Kitchen Refresh on a Budget

At our Bailey, CO mountain house, the Kitchen was stuck in the late ’80’s, early ’90’s.  It had black and white linoleum floors, white tile countertops and was pretty blah in general.  We did not want to spend a ton of money on the remodel because we were spending it on replacing the blue carpet with ash hardwood floors.  We decided to carry the new floors into the kitchen and after that was complete, I came home one day and started sledge-hammering up the tile countertops!

The cabinets were in good shape, so we decided on a simple face lift of new countertops, backsplash, appliances and some new drawer and door pulls to add some bling.  I also did not like the way the sit-up bar was configured, so I opted for a raised bar.  Doing that was pretty simple.  I just cut off the overhang, built a knee wall for the new raised bar and covered the front.

DCF 1.0 DCF 1.0

Because we were on a budget and did not want to install granite, I opted for 12″ x 12″ black granite tile.  I put the tiles as close together as I could and used black grout and the result was really beautiful.  We replaced the never-used trash compactor with a wine fridge and added new stainless steel appliances.   The transformation was amazing and we did it for a pretty low cost.  The appliances were around$3,000 and the tile was $800.  We spent another $200 on paint, lighting and supplies and we were done.  Enjoy the after pics!

Kitchen A1 Kitchen A2

Kitchen A4 Kitchne A3

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