Name: Claire & Jeffrey
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet
We've been following along with Claire and Jeffery's kitchen renovation for some time, and last week we posted the impressive results. This week, we're going behind the scenes to answer the big question: how much did it all cost?
- Projected: Free except for when it's not! Additional labor provided by DIY buddies in exchange for beer.
Actual: $0 + beers
DESIGN AND PERMITTING:
- Projected: No design fees, but appx. $500 in building permits. (Grrr.)
Actual: Design fees: $0, Permits: $620
• Integrated IKEA dishwasher (can't recall the brand): $860
• New range, currently undecided on make/model: $900-1200
• Dishwasher - integrated Whirlpool dishwasher from IKEA, including the Abstrakt panel: $780 (we got 10% off the whole kitchen - this is the discounted price)
• Range - Whirlpool (purchased on sale at Best Buy): $800
Projected Total (high guess): $2060
Actual Total: $1580
Difference: -$480 (from high guess)
• IKEA DOMSJO sink: $186
• IKEA LUFTIG exhaust hood: $380
• Faucet: TBD, appx $200
• IKEA single DOMSJO sink: $166
• Garbage Disposal, from Home Depot: $100
• IKEA Luftig exhaust hood: $340
• LG Microwave: $180
• Delta 9159-DST Faucet: $290
- Projected Total: $766
Actual Total: $1076
CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS:
• IKEA Abstrakt high gloss white cabinets: $2000
• Countertops TBD: approx. $300-400 in materials.
• IKEA cabinets with Abstrakt fronts: $2250
• DIY concrete countertop - materials & tool rental (including 5 bags Quikrete Countertop Mix, 2 4x8' sheets of melamine to build molds, silicone for sealing mold joints and corners, concrete patching compound, 1 gallon concrete sealer, 1 tub carnuba food safe wax, and $44 for a 24hr concrete mixer rental from Home Depot): $225
Projected Total (high guess): $2400
Actual Total: $2475
- Projected: Repair, sand, stain, poly: $200-600, depending on whether we hire it out.
• Salvaged wood for recreating the look of 1912 baseboard trim: $100
• Penny tile - basement landing tile & grout from The Tile Shop: $60
Projected Total (high guess): $600
Actual Total: $440
• MAYBE backsplash tile someday down the road. Appx $300-400.
• Paint, Behr Irish Mist (or equivalent): appx $60
• 3x6" Subway tiles from Home Depot including mastic, grout, and sealer (we already had all tools, including a wet tile saw): $300
• Wall paint - Behr Irish Mist in eggshell (walls, ceiling, basement stairwell): $80
• Oil-based time paint: Satin Impervo from Hirshfields for doors, windows, baseboards: $40
• Back door paint - ACE Canyon Wall A15-7 IN semigloss: $20
Projected Total (high guess): $460
Actual Total: $440
- Projected: I'm budgeting in $1000 for all the things that I can't visualize or expect!
• Various buildings materials from a number of 3 ft long Home Depot receipts including all things needed for electric, plumbing, heating, drywall, joint compound, and tools needs (like sanding discs, various hardware items, etc.): $1300
• 9' Floating Walnut Shelf (including $55 for LED tape lighting from InspiredLED.com): $285
• Princeton Junior Sconce from Schoolhouse Electric: $150
• 2 IKEA OTTAVA pendants: $60
• Back landing chandelier - Craigslist + paint: $100
• IKEA RIBBA picture rail: $16
• IKEA FINTORP kitchen rails (2 sizes combined): $18
• Kitchen cart from Home Depot ($80) topped with a 24x48" birch butcher block countertop from Menards ($80): $160
• Counter stools - a discontinued IKEA model that Jeff had sitting around in his art studio. We will replace with something we love when the time is right. $0
• And artwork: Large "monster" illustration by Jennifer Davis, Small monster by Jeffrey Grutter (yes, as in Claire & Jeffrey - a man of many talents!), Figure painting by the back stairs by David Bonagurio.
Projected Total: $1000
Actual Total: $2089
- $7,786 (high guess)
Readers, Check out the full series to see the whole renovation process, step-by-step. And tune in next week for Claire and Jeffrey's final thoughts on their renovation.
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(Images and diary text: Claire Moyle)