Kitchen Update Plan

Sometimes I wonder if we should have a bought a brand new house! It sounds pretty cool renovating a house, making your little updates, and so on, but darn do costs add up rather quickly.

The next room I’m planning on updating is the kitchen. I think it will really lift up our house once the updates are finished. I have made a budget for our kitchen plan.

Here is what our current kitchen looks like:


Here is the look I am going for:

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Instead of the gray cabinets, I will be painting the cabinets white.


  • Paint kitchen wall with Sherwin Williams Raindrop color – $50
  • Paint kitchen cabinets – In-laws donating a gallon of white paint
  • Pendant lights – $75
  • Bamboo Shade – $85
  • Tile Backsplash for 50 sq. feet – $300
  • Cabinet Hardware – $300
  • Extra Buffer for costs I have not account for – $100

Total Planned Cost – $910

I am going to use a West Elm coupon when I buy the paint. $15 off a $75 purchase. I am, also, waiting for a Sherwin Williams sale to save even more. I missed the last sale two weeks ago. 40%! It was sweet.

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I found these awesome mason jar lights. The plan is to buy 3 lights to place over the kitchen window. Make sure to sign up for the 5% off coupon.

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I’m in love with Young House Love’s choice of penny tile. It doesn’t break the bank like other options I have been looking at and I think it’s going to look great.

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Getting the paint on sale and painting the wall is the first task! It’s slow progress because I procrastinate every weekend. But, also, I’m waiting for sales so I can snatch up things. Every penny counts when updating a kitchen on a thrifty budget.

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