Consumer Complaints and Reviews
My wife paid in advance the full charge for a kitchen remodeling with Home Depot. The job was completed in late March and early April 2017. The installers were quite professional. Unfortunately, two cabinet doors did not match and had to be ordered. Glides were ordered wrong and they convinced us to use the automatic rolling glides. Half did not work. After two repairmen came they still don't work. A HD supervisor, Jeremy ** promised us new drawers before the end of June. As of today I have heard nothing from him and he won't return emails or phone calls. Second repairman came with replacement doors and they were nicked and have to be replaced. I would NEVER recommend or use this company again. Their lines of communication and ability to successfully complete a job are poor. With an upfront payment of $24,000 this is inexcusable.
My husband and I were not treated very professional at all. We were quoted one price and then when we inquired in the store the price was almost doubled and we were promised items that then we had to fight for. We were hung up on by our salesman because we were told by store to call him about our hinges. Then we were told why did we call him. Everyone we have spoken to has had attitudes and says one thing and then another. I feel like I can't trust anything they say. Our cabinets have waves in then and I was told he will put in an order but he doesn't know when it will be done. I feel like they use to be a great place that was always honest to you, my children have worked for them Alexandra and Megan. But now I feel they don't seem to care how they treat people.
I would like someone in that business to treat me like I am a valuable customer. They think because they took a 1000 dollars off then that fixes everything, it might have if after that my husband wasn't hung up on and my hinges were not something that I was promised and then was told they weren't in my contract and they did me a favor giving them to me. After I was told they were a definite. Tell me what I am suppose to do. Very unhappy customer. Have nothing good to say about this store and that makes me sad. Oh that's not true they are all fabulous liars and good at trying to make it like they did us a favor.
As a former employee of Home Depot Kitchens, I can tell you with absolute certainty that you are vastly overpaying for these services. I speak only for the Cabinet Refacing business as it is the one that I feel is the most dishonest and gives the customer far less for their money. Here's the deal: You are paying MORE for cabinet refacing than you would for an entirely new kitchen. Seriously. Don't let them sweet talk you and tell you all the benefits of refacing. Literally, the only benefit is that it takes less than a week versus a full kitchen tear-out which can take a few weeks.
As a salesman, I was immediately collecting up to 12% of the total cost in commission alone! That means if I sell you a $25,000 kitchen reface (which is fairly common), the salesman is collecting roughly $3000 right off the top. No joke. Worst of all, you actually can get an entirely new kitchen for far less than a simple refacing job. They will diminish a full kitchen tear out and vilify the entire process and tell you how inconvenient it is and how many hidden costs there are BUT even after the hidden costs IT'S STILL CHEAPER.
There are very rare occasions where refacing is a better option. Ask yourself these questions: 1. Do I HAVE to have my kitchen remodeled in 3-5 days or is it ok to be inconvenienced for a few weeks to save $10,000? 2. Will removing my cabinets do irreparable damage to some irreplaceable item in the house like specialized flooring, expensive countertops, custom woodwork or some other one-of-a-kind feature? 3. Do I have an inability to shop around and simply want to purchase the first thing that's offered to me? If you answered "no" to these three simple questions (which 95% of people will) then cabinet refacing, at least through The Home Depot, is not for you.
Installer showed up 1 hour and 15 minutes late the first day. 13 of 17 new cabinet doors have defects. Was told by salesman countertop would be seamless but it came in 2 pieces. Dishwasher was not reattached to countertop. Water supply to sink was not shut off completely, flood under sink. Large gaps in seams in new laminate. Glue hasn't been cleaned up. Router gouges in new laminate. Installer wanted to put up trim to hide his mistakes after being called back. Now I have to wait for these problems to be resolved before completing remodel. I am beyond unhappy. Home Depot remodel needs to come with a supply of ** or **.
The installation crew was unprofessional, rude and incompetent. The process took almost three weeks longer than they had advertised, because they didn't have it made in time and then we were rescheduled three times. The work was sub-par. We had a different company do some countertops in our last house and they did a MUCH better job. We thought we were going to save some money using Home Depot but instead we just wasted our time. They will nickel and dime you for more work at your expense! Unexpected charges all over the place. I can't say enough bad things about our experience. Use a different company!
