A Complete Kitchen Renovation, on an Extreme Budget.

SteveAndrea Bourne
by SteveAndrea Bourne
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The kitchen update was one of the most dramatic in the Goodwood full townhouse redo. See our other posts for more details on the complete redo.

In the kitchen, we tried to make the budget sing. Espresso maple shaker cabinets focused on ergonomics - the majority of the bottoms were full extension drawers. $1900 purchased online. St. Cecelia Granite from a local supplier including 60/40 stainless sink. $1950. Stainless appliances from Sears scratch & dent (usually they're not really) $2000. Can lights and above- and below-cabinet lights. $150. Floor Tile. $600 including install. Shelving in pantry & trim including coffer ceiling. $500. Faucet. $90 from Amazon. Total $ 7190. Not bad at all for a total kitchen redo.

We found the highest impact item was the lighting. Above-cabinet lights are so worth it. The coffered ceilings also have a great effect in the space, defining the kitchen, while uniting it with the adjoining dining area. The granite was much easier to do than we thought it would be. Our local granite folks we really helpful. Going with a base level granite really made a huge difference in terms of price. Finally, the cabinets were such a great deal. They are real wood, no particle anything. Just watch out for the ready to assemble companies on the internet. They are not all made equal.

Happy renovating!
SteveAndrea Bourne
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