Hello dear friends! I’m so glad you’re here! It’s always fun to share ideas and plans with friends when they’re actually interested in renovation / your house! 😉 I’m assuming you are, you know, since you’re here on our blog. haha! I’m super excited to get into the details of our budget friendly kitchen renovation with you. Yes, budget friendly. We are doing ALMOST all the work ourselves and completely overhauling this little kitchen.
We were insanely lucky to find a house that had a cute, “livable” kitchen so we could enjoy cooking and enjoy being in the heart of our home before the renovations started. A lot of houses we looked at did NOT have a “livable” kitchen. We’re lucky ours was and it was done really well! The biggest reason for renovating it was to rearrange the layout to utilize a LOT of wasted space next to our kitchen and open it up since we removed a wall (!!!!).
The previous owners had their kitchen table against the bench and a few chairs so it totally had a purpose but now that we put ours in the room nearby, we don’t need that empty space. We are building in a pantry where the bench is and taking our cabinets and island out closer to the new pantry to fill some of that open space.
Renovations are mess, can get tricky and are really crazy and exciting. Here’s what we have planned to redo this kitchen, maximize the space and stay on budget! We have completed a few of these items already and I’ll take you through tutorials of most of it. I won’t bore you with things like removing flooring because it came up super easily.
- Remove flooring (DIY) – done! – $0
- Remove Countertops – halfway done! – $50 so far to rent hammer drill from Home Depot.
- Rearrange cabinets
- Remove backsplash + repair drywall
- Build Island
- Install flooring
- Order Countertops (hiring out, professionally installed)
- Order barstools
- Relocate microwave to (newly built!) pantry
- Build vent hood
- Build cabinets to ceiling
- Paint Cabinets (may hire this?)
- Install new lighting over island
- Install new drawer and cabinet pulls
- Install countertops
- Install backsplash
- (maybe) replace stove
- (maybe) install under cabinet lighting
I’ll share as many sources, prices and details as possible so hopefully that it can be helpful if you are ever tackling the same projects! 🙂 For now, I’ll leave you with my inspiration for the space! Now, off to tackle this long list!
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