I’ve been working a bit with the cabinet place hoping to put together an idea for the kitchen. We’re getting closer….
but we’re getting expensive. UGH. Yes I want a nice kitchen and yes I know this is my one and only chance to get what I want BUT- I don’t want to work for years to pay for it. Somewhere in there is a happy medium. We already have the upper cabinets that will go over the sink. If you remember, we bought them used off a Facebook for sale group for $300. (I talked about them here)
Our cabinet maker has reassured us that he will be able to match those cabinets so I feel good about that.
We also have did some planning and working around the island. Although what’s shown in the picture is nice, we want to use our butcher block that I bought on an auction…and we think we like it better with the legs.
I like the old time look of it.
But that much of an island isn’t a lot. So we are thinking that the butcher block will but up to a cupboard that Hubby is making that looks like this.
You can read more about those pieces here. We’re happy to give these two pieces a try and if we don’t like them together it isn’t a problem. We’ll just have the cabinet maker build us the island…but for now this is what we’re going with.
Here is the other wall of the kitchen.
Hubby and I really do like what the cabinet designer put together but…we’re looking at that cost issue. We had the cabinet maker give us an estimate only breaking it down by section. For the base cupboards and cupboards around the stove and above the refrigerator is just over $5,500. Thank goodness we found the upper cabinets for $300.
The island as shown is almost $2000. We’re eliminating that with our $110 butcher block and $50 baker’s cabinet.
The microwave cabinet I think we’re keeping at a cost of $1300. Having the microwave there eliminates it from taking up counter space and I refuse to have the microwave above the stove. I am still keeping a look out for an antique that could work here…but I think we’ll end up having this made.
The next consideration…the cupboard to the left of the refrigerator. If the cabinet builder makes these, it will cost $3300. That’s a lot in my estimation-not that the builder is charging too much…a lot as in my cheap skate self doesn’t want to afford it. That’s why Hubby and I have been out trolling antique places to see if we can come up with a nice antique to put there. We could easily spend a $1000 on a nice cupboard that we’re both content with and have the rest of money to spend elsewhere.
and so the hunt continues. Will I find a cupboard or will I spend the $3300 and have the builder make them…stay tuned as the house remodel saga continues.