Here is what I just paid for a new kitchen this week… - Posted by Tom Nagle
Posted by Tom Nagle on March 18, 2000 at 09:02:13:
I just put in a kitchen this week in a home, and it cost me $1300.00
I bought the kitchen cabinets from a builder’s surplus store…it included a 24" and a 30" upper cabinets, a 42" base cabinet and 2 24" lower cabinets…all were assembled. There were also 2 3" fillers. The total cost - $508.00. The same cabinets at Home Depot were $897. There weren’t the bottom line either.
8’ section of countertop: $59
Double bowl 7" sink - $49
Black and decker faucet: $39. ( I usually get a nicer one at Home Depot for $135. Sells the house!
I usually vinyl the floor, but this time I used the adhesive tiles, and they worked great. The kitchen is 12 X 13 and it took 9 sheets of luan at $9.25 and 10 boxes of tiles for $200. Miscellaneous stuff for floor: another $30
I have put in a range hood before, but could not do it economically on this house.
So total cost of materials: $966. There are probably other little costs, so figure in (on the high end) another $100.
I am not including paiting or other ceiling work. We kept the drop ceiling in on this one, painted the tracks, and replaced the tiles. Another $90.
The guy that I have put in the kitchen gets paid $10 an hour and like Steve said, it takes no more than a day to put in the kitchen. The floor will take at least another day (not done yet), so at the most it will take 3 days to put the in the kitchen.
Total cost of the kitchen: $1200-$1300.
This kitchen is going in an $80,000 house. It isn’t the best kitchen, but it looks great and it will help sell the house. $2000 is a very realistic number to put a nice kitchen in for.
Best of Luck!