You can see in this photo the difference in the colour and how it brightens it all up just by painting the cupboards.
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!!!