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Before and After: Kitchen Makeover

So, finally, it's here! The post everyone (or at least me) has been waiting for... the kitchen reveal!! I have been working for four months on completely remodeling my kitchen. Here's what I started with:

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It wasn't pretty. It wasn't functional (hello, complete lack of appliances.) It was everything I never wanted my kitchen to be. And now I have:

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So much prettier. So much more functional. 

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I am obsessed with these 30 inch wide drawers. They store so much stuff, and give me the perfect "food preparation area." I keep all my food, utensils, mixing bowls, etcetera, in this corner, so I'm not running all over the place trying to make dinner.

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I also absolutely love the butcherblock countertops. Oh my goodness. So pretty. So inexpensive. So easy to prep and install. They are amazing, and I'm so glad I ignored all the people complaining about upkeep. I love them.

On the other side of the room, I started with this:

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I closed up that laundry room door, and now have a much more functional U-shaped kitchen that looks like this:

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My cat, Penny, decided this was the perfect time to perch on the countertop. I went with it.

It doesn't even look like the same kitchen, but I swear, it is. I now use that corner as my "food cooking" area. Everything I need to actually cook food is in the little drawers next to the stove (the stove utensils, oven mitts, etc.) It works so well.

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I also have all my "extra" appliances over there. You know what I'm talking about, right? That waffle iron you use once a year. The air fryer I probably don't really need. Everyone else is guilty of accidentally buying these things too, right?

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I also created a little mudroom for the back door. It's super helpful for keeping organized as I run in and out the door. 

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There is also now seating in the kitchen. It's small, but it works, and I am so excited to have a place to eat breakfast each morning. I made the bar with the leftover butcherblock from the countertop; if you're interested to see the whole process, click here. I am also completely obsessed with the sunflower mirror, which I made from scrap wood and dollar store sunflowers. I thought it'd be cute, but I didn't think it'd be this cute.

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Confession Time...

So finally, there are some things I need to confess. I don't universally love everything. I feel like I'm breaking some kind of blogging rule, that everything I make is suppose to be *amazing* so you feel inspired to go and do your own project. But that's not life, and yes, there are some things I screwed up.

First of all, the wall color. When I moved in, the wall color was the absolute least offensive thing about the kitchen. It was a nice, neutral creamy color. As a result, it did not even occur to me at the beginning of this project to change it. Now that the kitchen is all done and pretty and new looking, the creamy yellow-pink wall color stands out. Big time. It even makes my bar seating area look less cute than it actually is. I suppose I could go back and paint the remaining walls a more-white color, but I am a bit tired of remodeling this kitchen, so that will have to wait.

Secondly, the plywood floors. I don't love them. I detail why in this post, but suffice to say, if I could go back and do the floors in a real flooring type, I would. Granted, I now know that I came in almost $1,000 under budget, so I could've afforded real floors, but I didn't know that at the time.

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Overall Though...

I love my kitchen, and am so excited that I can finally cook real food in it! There is so much storage, which as someone who hoards kitchen supplies, I definitely need. The seating and mudroom area are functionality that I was so thrilled to squeeze out of this tiny kitchen. I am so glad I tackled this project, even if it took four months to do everything myself. And I came under budget, too, which was an exciting bonus!

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Budget Kitchen Remodel: How I Kept It Under $10,000

It is a really freeing feeling to be able to start a major remodel project with the knowledge that no matter what you do, no matter how much you screw up, you cannot make the room any worse than how it started. That was my kitchen.

There were no appliances, save a smelly dishwasher and some mini-fridge/toaster oven things I brought in so I wouldn't starve in the meantime. There was no hardware on any of the cabinetry, the drawers didn't operate smoothly, and the 1/2" plywood shelves in the cabinets were moldy and sagging. 

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The floor consisted of grey peel and stick tile, which I suppose matched the grey laminate countertops. The room was lit by a single light bulb screwed into the ceiling. No cover or anything. Just a light bulb. The overall atmosphere was dark and dull, and I could not imagine anyone wanting to spend a second in that room.

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The kitchen needed help, obviously. And some new appliances. But here's the thing: I paid less than $100,000 for this house. Experts (aka, the internet) suggests you not pay more than 10-15% of the value of the house for a kitchen remodel. This house is in a small rural town in the Midwest; I am well aware that I am unlikely to recover remodel costs when I sell the house. Therefore, this remodel needed to be as inexpensive as possible. I was aiming for under $10,000, including appliances and cabinets.

That budget meant I was doing everything myself. The plan. The demolition. The installation. Running utilities. Everything. It took four months. 

