(Closed) Kitchen Remodel

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 4
3036 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

I think the best way would be to go somewhere like Lowes or Home Depot and price out something like you’d want. 

Are the cabinets in bad condition? Or just need a face lift? If they’re structually good then you could do cheaper options like painting or even getting them “refaced”. 

Prices can be all over the place depending on the look you want and how big the kitchen is.

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We renovated our kitchen with IKEA cabinets and they are inexpensive and easy to put together. Our kitchen is not very big, around 250 SF, and the cabinets cost around $3000. The quality of their cabinets have come a long way, IMO. 

Post # 7
1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

AwkwardCoconut:  We’re in the middle of a kitchen remodel right now (well, it’s actually our whole first floor, but the kitchen is getting the biggest transformation). We are doing new cabinets, quartz counters, flooring (600 sq ft), opened up a load bearing wall, etc etc. It’s a major project. I’m doing the majority of the work myself, along with my handy dad. (I’m a teacher, so I’m free during the days this summer.) Since I don’t have to pay for labor for professionals, our anticipated end cost will be between $15,000- $17,000, which is about 5-8% of our home’s value. 

Post # 8
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

AwkwardCoconut:  we did! We got ikea cabinets, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. We did do all the work ourselves, and spent 9-10k total on our ~8×16 kitchen. 

Post # 11
2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

AwkwardCoconut:  ikea also sells counters, looks like it could be theirs. They sell both laminate and quartz, could be either.

Post # 12
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

AwkwardCoconut:  Your last pic looks like solid surface countertops which are pretty sturdy aren’t porous so they don’t get stained and don’t need be sealed etc. They’re also very reasonably priced. If the kitchen is not that large I suggest going to a granite warehouse/yard and seeing what kind of scraps they have. Sometimes they will have bigger pieces at a discounted rate because a corner is missing or several smaller pieces of the same material. It’s worth a shot! As far as cabinets go we had ours custom done but since this is rental I would go to menards (if you have that near you) they have their 11% rebate right now which saves you sooo much in the end! We renovated our entire home and bought all our baseboards, trim, crown moldings, interior doors, staircase spindles, cabinet hardware, kitchen sink, etc from there. We ended up saving about $5,000 when all was said and done! Goodluck!

Post # 13
5954 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

AwkwardCoconut:  You MAY be able to get money for the cabinets. I belong to a few Mid Century Modern and vintage FB pages and people eat those things up! I think they’re getting pretty scarce.

PS- that picture you shared is gorgeous! Our house is from 1941 so I like a vintage look.

Post # 15
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

AwkwardCoconut:  I’m doing a remodel on one of our rental house kitchens right now. It will total out to around $10k when we’re all done. We did:

  • Cabinets: Home Depo Semi Custom Cabinets. You can order online or through the store and they’ll deliver right to your home. $3,400
  • Granite: We chose a low cost, pretty standard granite through a local stone yard: $1,900
  • Backsplash: Plain White Subway Tile: $150
  • Appliances: Shopped a 4th of July Sale at a local chain. Got Stainless Steel French Door Fridge, Electric Oven and Dishwasher. $2,200
  • Paint: Shopped a Sherwin Williams 40% off Sale. Hired professional painter. $500
  • Faucet/Cabinet Pulls/Light Fixtures….etc: $500
  • Labor: We took down a wall so this was a bigger cost than your kitchen might be, but he also installed the cabinets, backsplash, and hooked up the plumbing and appliances. $1,500.

I’ll upload a photo when it’s all done.



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