new kitchen for selling our house
Hello. We have been planning on putting in an ikea kitchen for nearly a year and now the time has come. The only problem is that fairly recently we have decided that we may want to relocate in no more than 2 years.
We still have to do the kitchen (it is in rough shape and also partly dismantled), however I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions on ways to save money over our original plans. We are doing all the work ourselves, so laminate counter and materials included we are hoping for no more than $6000 for the kitchen. Here is a summary of things that interested us in a kitchen for OURSELVES. Does anyone have any feedback on what we can take out to save $ on?
-39" upper cabs to the ceiling versus 30" cabs
-drawer banks in all or most of the lower cabs
-double sink versus single large sink
-laminate countertop (others are not in our budget)
-we do not use a microwave at all. When we designed the kitchen for ourselves, we did not include one! Should we put one in?
-We had planned on a kitchen that was Ikea Adel wood color on the lower cabs and white with glass on the upper cabs. Should we just go all white for resale? We do not like the white styles as much, but would be willing to be flexible on this. Our floors are birch, no stain.
-Should we spend the $ on the glass doors for upper cabs? It is only 3 x 18" doors actually as it is a small kitchen with mostly a pantry and lower cabs/island.
Thanks very much for your feedback!