Expanding a Kitchen and Master Bath - $48,700
This couple found a great home in the neighborhood they needed to expand the kitchen and update the bathrooms before it would suit their needs.
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The total project cost for this project was probably close to $170,000. But a lot of the work was done by another contractors so we can not be 100% sure.
The client started working with a contractor who was also a family friend but that contractor did not provide design work or have a showroom. So we were brought in to do the design and provide all the cabinetry.
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We got involved in the process a bit late… the contractor had started demo before our first design meeting. We prefer to finish all design work before on site work begins but there was lots of work to do so the contractor decided to get a head start.
Design Services & Material Project Cost
Good Better Best Budget: $38,000
The contractor provided a budget for cabinets of $18,000 to expand the kitchen and master bath.
During our original design and budget consult we created a design that met that budget but the client was not happy with it. We worked with them over a couple of meetings and created a design with a budget of about $38,000.
Final Contract Price: $48,700
During the design process the scope of work expanded to include the laundry and two smaller bathrooms in the home. They also decided to upgrade to our “best” cabinet line so they could get a custom wood hood, top line drawer boxes and a custom cabinet finish.
Change Orders: $0.00
Once this project started, this project had no change orders. So the final project costs remained $48,700.
Picture of the kitchen after the remodel
Picture of the master shower after the remodel
Design Project Goals
- Make the space feel larger
- Create an open floor plan
- Add more counter top space
- Increase functionality and storage
- Customize space to their needs
- Make the layout more functional
- Create a large walk in closet
- Add extra shoe storage
- Keep seperate toilet room
- Add extra functional storage
Laundry & Baths:
- Make the space more stylish by updating the floor tile
Fixtures and Materials Used
- Cabinets are the 1900 series using the Madsion door style in alder wood with the caraway finish and a villa 1 glaze from Bellmont Cabinets
- The custom hood that matches the island was also from Bellmont Cabinets
- Quartz Countertops on the perimeter cabinets from Cambria, the color is Brittanica Warm
- Island Countertops are a distressed walnut with a velvet matte finish from Southside Wood Shop
- Under cabinet lights and angled power strips from Task Lighting
- Cabinet hardware from Top Knobs
Laundry & Baths:
The timeline on this project was the real challenge. Because the contractor the client was working with decided to start demo before the design was complete there were some changes and miscommunication that could have been avoided.
I think the lesson we learned on this project is we need to take more of a lead in scheduling even if we are not the primary contrator on the project.
Our Favorite Things:
- The distressed walnut top on the island
- The custom hood with matching walnut trim
- The copper farm front sink
- The deco tiles in the second bath
- The farmhouse style tiles in the laundry room and guest bath
1. Design and Budget Consult
Because they were already working with another contractor we did not do a typical design and budget consult. We started with the allowace the contractor gave us and worked from there.
2. Design Phase
The design phase took about 6 weeks, a little longer than average because the project grew from just the kitchen to all the bathrooms and laundry.
3. On the Jobsite
On this project we were only responsible for installing the cabinetry which took about a week.
Expanding the Kitchen
The kitchen has a complete different layout than before. We expanded the kitchen by removing the dining room wall.
We added tall pantry closets with adjustable rollouts for better storage. We also added several large drawer bases for more functional storage space. Large drawer bases are great for storing pots, pans, plates and really just about anything!
The Master Bath
The original layout of the master bath had a closet and a vanity on each side with a shower and tub in the center.
We created one large walk in closet on one side and a large walk in tub/shower combo on the other.
We added a double sink vanity with a storage tower and ended up keeping the separate toilet room and a small linen closet.
For the second bath and guest bath, we helped with the selection and ordering of the tile. The homeowners purchased the vanity for the second bath on their own.
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