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I went to the Home Depot in Cheektowaga, NY in February to design a kitchen... after several visits to discuss my options, as well as going to Lowe's for an estimate on the SAME kitchen plan. Lowe's was the same price as Home Depot, but I was being given 24 months 0% interest, Lowe's only had 6 months, so of course, I would choose Home Depot. First, let me state, every employee I dealt with at the store as well as other local locations, were wonderful. And I spent OVER $20,000, cabinets, appliances, lighting, materials, paint, brushes, rollers and SO MUCH MORE! I am also a single mother, lived in my house for 15 yrs and this is the FIRST major home improvement I've done, so this is a BIG deal for me.
I LOVE to cook, so was excited about this project. Well, the excitement did NOT last. I was NEVER told that I would need a building permit or an inspector to come to my home when I designed my kitchen, ONE sentence, that's all they should do. After all of my phone calls and complaints, they still are saying this will continue to be their policy??? I told them if I would have been advised, I STILL would have bought my cabinets and appliances but would have had someone else do my install. Now, because I was NOT advised until the DAY BEFORE, I couldn't change it, so the inspector for my municipality likes to be a pain to EVERYONE THAT I HAVE SPOKEN WITH THAT HAS HAD DEALINGS with him. He has brought me 5 weeks BEHIND schedule at this point. I have had to reschedule my appliance delivery twice, my floors being refinished and have had to rip down new drywall twice, all because of the inspector.
Now, if I would have known, I would have had someone I know put my cabinets up, but they did NOT tell me so now I AM behind schedule AND had to RIP DRYWALL down TWICE!!! SO all of my complaining and crying, because that has been daily since I originally dealt with this inspector, the manager of the WNY stores only offered me $200 credit??? I have spent WELL over that in paint alone since I bought the highest level Behr paint, 6 gallons, as well as a 5 gallon bucket of Kiltz primer which all totals more than $500. It's INSANE that a BILLION dollar company is refusing to offer more to satisfy a customer??!!
I told the manager that there is no point in arguing with him, I am so sick that I EVER did this project or went through Home Depot, so to just credit my credit card the $200 and my relationship with their company, Home Depot IS AT AN END... I will NEVER go there again! Not for paint, not for a roller, not for plants, not for ANYTHING!! I will pay my credit card off and cancel the account, he said that he figured as much???!!! You've GOT to be kidding me!!!! GREAT customer service! I have been in retail/customer service for over 30 years and this is NOT the way I have ever treated a customer!!! Suffice it to say, LOWE'S has got a NEW LOYAL customer. As I stated previously, I WILL NEVER GO TO HOME DEPOT AGAIN!!!
We waited 18 years to replace the original 1965 kitchen in our home. Though my husband and I are both professionals, we are not designers, so we played it safe and trusted the Home Depot "designer". We went with a granite that was in the store. It was stunning, and was as smooth as glass. They sent us to the granite warehouse they deal with so that we could "choose" our particular piece.
I am now convinced that this is done to release Home Depot of any responsibility if the granite counter is not satisfactory. The uneducated gains nothing by choosing a slab in a warehouse. Home Depot stresses that it is a natural product and will have imperfections. Well, they were not kidding! Our piece was loaded with imperfections. It is nothing close to the quality of the same product in the store. It had to be filled in several spots, and it does not have that smooth as glass feel that every other granite countertop has. There are rough spots and ruts all over it. I think it is a second - at best.
The tile that the designer approved is really too busy for the granite. We are so disappointed with the overall look of our kitchen that we have warned everyone we know to not even consider spending that much money at a big box store on such a project. We urge folks to seek a professional designer before making decisions that are too expensive to change. Our designer was little help in choosing backsplash or floor. She had about as much color sense as I do - and we should have aborted the whole project rather than sign.
Don't ever go through Home Depot unless you want a headache and tons of shoddy work, mistakes and no response from Home Depot whenever problems occur. My sister and brother in law are currently living a nightmare and it's because of the lack of professionals who have been hired and they are paid low wages too. They won't return calls, aren't taking responsibility for screwed up counters, cabinetry, measuring, etc! Makes me so angry for them.
We recently remodeled our kitchen and decided to use HD in Santa Fe. They not only offered cabinets from the large manufacturers, but also a local, small shop in Albuquerque. We liked their work and ordered the cabinets. Cutting to the chase, the cabinets and the install were fine. My complaint is the cost associated with the work. I'm an ex-banker and I know little about the scope of the work involved in demolishing and reinstalling cabinets. HD quoted us $2,059 for the demo, $2136 for the installation and $2200 for the electric. My kitchen is approximately 15' x 15', not exactly a mansion. We have a contractor we've been using for other projects and he said he could do the demo and the electric for $1500.
