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The Great Kitchen Update!

05 August 2011

The Great Kitchen Update!

Since the kitchen is the heart of our home, we renovated the roombefore we moved in by:
  • removing a cabinet and added a dishwasher
  • removing the double oven and replaced it with that cabinet
  • painting the existing cabinets white
  • painting the existing knobs and hinges with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint
  • spray painting and installing a new light fixture
  • painting the room
After we moved in, we:

Here’s the opposite side of the room where we removed the double oven, replaced it with the cabinet, and added new countertops. We also started painting the stairway for a future project.
Here’s the view of the whole room!
Total Cost? $229!
· Rustoleum spray paint in oil rubbed bronze, $5
· paint for walls and cabinets, $15
· Kilz Primer, $10
· Granite-look laminate Countertop: $130 at Menards
· Delta Faucet, new in an unopened box labeled 'as-is', $50
Hookups for the dishwasher, $10
· Light fixture, found on freecycle, painted ORB, free.
· Fridge, given to use by family, free
· Dishwasher, given to us by family, free.
· Hinges and knobs, existing, painted ORB, free.
· Rugs, new from Target but found at Goodwill, $9
· Labor, free! We did everything!

In the future, we’d like to:
  • replace the laminate tile with wood floors
  • paint the remainder of the trim in this room
  • paint the door in this room
  • paint the walls and above the cabinets a shade that is similar to the color of the tiles on the backsplash
  • replace hinges with new and add glass knobs
I haven’t posted on our kitchen in a while, but doing so makes me so excited. I love the transformation and can’t believe the difference between the two!

This project was contributed by one of our fabulous readers! We love to share your projects with this great blogging community. So, if you have projects from kitchen renovation ideas to small bathroom remodels, overhauled and repurposed furniture, spray paint updates you name it please send it in! Thanks for reading Remodelaholic!

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Angie@Echoes of Laughter August 5, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

What a fabulous transformation! These kind of kitchen renos are my favourite where the homeowners paint their exiting cabinets and make other improvements which make such a huge difference without breaking the bank! Have a wonderful weekend! Angie xo

Carmie of the Single Nester August 5, 2011 at 4:04 PM  

Great job. What a transformation for little money. May you have many happy meals there.

Tanya Anurag August 8, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

$229... that's it!! :O :O I love DIYs especially when they turn out to be so good.

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