Well folks, we’ve finished our kitchen mini-update which means it’s time for some before & after photos! In our last two posts, we shared how we updated the cabinets and added a backsplash. We also swapped out the old ivory switch plates for new metal ones, which made a huge difference. We went with the Style Selections brand at Lowe’s because it was the least expensive, but still looked nice.
All in all, here’s what we spent on the project:
Total Cost: $387
I know we talked about doing the floor with these tiles, but realized it would be a lot more work than we expected. Since the kitchen floor extends under our fridge and washer/dryer, we would need to disconnect and move them in order to access those areas with the new tile. We didn’t have the time to do that this time around with renters coming and going, and just didn’t want to deal with the hassle.
So, with that being said, here’s what the kitchen looked like before:
And here’s what it looks like now!
We love it. We don’t even mind the white appliances or the plain white countertops anymore! If we decide to get adventurous again, we’ll do DIY concrete countertops (like these) and tile the floor. And maybe replace the appliances. But for now, we’re happy with the way our mini-update looks… especially since it cost under $400 to do!