Grab a paint brush and pick your paint colours! Because paint is your biggest friend.
So here's the before...this is move in day.
- prime and paint cabinets (roughly under $300 that includes a few paint shade mistakes & brushes)
- paint for the walls ($20 on sale)
- cabinet hardware (bought a value pack of five from Home Depot $60)
- appliances (obviously not a budget find however I'm not including their price in the final because the point is that you can do a kitchen if you already have appliances. In our purchase of the house we didn't want the original appliances as they weren't in the best condition)
- countertops (painted professionally by Countertop Makeovers $600) if you've never painted a countertop I highly suggest you higher a professional. Perhaps you're thinking for that price you could install a new countertop. Maybe, but once you factor in the labour and that ripping out the countertop can tear the drywall and backsplash it turns into a bigger job)
- stick-on backsplash (Yes, that's a stick on subway tile backsplash by Smart Tiles highly recommend this option if you're planning to tear down the kitchen in the future anyway and can't live with your pre-existing tiles and/or you live in a rental unit, price $ graciously offered for review)
- FINAL $990 (all numbers are approximate as I didn't total the exact amount on the receipts)
In my next post, How to Paint you Kitchen (part 2), I will go into detail on how you can also do it yourself and which paint colours I used.
The third post, How to do your backsplash on a Budget (part 3), I'll show you how I installed my backsplash plus tips.
Hope you enjoyed the first part of this series. And let me know if you've ever tackled any DIY's at home.