Ew. Ew, ew, eeeewwwww. We’ve decided to redo the kitchen. Yay! …and YUCK! What we’re finding is gross.
Our original plan was to redo the upstairs (blue) bathroom. However, as we started looking at the kitchen, we realized that it needed our attention first. The bathroom is not my style, but it’s in fine shape. The kitchen, while not horrible looking, was not faring so well.
So… we’ve already ordered (and received) a new fridge and dishwasher. The fridge is in place (we’re not changing the general layout), but the dishwasher is still in its box. We’ve also ordered a new stove, but it hasn’t arrived yet. The cabinets have been ordered (Lidingö from IKEA), and they will be delivered tomorrow.
We have a budget of $10,000. It’s a good amount of money (to us, at least)… but it doesn’t go all that far in a kitchen. So far, we’ve spent…
range hood: $175
paint & supplies: $50
total (so far): $6225
We still need a sink and faucet, countertops (probably laminate), knobs, lighting, window treatments, and any plumbing/electrical work that we can’t do ourselves. I think we’re on track.
The walls are plaster, and I’m nervous about hanging the cabinetry. I don’t want our glasses and plates to come crashing down! I feel like we (Brandon and I) can do this though. I’m handy! I just keep telling myself we can do it!