Thursday, August 27, 2015

Welcome back from summer...Countertops and Kitchen Costs

We took a little time to enjoy the rest of summer.  Lazy days at the pool or down by the river.  (and I think we were just sick and tired of working on the house.)

We finally got our countertops!  They are magnificent.  They are worth every penny I spent on them.  Here's the run down on price...

Our measurements ended up being 39 sq. ft.  We decided not to get the 5 inch backsplash which saved us some money.  We'll do our own backsplash with tile.  I have yet to pick the tile.

We scored a discount because through the process a 10% off sale started.  Our final price with installation was $2000.

So far in the kitchen we have spent:  $2000 countertops, $700 cabinets, $300 farmhouse sink, $600 stove, $500 dishwasher (this was taken off the purchase price).

When thinking about a remodel, take into account the things you must have, things you can install yourself, and when it's time to call in a professional.  The husband and I both wanted a stone countertop so we knew it was going to be a huge cost compared to other items.  This is my dream house for right now.  Some people may even say you won't get your money back on this.  I beg to differ.  With this kitchen remodel I would have no problem asking 10 to 15 thousand above what I paid for the house.

We still need to install upper cabinets, flooring, backsplash, light fixtures, hood, and trim and backing/siding on the cabinets.

Sorry the pics are a bit messy.  Just summer living mode.

The husband has since painted the upper cabinet to at least match the lowers until it's replaced.

Things are still in boxes and in odd places...sigh.

Super shiny!

I'm sure I will have a lot of counter space.  Once I actually get everything off the counters.

It's looking beautiful and bright.  I have to admit I wasn't sure about my husband's choice of color for the counter tops.  Yes, I let him pick the color.  I thought it would be too dark and my kitchen would look like a cave.  But with all the white cabinets and the reflection of light off the counter tops, it really isn't noticeable.

I CANNOT WAIT...till we put the flooring in.  This is an irritation to me.  However, it's just too hot outside to think about sawing pieces of flooring.  We've agreed to wait till Fall.

So what am I working on now?  The husband is doing some painting.  I have switched from remodel mode to unpack and put away mode.  Seriously, I'm still looking at things in boxes.  There's a whole other bedroom we can hardly get into because it is stacked floor to ceiling with boxes.  I have a "disorder" that requires things in the house to be in order or I don't want to remodel.

With school back in session I'll be blogging on a regular schedule.

What are you working on right now?

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