6/22/2017

{State of the Kitchen} Part 5: Screeching Halt

Sticky notes all over my cabinet doors indicating which ones need to be replaced.
I thought by this time, my cabinets would be in, measuring for the countertops would have been done, and the finishing touches would be taking place. Instead, construction came to a screeching halt.
CH & I had a meeting with an assistant manager & the designer at Home Depot on Sunday. I had pictures & videos ready, as well as a list of things we wanted to discuss. The outcome was that the Rep from Thomasville would call us Monday morning. He, the contractor, and the designer would all meet at the house to look at the project and get things cleared up so we're all on the same page.
Monday morning, the Rep called. By Tuesday we had a meeting set up for Wed. afternoon. That afternoon, we all gathered in the kitchen and the Rep got to work. I don't think he was too happy that the doors weren't smooth, or that 3 of the drawers were "flimsy".
The flaw in the tall cabinet is moot because we are going to get a larger one, but he said he had never seen that before.
"Dots" on the bar between the doors.
The result from his visit: 19 new doors, 3 new drawers, 1 new drawer front.
Then we had to discuss things with the contractor. CH determined the timeline: the contractor's estimate came after the final plans, so he had to know that the back wall would be extended, which means that the flooring and the ceiling had to be fixed. We knew the pantry cabinets would have to be taken out and put back in due to them being off-center. They should also be flush with the doorframe, but they aren't because the boards that the previous shelves were on weren't taken out.
The old pantry with the boards still in it.
Result from contractor: Boards in pantry will be taken out, flooring in pantry will be taken out since we have a floating floor (the cabinets can't sit on it because it will case the flooring to buckle), strip in floor will be fixed, ceiling will be fixed.
So...we can restart the project since it's not necessary for them to be on for the cabinets to be installed. They won't be done in the time frame I wanted it, but it will be done correctly. I feel like we had a productive meeting and can get the ball rolling again. Let's just hope nothing else goes wrong so it will be finished before I have to go back to school.

10 comments:

  1. Glad your meeting went well. I can't understand how those 20 doors shipped out with so many flaws in them. I would never have expected that from Thomasville!

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    1. Yeah, we didn't either. What was more disturbing were the flimsy drawers, and then we found something else in 3 of the wall shelves. As soon as I put that on FB and sent the Rep an email, replacements were ordered.

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  2. Oh boy. Hang in there. That really stinks, and I am sorry you are going through this. Prayers now, that everyone will do their best to get this done the right way.

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    1. I hate that I"m going through it, too! :)
      I just want it to be over.

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  3. Oh, geez. Here we go. I mean, here you go. It was just a matter of time. Is there ever a project that doesn't take a wrong turn somewhere along the way? Hope everything gets back on track soon and you can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

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    1. I guess it wouldn't be a real project if something didn't go wrong.

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  4. Oh my! Hope it's all done right and quickly.

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  5. Making progress! Glad they are fixing the problems!

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    1. Slowly but surely. It doesn't help that we keep finding things!

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