The Denim Project – $46,500

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A last minute decision to change the backsplash tile on this kitchen remodel made all the difference. With white glossy cabinet and a white, marble look, countertop there wasn’t a lot of color in this kitchen design. The client has originally chose a rather subdued backsplash tile because he was planning on a bold burnt orange paint color.

Toward the end of the project though it became obvious that the the kitchen needed something besides just the paint color to make it pop.  The solution, it turned out, was to install a wonderful blue backsplash tile from Tile Bar called Denim. The fun thing about being a design build contractor is we can make changes quickly when needed without having to consult other designers or showrooms.


Project Summary

This kitchen was badly in need of an update. It lacked storage and the cabinets were kind of falling apart. There were a couple of challenges. The size and layout of the kitchen did not allow for a lot of layout options and large window on one wall prevented us from adding cabinets for more storage. The solution was to remove the window and put in a smaller one so that cabinets and a countertop could be installed under the window.


Project Costs

  • Original GBB Budget: $44,036.03
  • Fixed Price Proposal: $44,076.24
  • Change Orders: $1357.60 for new backsplash tile
  • Total Project Cost: $45,433.84

Favorite Features:

The backsplash tile is certainly one our favorite things in this kitchen but there are some others. The angled power strip for example. The fit up under the cabinets so we don’t have any outlets interrupting the beautiful backsplash. Replacing the window so that cabinets would fit underneath is was probably the best decision in this design. It really made a big difference. The undercabinet lighting is also one of our favorite things in this kitchen and it helped save on ceiling lighting.


Project Before Pictures

Project After Pics

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Paul McManus

Certified Residential Contractor, CRC1331326

McManus Kitchen & Bath

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