We contacted HD to tell them we were using our contractor and asked if we should also have him do the install. They told us that the project would not have a warranty if we did. So we went with their installer. At that time I didn't have another quote for the install and I had no idea of how much was involved with it. Well, when the day came, the installer (one person) arrived. I asked who else was helping him and he said that this was a small, easy job with very few cabinets. He said he would be done before 5pm and he was. I was flabbergasted. Over $2100 for one laborer for 7 hours, which is over $300 per hour.
I've complained to HD corporate and the local manager and was told to forget it. I've spent over $25k during the last year there and it meant nothing. This is the worst gouge I've ever had. I'm deciding whether or not to pursue a more aggressive approach. I think HD was very negligent in not explaining what the job entailed. I had no idea if it was a two or three person job that would take multiple days. Had I known, I would have never agreed to using them.
11 months ago, the original Home Depot contractor arrived at our home to reface our kitchen cabinets. The guy was a total woodbutcher. He cut corners, tried to work too fast, tried to force things to fit rather than take the time to do it right, left streaks for contact cement all over our driveway, etc. About three months later the real horror show began. About 70% of the laminate began to bubble, peel at the joints, or separate from the surface it was glued to. Trying to get Home Depot to fix everything was a nightmare. They are incredibly disorganized. Orders were lost, people arrived at our home not knowing what they needed to do, without the right materials or tools. There was no coordination at all. After 11 months, a new installer, who we think we have some real confidence in, has just redone the whole job. Our fingers are crossed. This job was coordinated out of Ft. Myers, FL.
Terrible experience using Home Depot for new kitchen. Waited 6 weeks for cabinets & when they finally arrived & were installed 5 of the cabinets were a different design. It was very difficult to reach person who assisted us with the design (off for a few days, out to lunch). Would leave a message with someone else & receive no callback. I actually got in contact with the design person one day & she told me she couldn't talk because she was busy stocking shelves!
We finally got another sales person to correct the mistake. We had hired our own installer so it cost us extra to have replacement fronts put in. In addition to this they sent us the wrong crown molding & also made a mistake in the cabinet above the refrigerator & then wanted to charge me another $200 to correct it! It was a total disaster. I would never recommend them to anyone. The store we dealt with was located in Wilkes Barre Pa. On the positive side, the subcontractor they use for the granite countertops was really good.
We purchased a Maytag oven at Home Depot and were misinformed. We asked for a self cleaning oven and the salesman showed us an aqua lift system. Well 800.00 later we found out the system was just for minor spills. The oven has to be scrubbed and we are disabled. We called Maytag and they said that Home Depot will exchange it for us and when we called them they said they do not do that. So we are stuck. Suffice to say we will never shop at Home Depot or buy a Maytag appliance again.
My experience has not been satisfactory. I purchased a kitchen counter top recently (laminate) from Home Depot. They sent out a estimator to my home to measure the counter top. The following day I went to Home Depot & spoke with the designer regarding a change that was required on my laminate. I gave her the information, she entered the information into the computer & I thought we were done.
A week had passed & I received a call from the installer telling me that we could not get rounded edges for the laminate. He would have to come back & re-measure. My problem is that when the estimator was measuring & noticed that we had rounded edges why didn't he ask us if we wanted rounded edges. He should know. That's his business. Because we are selling our house & we are on a time crunch we cannot afford to wait for the estimator to come out & measure again. Not sure why he would have to re-measure. I only want round edges nothing else.
For that reason I will never recommend Home Depot for any kind of work. The same thing happened to my friend who had laminate installed by Home Depot. He was not advised he had choices. Home Depot needs people who are qualified. They should be a list of questions they ask the person that is having the work done. A very disappointed customer.
What a mess. I paid for the demolishing 500 in the store. Judy the sales person was very nice. I got sucked in... The guys came to my home and said they were placing the granite over my tiled kitchen. They weren't too happy with taking down the tile. Who puts granite on top of tile? I was scared to fight with them, they made a call and took it off. But they were rough in taking down the tiles and ripped the newly painted wall with the tiles. I have to paint in areas. I also had to get a electrician in to fix the electric outlets none in the wall in right they are just hanging... Not happy. Terrible communication with the phone systems at Home Depot, no one picks up the phone. I am disputing the charge for sure. Don't use them.
