I hired a contractor to do a kitchen remodel.
To make a long story short, the contractor did shoddy work primarily on the painting of the brand new wood cabinets. The doors and drawers have dog hair, dust particles and various other imperfections in the white paint. I tagged each door and drawer that had an issue and the contractor took the doors and drawers that he felt were not satisfactory. After he brought back the corrected doors and drawers they were worse than the original. They feel as rough as sandpaper and have visible wood shavings.
My ceiling was destroyed by the "fishing" for wires for new lighting. The ceiling looks like it now has hives. I mentioned this to him and he tried to correct but it is bumpy all over. That he said was the best he could do. My ceiling was flat previously with no holes.
The walls were painted but were not prepped at all. This, I was told was because I wasn't paying enough money and didn't ask for prep work before painting.
I sent an email to the company half way through the project indicating my issues.
After they said the job was complete, I sent a certified letter outlining the issues that I had with the job.
They are unwilling to negotiate and are demanding final payment.
What are my options ?
I have not paid the final installment yet because the job is so bad.
I have had other contractors out that have given me estimates to "fix" the issues.