First off—I want to thank you all so much for the overwhelmingly kind responses on our Kitchen Reveal last week. We put so much time and energy into this room and we’re like proud parents, so it feels great to know that so many of you are following along and are enjoying watching this house unfold! I wish I could invite you all over for dinner & drinks to celebrate 🙂
Update: to those who requested wider angle shots for the before and afters, I just updated my last post with new photos—scroll to the bottom of the Reveal Post to check them out!
Update 2: I also posted a quick video tour yesterday, see it here on Instagram.
Now it’s time to dive into all the juicy details.
White): Lowe’s / $3,254
Pantry cabinets: Ikea Pax Wadrobes / $630
Bench seat cabinets: Ikea Akurum / $560
Quartz stacked stone: Lowe’s / $240
Bar Accessories: Vases, tray & lantern: thrifted / Moose print: jennasuedesign.com / Cabernet sign: DIY / Frame: Ikea Ribba
Pendant light bulbs, medallions & dimmer switch: Lowe’s / $70
Recessed ceiling lights & bulbs: Lowe’s / $250
Ceiling speakers: Amazon / $108
Upgraded light switches & outlets: Lowe’s / $30
LED under cabinet lighting: Ebay / $130
Table runner & flower box: DIY
Parsons chairs: Overstock.com (with old slipcovers) / $207
Floating shelves: DIY
Dishware: Ikea, TJ Maxx, thrifted
Quote print: jennasuedesign.com
Pet portrait prints: jennasuedesign.com
Frames: Ikea Ribba (+ DIY fabric bows)
Pet bowl: DIY
ORB Door knob: Ebay
Last but not least, labor costs. We hired out certain things that we didn’t feel comfortable tackling in our own. Here’s our rough estimate:
Reinforce kitchen ceiling, finish demo, build pantry wall: $1,100
Electrical (relocating wiring to the island, wiring appliances, etc) $1,750
Cabinet installation: $1,574
Countertop installation: $1,123
New drywall & fridge plumbing: ~$500
Sink & Dishwasher plumbing: $432
And I believe that covers everything.
Final tally drumroll please…..
GRAND TOTAL: $28,481
Again, this number is really just an estimate, but even if you add in every little thing we could have possibly forgot about, it’s still definitely under 30k. And I’m pretty confident we added more than that in value to the house considering we got a great deal for the neighborhood. It really pays off to buy a house that needs some TLC!
Once again, here are the project links which go into detail about each phase if you’d like to learn more about how it all came together:
Kitchen Chronicles: Planning Stages
Kitchen Chronicles: Demolition
Kitchen Chronicles: A blank slate (+ more house updates)
Kitchen Chronicles: Trimming out the Windows
Kitchen Chronicles: Finished plank ceiling & wall
Kitchen Chronicles: The cabinets & floors are in!
Kitchen Chronicles: DIY Wood Beams
Kitchen Chronicles: New Hardware & Paint
Kitchen Chronicles: The counters are in! (+ pendant light & faucet preview)
Kitchen Chronicles: An Ikea Pax Pantry, Part 1
Kitchen Chronicles: Ikea Pax Pantry Reveal!
Kitchen Chronicles: Building a Bar
Kitchen Chronicles: Building a Window Bench Seat
Kitchen Chronicles: A DIY Subway Tile Backsplash, Part 1
Kitchen Chronicles: A DIY Subway Tile Backsplash, Part 2
Kitchen Chronicles: Stacked stone bar wall & DIY floating shelves
Kitchen Chronicles: DIY floating rustic shelves
Kitchen Chronicles: Upholstered Bench Seating
Kitchen Chronicles: Building a Fancy X Farmhouse Table
If I missed anything or you still have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments!
So what do you think? Was the total more or less than you expected, or right on the mark? Imagine if we had hired out everything instead… yikes! I can easily see how the average kitchen remodel is over $50k. Glad we got the most expensive room in the house out of the way. Now we can focus on the other 2100 square feet… one project at a time!
I’ve got a fun giveaway coming up in the next post—you won’t want to miss it!