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Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Kitchen Plan

My goal on this kitchen remodel is to do the whole thing for $10K or less. The 10K is a tight number, but a good goal to track to.

Taking a look at the on-line info, this would cost $50K plus. I will keep a running total with the material costs and supplier links.

Here is a rendering of the remodel. The hutch and dining room are not shown.



Summary of the remodel:

Rebuild all the existing cabinets, using the current cabinet doors. The previous owners did a reface job on the existing ones.

  • The doors are great, but the cabinet boxes and refacing are terrible.
  • Adding all full extention, auto-close drawer slides
  • Adding toe-kick drawers
  • All of the shelves will be full-extention pull-out

Add a kitchen island

  • Size is 30 x 90
  • Appliance lift
  • All shelves are full-extention pull-out
  • Furniture legs
  • Bead-board surfaces
  • Wood on-lays - grape motif

Add a built-in china hutch

  • Matches the island
  • Steel pot rack

Counters

  • The 39 running feet of cabinet will have brown-black granite surface, using 26x18 tiles
  • Expoxy grout to minimize lines

Lighting

  • New can lighting - currently only one light!
  • Modify the soffit and add task lighting
  • Drop lights over the island

Applicances

  • New double oven, cook-top and microwave
  • New dishwasher
  • Still deciding on the refrigerator

Flooring

  • Installed maple flooring last year - will include in the cost
  • We will include kitchen and dining room: 11 x 27, giving 300 sq ft.

Sink

  • Still deciding - farm sinks are cool, but big $$$
  • May do a graphite composite sink with a separate apron for effect

Room

  • Making the windows a bit smaller to allow for more cabinets
  • Will put a magnetic chalkboard up for kids artwork, etc.
  • Will add a display shelf around the soffit
  • Crown molding
  • New sliding glass or french doors (still in debate)

Other items alreaady completed:

We did these before we moved in since there was a whole bunch of mess involved

  • Added a pantry to the laundry room
  • Removed the partition wall between the kitchen and dining room
  • Inset the refridgerator in the remaining wall
  • Maple flooring as stated above

Kitchen Image Thumnail

1 comment:

Todd said...

I wish you luck on the kitchen remodel. I've done a few myself in my own homes and I run a company that builds houses for folks so your budget number seems VERY tight. But, with some creativity you might just meet your goal.

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