Kitchen Upgrades Need Not Cost an Arm and a LegEveryone knows that the kitchen is one of the most expensive renovations ... here is a great example of what can be done on a modest budget. My client had already updated her counter tops to quartz and flooring to clear maple hardwood a year before. These 2 items can easily account for $6,000 - $8,000 of a renovation budget depending on amount of material and number of cuts required. Here is the before photo :
We gave her kitchen a fresh, clean look with open-back upper cabinets that show off the white fully-tiled wall and new hood vent. The cabinets are Baltic Birch plywood [ which has an interesting striped edge ], with a gloss white laminate lining the inner surfaces. :
In total, these upgrades are in the $15,000 range for everything including new cabinet and pantry doors [not in photo], knobs, electrical, general contracting and design services. If you want to update your kitchen, doing it in 2 phases like this is definitely a feasible option!
Design Tip :If you are wanting to do any sort of renovation, it is wise to start your project at least 3-6 months ahead of time in order to secure an A-list contractor, and to ensure all new products and materials are available for installation. The very best contractors are booked anywhere from 3 - 12 months in advance!
Inspiration :Sunbrella fabrics ! This company manufactures outdoor fabrics for use on furniture, draperies, awnings, pillows, etc. It is made from 100% acrylic so it resists stains, fading and the elements. And of course, the color and pattern range is amazing :
|photo : Sunbrella|