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Old 05-08-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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$50k is a lot of money.

1) Paint the cabinets white ($100 dollars worth of paint)
2) Depending on the look of your cabinets, you can give them texture by adding trim to it to give it texture $50) Example here: https://cherishedbliss.com/kitchen-h...tyle-cabinets/
3) Of course, all new knobs and pulls ($100)
4) New fridge, stove and dishwasher can be had for under $3,000
5) Call up a company like Empire for new floors - likely under $2,000 for your size
6) Paint the walls and ceilings yourself

Of course this leaves the counters and backsplash.

Regardless, what I'm trying to say is there are ways you can bring an old kitchen to life for cheap.
Unfortunately that's not an option when the cabinets have formica on them, the floors are cheap melamine, the appliances are 30 or 40 years old, and the layout is from the 50s.
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Old 05-08-2018, 04:55 PM
 
Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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Unfortunately that's not an option when the cabinets have formica on them, the floors are cheap melamine, the appliances are 30 or 40 years old, and the layout is from the 50s.
yeah, some kitchens on LI are beyond the cheap update. I'm pretty sure ours in our house in GC was built before fridges were common....there was clearly no good place to put it in the kitchen before we renovated.

My grandmother's house in NH was the same way....my mom said they just had an icebox when she was a kid.
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Old 05-08-2018, 08:19 PM
 
Location: In the basket
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Kitchens are over rated anyway.
All you need is a fridge and a nuker.
And a grille outside.
Nobody cooks or has family dinners anymore.
A fancy kitchen is just something to show off to your friends.
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Old 05-10-2018, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Kings Park & Jamesport
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Sorry for the delay.

The kitchen is 13' x 11'.
The 50k include demolition, cabinets, installation, hardwood flooring, an opening to the living room, permits, and new appliances.

We don't have a boiler in the kitchen luckily.
Maybe not so bad if it includes appliances. I personally install tile in the kitchen, wood does not hold up well in kitchens and baths.
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Old 07-05-2018, 01:59 AM
 
Location: US
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20 years is a long time, if you are about to remodel your kitchen, just do it for yourself.I believe, "A design of a dream House is hard to be imagined without visualizing a “Dream Kitchen”. It is the best feeling, when you have finished up with your Kitchen remodel & you realise all your kitchen goods have been placed strategically right where you will need them. So you should plan for kitchen features such that your cooking and cleaning will be even more magical in your new kitchen.
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Old 07-05-2018, 05:27 AM
 
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20 years is a long time, if you are about to remodel your kitchen, just do it for yourself.I believe, "A design of a dream House is hard to be imagined without visualizing a “Dream Kitchen”. It is the best feeling, when you have finished up with your Kitchen remodel & you realise all your kitchen goods have been placed strategically right where you will need them. So you should plan for kitchen features such that your cooking and cleaning will be even more magical in your new kitchen.
Wow, that’s deep.
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:00 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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nor 'assemble your own' cabinets in Cold Spring Harbor.
Funny you should mentio that. We know of someone in CSH who bought those assemble yourself cabinets from one of those buyers clubs...forget the name.

What POS cabinets!
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Old 07-05-2018, 10:05 PM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Sorry for the delay.

The kitchen is 13' x 11'.
The 50k include demolition, cabinets, installation, hardwood flooring, an opening to the living room, permits, and new appliances.

We don't have a boiler in the kitchen luckily.
Insulation when the walls are opened? Any new windows? Electric and plumbing brought up to code? Do you still have the original radiant heat, or has it been changed to baseboard?

I wanted a wood floor in my kitchen, husband said no. 23 years, many dogs, a couple of kids and a burst filtration line hose later, I am glad I listened to him.
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Old 07-06-2018, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Stony Brook
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Funny you should mentio that. We know of someone in CSH who bought those assemble yourself cabinets from one of those buyers clubs...forget the name.

What POS cabinets!
Depends on brand. There are very good RTA cabinets out there, and half the price of assembled. They are just as good as assembled.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:44 AM
 
Location: Inis Fada
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Depends on brand. There are very good RTA cabinets out there, and half the price of assembled. They are just as good as assembled.
I can only speak of the one set I've ever seen which were crap. The homeowner thought they were getting a good deal. The could have done better elsewhere for less money.
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