Ok. I think we're done... with the tiling and grouting of the backsplash, I think we can call the kitchen a "completed" project...
Again, thanks to Eric at Heath for the great edging suggestion. You can see the aluminum cap in some of the photos below. With the mix of light (Halogen, Shade/Daylight, Florescent), the tiles themselves look a bit pink (and the cabinets a bit green) in the photos, but in person, it's a nice scheme. Eventually, I'll pull out the real camera for some centerfold shots... (the previous kitchen post has more even lighting).
(More pictures after the jump)
One of the things I'm most proud of with the kitchen is that we did it ourselves (with the help of a few friends). We didn't move anything, so there was very little foundational work to be done. All in all, I'd guess the cost -- just for the kitchen -- was under $20K. Granted, there was a lot (lot) of sweat equity put in and it was the longest part of the renovation, but the raw costs were not huge:
- Cabinetry: Ikea Nexus Yellow Brown / $4.5K (counting the gas back/forth to Ikea -- quite a few trips)
- Appliances: Bosch / dishwasher, oven, microwave, fridge and cooktop / $8K
- Countertop: Silestone (through Home Depot) / $2.5K
- Sink and Faucet: Blanco and HansGrohe / $500
- Flooring: Armstrong VCT (run through the whole house) / $500 for this area
- Backsplash: Heath / $300
- Electrical + Drywall/prep: All Bright Electrical (and us) / $1K
- New window: Milgard / $500
- New pre-hung fire-door: Home Depot / $250
- Paint, caulk, tools... hard to judge, but not a budget buster...
To make this the "definitive" kitchen post, here's a few quick links to past updates: