Today I’m sharing the final reveal pictures of a house my hubby and I remodeled a few years ago. As you can see from the before and after pics, it turned out to be a really nice house and sold in a record 3 days! The best part is it only cost around $5k for the kitchen!
The siding on the front of the house was actually in good shape so it was just cleaned up a bit. Then a new concrete slab was added along with a new roof.
Judging from the front before pic, you wouldn’t think the back would be this bad – would you? Maybe it was business in the front, party in the back? Who knows – but this place was a total dump! yuck.
All new siding was installed. We added a larger kitchen window (the window left of the far right door) and the guys built a brand new deck. Now the new owners can actually sit outside and enjoy the large yard!
This was a small galley kitchen with not much going for it, so I decided to add some character by installing DIY hardwood floors, adding some shiplap on the walls, and also planking the ceilings and painting them a pretty blue (BM Palladian Blue).
All new stainless steel appliances were added. When buying appliances, try to buy them as a package deal to save money (all 4 appliances here were purchased from Lowes for $1738 – including tax!)
We added a new larger window to bring more light into the kitchen. Craig installed some beefy farmhouse trim around the window, the old sink was cleaned up and a new faucet was added. Much better!
**tip: in a small kitchen, remove upper cabinets and add open shelves instead – it’s cheaper than cabinetry and it visually opens up the space. win-win!
Wilsonart Laminate countertops in Madura Pearl give the look of granite but for a much cheaper ($330) price and are easy to maintain and very durable.
To see how this bathroom turned out, click over to the blog! I also give a full source list for materials we used which helped to add lots of character to this basic ranch home, while still achieving the look on a very modest budget. The kitchen only cost around $5k for the full remodel – including appliances!