SO much lower than the others. Should we be concerned about that? On the other hand, why are the other guys charging so much more?
This is a fairly small kitchen, and I'm not sure what is normal for this type of work, but the two higher quotes seem like a lot.