Thursday, November 30, 2017

Kitchen Cost Breakdown

After sharing my kitchen remodel with my neighbors I did have a number of questions about cost, which I was totally glad to answer.  I couldn't remember off hand, and honestly at that point I was spending so much money something I didn't want to keep track.  I had did a quick estimate at $15,000 but had warned I'd had to look it up.

I had mentioned before, but I'd say its a must for Ikea to come out and measure, then they will give you a 3D drawing and blueprints.  This is where you decide if you want a drawer or a shelf and what size cabinet in each spot.

I was a little off, in a good way.  I had forget that I ordered all 3 bathroom cabinets along with the dining room bench cabinets at the same time.  So a quick breakdown:

My total kitchen bill at Ikea was:
This included all my cabinets, under cabinet lighting for above the sink, lighting in my glass door cabinets, my stove and fridge.

Ikea at the time was giving %15 back on all cabinet purchases, so my microwave and dishwasher are not on that order because I used the $927.56 rebate. to cover my Microwave (which is now at a new lower price) at $295.00 and my dishwasher at $595.00, so with tax that covered it all.

I do believe I ended up buying a few extra filler panels, but returned a few extra parts, so I'd say add another $100 for those.  I had the contractor build a side panel to my stove, as well as I believe I needed an extra piece for the peninsula.

That price does not include: counter tops, flooring, sink, hardware, faucets, and installation.

When I was reviewing my quote, I did remember that I went with the higher end appliances for a total of $3,380 (remember, some was paid for by the rebate back).  From the Ikea website, they have great options for most cost effective appliances, all still in stainless steel.

Dishwasher at $345

Microwave at $195

Range at $595

Refrigerator at $1,195

For a total of $2,330 so that's over $1,000 savings

I spent about $3,000 for granite (which included a kitchen sink)  Ikea has some newer awesome much more affordable counter top options as well.

Herringbone butcher block, I love this!! 

Faux concrete

Faux Marble

My flooring is a bamboo hardwood that was nailed down.  We installed in ourselves, but thankfully my uncle had experience in installing hardwoods, but it's not something I'd recommend for a first time DIY.  However, I've used this product in the past from Home Depot, and really liked how it turned out (I put it in my last house, so I could not tell you how it held up as we moved very shortly after) but this is something I'd say you could tackle as a DIY project.

$2.99 a square foot, which is about what I paid at Lumber Liqutoers for my flooring.

Rough estimate would be 225 sq feet needed so about 675 for flooring.

I did my own demo.  Rented a dumpster bag and in a day it was all out.  That saved from having the Ikea contractors do the demo.  They did install all of the cabinets, lighting, and put the appliances in place.  They did not hook up the dishwasher.  The total install price was $2,652.00

I'm going to estimate about $300 for hardware and the faucet, and about $500 for all of the supplies and material for the backsplash.

My total cost for the kitchen was:  $13,400 (Give or take a bit)

If you were to demo the kitchen on your own, install your own flooring, us the counter options from Ikea, along with a sink and faucet and hardware from them. I'd say you could easily do it for less than $10,000

Another way to save is on the door front selection at Ikea, now my door was on the lower end of the door front choices, and I'm very happy with it, but there are some great choices for a lot less (and a lot more too)

So here is the door style I got:

They compare a 18 by 30 door in each style so you can really look at apples to apples

Here are some other options for less that I also thing are great, they are all a flat front style so more of a modern look, but can really be dressed up with hardware.

This is their most basic style, but can be used for a two tone cabinet look, where you use this on the top of bottom cabinets and a different door style on the opposite.  

This one is my favorite of the other options, (a half of second of regret I didn't go with this one), first the price, $12!!  That's a $48 savings over the style I went with.  That would save (my guess) over $1,000.  If you are wondering why not more, its because there are a number of fixed costs from the way Ikea works, so all of the hinges and internal hardware are the same cost no matter the style, along with the cabinet boxes. 

 Look at this kitchen below using the Tingsryd door style!!  Looks completely high end! I'm loving that clean and classic look.

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BethL said...

Jen, this is an AWESOME breakdown! Thank you so much for taking the time to put together and share with all of your Nextdoor neighbors. You are a kind person!

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