The Budget for Claire & Jeffrey's Kitchen

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Name: Claire & Jeffrey 
Type of Project: Kitchen remodel
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Type of building: Single-family bungalow, 950 square feet

The Renovation Diaries are a new collaboration with our community in which we feature your step by step renovation progress and provide monetary support towards getting it done in style.
Last week we saw Claire and Jeffrey's inspiration for their new kitchen, and this week we're getting down to nuts and bolts. It's time to talk about the budget.

From Claire:

We will be DIYing the project from start to finish. We are going to bid-out a few things that may be better left to professionals (like refinishing the hardwoods) and there are a couple items on the list that must be done by professionals according to the code (installing the new gas range, for example.)

Budget Specifics:

LABOR:

    Free except for when it's not! 
    Additional labor provided by DIY buddies in exchange for beer.

DESIGN AND PERMITTING:

    No design fees, but appx. $500 in building permits. (Grrr.)

APPLIANCES:

    Integrated IKEA dishwasher (can't recall the brand): $860
    New range, currently undecided on make/model: $900-1200

FIXTURES:

    IKEA DOMSJO sink: $186
    IKEA LUFTIG exhaust hood: $380
    Sink TBD: appx $200

CABINETS AND COUNTERTOPS:

    IKEA Abstrakt high gloss white cabinets: $2000
    Countertops TBD: appx. $300-400 in materials.

PAINT:

    Behr Irish Mist (or equivalent): appx $60

FLOORING:

    Repair, sand, stain, poly: $200-600, depending on whether we hire it out.

FINISHES:

    MAYBE backsplash tile someday down the road. Appx $300-400.

OTHER BUILDING MATERIALS:

    I'm budgeting in $1000 for all the things that I can't visualize or expect!

Total Budget:

    $7786 (high guess)

Check out the full series (so far) and be sure to join us next week for #3 of Claire & Jeffrey's Diary.

(Images and diary text: Claire Moyle)

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