Where the Money Went: Eagle Rock, Calif., Kitchen Remodel

Kathy's Remodeling Blog

Where the money went: Eagle Rock kitchen gets a fresh look

Construction (covered by general contractor: plumbing, electric and cabinetry): $43,000

Includes: demolition gut to studs, remove interior walls, framing new doorway and windows, drywall, rough and finish electrical (includes replacing old knob and tube wiring, relocate and upgrade new service panel), rough and finish plumbing (includes moving water lines for sink, dishwasher and laundry, as well as moving gas lines for stove and dryer), materials and installation of custom cabinets and installation of windows, doors, lights (interior and exterior) and appliances.

Countertops: Silestone Quartz Verde Aqua, 10% off sale: $3,463
Backsplash tile: $50
Tile installation: $450
Interior painting: $1,600
Hardwood flooring: includes tie-in to existing flooring, white oak: $2,900
HVAC: includes relocating air conditioner/heat vent to toe kick space beneath cabinet): $600
Window: $525
Door: $575
Refrigerator: Kenmore stainless steel, from OSH, bought on “no sales tax day,” plus 20% off sale, plus LADWP rebate $65): $1,178
Washer/dryer: front loading Frigidaire, on sale, plus manufacturer’s rebate, plus LADWP rebate of $150): $849
Drain pan: $100
Stove: Frigidaire slide in, on sale: $1,200
Range hood: Chimney style stainless Broan, bought through Ebay, MSRP $578: $334
Faucet: Hansgrohe Pullout, MSRP $538, bought through Ebay: $100
Garbage disposal: Insinkerator, MSRP $320, bought through Ebay: $100
Spice rack/base cabinet filler: MSRP $153, bought through Ebay: $88
Sink: Kindred single bowl stainless steel, MSRP $500, from Costco.com: $300
Lighting fixtures: $60
Hardware: cabinet knobs, satin nickel, from Target: $50
Hardware: door latches, deadbolt, screen door hinges/pull: $50
Prep table: John Boos butcher block, MSRP $580: $360
Barstools: pair from Crate & Barrel: $180
Subtotal: $58,112
Sold: old refrigerator and stove through Craigslist: -$500

Total: $57,612


2 Comments on Where the Money Went: Eagle Rock, Calif., Kitchen Remodel

  1. Joe Grimberg

    Nice kitchen transformation

  2. Sea Pointe Construction

    Great budget breakdown! Sometimes clients have a hard time really visualizing where their money is going in remodels because there are so many different, little costs that add up– this is a good example of that. Beautiful after photos, too. The lime green is so refreshing!