The Plan

I started by drawing considering different layouts of the kitchen. The gas line led to the empty wall across from the sink, and a circuit labeled "fridge" supplied an outlet next to the gas line, so I suspect the prior owners kept the stove and fridge on that empty wall (see below!)

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But as a kitchen layout goes, that seemed awful. No workspace or storage next to the stove. No counter space to put down things from the fridge. Need an oven mitt? Have fun running across the kitchen. Getting ingredients out of the fridge? Good luck finding a place to put them. I didn't want to move the gas line, but the more I thought about it, the more it seemed inevitable.

After I'd drawn about 10 to-scale drawings on graph paper, I finally came up with a layout I could live with. I'd close up the door to the laundry room (and make a new door in the hallway,) line that wall with the stove and cabinets, and place the fridge to the left of the exterior door. See below.

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The hand-drawn layout above is a top-down drawing of the base cabinets; I have a similar drawing for the wall cabinets. This was my final base cabinet drawing where I used Ikea cabinets. I have similar drawings with Home Depot's entry line of cabinets, but I ultimately went with Ikea due to the flexibility of choices. The Ikea cabinets were more expensive, but I was able to put drawers exactly where I wanted them, which seemed worth the trade-off.

Note that if you go with Ikea for cabinets, they offer a free in-home measuring service (well, the cost is deducted from your final total,) as well as free in-store consultations to help you plan your kitchen. I am an overconfident idiot who didn't want to drive 90 minutes into the store, so I didn't take them up on these offers, and instead ordered everything online. I missed things, like the rails needed to hang the cabinets and the toekick pieces and a few other things, and ended up driving into St. Louis to purchase them anyway. Don't make my mistakes. Take advantage of their free services.

After determining my layout, I waited a couple days before actually ordering the cabinets and appliances. This was to give me an opportunity to think of reasons this layout wouldn't work. For example, on day 2, I realized that there was a HVAC vent right where I wanted to put the stove. This is really obvious in the photograph I labeled above, but not so obvious if you're just looking at the paper drawn layout. As a result, I ordered a separate cook top and electric oven instead of a range combo so that there would be room for the air to vent. Also: don't forget about your doorway size. I didn't think of this at all, but got lucky that my 30 inch fridge fit through the 30 inch doorway.

The Major Purchases

Finally (aka, about a week after I moved into the house,) I ordered the cabinets and appliances. I got the appliances from Lowes, and was able to hit their 4th of July appliance sale (40% off, plus $200 in rebates, plus an additional 10% off coupon that I had from changing my address.) The only thing was that I ordered an LG Suite of appliances that were special order only, so they didn't come in for a month and a half. This was actually fine, as it gave me time to demo the old kitchen and get the cabinets installed before the appliances arrived. 

If you're curious, I ordered this cooktop, this oven, this microwave, this fridge, and this dishwasher for a total of $3656 (which does not include the $200 rebate I received later.) I picked LG primarily because of the fridge: I only had 30 inches of space and this was one of the few french door refrigerators that was only 30 inches wide. If you're curious about how I feel about any of the appliances, feel free to ask in the comments!

As mentioned above, I got my cabinets from Ikea. I purchased during their big "kitchen event," which is basically a 15% rebate on your purchases. This was nice, in that when I returned to Ikea to purchase all the things I initially forgot, I was able to use my rebate instead of more money. However, I'm not actually convinced this is that great of a deal, because when I returned to Ikea after the kitchen event was over, a number of items were less expensive than when I priced them in July. I didn't go through and compare item by item, so this isn't scientific data by any means, but if you're considering a major purchase, maybe track prices for a while before you buy.

And just to be thorough, I ordered 14 cabinets and a sink from Ikea, which totaled $3095. That does not include the rebate, which I used primarily on accessories for cabinet installation (the rails and toekick pieces). I installed the cabinets myself; if you're curious about how that went, click here

The Prep

The cabinets took about three weeks to come in from the time I ordered them. While this seems annoying, it meant I had time to prep my kitchen for their arrival. Before the cabinets arrived I closed up the laundry room door/ opened a new doorway for the laundry room, installed a new electrical circuit (and ran the wire) for the electric oven, tore out the old cabinets and countertop, removed the peel and stick flooring from the floor, and installed a new plywood floor.