Marathon FL store never buying anything again. I bought a kitchen and appliance. The kitchen had cabinets on back order I was never told about so 4 deliveries later and 3 months I get all the cabinets. The counter top was measured but they never ordered the Corian so a month goes by and I get a call from HD wanting to set up a template for the countertop. I tell them it was done a month ago. They then call me back and tell me the Corian was never ordered and it would be another month. I cancel the order and had the countertop made local in two weeks. Never order anything from HD. The appliances arrive and the stove is the wrong one 3 months later and 5 failed delivery attempts. The delivery CO never calls or shows up. I demand a refund and bought one stove local. Never order anything from the marathon FL store.
We are remodeling a kitchen in Ormond Beach, FL. We choose Home Depot since we are not familiar with our area. Big big mistake! The contractor, George **, verbally stood in our kitchen and told my husband and myself that it would take 6-8 weeks to complete the project and we agreed on a start date of January 1st, 2017. Excited we signed the contract.
Now reality sets in. Since we are out of state and trying to deal with this from afar things became more complicated. Apparently the verbal contract is a come on and what you end up signing is 6-12 weeks MINIMUM! They do not show up for weeks on end. If you would like pictures of the progress I would be more than happy to forward them to you. Wanted all other consumers to be very wary and take a lot of time reading all the fine print in the contract. Do not be carried away with excitement of the project because you will be extremely disappointed. Basically you would spend much less financially and certainly emotionally by going to a private kitchen remodel store. To be clear, we are dealing with Home Depot in Daytona Beach, FL. Please let me know your experience.
Went online and made an appointment with Home Depot for an in-home consultation for kitchen island refacing or replacing. HD called and said that the appointment that I had made online was actually unavailable. Then HD then said they weren't interested because it did not include the entire kitchen. In fact, most of the resurfacing space is coming from kitchen island since both front and back of the island is free standing. Customer service was rude and unaccommodating, and they refused to even hear me out. So I am going to Lowe's instead for everything else now.
I was excited but price is high, then it takes a long time. Choices are limited. Granite company put everything on hold and wants us to drive one hour to their company to drop standard sink to them?! Very sad, disappointed and betrayed by pricing. Do not even think about it, much cheaper with a contractor or local company.
My countertops were supposed to be installed 12/27/16, but because the cutout for the sink was measured incorrectly (the sink was onsite the day of the measure AND the employee had the sink template) quartz on the island couldn't be installed. Duracite was not willing to install any earlier than 1/5/17! In the meantime I had no functioning sink/dishwasher so Duracite agreed to install a temporary sink...well, they broke my air gap and the end of my dishwasher hose and didn't bother mentioning it when they installed my sink and countertop. Food from the disposal started backing into my dishwasher.
After several unsuccessful calls to Duracite and Home Depot, I tried to fix it myself, but because the setup was rigged I cannot use the dishwasher or the disposal. Finally, I was able to get Home Depot to take action and set up an appointment for Duracite to repair... and Duracite didn't show up or even call on the day of the appointment even though it had been confirmed the day before! I now have a stinky, unusable kitchen with beautiful quartz countertops. If your local Home Depot uses Duracite for countertop installation PLEASE go elsewhere. Trust me, the few extra hundred bucks is worth it to not have to deal with the nightmare that I am dealing with.
We went into HD store and were told a quote from your kitchen designer. Our estimated quote included ridiculously high travelling charges. We live approximately 100 km from the store. We were charged $98.00 for travelling charges and we were told it was "a one-time charge". We had a quote done for 65 sq. ft. of countertop. The total for the job was $5252.51. We only wanted approximately 32 sq. ft done totaling $3016.00. I receive a quote from the installer for $4655.43. The installer charged us an additional $150.00 plus additional travel costs of $117.00 and an additional $97.50. Also he charged $175 handling charges and $175 in charges for the corners being rounded and instead of charging us for 32 sq ft he charged us for 48 sq ft. Not sure how he came up with that number. We feel as seniors Home Depot tried to take advantage of us and mislead us. Don't say you weren't warned.
