So, when one of my readers recently emailed me her kitchen makeover, I asked if she would share the costs for each improvement. I thought it was a good example of how to spend your money in the right places to achieve maximum results.
This is Courtney's finished kitchen:
Here's a quick rundown of what she did. . . .
#1. Replaced a couple of cabinet doors with with glass-front doors (2 x $200; Total Cost = $400)
#2. Added under cabinet lighting (6 x $30; Total Cost = $180)
This, paired with the glass cabinets, brightens things up instantly. I also love adding a lamp (or two) to kitchens, when possible.
#3. Replaced small knobs with larger bin pulls (from Restoration Hardware). (11 x $10 each; Total Cost = $110)
#4. Added a subway tile backsplash (materials = $220; tile installation = $1200; Total Cost = $1440)
Courtney's kitchen previously didn't have a backsplash. I think this was a great investment. And, the white is such a fresh, timeless choice.
#5. New Moen Faucet (Total Cost = $180)
On a side note, I love the quote on her chalkboard. . . .
Total Cost of Kitchen Updates (with the exception of appliances) = $2290
Thanks to Courtney for sharing her great kitchen update with us. For more details, you can visit Courtney's blog, A Thoughtful Place.
Do you have a recent room makeover with before and after pictures that you would like to share? I'll be sharing reader room updates from time to time. Email me here and tell me about it.