Excuses aside, we are super happy to have gone from this:
In less than a year. Here's what our to do list looks like now... (followed by a budget breakdown at the bottom)
Updated List (for the whole trio)
19. Remove the hazardous windows in the dining area that open into the downstairs
Move stove outlet so stove can be pushed back into place properly
Repaint Silver Sateen around the cabinets
26. Bend the hinges on the misaligned cabinet doors so they close properly
Questionable to dos:
You may recall we had hoped to spend less than $7,000 on the entire trio. To complete this, we saved up before we started, Dave Ramsey style... we do not partake in the whole debt deal since interest is no friend of ours. So here's the whole spending shebang:
Cabinet painting and supplies (including the sprayer): $393.45
Cabinet hinges: $109.68
Light above sink: $172.10
Flooring (including all transition pieces and installation kit: $1,011.36
Counters, sink, faucet, and install: $2,025.00
Building new pantry: $126.61
Wall painting and supplies: $116.40
Backsplash and supplies: $327.15
New oven: $1,033.67
Sub total: $5,315.42
You may remember when our countertop installers took three large chunks out of our newly installed laminate floors... we ended up getting $1,000 from them to replace our floors so we can definitely say...
Which is well under our $7,000 budget. Even though that budget is for the entire trio and this total is just for the kitchen, it looks like we will definitely still make it in under budget for the whole trio! Kitchen renovations can easily run people $30,000 so coming in just over 14% of that makes us pretty darn proud.
I know the amount of time we spent on this kitchen may be very off-putting to some of you readers, but the fact that we were able to make such a dramatic change with such a small budget is pretty awesome to us. Not to mention the pride we have in all that we have accomplished!
And for your viewing pleasure... more afters.