I wanted to remodel my kitchen. I bought the kitchen cabinets and granite countertops, including delivery installation from Home Depot, Store #6361 located at 6730 Memorial Hwy Tampa, FL 33615. Big, big, big mistake! The designer I worked with at the beginning of my project was a delightful young lady and did a great job. I couldn't be happier. Little I knew that once I sign the check, I will be working with someone else--neither nice nor professional. The delays in the delivery were so big, that instead of 2 weeks as planned, the project took 3 months. Frustrating. But I was happy it was over and never ever have to do business with them again. Or so I thought.
About 6 months later I noticed that the bottom of 2 cabinets had deformed. On closer look I discovered that they began to rot. They smelled like mold and began to crumble. Neither of these is under the sink!! I searched for water damage all over the kitchen floor. There was none. We even drilled holes at the bottom of the rotting cabinets. It was dry underneath. I went back to the store, explained the situation and asked them to fix it. Sent them pictures. Listen to everyone saying how they have never seen anything like this before. I send them another email. It's been over a month now, and still no response. Now I am in a position where I have spend few thousand dollars to fix the problem: remove the granite countertops, replace the bad cabinets Home Depot sold me, and install new countertops.
We went to Home Depot for a complete kitchen remodel for the new house that we have purchased. We spoke to a consultant and got everything worked out for the materials to be delivered. Never once during the meeting were we told the base cabinet for the sink would need trimming down to fit the farmhouse sink that we had purchased. Before we purchased the sink, I consulted with the person who helped us and sent her three different sinks that we liked and she told us which one would work best. During this time, we was never told that the cabinet would need trimming down or that the sink would be way too be big once it was trimmed down (got that information from a contractor). Now we had to return the sink and purchase a new one that is $300.00 more to fit into the cabinet once it can be trimmed down. This is delaying the process for the countertops and the backsplash to be installed.
On top of this we were never told that the cabinets had to be installed by Home Depot in order for someone from there to come out and fix the mistake that was made on their end. Also now we have to pay more out of pocket for someone to come out and trim the cabinets on top of the plumbing to be fixed to fit the new sink that we just purchased. We are not very happy and very frustrated at this point. Never again will we go with Home Depot for another renovation project.
My husband and I visiting Home Depot in Lakewood, NJ on 1/10/2017 to obtain basic information on kitchen cabinets and granite countertops for our new home. After standing around for 17 minutes while we watched 6 employees sit at their desks and talk not one willing to get up and ask if we had any questions. At this time, my husband interrupted the male employee and asked if he could answer some questions... His response was "No, I'm leaving in 15 minutes ~ make an appointment..."
We asked if there was someone else that could answer our question which he stated "I'm the only one who does this." Feeling disgusted at this point ~ I let all 6 employees know that we were in the market to redo our kitchen with a very large budget. We also told them, perhaps we'll go to another Home Depot where they will be happy to help. The female associate then stated "fine, go pay more in sales tax" as she rolled her eyes. We immediately reported them to the store manager. We were offered an "appointment" but not for 4 days ~ which is ridiculous. I hope that these 2 particular employees that work at this location in Lakewood, New Jersey are required to take customer service classes. The good news is we went somewhere else with our 35k budget!!!! You lose.
I would not recommend going to the Home Depot in Milltown, New Jersey to design a kitchen. We used this Home Depot to design our kitchen and found the communication at the store level to be extremely poor, the workmanship to be extremely poor, the quality of material to be extremely poor, and we were not happy with the end result of our kitchen. There were so many errors made in ordering our cabinets we were inconvenienced daily for nine months for the completion of our kitchen. I would highly recommend not using this Home Depot when designing your kitchen.
I ordered a new counter top, back splash and floor from Home Depot. HUGE MISTAKE. First, the subcontractor, Eastern Surfaces, came to measure for the counter top. I was told by Home Depot to make sure I had the new sink ready when the company came to measure because they would have to take it with them to properly cut the counter top. Well, they came to measure, said "no" they didn't need to take the sink and lo and behold THE COUNTER TOP WAS NOT CUT RIGHT and had to be re-cut by the installers. A large "hole" was left underneath from the re-cut and I allowed the company to come back 3 times to REPAIR my $2100 counter top so that the rest of the job could go on as scheduled and I'd have my new kitchen ready for the holidays.
The next job for the back splash and floor installation was to be done by Home Depot's subcontractor American Carpet Services "ACS". They scheduled a 3 day job with me: 2 days for the backsplash (because the sheet rock had to be cut out and replaced with cement board that it would "sit" on) and one day for the floor install. Well, 3 installers showed up on the scheduled morning and immediately complained that it took them 3 hours to get to my house, FROM ANOTHER STATE, and were very annoyed. To make a long story short, THEY RUSHED THROUGH THE JOB AND DID EVERYTHING THAT SAME DAY.
