I recently had the honor of having our Ikea Kitchen remodel featured on House Tweaking. It’s one of my favorite blogs, ever, and was recently voted one of the top DIY blogs by Domino magazine. I can only dream of this little blog one day attaining that level of expertise. Dana’s readers seemed to like what I’ve done with our kitchen and a few asked if I could provided a cost breakdown. When I was doing our kitchen remodel, I wasn’t budgeting per room since I was redoing the whole house in one go. However, for the readers’ sake I’ve gone back and pulled together numbers that might be helpful.
Ikea cabinets $5,300
Quartz Countertop $2,900
Marble Mosaic $525 ($10.50 sq/ft for 50 sq/ft)
Frigidaire 27″ Sink $500
Hansgrohe Faucet $435
Industrial Globe Pendants $387 ($129 ea, needed 3)
Hickory Hardware 5″ Pulls $92 ($5.75ea, needed 16)
Hickory Hardware Knobs $114 ($4.55ea, needed 25)
LG Dishwasher $650
LG Counter Depth Fridge $2,800
Broan 36″ Canopy Hood $640
Verona 36″ 5 Burner Range $2,500
Frigidaire Microwave $100
When I added up all these numbers for the first time I was actually quite proud that I managed to pull of the look of this kitchen for just under $20k. I really stretched every dollar I could buying the kitchen cabinets and counters during Ikea’s famous kitchen sale (though we only benefitted from 15% off, rather than the 20% off they are giving away these days). Plus I bought ALL the appliances during the post-Thanksgiving cyber Monday sale at AJ Madison. The added bonus on the appliances was free shipping and no tax, which also saved us a bundle.
I didn’t think I would be able to break out the installation cost, but I found an email exchange where I quoted the bid amount to my Hubby. Mind you, a $2700 install does not include the demo, rough-ins and electrical work that were needed in order to get the space ready for a new kitchen. The number was just for the install, but the Ikea installers were WAY more.
Let me know what you think? Do you think I spent wisely? I think that one of the biggest bangs I got for my buck was the marble mosaic backsplash. While $10.50 sq/ft is not cheap, I did not need that many sq/ft and it makes a huge impact. Also, I still have quite a few left over tiles, since you always buy a little bit more, just in case. The kitchen really is the heart of the home. It gets such heavy use, everyday, so when spending, I tried to be careful, not frugal as I want this to be a space we can enjoy for years to come. Hope this helps other would be Ikea Kitchen remodelers out there.
**Note that numbers were rounded, also tax & shipping were not included for the purposes of this calculation, though in most cases I got free shipping.