12.17.2012

$400.00 Kitchen Renovation!


I am so excited to share the after pictures from my sisters $400.00 kitchen renovation.
We started it together this summer while I was visiting Calgary, and she finally sent me pictures of it complete!

In order to keep the costs down, they completed all the work themselves. 
 I think they did such an amazing job!


Here is the kitchen before.
It was missing a broken pantry door and really lacked character.


In order to add some contrast and interest to the space we painted the cabinets, added trim to the island, added a large crown moulding to the top of the upper cabinets, and finally got the pantry door fixed!


The countertops, backsplash, wall color, and flooring all remained the same.


As you can see on the island, her husband simply added moulding to the base and framed it out with trim.
An inexpensive builder grade island now looks custom.


I think the added crown moulding to the upper cabinets transforms the kitchen and makes it feel so much larger.
She also changed out the broken glass on her original pantry door for a chalkboard. I love how it helps tie in her black appliances.

Here is the approximate breakdown of cost:

Paint: $120.00
Moulding: $120.00
Pantry Door: $60.00
Shelving: $50.00
Shelving accessories: $50.00


I still can't believe it only cost $400.00.
What an amazing transformation.



38 comments:

  1. Her kitchen transformation is awesome. Never underestimate the power of paint! I love the two tone look.

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  2. beautiful! I love the darker color on the bottom and white on the top.. Great job!

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  3. Wow! What a transformation. Looks awesome.

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  4. Amazing! It looks so glam now! I just painted my cabinets gray too! Love the new look in the dining area. So fresh and clean.

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  5. These small changes make such a difference. Looks great!

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  6. it looks fantastic! I love the trimmed out island.

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  7. Really nice! And you know, I like the way you showed us exact before and afters! Same view, same angle: often it's hard to tell exactly what is what! They did a beautiful job indeed.

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  8. That looks amazing! I always get inspiration from your blog. Im looking to repaint my kitchen cabinets and have been looking for a good white. What colors did she use for the top and bottom cabinets?

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  9. Looks amazing! I especially love the crown molding on the cabinets. Great job!

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  10. I love the grey lower cabinets. What a difference.

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  11. terrific! and of course, I love the gray...donna

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  12. Wow it looks great!! Love the colors- amazing what some paint can do

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  13. Great job. The trim moulding on the island is a good idea to make it look more custom. The grey paint is perfect.

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  14. That is seriously incredible! What an amazing transformation!

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  15. Great work...looks like a pretty heart of the home~

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  16. what a great transformation! Money well spent! :)

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  17. What an improvement! I love it.
    Happy Holidays.
    xo Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  18. Wow, great transformation! I can't believe it's the same floor. The before floor looks more reddish and the after floor looks so much more of a warmer brown. Kudos to you and your sis.

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  19. danielle - fantastic! how did you guys do the paint? Roll on, brush or spray??? any advice on that front?

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  20. What a great transformation! $400?!?!?!? That is just crazy!

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  21. Wow.... The cabinets color is perfect .. I just love the paint concept. Its Simply awesome great work .. Here are more amazingly Kitchen Designs

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  23. Cool! What a great kitchen renovation of yours. I have to plan to renovate my kitchen on my condominium but I don't know where to start. I am glad to visit your blog and found this post. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. incredible! and especially considering the budget! amazing what $400 can do for a space.

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  25. Talk about a transformation!! I can't believe the difference - Will you come over to my home and do the same? :) This is the most impressive remodeling job I've seen yet - considering you only spent $400!

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  26. Kitchen renovation is incomplete without the granite countertops or marble countertops. I live in richmond hill and few days back I have renovated my kitchen used granite countertops.

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  27. That is one of the thriftiest and most practical renovations I've seen! That 400 bucks definitely went the distance! That's a totally different look without having to pay big cash for pros to do the job!

    Chase Conely

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  28. Thanks for sharing such an interesting content. I have found it very helpful.

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  29. I admire the "after" renovation result as grey color contrast with flesh color compared to the monotonous color of the first "Before"

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  30. Oh man! $400 for a kitchen renovation? After all, choosing the right color can really make a big difference. As I've noticed, you didn't change a lot (only the paint of the wall and the cabinet) but it looks like you remodeled your kitchen. What a fantastic outcome!

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  31. Great work done with creative ideas. It prove useful for all those who are planning to remodel. looking wonderful.

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  33. Wow! Your sister’s kitchen is much brighter than before. You guys did an amazing job in choosing colors for the kitchen. The area looks so clean and vibrant! Anyway, thank you for sharing this. Your renovation project can serve as inspiration for those who want to save money and achieve positive results at the same time.

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  34. What paint colors did they use for the cabinets, island, and walls? Love the look! Wow!

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