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80s kitchen reno on a budget

Ezmae
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Hey fantastic kitchen Reno how much did the kitchen Reno cost?

Community Manager Jason
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Hi @Ezmae,

 

Thanks for joining in the discussion. I'm sure @ProjectPete will be happy to get back to you with an idea of the kitchen reno cost as soon as possible.

 

Welcome to Workshop. Please let me know if you ever need assistance getting the most from the site. We are looking forward to reading about your own projects and plans. Are you planning a kitchen renovation of your own?

 

Jason

 

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ProjectPete
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thanks @Ezmae!

 

The cost of materials for the kitchen came in just under $1k and it was all purchased from Bunnings. Benches are 3x laminated project panels (about $99 each), Blanco sink and tapware was about $250 from memory, 4L of White Knight paint for the cupboards, tiles for splashback were cheap at about $14sqm (but through my supplier so expect to pay more, around $30sqm retail), maybe $20 for new powerpoints...there were a few other things/costs but as you can see, easy under $1k 😀 The point really was to do this on a budget, and that we did.

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Old-gal24
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

Thank you @ProjectPete for getting back with your approx costing. This is a project I have to tackle in the very near future. My problem is that the previous owners painted the bench top and cabinetry with house paint and no prep. Everything is flaking off and they did much the same throughout the house to make it look pretty to sell.
Everywhere I go I meet the same issues, no prep before painting. Shocking.
My plan is to do all my bench tops with live edge timber, just can't decide which timber yet. Then the if I replace the doors or re-paint the chipboard doors. This will all be dependent upon my budget as I get there. But love the job you have done on a very tight budget and thanks for sharing.
ProjectPete
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget

No worries @Old-gal24 

 

It'll be great to see how yours turns out. I did this on a budget to sell it quickly but still did the correct prep and finishing. It's such a shame when others don't take that same pride/care in their work and just end up creating issues down the track and most likely for someone else.

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Old-gal24
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Re: 80s kitchen reno on a budget



Yes my daughter and I purchased a real lemon, so have been trying hard to make lemonade. As my dearest pop told me a jobs worth doing, so do it well or don't bother at all.

The other thing he always told me that I try to always do and that is measure twice cut once. The kitchen you did on a budget @ProjectPete was how I originally thought I would do. But found a fellow here in Dubbo that cut's some amazing live edge slabs, so I've decided to go that way, but he mostly has red wood and I'm not sure if I want to go that way. Well had better complete some of my other tasks before I tack the big one..

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