Kitchen Remodel

Royal Oaks, Tallahassee
  • Glass Upper Cabinets
  • All New White Appliances
  • Large Navy Blue Island
  • Total Cost: $95,303.29

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Project Overview

This homeowner was mostly concerned with updating the overall look of their kitchen. The layout stayed exactly the same other than moving the fridge and walling up the passthrough to the dining room. The aesthetic portions of the remodel included getting all new white cabinets with glass upper cabinets, a central navy blue island,  and all new white appliances.

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 this homeowner’s taste! Check out some of our favorite features from their kitchen remodel!

Navy Blue Island

The navy blue island in this kitchen beautifully stands out from and complements the otherwise white kitchen.

All White Appliances

The white appliances in this kitchen seamlessly match the cabinetry around it, making for a sleek and  modern look.

Knife Block Pullout

The knife block pullout in the island is one of our favorite features. the design means that any size knife will fit inside of the block and its drawer location means that no counter space is taken up by knives.

Glass Upper Cabinets

Glass upper cabinets are always a great way to highlight some of the precious items that would normally live in your kitchen such as fine china and glassware.

Quartz Countertops

The quartz countertops in this kitchen are Cambria’s Sutherland style. The white quartz with subtle blue marbling perfectly matches the aesthetic of this kitchen.

Before Photos

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Design Concepts

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After Photos

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Scope of Work

As was stated above, the scope of this project was routine. Featuring all new cabinets and island, new countertops, new appliances, patching the passthrough from the kitchen to the dining room, and new plumbing hardware, this kitchen remodel was fairly straight forward. The only component that was not completely straight forward was moving the fridge to a different location.

Timeline, Challenges and Solutions

Project Start

August 23rd, 2021

Estimated Completion

September 22nd, 2021

Actual Completion

November 1st, 2021

There are many factors that can cause a job to finish behind schedule. A big component of us completing this job a month late was that we started the project 20 days after the projected start date. However, that delay did not cause us to be in the home for any longer.

Project Costs

Initial Budget: $90,033.00

Fixed Price Proposal: $90,033.76

Change Orders: $7,644.52

Final Project Cost: $95,303.29

Cost Details

The initial Good-Better-Best budget for this project was $90,033.00. The final total was $95,303.29. The budget crept by $5,000 due to change orders such as moving the fridge after the project had already started.

Cost Breakdown

  • Installation Labor 33% 33%
  • Fixtures and Materials 41% 41%
  • Design and Project Management 11% 11%
  • Overhead and Profit 11% 11%
  • Shipping and Sales Tax 4% 4%



In the kitchen, this homeowner went with the Evoke door style from Bellmont’s 1600 line in White paint for the cabinets on the walls and Naval paint for the island cabinets.


The quartz countertops and full-height backsplash are Cambria’s Sutherland style.


There were many new applicnaces in this project, but some of our favorites are:

The GE Cafe ENERGY STAR French door refrigerator

The GE Cafe ENERGY STAR 5 in 1 microwave

The GE Cafe ENERGY STAR dishwasher

The GE Cafe ENERGY STAR range with induction cooktop


Rejuvination’s 18″ Ormandy pendant lights


The backsplash tile is Bedrosians’ 2.5″ x 9″ Zenia Tile in Milky Way

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

Drywall: Hawkins Drywall

Painting: Mayfield Painting Services 

HVAC: Watts Cooling Heating and Plumbing

Tile: QSA Tile

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

Get Started With A Design and Budget Consult

We start each project with a Design and Budget Consult. It will help you clarify your design ideas, understand the remodeling process and create your Good Better Best budget. It’s the best way to start planning your project.