Our contractor Jesse completed the addition, the woodwork on our fireplace, windows, baseboards, pillars and ceiling. From here we added the the wood to the top, stained, and sealed the counters, and vent hood. Since we were having such fun with the router, we decided to keep on going.
There is so much ‘service’ here-it is like a complete design education on how to do and understand and undertake a remodel. But it wasn’t really the farmhouse look we were going for, and the ones we could settle on were way out of our price range. I also looked at old flooring, and cleaning it up. It had to much of a butcher block feel, and I didn’t really want to mimic small planks from my floor, on my counters.
Luxury Renovations says that their projects usually run between $250 and $450 per square foot. All 3 cabinets have a furniture look to them now b/c of that. Which means we dry fitted this sink over a dozen times, and again, it is heavy. But outside, a new gasline runs to where the cooktop will go. And much of the wiring and plumbing work has been done.
You also need to add on costs for landscaping and for the architect (if you use one), who sometimes cost as much as 15% of the overall construction budget. By the time I was getting close to done I was on my hands and knees with a heat gun and hand scraper trying to get some of the last bits off.
Janet, wonderful graphic crisp contrast of your floor (plus the counters and that tea towel). The next step was to put down the backer board for the floor heating elements and tile. So it’s possible that, if we had kept the soffit, we would have been within shouting distance of our original $60,000 budget.