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You'll note that I did not write a post on how to add a new circuit to your circuit breaker. That is because I am not at all qualified to be giving anyone electrical advice. I was super nervous that I was going to accidentally burn my house down, or electrocute myself, or something else dramatic (and if you do any of these things, I cannot be held responsible,) but guys, it was actually really not that hard. I did a bunch of research (I'm talking 4-5 hours worth) before I started, so I had a decent idea of what to do and what not to touch. It probably took me between 2 and 3 hours to actually run the wire, and most of that was spent wrangling the Romex into the right places.

The internet will tell you to hire someone. Maybe they're right. But my philosophy is that you'll never learn a new skill unless you take chances (make mistakes, and get messy!) 

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For the record, the new electrical circuit I ran (the orange Romex on the left side of the photo) remained off until I connected the Romex to the oven.

The other thing I did before the cabinets arrived was move the gas line. I told you the electrical line was easy, right? Well, the gas line was not. Theoretically, gas lines are simple. Screw connecting pieces together until you end up where you want to be. It's a simple process. However, the stakes are high, and if you don't tighten the pipes enough, you'll have a gas leak, and then maybe your house will blow up*, and that seems bad.

*This sentence comes from the fear portion of my brain. My dad, a chemical engineer who spent the majority of his career at an industrial gas company, says that residential gas lines are barely pressurized at all, and it would take a leak in a basement at least a couple days to really be dangerous. I repeated this to myself throughout the entire project.

So, the entire gas line project I was paranoid I would under-tighten the pipes. Therefore, I was thorough in my tightening. This was miserable. I am neither large nor strong. It took every ounce of effort I had to get those pipes tight enough. Mid-project, I promised myself that if there was a leak when I was done, I would hire someone to come fix it, because there was no way I was going to do this again. Lucky for me, when the gas company guy came out to turn on the gas after I was done, he assured me there were no leaks. Thank god.

The Installation

Once the cabinets arrived and were installed, things started picking up. I purchased and installed my butcherblock countertops. I got them from Menards for a couple reasons, the first being that Ikea doesn't seem to have the solid butcherblock selection that they used to. There wasn't any in stock when I was looking. Additionally, the Menards butcherblock is 1.5" thick, costing $160 for an 8 foot length. This is less expensive than Home Depot, Lowes, and Ikea, and for thicker countertop. 

I was able to purchase the countertops during Menards 11% rebate sale (which they seem to have pretty regularly,) and therefore got $50 back. However, the countertops went on sale for around $130 a piece a couple weeks later, which was a way better deal. Super frustrating, no?

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The appliances arrived shortly after I got the countertops (and this awesome pull-out towel rack) installed. When I ordered them, I didn't think much about installation, other than "I'll install them." Big mistake. Installing appliances is an involved process. Who knew? The fridge had to be connected to the water line. The oven had to be hooked up to the electrical line. The cooktop had to be connected to the gas. The dishwasher had to be hooked up to water and to the drain line. The microwave had to be mounted. I pretty much needed a full day for each of these.

The Finishing Touches

I finally, finally, got to the part of the project I was actually comfortable completing. If you were thinking this whole time "Oh, Lindsay's handy, she knew how to do all of this; I could never do this." No. I had no idea what I was doing. I had never opened a wall before. I had never even changed an electrical outlet, let alone install a circuit. I had never worked with any sort of pipe. I had never installed appliances. I had never done any of this. But I got through it. And finally, I got to do the pretty stuff, the things I had done before.

First up was the backsplash. The walls were weird, but whatever, I was so happy to be doing something I knew how to do I didn't care. I then created a mini-mudroom out of a corner of the room to help organize my primary entrance. Finally, I made a seating area out of the leftover butcherblock, which I was so, so excited to have!

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The Cost

I did the best I could to track every cost I had, but disclaimer here: there were probably a few small things that I bought in town that slipped through the radar (wood filler, the occasional 2x4, etc.) Additionally, all the costs below are pre-rebate. Regardless, here is my best estimate of the costs I incurred transforming my kitchen!

Project/Item
Cost

Appliances

$3656

$3095

$567

$263

Cabinet Hardware

$64

Electrical Circuit

$229

Kitchen Faucet

$206

$42

Appliance Installation Supplies

$65

Roman Window Shade

$29

Gas Line

$47

Cabinet Extension Project

$111

$62

Bar

$46

$33

$165

$82

Blinds

$17

Ceiling Light

$130

Light Above the Sink

$10

$25

$73

Total
$9017

I manged to come in almost $1000 dollars under budget, which is fantastic, especially since I wasn't tracking super closely during the project- I basically just threw all the receipts in a folder, and tried to limit my expenses as much as I could!

I am super, super excited to share the final reveal with you! Click on over to see it!

