I just purchased another investment condo, this one’s in Hunt Club. It’s a stacked unit on Briston Private. And while the owner has done many quality renovations, it still has the original kitchen cabinet doors. I don’t love the backsplash and the way it was installed so I decided to replace both.
I went shopping for refaced cabinet doors and ran into the good folks at Swedish Door Company. Joe was great! Super helpful — I enjoyed working with him a lot!
I’ve ordered new doors from them and Chris at R & C Cabinetry (who Joe referred to me: he’s also excellent) will install them for me for $ 280 (he charged me $ 88 to spend two hours at the condo taking measurements). It will take about one day to install the new doors and paint the trim, install soft-close hinges, and put on new hardware.
It’s going to work out, all in, to about $ 3,200 which I think is very reasonable when you look at the cost of new cabinets. Here are the Shaker doors, which I’ve ordered in Decorator White. I think they’ll look pretty sharp.
For the backsplash, I’ve always wanted to put up a hexagonal marble tile backsplash in one of my renos but at $ 17/sq ft, I’ve balked at the price. So imagine how happy I was to find this ceramic tile knock off for $ 6.88/sq ft at Home Depot.
I had to drive around to a few Home Depot stores to get the quantity I need (this is one new tile that sold out fast) but I did! I think it will be easy to install and it will look fantastic.
It matches very well with the tiles I plan to put in the laundry room (Lowes: $0.93 per sq foot) when we pull out the old HWT and before we install a new one. This is a very thick ceramic tile that looks like stone. Unbelievable price!
So, stay tuned! This is mostly a cosmetic renovation: I have a budget of $ 10K plus HST so we’ll see how I make out. I’ll keep you posted!