Mini Bar & Coffee Bar Add On - $26,345
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Adding A Mini Bar and Coffee Bar to a Southwood Kitchen
This project was unique for us. It wasn’t a kitchen or bathroom remodel, but an addition of a mini bar and a coffee bar off of the homeowner’s kitchen and dining area.
These two additions created an area for entertaining right off the kitchen but also right off the pool deck. This added an immense amount of happiness value to this home and the day to day enjoyment of the space.
For the style of these two areas, the homeowners wanted to keep with the transitional design of the rest of their home. They went with a spin off of the popular shaker door style and quartz countertops.
Good Better Best Budget: $26,517
During our original design and budget consult the homeowners budget turned out to be almost spot on compared to their actual project costs.
Final Contract Price: $26,345
After the design work was done the final contract price decreased a small percentage. This project came out right on budget.
Change Orders: $680.45
After the fixed price contract was signed and during the project, the homeowner decided to move one of their electrical switches to a different location. We created a change order for the additional electrical work needed to move the switch.
Final Project Costs: $27,025
- Customize the space for entertaining
- More counter top space
- Maintain a transitional style
- Incorporate built in appliances
- Add more storage
Fixtures and Materials Used
- Tivoli cabinet doors with a silverplate color paint from Bellmont Cabinets
- Quartz Countertops and backsplash from Cambria, the color is Delgatie
- Under cabinet lights and angled power strips from Task Lighting
This project went smoothly from start to finish. The only hiccup we had was during the install of the appliances a small water leak damaged one of the cabinets. We ordered and got the replacement installed as quickly as possible. Since this cabinetry is semi-custom and built to order, we did have to wait a few weeks to get the replacement and have it installed.
Our Favorite Things:
- We love the matching quartz backsplash
- This Tivoli door style is one of our personal favorites
- The pantry cabinet on this project has 5 adjustable rollouts, which is awesome!
For this project we had an open space to work with so there was very little to no demo associated with this project. The main thing we were trying to achieve was adding these two bar areas off the kitchen while matching the style of the kitchen itself. These homeowners have plans to remodel their kitchen in the future so they also were balancing getting what they want vs. matching the current kitchen.
One thing you may notice is that we did not take this cabinetry to the ceiling. These ceilings were taller than average, so we opted to add a decorative molding to the top instead.
For the mini bar area we added some glass inserts into one cabinet, so they could display some of their nicer glassware. We also added a small tall pantry with adjustable rollouts for accessible storage for their liquor bottles. Another cool feature of this mini bar is the two drawer bases. Inside are actually an additional fridge and freezer.
For the coffeebar area we installed a built in coffee maker which gave this space a custom feel. We also added a trash pull out for recycling and coffee grinds.