I never know whether I should use the term remodel.
A kitchen remodel seems like tearing out, and completely changing everything!
Well there was tearing out of some things and some change, but this was NOT a complete overhaul of our kitchen.
The changes that we made are changes anyone can make, especially if you are on a budget.
You may remember from our pantry post, the kitchen BEFORE picture:
What did we change?
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- Sanded and Painted the Cabinets (We used a standard paint with primer in white and a polyurethane top coat/ if you are interested in a chalk type paint we have a tutorial here for that.)
- Antiqued the Cabinets
- Spray Painted the Hinges (so we didn’t have to buy new ones)
- Added Door Handles and Knobs
- Wainscoting and Trim
- $8 Kitchen Sink (you can read about it here)
- New Faucet
- Removed Cabinet Doors at the end
- Changed the Flooring (biggest expense)
Here is the AFTER…..
Throw in some:
- Goodwill Finds (like the bar stools, etc)
- After Christmas sales (like the cheese board)
- Old Jars (now the sugar jar)
- Craigslist Finds (like the fruit stand)
- Rug from Tuesday Morning – These cloud rugs are normally 60-70 dollars but at Tuesday Morning they are half that if not more.
I guess we can call it a low budget kitchen remodel.
This is not the cheapest way to go, since we did purchase a few things like flooring, but it’s not even close to the average $18,500 for a minor remodel.
Ours was under $1000, including the pantry addition, which you can read about HERE.
(Not including the refrigerator, however we did get that from the return section at Lowe’s)
We would have liked to change the counter tops, change out the cabinets, new appliances, a farmhouse sink…well you get the idea. But no can do on our budget so we made the very best with what we had.
And we’re thrilled with the results.
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