Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Photos of the kitchen.........

The first stage of the kitchen reno is coming to an end.  There are still jobs to be done.  The kick plate on the bottom of the cabinets is to install.  The stove plug is to rewire but dh has done most of that job already.  The kitchen cupboard to the right of the stove (not in photo) needs installing but that should be a doddle compared to the other units.  Need to put in a new window ledge as the other one was partly rotten.

You can see in this photo the difference in the colour and how it brightens it all up just by painting the cupboards.
A close up of the new hardware.  They also installed the soft closing door hardware as well, which is nice.

The new counter top is laminate that looks like granite.

I can finally see the top of our kitchen table.  What's left on there is to go into the last cupboard on the right hand side of the stove.
We hope to get the upper cabinets taken down and refinished in August/September.  Then the island and pantry cupboard in October and then I want a piece custom made for another area in November.

We then have to decorate and put up the back splash.  I have seen some new light fixtures that will look really neat.  They are $118 each and I need three of those, here is a link to them.  So far this kitchen reno has probably cost around $2,500. 

Of that $2,500 we paid $800 for the counter tops.  $900 for the cabinets to be refinished; that included totally rebuilding the sink unit, and all the new hardware.  Close to $250 for the sink and taps.  $200 or so for all the plumbing bits, as dh has had to put in total new plumbing both in the kitchen and in the basement for the sink.  At least $300 for the drywall, wood and insulation and other things related to rebuilding the walls and the work in the basement.  As dh had the cable for the electrics we only had to buy a few plugs and fittings, but probably another $50+ at least.  

I anticipate between another $3,000 to $4,000 to complete it all and the way things are going it'll be closer to the $4,000 than the $3,000 I bet.  And for those of you who are just joining me on this delightful kitchen reno adventure, we hadn't budgeted for any of this.  All I wanted was new counter tops, sink and taps, which we had budgeted for!!!

14 comments:

Fran said...

I really like your new kitchen. Isn't it nice to have clean, organised cupboards. Do yours stay like that or are you like me in tat you have to dive through plastic pots to find what you need!! X

Maa said...

Very nice,Gill. I do like the light fittings you have chosen too. Sue

Debby said...

Gill the kitchen looks great, so bright and happy!! As makeovers go you are doing so good on the "Not planned for budget" Kitchens can run $30,000.00 dollars or more. I know you will be happy to have it all done with!

anexactinglife.com said...

The kitchen looks great - it will feel nice to have it functional again! Just think of all the money you've saved by being able to do so many of the jobs yourselves. I like your counter top choice, and the lights!

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

I think you did great with all the renos for the price you shopped around for. I love the laminate granite look. Makes you feel good to get up and walk into your "new" look now does it not?

Crafty Gardener said...

The kitchen is really starting to come together and look great.

Jane and Chris said...

I really like that laminate.
Jane x

Piece by Piece said...

Kitchen is looking great, Gill, so much brighter.
Dh doing a lot of the plumbing and electrics is saving you a bundle.
Patricia

DeniseinVA said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful Gill. This is something on our list of things we need to do and after seeing yours I am eager to get started but it will still be a while. Loads of other projects to do to maintain our home, the list is getting longer.

Anne said...

Its looking really good.

Em Parkinson said...

What a difference a lick of paint makes!

that british woman s brother said...

i see my clock is still hanging there .................

Karine said...

Your kitchen looks lovely, Gill!

Rose said...

Seems like one thing always leads to another. But it sure is looking good.