My husband called the company and questioned this and they told him it wasn't a problem, laughed at him and hung up. My husband then questioned the installers as to why they weren't using the supplies that THEIR COMPANY said were required to complete the job. They did NOT cut the sheetrock and use the cement board that was to be installed behind the backsplash and they did NOT use the sealer that was supposed to be used at the seam at the counter top. They told him not to worry, it would be fine. They went ahead and installed the back splash ON TOP OF THE GLUE FROM THE OLD BACK SPLASH THAT HAS BEEN ON THE WALL SINCE 1989.
The cement board was supposed to be installed in place of the sheet rock that was already there and they were in too much of a rush to do the job properly. Well, when I got home from work I immediately noticed that the backsplash was not completed on one side. I also saw that the installers left grout smeared on my fridge, stove, floor and counter top. Then I saw that some of the floorboards were defective as they had a black mark about 2" long that looked like they were scratched and there were spaces left between some of the boards. The next morning THE BACK SPLASH STARTED TO CRACK ALL ALONG THE SEAM AT THE COUNTER TOP.
I immediately complained to the store about the shoddy, sloppy work. The salesman was wonderful but I can't say the same about anyone else. The Store Manager was "bothered" every time I called and never returned my calls as she had promised. I was also promised many times that the District Manager from ACS would contact me and after a week of getting nasty voicemails from ACS, leaving no employee name and phony phone numbers, the District Manager finally called me. She said she would look into the situation and call me the next day to set up an appointment to have the problems resolved. Well that didn't happen for another week and by that time I had been so disrespected, lied to and put off. I told her I didn't want anyone from that company coming back into my home.
I then got in touch with Home Depot Corporate Offices in Atlanta, GA. I've been through 2 reps from the Resolution Dept. that constantly put me off and didn't resolve anything. I then filed a complaint with the BBB in Atlanta, GA and a rep from the Escalation Dept who first told me she was going to try and get me a full refund but decided a few days later that if I didn't let the subcontractors back into my home, there was nothing else to be done by Home Depot and they have closed their case. This has gone on since September, 2016.
My backsplash, which was never completed, is cracking more and more, now even up the wall, every day. I find pieces of grout daily that have fallen off. The counter top is now separating from the wall and is taking the cabinets with it. The film, left by the grout that was smeared, will not come off the counter top. The defective floor boards are popping up. I paid for a new kitchen and got shoddy, sloppy work that Home Depot feels I should be willing to have repaired by the same people that did the damage. I didn't spend nearly $5000 for a "Repairable" kitchen. I paid for a new kitchen and didn't get one. STAY AWAY FROM HOME DEPOT!
My husband and I are investigating the options to remodel a kitchen. We are looking at options from as simple as refacing to replacing or a combination of both. The decision would include the purchase of different appliances based on maintaining the current floor plan or moving/removing an island. HD refacing contractor was scheduled to meet with us this evening. It was a NO SHOW. HD did not call us to cancel the appointment nor reschedule. I have made numerous calls to reschedule an appointment and attempt to speak to customer service. I wish we had reviewed the complaint/concern website before beginning this process. Apparently service is nonexistent. I am thankful that I have not spent any money or entered into a contract at this point.
Don't use HD for kitchen install in So. Florida! Apparently, HD uses just one contractor - J&G Carpentry - for all of So. Florida! They are painfully slow in processing information and documents. They have separate offices for permits, installations, engineering. Weeks go by before permits are issued for the work to begin. One of the problems is that their subs - engineers, mechanical guys - don't get things right the first time, so the permit gets put on hold waiting for corrections to be submitted and approved. That took three weeks! One office told me the corrections had been submitted when, in fact, they had not, for another week. Another cause of the delays is that their "expediter" is slow... Needed to be called by the customer when two days passed before he told contractor that corrections were needed. Who knows when construction will begin?! How can we trust the quality of the work, when they are so slow and disjointed?!
