Currently, they have tile flooring that has the appearance of hardwood without the wear issues and is very reasonable and available Home Depot or Lowes. I personally have bamboo in some of my income properties and it wears fine as long as it's cared for, and that's with dogs on the home. My suggestion would be to consider where you live, the home values in your area, and your goals. If you're looking to save a bit the two companies, Home Depot and Lowes, also do installation (no endorsement here). I would suggest that whether you decide to go full renovation and hire a general contractor, make sure you do the following:
1. Read your contract and resolve any issues before you sign
2. Keep your permits in your possession
3. And keep an eye your contractor.
I have heard over the years horror stories even from personal referrals. The safest best is to get everything upfront, in writing, make sure the sub-contractors are paid and so is the material. Finally pay in stages. The last thing you need is a mechanics lien for work already paid or unfinished.
For purchase of countertops and cabinets I would like to better suggest you to go with either ebay or amazoom. within low budget you find find some good options there.
A general rule of thumb when you are doing a remodel is to get bids from 3 different contractors who work in the area. If your home is located in a historic district, you want a contractor who is familiar with historic homes. You want to make sure you are comfortable with the contractor, that his/her bid is fair, and that you can communicate well with each other.
I have had great experiences with Ben Morey with Morey Construction Group, and with Grant Lacey from S&L Contracting.
I have a great contact for flooring! His name is Tom Rice with Bixby Plaza flooring (see Yelp for more info!). He can help you select the best flooring for the space based on your budget and durability needs. I have seen some bamboo in laminate, and there are only a few finishes that don't look overly fake to my design eye (I am a Realtor and designer/stager).
Best of luck, and email me if you would like anyone's contact info!
I know of a few call me 562-756-2055
I use Stone Age for all my granite. I have used them on 4 properties already and by far they have the most selection and great pricing. You can try them for flooring they can be a bit more expensive on flooring. But if you want just drive down from Stone Age and you will find a plethora of flooring stores. I pay 4 to 5 dollars a sq foot installed. Plus the Tile u want. Ok now cabinets I use custom cabinets they fit better and will last longer and you really donâ€™t pay much more. I have a few cabinet makers I use in long beach Garcia Cabinets I use for cost. Since your remodeling get some under cabinet lighting done it will make the granite sparkle. One last thing Austin Hardware in Santa Anna great place to buy your new handles and so much more.
I have bought some great stuff there!!!
Also contractors warehouse in Santa Ana is awesome. They have a lot of over stock items, and low prices.
As for flooring Bamboo I good for area where there may be water leaks like kitchens and baths. It does not buckle if it gets too wet.
I like stone for the kitchen and bath over any type of wood, but if I had to do it again and wood was the option I would take bamboo.
Have Fun With Your Project!!!!
Kawain Payne, Realtor
I pride myself in keeping up with the lastest technology in engineered residental products and their applications.
I look forward in speaking with you. Please call me at 562-498-2570 and I'll answer your questions about what type of bamboo flooring is best suited for your needs.
Building for a better tomorrow,
References upon request.
they built an entire kitchen for us using all walnut, 3 years later the workmanship is still prefect. The did our medium sized kitchen with lots of beveled glass doors and pull out drawers for less than 6k. was cheeper than the moduliar cabiments from home depot and we got solid walnut doors and hardwood plywood shells, no particleboard!
I usually use laminate hardwood, which is cheaper and stronger that the real wood. More important is underlayment. Are you on the ground floor, a solid concrete slab, or do you have neighbors below and you old slab is thin and cracked up? Is soundproofing important? ( if there are neighbors below, then the answer is yes)