Budget kitchen refurb

Discussion in 'Project Photos' started by enc, Aug 17, 2020.

  1. enc

    enc Active Member

    Whilst not exactly hideous, our kitchen was looking a bit tired and dated.
    For a pleasant change, we came in well under our 1K budget so much so it enabled the purchase of a new washing machine.

    The kitchen is what estate agents like to call compact i.e … small…. And tricky to take pics without a wide-angle lens. The general layout works well so no change there.


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    The first task was tile removal, wasnt looking forward to this but after whacking an
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    Turned out to be easiest tile removal ever

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    the whole lot was removed in around two hours

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  2. enc

    enc Active Member

    so what's to be done?
    New worktops
    New wall tiles
    New floor tiles
    Install hob extractor
    Paint walls
    Paint cupboard doors/sides and surroundings
    Renew window blind
    Renew all sockets and switches.
    fit under cabinet LED lighting

    All materials (and a "drink" for the Brother in-laws help) came in well under our budget which enabled the purchase of a new washer... which hadnt been on the original shopping list.
     
  3. enc

    enc Active Member

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    Sizing the new worktops and offering up the new tiles ..

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    Surfaces now installed ...

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  4. enc

    enc Active Member

    Swapping out the sockets and switches...

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  5. ElecCEng

    ElecCEng Screwfix Select

    Looks great. That’s a quality finish! Did you mitre the worktop yourself?
     
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  6. enc

    enc Active Member

    Thanks. I didn’t mitre ... it’d have ended up like the Grand Canyon if I had :confused:
     
  7. enc

    enc Active Member

    Despite the kitchen being around 10 years old, the "shaker" style units are still quite contemporary. I decided to fit new handles and paint them with B and Q's V33 cupboard and cabinet paint. This is where the fun began :confused: the door faces are finished in some kind of wrap and to cut a long story short, after lots of preparation took 4 coats to cover :eek:
    the sides and frames were easier as these are melamine.


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  8. enc

    enc Active Member

    New handles fitted...

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    Location for the Extractor fan... recirculating type

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  9. Dream_Home

    Dream_Home Active Member

    Fair play buddy, that's a bang tidy job. We'll done
     
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  10. enc

    enc Active Member

    Cheers fella :)
     
  11. enc

    enc Active Member

    99 percent complete

    50 shades of grey :oops:;)

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    Last edited: Sep 22, 2020
  12. SBHandyman

    SBHandyman New Member

    Great Work , Looks good :)
     
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  13. I-Man

    I-Man Screwfix Select

    Fantastic job, you've paid a lot attention to the detail it seems, and it shows!

    Inspired me to give my kitchen units a repaint too now (until we scrap them all and do a kitchen extension next year)
     
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  14. enc

    enc Active Member

    Thanks fellas. Yes, attention to detail has been on point. I guess that’s the advantage of no real need to get it finished as quick as possible. Work was carried out over a few weeks. Tho cupboard doors were the biggest ball ache with multi rub downs outdoors between coats of paint... and rain. Not a job you can rush. Also helped being in the right frame of mind to do the work... unlike the recent bedroom painting carried out
     
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  15. Chris.7654

    Chris.7654 New Member

    Firstly, let me say that you’ve done a cracking job of this kitchen renovation. The attention to detail and colour scheme is awesome.

    Can I ask, did you pain inside the cupboards? And if not, where did you stop the paint line if you know what I mean (if you have any pics it would really help me on the same project I’m about to start!).
     
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  16. enc

    enc Active Member

    Thanks Chris, it’s holding up well :) no I didn’t paint inside the cupboards.
    As to paint line, I’ll try and get some pics up later to better demonstrate....frog tape came in handy :cool:
     
  17. CGN

    CGN Screwfix Select

    Lovely job enc. Amazing what can be done with some careful thought and elbow grease.
     
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  18. quasar9

    quasar9 Screwfix Select

    5 star . A primer on budget refurb , how long did it take you ?
     
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  19. Chris.7654

    Chris.7654 New Member

    That’ll be great cheers bud!
     
  20. enc

    enc Active Member

    Thank You :)
     

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