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Room Reveal: My New Organized Entryway

I like the spaces in my home to do two things for me: 1) look pretty and 2) function well. After two years of living in my condo, my entryway was neither of these things. When you walked in the door, you were immediately greeted with a bright green laundry basket doubling as a recycle bin sitting on the floor next to a Roomba. Not pretty. As you walked a bit further into the room, you'd find a scattering of shoes where I'd lazily kick them off as I went upstairs. Not functional. And lets not talk about the metal cart against the wall, or the bag of classroom accessories that had been sitting on the floor for over a year. I'm not joking.

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The entryway. Note the general unattractiveness, and random shoe hanging out in the lower left corner. And yes, that is a George Foreman grill in the classroom accessories bag. I was that teacher who had a "panini maker" in her classroom.

Thus began The Entryway Intervention Project. The goal: Create an attractive entryway space that requires absolutely no thought to keep clean. Because, if the classroom accessory bag is any indication, I'm not terribly inclined to tidy my entryway space on any sort of regular basis.

Six months later, I ended up with this:

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How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse

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To plan this out, I first considered what I needed to store in the space. Given my before picture, I knew I needed a place for shoes, a place to set my things at the end of the day, some sort of recycling center, and a storage area for my cart. I also wanted a place for the Roomba, but (spoiler alert!) that didn't work out.

Since the staircase was similar to the length of many dressers, I ended up converting a dresser I found at Savers to a recycle bin/bench/storage center. I stored the shoes in the bottom drawer of the bench section, and made the right side the "recycling center." I stored my reusable bag collection in the extra drawer with the hope that having it closer to the door would improve my ability to remember to grab some bags when I was going grocery shopping.

How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse
How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse
How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse
How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse

As you might have guessed, I don't store all my shoes in the shoe drawer- just the ones that I wear regularly.

About a decade ago, I read one of those supposedly inspiration, "change your life" organizational books. I remember exactly one thing from it: that if you want to be organized, your organizational system has to be easy to use. The more "steps" there are to using the system, the less likely a person is to use it. For example, if you have a closet in your entryway with a shelf to put shoes on, a person has to 1) open the closet, 2) take off their shoes, and 3) put shoes on the shelf. That's a three step system. Alternatively, a person could just take of their shoes and leave them scattered on the floor. A one-step system. Guess which one a person is more likely to do?

I was really concerned that my shoe drawer, a two step system (open drawer, toe shoes into drawer), wouldn't actually work for me, since I'm typically a tired, lazy, and hungry person when I get home from work. But so far, I've followed the system and put my shoes in the drawer. That being said, would a child follow it? Unknown.

My favorite part of the entryway is the new board and batten wall, because, first of all, it is a one-step system. Take off backpack, hang on hook. Done. It also stores the cart, and doesn't look too ugly doing so.

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You might be thinking "why store the cart there? Don't you have a better place where you don't have to look at it?" I do own closets. I could Harry Potter the cart and store it in the closet under the stairs. However, the cart is a lifesaver that I use daily to bring in groceries and take out the trash/recycling. The closet is a good 15 feet away from the kitchen/trash can/recycle bin/front door. If I stored the cart in the closet, I would have to 1) take the cart to the closet, 2) open the closet door and 3) put the cart in the closet. This sounds easy, but I know I would never do it, and just leave the cart sitting in the entryway to use the next day. So I created a nice one-step system of "lift cart onto hooks" so it belonged in the entryway and I might actually put it away.

I squeezed one last bit of functionality out of the little space to the right of the door.

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I glued/nailed a leftover piece of benderboard from the board and batten project to the front of a old cabinet door I found at Habitat for Humanity, then painted the whole thing and glued some clips to the bottom. It holds all the coupon mailers from JoAnn's/Harbor Freight/Bed Bath and Beyond/ anywhere else that sends me something I might actually use. Since before hanging the organizer, the coupons just tended to form a giant pile on my desk, having them corralled here is a significant improvement.

Finally, there were a couple of pieces that I thought really tied everything together: the Trellis Garden, the Sisal Flower Doormat, and the Doorside Vanity. I made both the trellis garden and flower doormat; the vanity was something my mother found (apparently for an "amazing" deal, hence why she bought it and then immediately dumped it with me) at World Market about a decade ago. I had everything else done before I added those accessories, and let me tell you, it looked empty. 

How I organized and transformed my entryway into a beautiful mudroom. #mudrooms #organization #entryway #roomreveal #abutterflyhouse

I am so pleased with the way everything turned out, and the fact that I no longer have a permanent mess in my entryway anymore! Have you had any major organization makeovers recently? What did you do?

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