Before & After: Kitchen Goes From Grossness to Gorgeous for $2500

updated May 4, 2019
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(Image credit: submitted by Jill Wick)

Jill purchased a foreclosure last year, and her first project was fixing up the kitchen which had seen better days. This casita said adios to laminate, honey cabinets, and fire-starting stove!

(Image credit: submitted by Jill Wick)

From Jill:

I bought this casita in August of last year. It was a foreclosure and a fixer-upper – and it had apparently not been cleaned, much less updated, in what appeared to be a long time. My first priority was improving the horrible kitchen. It consisted of awful orange cabinets, a nasty old stove that started on fire when we tried to light it, warped laminate counters, and layers and layers of grease and grossness on every surface. I didn’t have a ton of money to spend, but I had a vision for what I wanted. Luckily, my partner is pretty handy (he built his own house), so we were able to do everything ourselves. It began with basically removing everything and painting the back wall dark teal. We removed some of the cabinets and replaced them with new ones but they all got painted light gray. The renovation included new appliances, light fixtures, sink, faucet, exhaust hood, butcher block counter tops, and wall shelves. The best part, though, is the live edge table that my boyfriend built me from a juniper tree that grew on his property. The renovation cost about $2,500 including the new stainless steel refrigerator and stove.

Thank you Jill!

Re-edited from a post originally published 4.26.15-NT