Friday, January 29, 2016

Kitchen Finished

Progress on the kitchen has been slow.  We've been busy with work, travel and the holidays, but mostly we've just been lazy and the kitchen hasn't been a priority.  Now that the house has heat the pressure to get the job done is off.  But we did manage to finish the kitchen which means we're cooking and actually inviting people over for dinner.

Before - Even if you look past the 70's finish materials the kitchen was too small at 8x'9'.
After- Stealing space from the bathroom and adding a cantilevered addition nearly doubled the square footage.
Before - The wall between the kitchen and living room made the kitchen feel isolated from the rest of the house.
After - The new open floor plan makes all the rooms seem larger and has made the kitchen the hub of the house.
Before - The "dining room" was an awkward space between the living room and patio doors.
After - Moving the stairwell freed up space for a table without blocking the basement stairs.  Not that we ever eat at the dining room table now that we have the breakfast bar.
The actual cost of the kitchen is a little fuzzy because the materials used for the addition were lumped in with roofing and siding costs.  My best guest is about $6500 for the kitchen project, not cheap but certainly not bad for a kitchen.  We're continuing to work on doors and trim for the rest of the first floor. Hopefully I'll be able to show off some other finished space soon. 

2 comments:

Jordan said...

Great work so far! I'll be excited to see how it all ends up. Thanks for sharing your progress!

Sharon @ Laurelhurst Craftsman said...

$6500 for the whole project? That's awesome. I think I spent more than that on my refrigerator. LOL