Home Remo Direct, uses top quality materials—I love this!--They supply most material and their North Mississauga show room has plenty of samples. They send professional workers. 90 % of the workers were excellent in all aspects—polite and willing to help.
Initially I met with the President of the company Remon. After a few meetings we came up with an excellent design and Remon worked with my budget; so I decided to contract Home Reno Direct
Great company, check the pictures the kitchen came out great!!!
But some suggestions if you use them
1-Go over and over your colour choices to ensure colours do not clash.
You can always re paint the walls and return furniture, however your Kitchen counter top, tile, cabinets and backsplash are permanent. While everyone loves our Kitchen, I feel our whites clash. But, maybe I am just nit picking.
Second our backsplash does not end at the right place. I wanted to ask Home Reno to extend, but I hesitated, the project was nearing its end, and I did not want to bother them. Previously Victor, the Site Supervisor mentioned he felt we were complaining too much. So I let it be.
2-Go over the Contract details.
Before, you take home the quote with you and review it for 24 hours. Get details added. For example if the contract says, supply and install new cabinets, Mare sure you get them to add Supply and install new cabinets (cabinets the exact same as in Showroom, Maple, soft close)
We wanted soft close drawers and this options was never discussed.
3-If possible do the demolition your self
After our walls and floors came down, the quote went up. For example Home Reno Direct charged $700 to replace the old insulation, with new pink fibre glass insulation. (See picture above of opened up wall) To me this was too pricey. But as they were already contracted and they had workers, it was just easier to go ahead with their quote.
If you have the patients, try to do Demo first, before you contact, that way the contractors can’t say they found un expected cost.
4-time line pay back
My father travels every winter and was set to return the third week of April. My goal was to have the project done upon his return. Long story short, we were not even in the ball park of getting this done by the third week of April
Target start date was March 21st, which was delayed, by 2 and ½ weeks. The project time line was 3 weeks, but as per delays with the third party kitchen cabinet makers it took about six weeks to complete
Keep in mind when you don’t have a kitchen you spend a lot on $ on takeout food
At the same time, I would rather companies take their time and make sure everything is done correct the rush.
I would ask for $100-$200 discount for every week the project is late. In the grand scheme of things this is not a lot of $, so the company won’t feel rushed and hopefully will still ensure they send the correct workers over to make sure the job is done correct.
5-pay at your own pace
This one is always challenging. Especially when custom made kitchen cabinets get involved. Try your best to go over the contract and ask for payment when work is completed. Aside from having to pay so much for the cabinets up front, Home Reno direct is pretty good with this.