Buyer Beware. I ordered a custom kitchen from Home Depot. The brand I chose was Innermost because I wanted wood cabinetry and Innermost has a 13 inch box depth standard. They sent a subcontractor to measure the room. He only took one measurement from floor to ceiling. Turns out the ceiling was not completely level on both sides of the room - who knew? I sure did not and measuring is not my specialty. So the trim at the top of the kitchen is all uneven. He also mis-measured the width of one wall so they had to rig a few pieces of flat wood to make it work. The kitchen is modern and the curved wood did not match. When that was redone the installer added a bead trim that no one asked for and screwed up all the wood underneath.
Now that piece has to be reordered. The microwave did not fit into the space so the whole section of uppers had to be moved over. I also ordered an appliance package. I had to send 4 stoves back - finally accepting the 5th. Not because it was perfect but because it was the best up to that point and they refused to send any more. We are talking $2300 for a stove that doesn't close well. This entire experience has been horrific. Just to get to this point I had to schedule a face to face meeting with the store manager, the order manager and the kitchen and appliance manager. If I had to do it all over-- I would go somewhere else.
Bought through HD who sub-contracted to International Stone. Top was chipped, molding underneath was broken in three places and glued together, walls were damaged and left unrepaired. HD refused to help and insisted we work it out with sub-contractor. Still have $4,000 left to pay HD and nothing can be done about crappy job. Don't walk away from HD contractors, run!
We ordered a complete kitchen reno from Home Depot on March 27th, 2016. We were being bombarded with phone calls from their Project Service Centre, asking how we liked our new floors? (We didn't order new floors.) Our cabinets were being manufactured back East, the Project Service Centre confirmed the delivery date of our cabinets as being the first week in May, I called to confirm several times and was assured of delivery in store on that date. The installer told us we had to take our kitchen completely apart, we had to remove the sink, the cupboards, the countertops the stove and the fridge. The kitchen was taken apart by us in anticipation of receiving our brand new kitchen cupboards.
On the day of delivery our installer went to the store to pick up our new stove hood fan, farmhouse sink, faucet and cabinets. When he arrived he was told that all that had been shipped was cabinet doors. Meanwhile I went shopping with my sister in law to show her samples of what we had ordered and at that time the person who helped us in our local store informed me that nothing had arrived but the cabinet doors. So the installer had gone home. The store had done nothing. My husband was waiting at home for the install to begin but instead I only found out nothing was happening because I happened to go into the store on my own. At that time I also found out that the countertop I had ordered had been discontinued, there was a sign taped on the sample on the wall. Also no phone call to tell me that the countertop had to be changed.
So now we had no kitchen. No sink. No countertops. No cupboards. Just four empty walls and not even a phone call from Home Depot to say, "We are sorry." So for over six weeks we had to try to repair meals in a tiny bathroom sink, the bathroom is way down the hall and the sink and countertop were never designed for dishwashing or food preparation. We could not have friends or family over, we had to spend money on eating out which we had not budgeted for, we were under a great deal of stress, health wise this caused a lot of anxiety and problems for myself and my husband who suffers from Heart problems and Diabetes.
I called Home Depot multiple times, spent several hours being passed from person to person. I even called their Head Office in Atlanta because no one in Canada seemed to give a hoot about our situation. The problems have been ongoing, as has the stress level. The company is too big too disorganized and does not give a hoot about customer satisfaction. They care about volume, not people. They use B-grade installers and the results are installers who do not show up when they say they will, who cannot do the job properly or professionally as they were contracted to do, and customers who spend many thousands of dollars trying to have an enjoyable experience of upgrading their home to be able to enjoy entertaining family and friends, who instead are left without a functioning kitchen for 8 months, yes eight entire months, when the install was supposed to take a maximum of 6 weeks from start to finish.
The company is too big, too impersonal and only cares about profits and not customer satisfaction. They do not return phone calls, or emails to their customer service centre. They do however take money, make sure they get their profits from the customer and move on to treat other customers just as unprofessionally. All in all, I would advise people to go local, check references with people and never, ever go to Home Depot to have anything installed. There is no accountability for a job badly done, overpriced and dragging on and on. They do not care about their customers. Only about profits.
Here we are in December, eleven months after our initial order was placed and we still have doors that slam shut, gaps behind the cabinets, and no one at Home Depot willing to compensate us for the huge inconvenience this has been to our lives, our health, our home, our families. They should change their name to Home Despot. Or actually start to give a hoot about their customers, the people who pay their bills and keep their company functioning.
Home Depot Kitchens Company Profile
- Company Name:
- Home Depot
- Year Founded:
- United States