Monday, September 6, 2010
Very Small Condo Kitchen
This is the end result on my latest project.
As you can see it isa very small kitchen.It is in a condo in Waikoloa village.
The old cabinetry was particle board painted several times and was just really falling apart.
I recycled a microwave from another project.Many times I have appliances from other projects that are too good to throw away or recycle for scrap. I try to reuse or donate them whenever i can.
The client was on a really tight budget of $6,000.00.
Our original bid came in a several hundred dollars over budget, so we made a few changes and we were able to do the job on budget.
We reused the original sink which was still in good condition. A more affordable new faucet was selected. The configuration of the cabinetry was
changed a little and the garbage disposal was still servicable. By donating the microwave we were able to get the job and meet the clients expectations. In this tough economy it really pays to be creative in your approach and flexible on our pricing so anyone considering some improments on a tight budget has a chance at a nice new kitchen.
To get an idea of the time frame for a project like this, our work schedule was as follows:
Cabinets were delivered by Home Depot on a Tuesday morning. I began removal of old cabinetry on the same day. I was able to load all the old materials and debris on my truck and take to the landfill any unsalvageable materials and return and begin the installation of the upper cabinetry and verify layouts fo rthe next day. On Wednesday I was able to complete the installation of all the cabinetry. Completion of adjustments and trim details were done on Thursday and the countertop contractor was able to make a template for the new Corian countertops. The following Wednesday the countertops were installed and the sink was installed. So as you can see, substantial start and completion were achieved in just three days and a week later everything was 100% complete and usable.
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