/ Budget & Planning

An Efficient, Organized Kitchen

Initial Budget: $35,393


Final Cost: $38,691. The following client-selected changes increased the price: Adding a new front door and more trim work, and installing the floor tile on the diagonal, which required more labor.


Client's Goals:

  • Organize, organize, organize!

  • Bring in more light

  • Increase efficiency

  • Incorporate ample display space for collectibles

  • Create a soft, warm and welcoming kitchen

Designers' Solutions:

  • Relocated the appliances and sink to accommodate new layout

  • Removed existing closet and replace with new coordinating pantry cabinet

  • Bumped out open shelving unit to create visual interest and prominent display area

  • Mullioned glass doors on the flanking cabinets provided additional display space

  • Used an appliance garage to conceal most countertop appliances

  • Replaced double-hung window with an awning window

  • Repositioned the sink to establish a better work triangle and more efficient use of the countertop space

  • Replaced a fluorescent fixture with 4-inch and 6-inch recessed lights and undercabinet lighting

Option Kitchen stock and semi-custom frameless maple cabinets with a pearl finish. Beaded Shaker doors and glass doors. Dovetailed drawers with undermount glides. Accessories: Roll-out shelves, lazy Susan, recycle bins, tilt-out sink front, appliance garage, stacked moldings. Porcelain knobs with satin nickel back plates.

Appliances: Re-use of existing range. Client purchased Amana refrigerator, GE 18-inch dishwasher and GE Spacemaker microwave separately; cost is not included in budget.

Countertops: Corian in Maui color with full-height backsplash.

Flooring: Provenza tile in the Enigma style and Altamira color; 12-inch by 12-inch, 6-inch by 6-inch, 6-inch by12-inch cut from 12-inch by 12-inch.

Sink: Corian 871 large single-bowl sink in Bisque with stainless strainer.

Faucet: Grohe Ladylux Plus stainless steel faucet with black pull-out spray and stainless steel soap dispenser.

Lighting: 4-inch and 6-inch recessed lights; Sea Gull ambient lighting.