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:

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A few more before and afters:

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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

Appliances:

Fridge: $1,000

Dishwasher: $360

Range Hood: $100

Total: $1,460

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

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Our Lucky Day!

Yesterday we planned a trip to Ikea to pick up our countertops and DOMSJO apron sink. We had made arrangements with Nate’s parents to use their truck in order to haul everything home. (We had already learned our lesson in regards to going to ikea without a truck!)

 

Before leaving I made up a quick shopping list through ikea.com and that’s when I saw this:

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It had been in stock the night before so needless to say I was very upset.

We headed out to Ikea anyway since we needed the truck for the countertops and those were definitely in stock.

We ended up going with the Numerar butcher block in oak.

After arriving at Ikea and placing my countertop order, Nate suggested we check out the ‘As Is’ section. It was there that the heavens opened up and the Ikea Gods smiled down upon us. There, on the back wall was my DOMSJO sink in perfect condition and for half off!

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Nate stood guard while I ran for a cart. We felt like we had hit the jackpot. Smiling ear to ear, we rolled our baby to the register.

After the Ikea miracle we figured we would test our luck once again at a different Home Depot in hopes that our perfect faucet would be in stock. I called ahead since my app was showing only two available, meaning there was only one plus the floor model. The guy I spoke with said they were out of stock Wah! I thought our luck had run out, and then my phone rang. It was the Home Depot guy I had just spoken with. He said they had one left and pulled it for us to pick up at the desk. Sweet!

We figured we would keep testing our luck and headed to Lowes to look at some dishwashers. (It would be much easier to change out our dishwasher without countertops in place.)

We had our eyes on this dishwasher:

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Online it was listed as $399 so when we were at the store and it was priced at $449 we asked for a price check. When the guy put in the model # the price popped up as $349. What the what! We seriously should’ve played the lotto. We placed our order and scheduled delivery.

Thoroughly exhausted, we headed home with our loot.

Nate worked like a mad man to get the sink, faucet, and some countertops installed the same night. We also removed the old dishwasher while we were at it.

Here’s where we’re at today:

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I am now thinking that I am going to replace the pendant light over the sink with something less visually “heavy” in order to let the sink/faucet be the focal point. This picture just doesn’t do the new counters justice. They are a beautiful color and they give so much warmth to the room.

Here’s a side by side comparison of our progress:

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I am loving this view:

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