1K-ish Kitchen Renovation (The Budget Breakdown)

Since we are nearing the finish line in the kitchen I figured it was time for a budget breakdown. Before I share the $$ spent on this project, I thought it would be interesting to look at the picture of the kitchen that was used when this house was on the market and compare it to what we’ve accomplished so far:

2012 listing picture:

kitchen before

2013 90% finished:


A few more before and afters:





Still on the TO DO List: Toe kicks, trim, and painting.

Here’s what we’ve spent so far:

  1. Cabinet Primer: $20
  2. Cabinet Coat Paint (White): $50
  3. Cabinet Pulls: $104
  4. New Hinges: $58
  5. Oak Countertops: $387
  6. Butcher Block Wax: $9
  7. Apron Sink: $90
  8. Faucet: $218
  9. Pendant Light: $70
  10. Beadboard (backsplash & cabinet ends): $79
  11. Ceiling Light: $50
  12. Misc Materials: $250 (Includes palm sander, sandpaper, paint brushes, liquid nails, heat gun, nails, GFCI Outlets, etc.

TOTAL: $1,385


Fridge: $1,000

Dishwasher: $360

Range Hood: $100

Total: $1,460

I think we did pretty well for our little kitchen makeover! 🙂


2 thoughts on “1K-ish Kitchen Renovation (The Budget Breakdown)

  1. I ended up here from your post on the YHL forum and I have got to ask, where did you get your apron sink? I’ve been looking at them but have yet to find any that aren’t at few hundred dollars.

    • Hi Bailey! I actually got it from Ikea. It is usually $179 but we found it in the ‘As Is’ section for $90. It was 49% off because it wasn’t packaged.

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