Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 3



The cabinets and walls are painted. The laminate counters and knobs are attached. The stove/cook range delivered and placed.

kit-stove left




The electrical work was the greatest expense, but very necessary. The kitchen needed three-pronged and grounded outlets. Our nephew, Josh put up the backsplash tile and it’s looking goood! Now we can get the electrical finished up.

kit-backsplash stove


Josh suggested tearing out the wood apron molding under the window. I really like how the tall faucet is now showcased. Glad we listened. Β 



This past weekend we pulled up the linoleum in preparation for the laminate flooring. We had to scrape, and scrape, and scrape (get the picture?) glue off the plywood subfloor. We have the nicks and cuts to prove it. πŸ˜‰Β 



Annnnd, while we were tearing up the linoleum, why not detour and pull up the hallway wall-to-wall carpeting which was covering up hardwood floors?



Since the dining room, family room and hallway hardwood floors all abut the kitchen entrance; we figured that the new floor would look much nicer without the detraction of the wall-to-wall carpet. So out with the diamond black and white linoleum! Β 



I am gathering receipts and hope to soon have a final reveal and the breakdown of expenses, savings and helpful tips. Thanks for visiting!

Have a good week! – – Joanne

Budget White Kitchen Makeover Part 1, Part 2, Part 4.Β 



11 thoughts on “Budget White Kitchen Makeover – Part 3

  1. Wow – I mean just W*O*W you guys — Joanne George and Glenn — have done an AMAZING job. Come over to my house as soon as you’re done πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    1. Laurel,we are ready to start! Anytime! Just a word of warning: “they” say I get bossy and opinionated. Can’t imagine. πŸ˜‰

  2. Wow, what a difference. Your sister must be thrilled with everything. Pulling up the old flooring is such a terrible job, but it is going to be beautiful. I always wonder why they cover it in the first place, don’t you? I imagine it was just a matter of what was a popular style at the time. Wall-to-wall carpeting is certainly not popular now from a cleanliness standpoint. I am so impressed by this transformation and that the family is doing it together.

    1. Ginene, I think you are right about popular or trendy decorating. Hardwood certainly feels lighter and is definitely cleaner. It’s amazing the grit that sifts through carpeting when it’s pulled up. Yuck. We do have an amazingly close and giving family. Everyone shows up anytime one of us needs help. πŸ™‚

  3. I wonder what the “sweat equity” , the labor costs would add up to sine labor is a large amount of any renovation costs.

    1. I know there are many thoughts and philosophies about this topic. On http://www.acutedesign.org there is a formula for artwork and crafts: “Time + Materials = Cost; Cost x 2 = Wholesale; Wholesale x 2 = Retail.” Certainly makes you think about the designing, time and effort one outs into a project.

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