Saturday, July 02, 2005

reno_fan's Kitchen

Reno_fan's creamy white/glazed kitchen

Contact: reno_fan (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Mar 10, 05
Link to kitchen photos:


  • DIY
  • Cabinets were custom built by a friend who's a master carpenter. $4000 (Including new mantel in LR)
  • Painted by us in Sherwin Williams Divine White, with a brown glaze called "Canoe" mixed by Lowe's.
  • Granite-Santa Cecilia Light/Giallo Ornamental 3cm 30 sq ft $1440 (-Pass through bar 7 sq ft. Black galaxy.)
  • Sink- Kohler Executive Chef in biscuit -Free from one of DH's clients.
  • Glass in doors-Seeded glass, $20/pane installed by us.
  • Faucet- Delta Saxony in Venetian Bronze-Free from same client
  • Backsplash- American Olean tiles from Lowes in Black and Maize $65
  • Flooring-Williamsburg Plank Peel and Stick vinyl "wood plank" in Patriot Oak color- Free from a family member who runs the company that manufactures the product.
  • Knobs bought from SuperSavers collection in aged distressed bronze. $100
  • Paint is a Benjamin Moore color Dunsmore Cream (I think...)
  • Chandelier is from Lowes $85.
  • Refrigerator JennAir SxS in Stainless steel $600 from local Scratch and dent place.
  • JennAir Microwave/Convection Oven combo: $800 from same store.
  • JennAir Slide in downdraft range/smoothtop/convection oven: $800 from same store.
  • Dishwasher, Kenmore Ultrawash, reused from previous kitchen.
  • Miscellaneous: $500
  • Pendant lights (Not up yet) Leopard Glass from Lowe's $30 each.

All labor done by us, and kind-hearted friends who knew what they were doing!

We still have 2 pendant lights to hang

Our remodel was an afterthought, really. We had a little bit of money left after
replacing our HVAC system, and thought, "Well, we should get some new appliances."
Before we knew it, we had torn the kitchen down to the studs! Since this was not the
plan, we had a very small budget to work with. Thankfully, we had some good
connections, and were able to get alot of freebies, and alot at a great discount. I'll post
costs, for anyone else who may want to see how far your budget can take you:


Anonymous said...

Wow- love this kitchen and you really did do it for so little and it still looks like a million $$$. Amazing, how is the flooring holding up?

Anonymous said...

You're a very talented lady Reno!