I’m going a little bananas (in a bad way, not the Rachel Zoe way) trying to figure out where to spend the remainder of my renovation budget. It’s not that I don’t have projects that I’d like to do (because you know I do ), it’s that I’m basically down to enough funds to do one more big project before I need to start concentrating on building up other savings accounts. I just can’t decide which to choose to get the most bang for my buck! I would really appreciate it if you would vote in the poll to your right!
Enough with the babbling! Here are my front-runners:
1. Kitchen countertops/ backsplash (granite, under-mount sink, subway tile)
How much? $2,900 (I’m including plumber, faucet, etc)
Why? I’d like to do these because the laminate I currently have is dated and has rust stains. In addition: he drop-in sink always builds up gunk where it meets the counter.
Pro: This would make a big visual impact on the room and create a cleaner cooking environment.
Con: Would this date everything else? I would end up repainting the cabinets myself.
2. Reface kitchen cabinets (with sleek, European-style doors)
How much? $1,600 (my carpenter friend will do it for me)
Why? The doors are very old and have been painted over several times. Currently, they do not shut all the way.
Pro: Another big visual impact on the room.
Con: I’d still have ugly countertops. Would you even notice the cabinets?
3. Kitchen appliances (stainless!)
How much? $2,600-3,000
Why? The bisque color that I currently have is sooo dated! Instant update!
Con: I would have to repaint the cabinets myself and live with the countertops.
How much? $2,000
Why? The neighbors are getting to me. Also, I would love a nice French door.
Pro: Energy efficient and more sound proof.
Thanks for the help!! I would really appreciate it if you would vote in the poll to the right, and you would be my hero if you added some explanation of your choice in the comments section!
*For all you financial advisors out there- Don’t worry, I’m not draining my bank account! I have a completely separate emergency fund ready to go if anything happens to my job, my house, or me.