An enterprising homeowner in the Portland, Ore. area set out to do a luxury kitchen remodel for $10,000, according to his blog (which is anonymous, so we have to take this story with a certain amount of skepticism).
He did go a bit over budget at $12,040, he writes, but that’s not bad. He made his own cabinets, but he insisted on some luxury items like granite counters, travertine backsplash, a flat-screen TV (not for everyone), a handsome faucet and a granite sink (pictured, click to enlarge).
The granite sink came from Home Depot for $380, the blog says, and I think it looks fantastic.
Here are assorted costs:
Appliance lift — $100
Appliances — $3,270
Backsplash — $240
Bar stools — $80
Cabinet drawer hardware — $490
Cabinet lumber — $1,070
Cabinet pulls and knobs — $160
Cabinet stain and finish — $100 • Calphalon 52″ pot rack — $100
Cherry beadboard and trim — $100 • Decorative Carving for hood — $50
Design software — $100 • Electrical parts — $100
Flat screen TV — $450 • Garbage disposal — $130
Granite counter top — $1,640 • Island and hutch doors — $400
How do you think this guy did with this kitchen? Take a look at it and then share your thoughts on it. Great? Graceful? Goofy?
What would you do differently for the money?