In fairytales you can create a dream kitchen with an unlimited budget. In real life the wicked step-mother’s name is Budget. Actually, my rehab budget is more like Jiminy Cricket in Pinnochio… always there to whisper words of wisdom into my wooden ear.
We had a very small budget to update this kitchen.
Believe it or not, the cabinet frames were in decent shape.
Frank, from Frank’s Installation Services, built new cabinet doors/drawers. We painted them and updated the hardware.
The appliances needed to be updated to ones that worked. To save money, we removed the built-in ovens and added cabinet space. Actually, Frank did. Thank you, Frank!
The white appliances blended well with the painted cabinets which helped the kitchen look a little larger.
The budget for this neighborhood only allowed for laminate counters, but at least they were fresh and new. Jiminy Cricket also dictated the choice of new vinyl floors. Here’s the Before/After again…