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lshaw52
Question about Kitchen
lshaw52

Me and my wife just bought a house, and its beautiful except it,s severely dated. We want to replace this kitchen, with some cabinets from like a Habitat Restore. We want to leave the same layout, except remove the island and maybe wrap the cabinets around with one more upper and lower and have room for a dishwasher that is currently in the island you see. We would also want to redo the floors. Would this be expensive to hire someone to do?

Benjamin
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Benjamin

I dont know what the going rate for a decent finish carpenter in your area is so i cant tell you how much it will cost. But i wil say that installing salvaged cabinets will add allot of time. It is also very hard to find cabinets that will fit right when you cant order what you need. You need to balance the increased labor and the fact that you will need to make some custom pieces to make used cabinets work with the savings on the cabinets. Many times if you are paying an installer it can end up costing more to go with used stuff. If you are doing the work yourself you can save allot of money that way but it will take a long time

dj1
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dj1

I doubt that you can find all the used, matching, in fair condition cabinets to fit in your space.

But don't let me try to change your mind, if this is what you want to do.

A. Spruce
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A. Spruce

The least expensive way to update a kitchen will be to have the cabinets refaced. This is a process where the faceframes are laminated with a veneer of your choosing, then door and drawer fronts are replaced with new hardware. You can go so far as to have the drawers rebuilt and add pull-out shelving if so desired. A basic facelift on a small kitchen will probably run you somewhere in the vicinity of about $3400. If your counter tops are in good condition, this would be the better way to go, as it won't disturb the counters to do a facelift.

If you're replacing the counters with anything other than an inexpensive top, such as Formica, then replacing the cabinets with a more modern style would really be the better way to go. Can't quote a cost as this will entirely depend on quantity of cabinets needed and the type/style you choose.

As for flooring, if you're on a budget, stick with vinyl sheet goods, they are good looking and durable. If the budget allows for more, then go crazy as the budget allows. Again, cost will depend on square footage and type chosen.

dj1
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dj1

To get exact prices on your options, for cabinets and floor, you will have to go through the process of calling contractors and remodelers, get estimates and compare them apples to apples. Prices will vary a lot.

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