Happy Friday, friends!
I am still trying to answer the many questions about our kitchen makeover.
One of the main questions I keep getting asked is: “How much did this cost ya?”
Well, we paid approximately $3,300 for our floor to ceiling kitchen renovation.
That sounds like a lot of money!
But when you remember what it used to look like…
And compare it to what it looks like now…
I think it was DEFINITELY worth the money, don’t you?
Let’s be honest. If we had hired out all of this work, from floor to ceiling, it would have cost us about $11-12,000!
However, we did 100% of the labor ourselves, so this renovation was a third of what it would have cost us otherwise.
That’s pretty darn good.
So here is the (approximate) breakdown of what it cost:
(click on the pictures to see the post about each project)
375 square feet of Southern Yellow Pine (Lumber Liquidators)
(3/4 inch by 5 inch) – $1.25 sq foot = $465
Flooring supplies (oil-based stain, semi-gloss polyurethane,
wood conditioner, floor sander rental, sand paper) : $200
Cabinet hardware (Lowe’s): $50
Wood plank ceiling (Lowe’s): $240
Pantry doors (Lowe’s): $300
Recessed lighting: $40
White Subway Tile (plus adhesive and un-sanded, pre-mixed grout) from Lowe’s: $175
Open Shelving (3/4 inch MDF cut at Lowe’s) and Corbels (Home Depot) and Trim: $240
IKEA butcher block countertops (stain and poly): $525
Faucet (Home Depot): $100
And that’s it!
I’m sure there were a few more miscellaneous expenses that I forgot about.
Like maybe the 128 times we went out to eat because I had no kitchen in which to cook.
Or a table to eat on…
Oh, those were the good ole days!
But we made it through!
And I’m so glad we did!
(I promise this is my LAST kitchen renovation post for a while!)
Now it’s time to get (back) started on our addition!
So, do you think all of our hard work was worth the $8-9,000 savings?
Did you think our renovation would have cost more or less than what we spent?
(Please say more, please say more, please say more…)