A lot of people were curious about the cost of the kitchen and how it was broken down. I’m more than happy to share it with those of you who are wondering!
Our old cabinets were in great shape! They just needed a new face lift. I knew that I wanted to paint them white (to help brighten up the kitchen) and add some hardware. I found a great deal on some silver knobs and pulls on craigslook (a nation wide search version of craigslist). I got 30 brand new pieces of hardware for just $30!
We sanded down all the cabinets, and primed them with Zinsser 123. Then we put 2 coats of white cupboard paint on.
I decided to go with bead board backsplash, and that would also wrap around the breakfast bar.
We supported the breakfast bar with heavy duty metal brakets, and disguised them with these wooden ones that I found for $10 at Home Depot. I decided to carry these throughout the kitchen under the upper cabinets.
I got all of the new lighting at Ikea (both the pendant lights and the under cabinet lighting) The best $40 spent in the entire kitchen I LOVE LOVE LOVE my under cabinet lights!
The microwave was a christmas present from my father, but just so you know he got it on sale at Home Depot for only $100!
We got the new dishwasher ($25) and Kohler sink ($20) at a garage sale.
And last but not least, the bamboo floors! I can’t rave enough about these floors….I love them! They are a click strand bamboo. Meaning they just click together, no nailing, no gluing. Its sooooo simple! We spend about $3000 on wood floors for the entire house, so I’m guessing that about $500 of that is in the kitchen.
Grand Total: $2305
cabinet paint: $120
cabinet knobs: $30
pendant lights: $60
under cabinet lights: $40
kitchen sink: $20
wooden brackets: $60
wiring, boxes, and switches for new lights: $50
and about $500 in smaller things (caulking, wood filler, sand paper, nails, paint brushes, stain and sealer for countertops, and some plywood to make a new box for one of the base cupboards that was rotten)