Scary right? The last few projects were just cosmetic and we were living just fine with running water, electricity and an oven for more than one year. And I finished the backsplash exactly one year ago during the NFL playoffs (when the Pats where in a better place). But staring at me were small unfinished projects. I'm happy to finally take these pictures (and breakdown expenses below)!
For those of you eager to know how we did it on a tight budget, here is the breakdown:
- Home Depot Hampton Bay Shaker Cabinets = $1,030 (a lot of my counters came damaged and we received additional discounts)
- Electrical upgrade including needed permits: $6,000 (this included more than just the kitchen)
- Insulation, dry wall and supplies: $467
- Sink and faucets: $454
- LG oven and microwave (Best Buy): $1,000
- Crown moulding and supplies: $412 (see post here)
- Quartz counters (Granite Expo in Emeryville): $1,170
- Marble backsplash and supplies (Lowe's): $600
- Hardware knobs and cup pulls (Home Depot): $50
- Ikea floating shelves (2 cut into 4): $30
- Disposal fee for old cabinets, counter: $43
- Other supplies and labor: $1,250
- TOTAL: $12,566
We already had the refrigerator and dishwasher, and the recessed lighting and skylight were already there, so we walked into this project with a few perks in place. Ultimately, we finished the bulk of the work in 4 months, and then the other projects took time and a little patience. But today, we are done!