February 24, 2010

Mom & Dad's Kitchen Facelift

It was about 2 years ago that we remodeled my parents' kitchen.  We did it all in 1 week!  So here's what it looked like before:

We're talking original 1977 kitchen, complete with mustard yellow fixtures (other appliances used to match the sink, but had already been replaced.)

Now this is what it looked like when we were done:

In one week's time, with a ton of help from others (mom, dad, boyfriend, sister, brother-in-law, cousins, and a very talented uncle), we did all of this:
  • Removed the peninsula wall cabinets and installed them on a separate wall, one on top and one on bottom
  • Painted the cabinets (ask me how if you're interested)
  • Painted the walls
  • Installed new cabinet knobs
  • Replaced the countertops
  • Installed laminate flooring
  • Installed new undercabinet lights
  • Installed new sink, faucet, and disposal
  • Installed a tile backsplash

Crazy, right?  AND.... it all cost less than $ 3,000!  Don't get me wrong, I love designing new custom kitchens just like anyone else.  But this is a great example of what a little time, money, and creativity (plus LOTS of teamwork) can accomplish.