Las Vegas new luxury homes, now remodeling kitchens before move in
Now, in the Las Vegas luxury real estate scene, you can expect your kitchen to be completely remodeled before moving in. New homeowners in the luxury home scene will be happy about this.
Not sure if this is a design dilemma or simply how builders verbiage has taken captive the imagination of custom and luxury. As a kitchen designer I am very thankful for the opportunity to serve and work to create your custom kitchen, but continue to shake my head in confusion. This is another new home where I had to tear out the existing kitchen (bottom photo – before) and create the space the client desired because the builders studio offerings were limited and this was the final result. The builders promotional materials state luxury homebuilder, so I am using their words. The waste of materials and labor in throwing out product that does not belong in homes in this price range, is unnecessary. Luxury home buyers there is no reason your dream kitchen can not be attained at the forefront. In efforts to better serve has anyone been through this process and like to share about your experiences, and yes the good ones too, thanks!
‘Luxury Vinyl Plank’ Bwahaha! ‘Luxury home builder’ The word ‘luxury’ means nothing any more, does it? (nor does ‘professional’)
What’s amazing to me is that white shaker cabinets like that are more common than not. Any builder that doesn’t try to keep up with the latest decorating trends shouldn’t be in business. I hope the homeowner was able to sell the old kitchen to recoup some money or at least donated it to a worthwhile cause like Habitat for Humanity.
Developer / builder doesn’t get paid until closing. City does not consider the home “fit for occupancy” until the kitchen and baths are “done”. Builder needs his money ASAP. The only way I have gotten around this problem is negotiating with the builder at the start. In an “all cash” sale the builder will sometimes accept an addendum “Builder is only responsible for any repair to the structure and mechanical systems found to be deficient within one year”. You pay the builder and “finish” the floors, kitchen, and baths. Builder then calls for the occupancy inspection. This has worked twice. I have also “negotiated down the standard finishes” in instances where the builder has different offerings depending on the model size. (I want the bungalow finishes in the palace model, which made me feel a bit better when all of it was torn out.) You either build custom from the start or deal with a tear-out after you close. There’s no middle ground. read more… houzz.com