First time home buyers and remodelers
Good morning everyone!! My husband and I are in the process of purchasing an adorable home built in 1986. However, the kitchen has not been touched since then. It is in DESPERATE need of an upgrade and we want to do as nice an upgrade as possible with our budget. We currently actually really love the footprint of the kitchen so we won't need to do anything there. We will be removing the wall that has all of the upper cabinets to make room for a large breakfast bar where friends and family can gather and to make way for a more open floor plan. Anyway, the kitchen is an 11x08 and we are trying to stick to around a $10,000.00 budget. Is this completely unrealistic? We would like decent quality cabinets and would prefer a low maintenance countertop (i.e. granite or quartz). We have a friend in the appliance industry so we may be able to cut some costs there. I would love to know what everyone thinks and please help us out!! We are newbies to remodeling a home but my husband luckily worked in the construction industry for a bit and I am extremely patient and handy so we should be able to do a good majority of the work and install on our own.
I included a picture of what the current kitchen looks like.
I would like to show more photos, like of the current footprint, etc. but I am not quite sure how to add more than one photo?
Thanks for everyones help!!
*EDITED* We have several animals and my elderly mom is moving in with us. Despite the continual suggestion of "moving in and living with it" that is not an option for us. We can not have an extensive renovation going on while we are living in the home. If we begin the project once moved in then we will have to deal with finding a place for my mom to stay and boarding the animals for long periods of time.
This post was edited by Dtrivi2209 on Tue, Jun 10, 14 at 11:00