Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kitchen remodel (be your own contractor, or don't hire Millholl Custom)

After living in our house for a handful of years, it was time to update the kitchen. This began a nearly 2 year planing process that started as a minor face lift with new cabinets (Ikea) to ending up deciding to basically tear out everything, change the footprint and start over.

Once we decided this was going to go beyond a simple face lift and would require plumbers, electricians, drywallers, etc - we made the decision (mistake) to get a general contractor.

We visited the Home and Garden show, twice. We talked to a handful of contractors and designers. We did our due diligence and got a number of bids. At the end of all this, Millholl Custom, LLC appeared to be the clear winner. John, the owner, did a very thorough job of walking us through what the project would look like. The bid was the most detailed (a problem later on) and we were left with the confidence that he knew his business.