Friday, June 17, 2011

Kitchen, part 2 - supplier short-list

We narrowed down our short-list of potential kitchen suppliers to 4 local/regional esthablisments:
We could have added Hartville Hardware (a very well-known local hardware store) but found that 4 suppliers will give us a good comparison of options and prices. We can add HH back in in case one of the 4 fails to supply us with a proper estimate.

The frst two were recommended by our builder, the third supplier is our builders preferred countertop supplier but after a quick visit by my wife we decided to give them a shot at the whole package as well. The last entry in our short-list is a kitchen supplier we encountered at the Cleveland Home and Garden show back in February with a very modern, European style display kitchen.

We will supply all 4 with our kitchen sketch and blue print plus our need and wish list which includes:
  • All drawer design (maybe except under the sink)
  • Full overlay, Shaker style, Maple
  • Full extension, dove-tail, soft-close
  • Espresso/Java/Onynx color
  • Recycling center (pedal open)
  • 1 large sink (30"), 1 prep-sink (14")
  • Command Center with tambour to hide items when needed
We will give them about 4 weeks to come up with their plans and estimates which we will discuss with our builder (who is looking for suppliers to add to their preferred list...) and make a combined decision based on what we would like to see in our kitchen, the cost and our builders opinion on the craftmanship.

Since we will be spending a lot time in the 'heart of the home' we want to make sure this in one item that gets extra attention. Print this post

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