Angc's Kitchen

Angc's 'Close enough to finished' Kitchen

by Angc (My Page) on Sun, Aug 28, 05
link to kitchen:

Let's call it 95% finished functionally and 99% asthetically. The cabs were ordered
middle of Sept. 2004. Demo began first week of Dec. We limped and crawled, stopped
and started through the last nearly year. So let's just call it finished...for now
Here are the details-

Initial Budget $20,000 (cabinetry, flooring, countertops, sink, faucet, hardware, paint
including labor and delivery)We DIYed the floor removal and replacement and
painted the walls. We sold the old kitchen cabs, counters, appliances, sink and faucet
on Ebay. The buyer (a contractor) removed it all themselves.

Refridgerator- $1300 Kitchenaid
Dishwasher- $450 Kenmore Elite
Range- $1700 Kitchenaid Dual Fuel
MW- $80 GE JES114SJ
Total $3,680

Cabinetry (excluding island)- Custom (I am currently not disclosing cabinetmaker due to too many unresolved issues)
21 linear feet custom, painted inset door and drawer cabinetry (features include 5/8" plywood sides box, full extension self-closing hinges, lazy susan, wood cutlery tray, 3 pullouts with adjustable shelving, EZ reach corner bookcase, fully encased fridge cabinet, 42"-48" upper cabinets, 36" custom wood range hood, and delivery, decoative legs for sink area)
Total $11,150

Flooring- 280 sf Bruce 3/4" oak hardwood in "Gunstock"
Total $1,060

Disposal Services- Old cermaic floor and backerboard
Total $200

Sink- Kallista Michael S Smith Loft Collection Farmhouse
Total $640 (including shipping)

Faucet- Fontaine Monaco Series 2 Handle w/ sprayer
Total $136 (including shipping)

Paint- Martha Stewart "Marshland" Sherwin Williams
Total $100 (including primer, sample, paint, supplies)

Backspalsh Tile- Ceramiche Grazia- 2.5x5", 5x5" and 1x10" Magnolia Crackle in beige
Total $390 ($8.90sf)

Cabinet Installation
$500 to 1st installer (got in over his head)
$3000 to final carpenter, electrician, and plumber (Fanastic crew wholeheartedly recomd.)
Total $3,500

Cabinet Hardware - Ashbury Brushed nicklel from Restoration Hardware
Total $145

Gas line installation
Total $350

Lighting- Weslley Pendant fom Restoration Hardware
Total $160

Granite- Tropic Brown fabricated by Butler Stonecraft
Total $2,250

Island- Todd Hillman Point Marion, PA Solid lumber with custom paint finish and cherry plank top
Total $564 (Lucked out on an amazing deal)

Grand Total 24,325
We still need a light fixture for over the kitchen table,a range hood insert with tile work, to touch-up paint molding and a few cabs, and to have the DW install corrected. Also, we need to replace some damaged baseboards. Counting on some Ebay finds, we should be able to keep it to just about 25K, The cool thing, we bought the house a year ago and despite a very, very flat market, the new kitchen has added between 22-25K to ou house's value (according to a newly done CMA).

I have a couple of different website with pics. has before pics, product info, and a journal.
The other is mainly after pics with no info


After (pardon the "Vaseline on the lens" blurred effect):

Toward the pantry:

After Fridge Wall:

Here is a link that might be useful: After and progress pics

Follow-Up Postings:

 o RE: Angc's 'Close enough to finished' Kitchen

It looks just wonderful! I saw your pictures earlier on this board and was waiting for an island to appear! Job well done, it is beautiful!!!!!

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Beautiful kitchen! I love the island!

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Oh, it's gorgeous! Hope you'll be sticking around the forum to give advice now that you've 'been around the block'.

Don't you lovelovelovelove it!?

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Angc - Beautiful! I really like the crackle tile. Congrats on a job well done.

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As I have said in previous threads, your kitchen is so classic and elegant. Love the clean lines of the white cabinetry and those wonderful column accents flanking the sink.

What sort of cabinet issues are needing resolving? They look very well constructed from here!

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Absolutely beautiful. I've been following your kitchen re-do and I love every inch of it!

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great-and it looks like a wonderful fit for the rest of the house.

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BEAUTIFUL kitchen!!!! Love your cabinets and island...Very similar to what I have in mind for our remodel....just hope our kitchen turns out to be as pretty as yours...


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Just beautiful! I know you will enjoy....when you can stop grinning long enough!

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It's beautiful! I love the turnings on your sink base and the dot-detail on your tiles. Very classic!

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Really lovely! I've enjoyed the little previews you've given us in the past, but the final product is "too die for!" Congratulations

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Congratulations! Love the tile, the green walls, it's such a soothing, relaxing room.

I am confused about one thing -- what am I looking at through the doorway to the right of the closed door? Is this a hallway or something else? Maybe it's an optical illusion but the green wall seems so close to the door opening.

Do you use the microwave often? It seems low, but are you happy with it? I don't microwave much myself -- or at least I don't plan to once my kitchen is working! I'm hiding mine in a cabinet which some may consider "out of the way" but I don't plan to use it much. I wondered if maybe your own "out of the way" location was a compromise (like mine!): we want a microwave but don't want to sacrifice prime kitchen real estate!

I hope you are enjoying your kitchen, it looks like the long wait has truly been worth it. Cheers!

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Great job Angc!!

I remember your post about the island, when you were undecided about what shape and style it should be. It looks wonderful-as does the rest of the kitchen. Love your backsplash too!


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Well done, Angc! Enjoy it!

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Wow! What a transformation! I love the colors!

Fantastic job. You are a great bargain hunter. I can not believe the price you got on the granite countertops. I'd love to hear about how you removed your ceramic tile. We would love to do it here as the 1st phase of our kitchen redo but have been strongly cautioned against such an undertaking. Any advice?

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