Some of you have asked me what the cost of the renovation was, so, here I am going to breakdown the numbers.
At the beginning, my goal was set on spending no more than $10,000. It was a pretty low budget to begin with, since almost everything had to be changed! But this is how it went:
The biggest chunk of money went on to Appliances (Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Stove, Microwave and, I also included here the Garbage Disposal). At the time I got a $300 rebate for buying three of the appliances from the same manufacturer. The rebate is included.
Total for Appliances: $3,900.
Next big purchase were the SileStone Counters, (Included here are the two different color counters for the Island and the area around the kitchen, as well as the Kitchen Sink, Faucet, Soap Pump, Installation of counters and, the disposal hook up).
Total for Counter: $3,050.
Total for Paint: $ 450.
Electrical supplies, dimmer, can lights (I got 6, but only used 4), lights trim, bulbs, outlets, covers, etc.
The pendant light above the island and the drum light above the kitchen table were from CB2, both lights were $250. (I didn’t pay shipping & handling).
Total for electrical: $ 750.
Wood. Here goes plywood, MDF, and moldings used all around the kitchen (Island, Fridge, Hood and even the moldings to trim the window before adding the backsplash).
Total for Wood: $ 430.
Range Hood (the Insert, hood liner, ducting and, wall cap)
Total for Hood: $ 370.
The Cabinet to be place on top of Refrigerator with doors &
inside division. $ 220.
Marble tiles -25 sq feet (shipping and handling included) $270.
Total for Backsplash: $ 390.
Accessories (Roman shade, knobs, pulls, trash can slider, trash can, carpet, bowls, placemats).
Total for Accessories: $ 255.
Trim for Microwave (I bought it from Micro-trim) S&H included: $ 140.
Kitchen Table (Craiglist find). $ 50.
Kitchen Chairs (from Bizchair, 4 of them) S&H included: $ 280.
Kitchen stools (from Amazon, 2 of them). $ 70.
GRAND TOTAL: $10,355.
I got some extra tools besides the many ones we already have (having the right tools makes a project go smoother):
You already know about my pocket hole jig, The Kreg Jig,
again, I love it! $ 110.
Wet saw (It is the minimum, nothing fancy at all, but it did the job) $ 70.
Wrenches (3 of them) $ 65.
Drill attachment, nails, screws, etc. $ 120.
Total for Extra Tools: $ 365.
I kind of consider buying new tools an investment! It lowers the cost of my following projects.
Even, including the price of the extra tools, the Total Total, would be: $10,720.
Even more, rounding this amount to $11.000 let’s say for some extras like gas and miscellaneous! It’s a really good number for such a change!
What made the total amount stay low, was the time and effort we put on it, tons of elbow grease! It is not that easy, but it is doable.
|Ouch! my neck hurts just to see this!|
|My Mr. not to happy to hook up the dishwasher|
|Measure twice, cut once|
I hope these numbers can help you with your own project.
You can click on the next links for:
Final kitchen reveal
Update the kitchen island
Build a range hood
Build a fridge enclosure
Closing the space above the kitchen cabinets
Add moldings to your kitchen cabinets
how to paint the cabinets.
Install a marble backsplash.
Tips about installing recessed lights
Kitchen cost breakdown
1 ½ year later How the kitchen is holding up