Holiday House came into our hands as a finely renovated masterpiece, really. We know that. We thank our lucky stars all the time for the glory that is good windows, nice floors, and fine craftsmanship. But, and there always is a but, unlike most people fixing up a home to sell, the previous owner lady skipped the usual kitchen and bath fixeroos.
So, I have been hacking away at the hall bath for eons. But the kitchen? We went at that with a more concentrated fervor. Not a reno, mind you, but a refresh.
What did we actually do?
- new appliances (dw, stove and fridge)
- removed some cabinet doors (not really into the shaker thing)
- new cabinet knobs
- ripped out the island (aka "the aircraft carrier")
- put in a smaller island
- new countertops
- refinished the floors (necessary after removal of the aircraft carrier)
- moved the washer and dryer out
- replaced the undercounter lights
- new sink and faucet
- window treatment and rug
Total cost. Sigh, I dunno. Maybe $15-17k? Certainly a lot less than a full kitchen renovation, that's for darned sure. Do I wise I had bright white cabinets and marble countertops? Yes. But, really, it's a nice kitchen and fully functional. So, it stays.
(Also linking this post up to the lovely Thrifty Decor Chick party, see more here.)