It’ll do for now, but it will be very nice to have a real kitchen again. It was the pattern we liked most and decided it was a big enough room that the larger tiles would look good. Besides providing good information about how a house is built, it was one of the only books we found that gave pricing guidelines for a home renovation in Canada.
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.
I’m in love with every single detail – what an over the top amazing makeover ! The homeowner did a stunning job, and it brought back a lot of memories of the kitchen redo we did in our first home in the Heights – one I too did without a designer. Everything cost more than I expected, but I’m a bargain hunter and I’ll ask if a discount is available.
My kitchen cabinets are very much like yours except there is a toe kick. It was still a pain in the butt but with all the layers and the nasty, tarry adhesive that was under the oldest layer, there was no easy way to get this job done. Oakwood , a design-build company with a long history in Ottawa, told us their new construction runs about $235 a square foot.
After a lot of shopping, I finally decided on the countertop, but no backsplash. It may end up being the piece that, years later, we will be most pleased with. So if we had left the soffit in, we probably would have saved around $10,000 on electrical and dry walling.