Kitchen Remodel

Golden Eagle, Tallahassee
  • All New Cabinets
  • Added 2 New Windows Over Sink
  • Fold-Out Standing Mixer In Island
  • Total Cost: $135,922.41

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Project Overview

This project cannot be defined by simply talking about one element. Starting from the beginning of the project, we slightly altered the shape of the room to make it square, rather than having angled corners in the back wall. Also, the passthrough to the dining room was walled up to segment off the kitchen space. Moving forward, all new cabinets and marble floor tile were installed and two new windows were added over the sink to bring more natural light into the space. Finishing touches included making the island smaller and adding a full height quartz backsplash.

Before and After

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The before and after photos for this kitchen really emphasize how a new design can completely transform a space!

Our Favorite Things

We love these homeowners’ taste! Check out some of our favorite features from their kitchen remodel!

Quartz Countertops

Quartz is becoming the go to countertop for many people. On this project the homeowners chose silestone quartz for their new kitchen.

Full Quartz Backspalsh

The quartz backsplash in this kitchen matches the quartz countertops, giving this kitchen an elegant and seemless look.

A Smaller Island

Making the island smaller might seem like the opposite of a feature to some people but we think it really opens up the space. It may not seem like it at first, but adding more movement space into a kitchen will make the space more functional for day to day life.

Fold-Out Standing Mixer

While the island got smaller, it got immensely more functional. Featuring a fold-out, mounted standing mixer, this kitchen matches space saving with every ammenity you could want.

Marble Floor Tile

Often times, the floors can be underrated by viewers of a new remodel. However, we feel that the french pattern marble floor tiles in this space add a sense of grand luxury in this very cozy wooden space.

Before Photos

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Kitchen & Bar Design Photos

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After Photos

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Scope of Work

As was stated above, this project consisted of a lot of moving parts. The main aspects of this project included: changing the shape of the kitchen, installing a new island, bringing in new appliances, patching the passthrough to the dining room, installing new cabinets, installing new marble flooring, and adding two new windows to add natural light. 

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

September 15th, 2021

Estimated Completion

November 19th, 2021

Actual Completion

January 19th, 2022

There are many factors that can lead a job to go over the initial time frame. For this job, many smaller delays and change orders added up to the overall two month delay. Some examples include: complications in moving lighting well into the job and complications in installing the downdraft for the exhaust hood.

Project Costs

Initial Budget: $108,908.00

Fixed Price Proposal: $131,793.57

Change Orders: $3,500.00

Final Project Cost: $135,301.07

Cost Details

The initial Good-Better-Best budget for this project was $108,908. The final total was $135,301.07. You might ask, “What would cause such a differnece in price?”!

Luckily, the answer is easy to explain. During the design process of this project, the homeowners decided to use more expensive materials in some areas. Together, the budget for cabinets and countertops went up by about $10,000. That couples with price increases for materials during the design phase and the $3,500.00 in change orders that occured.

Cost Breakdown

  • Installation Labor 40% 40%
  • Fixtures and Materials 32% 32%
  • Design and Project Management 12% 12%
  • Overhead and Profit 12% 12%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 4% 4%



The client went with the Lineage door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line in a natural cherry wood finish.


The countertop is Silestone’s Charcoal Soapstone- Suede.


These homeowners chose to use Bedrosians’ marble Chania da Rocha.

Trade Partners

We’ve been developing relationships with quality trade partners for years. We tend to use the same subcontractors because we trust their work and have developed a great working relationship with them. This helps make projects run smoother.

Demo: C and T Home Improvements

Plumbing: Capital Plumbing Contractors

Electric: Truevolt

Carpetry: CTR Custom Cabinet Built-Ins and Trim

Tile: QSA Tile

Drywall: Hawkins Drywall

Painting: Mayfield Painting Services 

HVAC: Watts Cooling Heating and Plumbing

Thank you for reading! We’d love to be a part of your next remodel. Check out our Design Services page.

Paul McManus

Certified Residential Contractor, CRC1331326

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