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Savory Spaces: Budget Kitchen RemodelModern Kitchen, Charlotte

This 1950s kitchen had a good layout but outdated style. The homeowners gave it an update (on a budget!) by painting existing cabinets, installing new appliances, and adding modern fixtures.

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What Houzz contributors are saying:

mkclawson
Matt Clawson added this to Remodeling Your Kitchen in Stages: Planning and DesignSeptember 8, 2016

BudgetA good estimate on the total cost, properly divided into each stage, is imperative for this plan to work. If your plan is simple and includes new appliances, new paint and some new hardware, then the estimate will be easy. Go to an appliance store or go online and price out the appliances. Get that painting bid for your cabinets and walls. Count up the hardware requirements, price out your selection, and there you have it. Three simple stages and not much risk (as long as you confirm your appliance selections fit their respective spaces — more on that later). In larger, more complex jobs, though, it’s difficult to properly price things out without some experience, as kitchen remodels can potentially involve framers, finish carpenters, drywallers, electricians, plumbers, tile setters, slab fabricators, painters and possibly even foundation contractors, roofers, insulators and more. The point is that it can be challenging to properly estimate a phased remodel, or any remodel, but you need to have a go at it and keep refining and updating as needed. Contractors are experienced at the task, but if you are estimating on your own, make sure you get bids for every subcontractor task and price out the fixtures and materials. And, if you can, try to get some consultation from someone with experience.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

angela_stogrin
Angela Stogrin added this to KitchenJanuary 29, 2020

open up wall between kitchen and dining but still maintain some cupboards. prefer not to have diagonal cupboards though. ugly lights

momtravelfool
Monica Michael added this to momtravelfool's ideasJanuary 29, 2020

Like the two upper corner cabinets.

k_cor
K Cor added this to K's ideasJanuary 29, 2020

2 lazy Susan, with 2 wall cab., wine rack

anndye
anndye added this to Kitchen ideasJanuary 29, 2020

Like the dble window and side cabinets that flank the window.

hillside5593
D B added this to Wish ListDecember 25, 2017

BudgetA good estimate on the total cost, properly divided into each stage, is imperative for this plan to work. If your plan is simple and includes new appliances, new paint and some new hardware, then the estimate will be easy. Go to an appliance store or go online and price out the appliances. Get that painting bid for your cabinets and walls. Count up the hardware requirements, price out your selection, and there you have it. Three simple stages and not much risk (as long as you confirm your appliance selections fit their respective spaces — more on that later). In larger, more complex jobs, though, it’s difficult to properly price things out without some experience, as kitchen remodels can potentially involve framers, finish carpenters, drywallers, electricians, plumbers, tile setters, slab fabricators, painters and possibly even foundation contractors, roofers, insulators and more. The point is that it can be challenging to properly estimate a phased remodel, or any remodel, but you need to have a go at it and keep refining and updating as needed. Contractors are experienced at the task, but if you are estimating on your own, make sure you get bids for every subcontractor task and price out the fixtures and materials. And, if you can, try to get some consultation from someone with experience.

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