White shaker cabinets
Black or white granite
Amazing stainless range hood and appliances
Subway tile backsplash
Schoolhouse lights, or something similarSo, when it came to going over the pine flooring with VCT or linoleum material, I just couldn't bring myself to be happy about it. We had a flooring expert give us a quote on ripping out the pine, installing new white oak that matches the rest of the house, and finishing on site. He comes HIGHLY recommended. We also wanted him to refinish the dining room floor, which is something we didn't do when we moved in...I have no idea why since we did the living room! Here is the quote:
The 238 footprint is the kitchen, 429 is the kitchen and dining room together. I think this is a very reasonable estimate for a job this large, it works out to be about $8.75 per square foot for finishing both rooms, which is an average cost for new wood flooring. He would also jack up the sunken floor joist in the kitchen and put all the shoe molding back on in the dining room for this price. I'm saving a little money by scrapping plans to put tongue and groove on the ceiling, getting a killer deal on cabinets, and buying a free-standing range as opposed to a slide-in. What do you think?