It never ceases to astonish me how some people have no problem deceiving so called 'friends'. There should be no surprise when I tell you that our kitchen remodel has taken a lot longer than expected. In fact, 'longer than expected' is quite the understatement. I recognized that our kitchen remodel was going take longer than we anticipated, especially when we were told at the beginning of March that our kitchen remodel would take one day, possibly two days. Anybody in their right mind is smart enough to know that a kitchen with exposed cinderblocks on the walls could not be completed in one, let alone two days, by a single person.
Based on the pictures and information I have provided in my previous posts, you might think our kitchen appears to be absolutely magnificent. However, like many of us who only like to share about the 'good' and leave out the 'ugly', I have left out the details of this secret nightmare. We have had problem, after problem, after problem, leading to never ending headaches. I would go into detail and explain all of the different complications but instead I'll just attach pictures...
The paint on the cabinets was 'bubbling'...
Many of the cabinets arrived damaged, which was going to be fixed when the job was completed...I guess that isn't going to happen
What's wrong with the picture below? Well other than the fact the drawer above the opening for the oven is completely wrong in size, the oven did not fit in this space...Please note that the issues listed above are only some of the issues we have encountered. Additionally, we also took out the cabinets in our hallway and planned on having this cabinetry redone to match the kitchen. This was suppossed to be completed with our 'one day job remodel, but of course this did not happen. Now, after two months since the day we first began installation, we are left with an unfinished project.
So today was the cherry on top of our problem cake. After being ignored for two weeks despite numerous emails, phone calls, voicemails, and texts, we learned via Facebook that the company who we bought our cabinets through, is out of business.
We bought our cabinets from Jonathan's high school friend Tom LeBaron, who worked for Dakota Mills. From the beginning, I did not feel comfortable doing business with Jonathan's 'friend', but Jonathan was insistent on doing business with him because not only was he local, but he also wanted to support a friend, so I agreed. However, as an unbiased customer, I recommend that nobody ever do business with him. I consider myself to be a fairly patient person, and I will admit that it takes a lot to make me angry, but I am purely irate with this situation at this point in time.