DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost

A little over two years ago, Steve and I remodeled our kitchen. I am often asked to share our DIY kitchen remodel cost, so today I’m breaking it all down.

DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost

We hated the kitchen layout from the day we moved in. The space was closed in, you couldn’t see the living room from the kitchen, and the appliances were outdated and poorly placed.

Knowing how expensive and time consuming a kitchen remodel would be, I painted the cabinets and changed out the hardware which bought us several years of being okay with the space. You can see why I painted the cabinets TWICE here.

I have attended Haven Conference for several years, and in 2017 I won a competition with The Home Depot. I had the amazing opportunity to partner with them on the remodel. Although I priced them out for you, we did not have to pay for the appliances or the countertops thanks to The Home Depot.

In complete transparency, I also partnered with Custom Service Hardware on the Cabinets, Hickory Hardware on the hardware, Delta Faucet on the faucet and pot filler, and Blanco on the sink. Keep in mind this blog is my full time job which is why I am able to partner with companies. So for us, the cost of the kitchen included all the things that snowball after a remodel – we had to hire a drywaller for our shortened wall and to patch the ceilings where the wall once extended. We also had to paint the ceilings throughout the entire first floor. Because we changed the layout of the kitchen, we had to patch the floors and ended up refinishing/staining the entire first floor as well.

DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost

Cost of Labor: $0

Cost of Supplies: $11,465

  • Quartz Countertops: $4685
  • RTA Cabinets: $4560
  • Farmhouse Sink: $720
  • Kitchen Faucet: $375
  • Pot Filler: $450
  • Cabinet Hardware: $425
  • Miscellaneous Plumbing and Electric Supplies: $250
  • TOTAL: $11,215

Cost of Appliances: $5,200

  • Oven: $2200
  • Refrigerator: $2000
  • Dishwasher: $800
  • Microwave: $200
  • TOTAL: $5,200

Total Cost of Kitchen Remodel: $16,465

Now, as I mentioned before, we had a snowball effect. Because of our remodel we had to patch and paint the ceilings throughout the entire first floor. We also had to patch parts of the kitchen flooring and as a result refinish all the wood floors on the first floor. Keep in mind that with any remodel, additional costs like these will come up.

Cost of Flooring: $4,200

Since we changed the layout of the kitchen, we had some areas that needed patched, and while we were at it wanted to refinish the floors and have them stained a different color. This cost actually included our kitchen, kitchen nook, family room and dining room.

Drywall and ceilings: $3,900

We opened up a wall in our kitchen and took out a little coat closet. As a result, we needed some drywall work and the ceilings needed patched as well. We ended up repainting the ceilings in the kitchen, kitchen nook, living room, library and dining room.

Total Cost of Kitchen Remodel (including our unique additional costs): $24,515

I was curious what the average kitchen remodel costs, and I obviously found there is a huge range of costs. However, I feel pretty good about our kitchen knowing that the average upscale kitchen remodel (although I would consider ours in the mid-level range) is over $80,000!

DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost

Obviously the fact that we did most of the work ourselves helped save a lot of money. We recruited friends for the demo and throughout the kitchen remodel.

As I mentioned earlier, we brought in professionals for the projects that were beyond our expertise.

For nine weeks, we spent every spare moment and lost lots of sleep working on the kitchen. However, two years later, we still love our kitchen and feel and extra since of pride knowing we created so much of it!

DIY Kitchen Remodel Cost

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Budget Kitchen Remodel

We’re in the middle of our Budget Kitchen Remodel.

Kitchen Remodel | Week 4

It’s week 4, and more progress is happening!  Our floors were refinished this past week, and we are THRILLED with the result.  Here is the after:

Kitchen Remodel | Week 4

And here is the before:

Our floors were pretty orangish in color, and I always hated the way they looked.  They were also fairly cupped (we bought the house with them this way – there was obviously a moisture issue at some point).  I have been dreaming about the day we refinished them, so I am overjoyed to have gorgeous medium-brown, non-cupped floors!  I mentioned more details of the floors and the refinishing process, and you can read all about it here in Week 3’s update. We had the floors stained in Jacobean and went with a matte finish.  I had the gloss finish in my old home, and it showed dust so badly.  I am hoping the matte does a better job concealing our dirt… When the floors were refinished, the quarter-round trim was removed and then later added back on.  As a result, the baseboards all needed repainting.  One thing led to another, and suddenly I was painting the entire dining room.  I loved the gray, but it did always seem dark in the room with only one window.  Also, I’m adding gray to our kitchen and didn’t want an all-gray home…

My daughter loves to remove painter’s tape, so I put her to work over the weekend removing rolls and rolls of painter’s tape.

Now that the floors are done, we are so ready to put our home back in order and have some seating and a dining room table that is not in the garage.

This coming week we will be adding more cabinets and the appliances will be delivered!

 I cannot tell you how excited I am to have appliances back!

Go create something!

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Bathroom Remodel

Our master bathroom is DONE, and I’m excited to share our bathroom remodel reveal. This renovation was supposed to happen three years ago when we first purchased our home.  There was a major leak under the shower, and we meant to have it fixed right away… bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-2 …but life (roof repairs, pool heater, water heat, air conditioner, furnace, and lots of other 20-year-old home problems) kept happening. Over the past three years, I have shared several design board ideas for this bathroom remodel as I dreamed and schemed.  You can see the details of the design board that inspired this remodel here. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-4 This past fall several things fell into place, and we were able to go for it.  We hired a contractor and the day after Thanksgiving we demolished the bathroom (you can read more about the demo process here). bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-5 I share the bigger bathroom sources in separate posts (go here to learn all the details about the tile and here for all the faucet details).  The majority of the supplies were bought online and shipped straight to my front door (which was so convenient). bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-6 Since this bathroom was sitting on such a large problem, I knew this was far beyond my scope of DIY.  Honestly, it was nice to hand it over to an expert. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1-7 I still did a lot of the grunt work and painted all the walls, ceilings, and trim. bathroom-remodel-before-sincerely-sara-d-1 The freestanding tub is from Signature Hardware.  I looked everywhere for the perfect shape, and I found it with this tub. The vanities are from Bellacor.  I was nervous about buying the vanities online, but they are absolutely perfect.  The color is gorgeous, and they are quality pieces.  My only complaint is that one arrived with a discolored spot, but I should be receiving paint (from the manufacturer) to fix the problem sometime soon. One of the hardest pieces for me to find was the perfect light fixture.  I wanted this light fixture from Bellacor. The sconces are from Home Depot.  I used the Fontane Brushed Nickel Wall Fixture and replaced the shade that came with it with the Clear Glass Open Teardrop Shade. The outlets and light switches are RENU by Leviton. The majority of the decor and accessories are from HomeGoods. I can not tell you all how thrilled we are to have a bathroom that functions and looks beautiful.  I may never leave my tub (and you can find all the details of the tub filler here)… We are so thankful to have a beautiful and functioning bathroom! Want to see all the details on the floor and shower tile?  Go here to find the sources! Go create something!
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