Quick Kitchen Remodel under $400Eclectic Kitchen, Wichita
My husband and I tore out the old plater and lath ceiling of our 1917 kitchen revealing the wood beams. We painted everything fresh white, including the old cabinets. We added new hardware, a vintage stove for $45 and painted our old fridge with chalkboard paint. We tore up several layers of linoleum and refinished the wood floors underneath. We used an old floor joist from the basement as a shelf above the stove to add even more character and history to the space.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Assess conditions. Before you try to do a thing, take a deep breath, look around and then decide what needs to be done. “Everything!” may be the immediate answer, but really think about it. Are there any repairs that need to be made? Is it “just” cosmetics, such as new paint? Whatever it is, can you do the work yourself or do you need to hire it out? What are your skills? (It’s OK if you don’t seem to have any.)
What about the cost? Restoring vintage appliances can be extremely costly, with most fully refurbished models going for well over $3,000. That said, it is possible to get lucky and come across a vintage stove in good working condition for a small price. The vintage stove shown here was purchased for $45.Restore vintage appliances with brand new partsSources for vintage appliances: Try Antique Appliances for restored stoves and refrigerators from the 1920s to 1950s. Dream Stoves also has a rotating selection of professionally restored vintage stoves.
They painted their old fridge with chalkboard paint and used an old floor joist from the basement as a shelf above the stove to add even more character and history to the space.The total cost of the kitchen update was a little less than $400. Next, see the kitchen before the update.