By popular demand, I’ll try to give a bit of a cost rundown on our kitchen. Like everything else, the budget sort of flew out the window. This is what happens when you have no idea how much you will spend if you love certain materials enough, and realized that we’ll be in this house for the long-haul vs. a quick turnover.
I’m not sure how much labor accounted for on the kitchen itself as we had a lot of round numbers for the large scale remodel of the basement, attic/master suite, adding dormer, enclosing and putting a foundation under the porch (now kitchen nook), main bath, etc. Also note that “before and after” photos of these areas are coming soon!
I also cannot qualify the plumbing costs, drywall, electrical costs as these were lump sums for the whole of the project as well. We rewired and replumbed the entire home from the ground up. However, we did save a bit of money (but not much haha!) by doing the majority of the demolition, painting and finishing the doors and trim ourselves.
Cabinets: $10,000 including installation
These were custom by a local cabinet shop (Cutting Edge Custom Cabinets). All the uppers are solid douglas fir finished inside and out, no particle board… and they were still cheaper than Home Depot or Lowes brands like Kraftmade, etc. Cherry cabinets would’ve saved us around $600, but I love the look of fir in general, so we splurged (shocker). :)
Granite counters and installation: $3500
Kashmir White a.k.a. Pashmina shade. Tiling the counters with granite would’ve cost about the same, so we decided to go the slab route.
Floor refinishing: approx. $2500
We believe a majority of the cost was because we had to match up the pantry with salvage flooring from the attic crawlspace areas we removed during demoliton. They also had and fill in areas once occupied by a chimney, etc.
$370 acrylic apron front sink by MTI Whirlpools
$265 (bridge faucet Aquadis model KC-9615)
$4000 (double stove, microwave/range hood combo, dishwasher, french door refrigerator)
Total: $1100, break down:
$70 subway tile from ReBuilding Center
$275 for remaining matching subway tile to have enough to do whole kitchen
$250 New England Art tiles (30 6×6 deco tiles, 100 slice accent tiles.)
$485 installation (if you live in Portland, Jeff and Troy at JR’s Remodeling are the best tile guys.
They’ve done our 3 new baths. They bring their dog, Sparky, along and are really fun and fast workers!)
2 new pulley fixtures from Architects and Heroes, one salvage period pendant from eBay (rewired by Hippo Hardware). The lighting was the biggest splurge. I would normally NEVER spend over $500 for one fixture, but it TOTALLY makes the kitchen IMO. I spent about a month going back and forth on whether to purchase it or not, but decided to just work some overtime and order it! :)
Kitchen island cart:
Mix-n-match cart in cherry with a stainless steel top. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it matches our cabinetry and it gets tons of use! It was a good choice for a small kitchen where we couldn’t fit an island, and we can move it into the nook if we need it out of the way.
Salvage door dipping: $200 at Houck’s Process Stripping Center
Cabinet Hardware: $50 bin pulls (The represenatives down at the House of Antique Hardware offices showed me how to antique the brass myself saving about $5 for each pull), $185 for glass knobs off ebay (saved about $6 per knob vs. cost of similar Rejuvenation knobs).