Three years ago Paul Gancman turned Kitchen Fix, his custom kitchen business exclusively into a repair service. Why? He was swamped with calls from new condo owners living in the Greater Toronto area. Their warranties had just ended and things were falling apart.
“The drawers seem to self destruct at about a year,” Gancman said from his Oakville, Ont. shop. “It’s quite common for hinges and doors to fall off cabinets. They aren’t built to last.”
Last month, Adam H. experienced the built-to-crumble phenomenon within days of moving into his new home in Maple, Ont. Two kitchen cabinets fell from their hinges when he opened them, slipping out as easily as a hockey player’s false teeth. He turned to Gancman to fix what really shouldn’t have been broken in the first place.
What’s in the walls?
“The GTA might be a hot real estate market but frankly it’s a nightmare out there,” Gancman says, who receives up to 10 calls a day to do repairs in the area. The market it is so hot right now, thatRead More »from Hot real estate market leaving Toronto buyers with broken homes