We also would probably have acted as out own general contractor, and thus would have saved on labor costs overall. I’m Natalie, a trained interior designer in Salt Lake City who reconfigures bathrooms and a wiz at picking out the perfect blend of tile, cabinetry and countertops.
I love your very restrained color-well, off-white and black/dark brown-which pulls it all together. But it’s going to be much more costly than we thought – $2,800 which is more than twice the cost of the cook top. As an aside, I sprang for the convection-microwave and I love it. It gives me a second convection oven if I need it and we’ve used it more than once.
It was expensive and I had to drive to Minneapolis to pick it up but there’s no longer a hint of cold to the floor so I guess it was worth it. I think the brand name is hardiboard. It was over 6 months before we even touched the kitchen though. Just unloading tools and materials can take half a day when working in a high rise.
I don’t think you can ever go wrong adding woodwork! Then I’m going to work on half of it; sand, paint and put three coats of polyurethane over it. If I like the finished product, I’ll paint my cabinets and replace the doors. This is such a great way to make it look more custom.
Faucet, soap dispenser, air gap, air switch (Rohl, country kitchens, tuscan bronze): $787. Then all that’s left is hooking up the sink and diswasher, finishing the trim, the lighting and the last of the electrical, the flooring, and probably a bunch of other things I haven’t thought of.