Mini reveal for low budget DIY kitchen remodel
We have a rental duplex that needed some work after the last tenant moved out. After starting the work we discovered that a drain pipe had been leaking for some time, and had soaked, delaminated, and rotted the subfloor in the kitchen.
Here's a couple of pictures after the demo of the damage.
Old Dining Room
It's not quite done, but it is awfully close, and almost completely DIY , including the plumbing the new cork floor, the cabinets, and the tan brown granite counters.
Used Range $125
Used range vent fan $20
Used Dishwasher $50
Used Cabinets Free
New cork floor $500
Granite from craigslist $400
Cash and carry fabrication of granite $450
New sink and faucet $180
New track, Used track lights $40
Pull-out spice rack $80
PVC wine rack $8
Used Exterior Door $55
Panorama of the new Kitchen
One of the biggest difficulties was figuring out a layout using the cabinets that a friend had previously removed from their kitchen. Since there were only a certain set of cabinet sizes to choose from, it was challenging to come up with a workable layout for the small space.
The blind corner cabinet to the right of the sink was modified from a standard 36" base cabinet using the door from a 15" upper cabinet.
The deep cabinet over the fridge was a base cabinet that was cut down in height.
And the pull out spice cabinet was installed simply to fill the space. One 30" upper ( or even two 15" uppers) would have worked better, but I only had two 12" uppers, so I put a 6" filler pullout between them.
New spice cabinet pulled out, the door on it was a 36" drawer front.
There wasn't enough big enough granite pieces so the counter to the left of the stove had to have a seam
The sink was supposed to have been a top mount sink, but due to a miss-communication with the granite fabricator, the hole was cut (and polished) as if it was an undermount sink.and rather than have them re-cut it I mounted the sink as an undermount.
New Dining Room:
This post was edited by bob_cville on Fri, Nov 15, 13 at 23:20