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How to Refresh your Kitchen, Part 5: Complete the Look, Realize the Dream!

 

How to Refresh your Kitchen, Part 5: Complete the Look, Realize the Dream!

If you’ve completed the first 4 parts of our refreshing kitchen series, CONGRATULATIONS! The hard part is over and the fun begins, because now it’s time to complete the look and then realize the dream.   

COMPLETING THE LOOK

Color: A new color scheme breathes life into any kitchen, old or new.

Hardware: Change pulls, knobs and hooks for a quick update.

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Accessories: Pull the look together with matching canisters and table-top accessories.

REALIZING THE DREAM

Budgeting:

Because our friends at IKEA have been so gracious in showing us the way to a refreshing new kitchen, we’re going to use IKEA prices to help us plan our budget.

A typical 20-cabinet kitchen from IKEA will cost about $12K to $15K, allocated thusly:

  • 30% for cabinetry, drawers and interior fittings ($3,600 to $4,500)
  • 30% on appliances ($3,600 to $4,500)
  • 35% on countertop, sink and faucet ($4,200 to $5,250)
  • 5% on lighting, accessories and decorative doo-dads ($600 to $750)

Based upon the Remodeling 2009-10 Cost vs. Value Report, you can expect to recoup in home value 72% of your outlay on a major kitchen remodel and 78.3% on a minor kitchen remodel.  

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Making it Happen:

Wether you’re a DIYer or not, IKEA has options to realize our remodeling dreams.  Here’s a handy chart to help us decide what we’d like to do versus letting IKEA take the reigns. 

created at: 06/04/2010

So there you have it, a refreshed kitchen from start to finish! If you’ve missed any of the installments, follow these links to parts 1, 2, 3, and 4

We’d like to express our gratitude to our friends at IKEA for providing the information used in the Kitchen Refresh series. THANK YOU!

 

 

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