ORC Kitchen Remodel Cost and Source List

ORC Kitchen Remodel Cost and Source List

Its been an exhausting few months of what feels like endless renovations. But we did it! The kitchen is almost done, just a few a tweaks and finishing touches. But how much did the kitchen remodel cost?

To be honest, it was hard to calculate every penny spent. We did all of the work ourselves and we saved a ton of money along the way. So we were never handed a bill or wrote a bunch of checks.

So it started with removing the big dividing wall. Demolition was done completely by us (intense!) and debris was removed by the family business’ dump truck. So this cost us $0.

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Putting the holes created back together consisted of a supporting beam and drywall. That cost was about $200. This was all of the drywall we needed for the entire project. This cost included the “stove cove” wall costs.

I will add in here that we did have leftover materials at our home from job sites. On the days when I feel like my property is a construction debris dumping ground, I try and remember how it can come in handy. It did save us a lot of money and we were able to keep perfectly good items out of a landfill. We had on hand plywood, studs, 2×4’s, and all the nails and screws we could ever dream of. The cost of those items can really sneak up on you!

I broke down some big money saving tricks on this post here. It includes the items we chose like flooring, appliances and cabinets. I added links to the products there and I tell you how I saved even more money than the advertised prices! Give it a look if you haven’t read it and meet me back here!

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Here is a breakdown of my ORC Kitchen Remodel Cost:

Flooring: $200

Ikea Sektion Cabinets: $1,200

Backsplash: $60

Black Walnut Butcherblock (plus open shelving): $329

Range: $1,000

Sink: $90

Faucet: $50

French Doors: $200

Lighting: $80

Framing and Drywall Supplies: $250

Waterfall Concrete Countertops: $200

Paint: $0 (leftover from other projects)

Sub Total for Kitchen Remodel Cost = $3,659

I added links to all of these products by simply clicking on the photos. Many of the items we used were auction finds or clearance items. I have searched for the best comparable possible and added that link.

This is quick breakdown of a renovation that spanned three months so there are small purchases at Home Depot and Lowes that aren’t accounted for. Because of this I am adding another $500 in miscellaneous and decorative items.

Please keep in mind we saved $15,000 to $20,000 in labor costs by working on this project during nights and weekends. We used every resource available to us and re-used as much as possible. If you were going to take on a project like this and hire out a substantial amount of the work, you would want to add these numbers into your projected costs.

Without further ado, our personal out of pocket for this project was…

Grand Total for Kitchen Remodel Cost = $4,159.

So what do you think? Did we save in the right places? Did we get the most for our money? For our family and our needs, we think so!

We hope you have enjoyed following along on our kitchen remodel.

-Ashley

Spring 2019 ORC Week 4- Ashley’s Kitchen

Spring 2019 ORC Week 4- Ashley’s Kitchen

Hello week 4! Would you like to see what we accomplished this week of the Spring 2019 ORC?

Well, to be honest I wish more happened. Our drywall finisher was sick and that put us behind. Big news…. he finished today!! It is amazing how mud can transform a space. It feels like we are so close!

We were able to get things done even though the drywall wasn’t happening. As you can see in the picture above, we built the base of the island. We are planning on waterfall sides of black concrete and a 16 inch overhang past the depth of the standard cabinets. I am very excited to see this come together!!

I received my vintage rug. It is much more monotone than I expected, but it has such deep moody vibe with the slate. I think it will look great in the space.

a glimpse of our daily chaos around here
The stained step into the kitchen

I was also able to play around with stains for our French doors. Im not sold on any of these just yet. But if all else fails, there’s always black paint 🙂

This weekend is going to be a lot of sanding, painting, trim work and installing cabinets. The fun part!

Here is the link to all the other guest participants in the Spring 2019 ORC.

Here are the links to my prior weeks in case you missed it:

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Until next week!

Ashley

Spring 2019 ORC Week One- Ashley’s Kitchen

Spring 2019 ORC Week One- Ashley’s Kitchen

Here we go again! I have officially signed up for the 2019 Spring ORC One Room Challenge. This time around I will be doing my kitchen. This is a project we just recently started. I figured, because we seem to thrive under deadlines, why not take on the kitchen and get that baby done?!?

Our kitchen was going to be a huge gut that we had been putting off for 5.5 years. To be honest I wasn’t super excited about it. But when my husband is ready to take on a project you do not say no!

So here are a few “befores” of our kitchen:

There are aspects of the old kitchen that work well. I do love the color palette and the slate floors. What I do not like in this kitchen is the small doorways into the living room and the dining room. Even though the kitchen had a nice flow between the two spaces, it ended up isolating people, especially at parties.

So here is where we are at just a couple weeks ago:

The temporary walls are up and the block wall is gone.
The new view into the kitchen and dining room.
The headers are in, the temporary walls gone. Next step is extending the floors out 3.5 feet into the dining room and moving the refrigerator into the old built in china cabinet.
The kitchen as of today!

Can you see the progression?

Our next step is building the stove cove on the wall you see above.

There is still a ton of work to do but the kitchen is already taking shape. Lets hope this deadline can keep the momentum going!

If you would like to see my moodboard for this kitchen and what finishes we have in mind, read this post.

I’m so excited to see what all the other guest participants have in store this time around on the spring 2019 ORC! Here is the link to the ORC official page.

Until next week-

Ashley