Can she do it is the question? Do what you ask? A small kitchen remodel on a beer budget of $2,200. This indeed will be a challenge.
Today’s post I am sharing some small fluffing up for the Spring and Summer season ahead.
I will also talk about some of my wish lists for the kitchen that have been a wish of mine for quite a few years.
I don’t have a huge budget. Most people would chuckle at me and say you want to do all that with $2,200. In fact, I did have one contractor, be almost a little rude to me when she asked what my budget was. She told me to really do my homework and see that even the smallest of renovations can cost in the near range of starting at $5,000. I am hoping I may have the last laugh at her by the time I am finished.
It will be 11 years in May that we are in our home. Our kitchen doesn’t really need much updating in our opinion. We love our Hickory wood cabinets, the granite is nice, hardwood floors still decent, new paint a few years ago HERE, we diy’ed the faux wood beams HERE, my husband built and industrial bakers rack HERE, pantry door diy HERE, and then of course my never ending curtain changes. Those are all budget friendly and mostly done with tablecloths. My last change was with Pioneer woman’s napkins.
What has been on my wish list?
A new faucet, new cabinet hardware, a larger kitchen island, and custom decorative hood over the stove.
So far, we have the new faucet and new hardware.
I found this beauty at Signature hardware for $239.00.
I also found some pretty kitchen hardware for under $100.00 that my husband will be installing tomorrow on his day off.
That brings me to $339.00.
One thing I have grown and learned throughout the years that you must shop around. Compare prices, and get at least 3 estimates to compare.
So far I have had two for the kitchen island and the custom hood. Both vastly different prices. I am interested to see what #3 will come in at.
One thing I do know for sure is I do not plan on being all matchy, matchy. And no plans on going white with anything.
In fact, the kitchen contractor that came today actually said how refreshing it was to walk into our home and it feel warm and cozy and not all white.
He said he doesn’t ever recommend white anything to his customers but a lot insist that is what they want. White cabinets and white marble or granite counter tops. He loved my roosters too HA!~ I crack up when men actually notice my rooster decor. A lot of them do too surprisingly.
I will be sure to keep you updated on the changes ahead.
If you missed our colorful porch you can go take a gander on over HERE
If you want to know the curtain changes today, that simply was a Pioneer woman tablecloth that I cut. I cut two long pieces just to coordinate with my existing tablecloth curtains, and then I cut four more to hang/two and two above the kitchen sink. It sure is perky and cheerful in here now.
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