Kitchen is done!
Contact: lucia27 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Oct 31, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://s102.photobucket.com/albums/m118/Lucia27/Kitchen%20Remodel/
- cabinets: Shaker style maple (Lowe's Shenandoah Breckenridge Maple Honey)
- countertop: Santa Cecilia granite
- backsplash: tumbled marble
- floor: Anderson Hickory Laminate
- Kenmore UltraSteel (stainless look) sxs fridge, stove (smoothtop) and dishwasher
- Kenmore stainless steel microwave
- Kohler Forte faucet (pull out)
Kitchen is about 10'x13'.
We did a small scale remodel, budget less than $20k (no change to the existing footprint). replaced floor, cabinets, countertops, and appliances; removed drop ceiling and installed pendant and recessed can lights.
We started with a target budget of $12-15k and ended right at $17. The key reason we went over budget was a switch from Corian to granite about halfway through.
Here's how it broke down:
Cabinets - $5200 - we had a 10% credit from Lowes due to some issues with the ordering of our front door. I was extremely impressed with the quality and shipping of the product from Lowes
Labor - $4500 - this was our problem; we had significant quality issues with our GC and the subs he used. We ended up calling in a plumber to fix issues with the diswasher/disposal install (about to ruin my new floor when the dishwasher leaked the first time I ran it) and had our neighbor help hide some of the cosmetic issues with cabinet install
Granite - $3800 - the granite is Santa Cecilia light (although I think it's got more gold than the true SC Light)
Appliances - $2100 - waited for a 20% off sale at Sears (while I would have loved going more high end for appliances, we have so much other work to do on the house, I couldn't justify it. I can always upgrade appliances later). We chose the stainless look b/c of the fingerprint issue - I'd go crazy trying to keep it clean with my 21 month old around!)
Tile - $620 - we used tumbled marble and a burgandy ceramic "racing stripe" to pick up the cranberry color in the granite
I bought as much as I could on sale, with gift cards, on ebay, etc. I shopped around as much as time would allow - I found my knobs and pulls online cheaper than Lowes had them, then found them at Home Depot cheaper than online.