This was our first home and first renovation project of the kitchen. We had 0 clue of what to expect and what the cost would be like.
We were paired with Clement from KWood to walk us through the process starting with the design and measurements. After providing our concepts, he worked with the precise measurements and throughly explained what would work and what wouldn’t along with his design suggestions on balancing between busy and plain patterns and colours. We were very impressed with his prompt response and details on the work.
Since we were on a time crunch (around the holiday), we set a goal to finish all the kitchen work within a week. At first it seemed there would be a delay but Clement came through coordinating with the parties involved to deliver everything on time.
What was included with the package ($11,300 with tax):
Cabinets, under-cabinet pot lights, countertop, under mounted sink, pots and pans rack, under sink garbage bins and spice rack along with installations
What wasn’t included in the package ($5,000 total with different contractors):
Kitchen demolition, Kitchen faucet and installation, appliance installations, pot lights, additional receptacles, flooring and baseboard corrections, wall patch ups and paint, tile materials and installation for the backsplash.
One area I’d like to see improvements on is the level of guidance for new home renovators. It would have been very helpful to know all the different work involved for a kitchen and what professionals to seek out for each. The following is our list of different professions we had to work with in addition to KWood:
Electrician: Pot lights, electrical work for under cabinet lights and 2 additional receptacles
Plumber: kitchen faucet (we bought the faucet and soap dispenser from Amazon) and dishwasher installation.
General construction: kitchen demolition, dry wall patch ups, painting
Tile Installer: Backsplash; we provided the tiles from Olympia tiles and non-sanded bright white grout from Home Depot
DIY: Microwave installation
Overall we were very satisfied with KWood’s delivery based on what was agreed upon and would definitely work with them on future renovation projects.