My partner would not let us store dishes, glases etc in open cabinets because of the grease and dust that happens to set on the dishes as soon as it gets steamy in the kitchen (which happens every other day in the cold season when we cook and can’t open the windows).
I went to home shows and talked to builders and contractors, all of whom wanted to come and gut my kitchen. Lastly, and most excitingly, hwere magically making the orange cabinets disappear. You can see that I only had to replace one rotten floor board in front of the door.
The average for an addition, he says, is $120 a square foot, which will give you the minimum code requirements – carpet, vinyl, possibly some ceramic in the bathroom, etc. I give you all the steps to making these counters, and finishing them another time. I love how you balance ‘aspirational’ with ‘achievable’ and even get your subject to spill how much they spent.
The doors are solid wood and could be refinished or painted, but the style of the doors is something I don’t like. We always thought we were so lucky to have a gas line so close to the kitchen (we’re on a concrete slab, so to extend it from the water heater we’d have to go up through the walls and ceiling rather than under the floor).
In the Fall/Winter edition of Ottawa Renovates magazine, a magazine produced in conjunction with the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association, there is an article where several Ottawa area builders are asked about construction costs. Beasley & Henley Interior Design has Top 5 Kitchen Trends for 2014.