My two counter and cabinet make-over options
I posted a couple wks ago about these counters. Wanting to do something to work with them, instead of replace. Mostly because of $$$. We looked into painted, resurfacing, etc. And dh just isn't on board.
So, long story short..here are the two options with our TINY budget.
We go for the Wilsonart High Def laminate, installed. $830 or something like that.
Leave cabinets as they are. Add backsplash ( I know, many will say don't bother with a backsplash. But, I REALLY want one) I have few hundred dollars in Lowes gift cards taking care of my tile right there :) So, it's either use it on that..or dh buys a new lawn mower with my b-day gifts, NOOOO :)
This way, I leave the red I love. It's a LOT less work, and we're done. Should hopefully keep me happy for the next couple yrs. As we don't intend to be here forever. Only planned on a couple yrs when we bought that house, HA. But, we all know how bad the market sucks.
We buy Labrador granite laminate sheets. It's a very neutral color, even though I see it in EVERY duplex, and cheapo remodel around, sigh. But, I figure we could buy the material, and dh could give it a whirl, and attempt a DIY counter job. I wouldn't want to risk that to buy the HD, cause it's someting like $350 for sheets. Where the other is only like $150.
Since, we're not spending $$$ on counters, we raise the cabs, and paint lower green, uppers white. Like my inspiration pic. And subway tile, too :)
Yes, there's a LOT more work in that one. But, with the cost of supplies, paint, and shelving, we'll maybe be close (if not over) for JUST the counter on the other option. And we really do enjoy taking on these projects. Even with a busy house of boys, it's nice time for the two of us :) And the kiddos often get involved.
Oh, and walls get painted back to a neutral.
Still with me!?! :)
Another reason I'd leave the cabs as is with the HD, is because it has a strange purple color in there. It's very pretty, though. (for laminate) Even with the ugly builder grade oak cabs like I have. But, I can't see the green with the purple.
And to those following along in not only my annoying kitchen drama, but my life one. My ds made it through his heart procedure with FLYING colors!!!!! Thanks again everyone for keeping him in your thoughts and prayers!!
inspiration pic..sigh. I do love this so.
labrador granite laminate
wilsonart HD belle noche