Initial Budget: $38,000
Final Cost: $39,000.
Update a 20-year-old, builder-quality kitchen
Create an Old World look
Improve efficiency of workspace to suit two cooks
Remove soffits, especially the one over the island
Replace dated tile floor with new tile in kitchen and entry
Install new and better lighting
Moved refrigerator to more convenient place next to pantry
Removed soffits to allow for cabinets of varied heights, and to open space visually over island
Created focal point from family room with large hood and backsplash
Angled base cabinet to allow easier access through narrow dining room doorway
Included an 18-inch deep microwave wall cabinet with left end extended to hide kitchen appliances from view of family room
Cabinets: Medallion Cabinetry in maple with a cashew stain and raised-panel doors. Beadboard panels on custom wooden hood and island. Accessories: Roll-out shelves, trash pull-out, appliance garage, full-extension drawer glides, lazy Susan, burnished chrome cup pulls and knobs, undercabinet lights, and crown molding with rope insert.
Appliances: Pro-style stainless steel slide-in gas range. Dishwasher with cabinet panel.
Countertops: Granite countertop on island; laminate countertop with beveled edge on the perimeter.
Backsplash: 4-inch by 4-inch stone-like ceramic tile on a diagonal with sunflower raised decos.
Flooring: 12-inch by 12-inch ceramic tile floor with 2-inch by 2-inch teal deco inserts.
Sink: American Standard apron-front farm sink.
Faucet: High-arc Delta faucet in brushed nickel with separate sprayer and filtered-water faucet.
Lighting: Recessed lights