Southwood Kitchen Reface and Bathroom Update
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This project had two parts: A shower update and a kitchen reface. We also updated the fireplace surround and added a custom corner hutch. In the bathroom, we removed the tub and bottom 4 feet of tile. We then added a shower pan, tiled the bottom half of the shower in a herringbone pattern, and added a glass shower door. In the kitchen we refaced the kitchen cabinets, adding cabinets to the ceiling, and added a customer corner hutch that matched the kitchen. We also tile the backsplash in the kitchen and retiled the fireplace surround to match.
The bathroom project took about a week and the kitchen refacing about two weeks including the backsplash tile.
- Original Good Better Best Budget: $27,900
- Fixed price contract cost: $27,914.66
- Change orders: There were two additions to the project requested by the homeowner
- $1790 for additional tile work on fireplace and backsplash
- $2700 for frameless glass shower door (originally she just wanted a shower curtain)
- Total Project Cost: $32,500
Part 1: Tub to Shower Conversion: $12,700
We get a lot of requests for tub-to-shower conversions these days. More and more homeowners want to get rid of the tub in their master bath and install a stand-alone shower. Typically this means removing all of the tile and the tub. In this case, however, we were able to just remove the bottom 4 feet of tile and used a pencil tile and herringbone subway to create a nice contrast so that the change was not noticeable.
Part 2: Kitchen Cabinet Reface: $19,800
The first step in this reface was to modify the cabinets so that they reached the ceiling. Then we modified two of the base cabinets and added 3 drawers to each. Finally, we built a custom corner cabinet for the dining room. After all the custom work was complete we refaced everything with new doors, drawer fronts, and plywood.
The color is a light grey called whispering smoke with a pewter glaze from cabinet cures. The customer also chose an arabesque backsplash tile for the kitchen, corner hutch, and fireplace surround.
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