Well, we are hopefully closing on our house this week- yipee! So, I thought I would share my plans for the kitchen, because, let's face it- that IS the most important part of a house, right?
You can see what the kitchen looks like currently here. It is definitely liveable, but I thought, why not make it the kitchen of my dreams with a remodeling budget of $2500?
Here is how we are going to do that...
Cabinets will be painted white (Behr - Polar Bear is the plan) and antique brass hardware will be added. I bought the hardware for a greatly discounted price on Restoration Hardware, but you can look online and in stores for less expensive options.
Paint, Paint tools, & Hardware: $170 total.
Counter tops will be changed out to a durable and beautiful granite. We are having them done by Granite Guyz in Orem, UT. So far we like them a lot (mostly because of price)- I will let you know when we have a finished product if I still do :)
The granite is called Angelus- these are examples, but not the exact slab we are using:
Just a tip for if you buy granite counters- when you are at the granite yards, ask the owners if they have any left over pieces they are trying to get rid of. (This will only work if your counter tops are around 55sq. ft. or less) We are getting this granite at a fraction of the cost because it was the last slab left of this particular kind.
Granite Counters (45 sq ft) AND under-mount sink included: $1700 total.
I am planning on buying this facet from Home Depot- it had great reviews and I have a friend that loves hers too.
Facet and Dispenser: $130 plus tax
Floors will be this "Vineyard Cherry" laminate we bought from Costco. We got it on sale and saved even more- thanks Melinda for telling us it was on sale! :) It comes with the pad attached to save money and time too- important since we will be installing it ourselves. Plus, since you always have to buy a lot extra, we will be able to return the extra with Costco's awesome return policy. That will probably save us around $50-$100.
Floors: $700 for the kitchen AND living room, so $400 for just the kitchen.
So far we are looking at $2400 so that leaves $100 for a backsplash and any other expenses if we stay in the $2500 budget.
Another way we are saving on the kitchen remodel is keeping the white appliances- which I like more than stainless steel anyways, because I am obsessed with white and they are easier to keep clean- win win!
I can't wait to share the finished product- hopefully coming mid November!