Reno’d the kitchen- pic v. before and after

Took the last week off of work and completely gutted the kitchen and redid it. Not bad for my first time I think. There’s still a couple small details to take care of. Obviously before is on the right hand side.

Can anyone recommend a good stainless steel cleaner/polisher?
nice.

I really need to redo our kitchen, but that would include new flooring and the floor is no longer level. I fear the cost…

That’s an Ikea flat pack kitchen?

Wow!!!

Do want!

Nice work
I like …

– the colour
– the cabinets over the fridge
– corner cabinet
– the hardware

It looks like you changed everything except the fridge.

Cost?

nice.

I really need to redo our kitchen, but that would include new flooring and the floor is no longer level. I fear the cost…

Yeah, not level floors would be a bitch.

That’s an Ikea flat pack kitchen?

Wow!!!

Do want!

Nice work

Yep! It is really nice, great to work with.

I like …

– the colour
– the cabinets over the fridge
– corner cabinet
– the hardware

It looks like you changed everything except the fridge.

Cost?

Yeah, we bought the fridge shortly after moving in, so we kept it.

Cabinets, counter, diswasher, microwave, and oven from Ikea were about 6k

Flooring is from Congoleum called DuraCeramic. Was 680 for 130sq ft.

nice.

I really need to redo our kitchen, but that would include new flooring and the floor is no longer level. I fear the cost…

Unlevel floor? Not too big a problem. Next time I’m up your way, I can give it a look and advise you on how to fix it.

I was looking at the pictures thinking the before was on the left. I kept going, "why the fuck did you change that"
dude looks AMAZING, good work

one suggestion, consider crown moulding for the top of the cabinets, and put some lights behind it…that would really spruce it up

dude looks AMAZING, good work

one suggestion, consider crown moulding for the top of the cabinets, and put some lights behind it…that would really spruce it up

Thanks! I’ve thought of that, maybe putting in some kind of LED strip lighting or something for some mood lights above the cabinets. Eventually I’m gonna do the undercabinet lighting as well.
Looks very sharp!!! I like it a lot.

If you want to put lights up above, run a box up above the cabinets and then plug in some rope lighting. That’s what we have above ours. The crown molding will conceal it and make it look sweet.

It was great Just have to be careful with the glue, it can get very messy if you’re not careful.

I get alot of people interested in it, but they usually get turned off by the glue and cost.

stainless steel is no fun cleaning, I have found the mr. clean magic erasers to work very well.

I didn’t mind the glue at all. Granted, the cost was a little high, but in the end it was worth it, I love that floor. Especially when you walk on it in barefeet and it’s nice and warm.

I’ll have to try that, normally I use Windex.
that looks good.. We have been looking at Ikea cabinets. Did you design that with their online design tools?
Looks very nice!

Simple Green makes some stainless steel cleaner and it’s awesome! Spray on a rag, wipe down stainless panel, buff panel with dry rag. It will not leave any streaks and it prevents smudges for quite a while too.

Yep, wife did it with the software you can download. Saved the design online, and the kitchen sales guy pulled it up at the store and went over it correcting any errors, or omissions and we ordered it. It was a rather wonderful experience.

Looks very nice!

Simple Green makes some stainless steel cleaner and it’s awesome! Spray on a rag, wipe down stainless panel, buff panel with dry rag. It will not leave any streaks and it prevents smudges for quite a while too.

Gonna pick some up next time I’m at the store.
holy shit $6700! Looks good, but damn that’s a lot of money. I’m so scared to buy a house, because I’m going to want to do stuff like that.

Good job

yeah, the warmth is nice. the Congoleum rep was in my store one day and was pushing it obviously. But he pointed out how the dura stone/ceramic have a warranty where regular ceramic tile doesn’t.

holy shit $6700! Looks good, but damn that’s a lot of money. I’m so scared to buy a house, because I’m going to want to do stuff like that.

Good job

You think that’s expensive? Wait until you do become a homeowner. It can get much worse.
wow!! I’m so impressed! I LOVE the color and the cabinets. What a difference!
What was the price on the cabinets alone if you don’t mind me asking?

Gorgeous remodel – well done.

18 days and counting
Since this was bumped – from a decorating perspective – lose the glass vases and add some with colour, or put some nice bowls/plates up there that you use for serving stuff. The glass just doesn’t add any aesthetic appeal.

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wow

ikea ftw

How long did it take to you to do it all?

Why do you say that?

If you’re gonna keep the glass vases, at least fill them wiht colored stones or something

Flooring crew

That kitchen looks amazing. Very nice job and a big thumbs up for putting your own floor in, its really not that hard when you get down to it.