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Jerilynn's Under-$5000 Totally Renovated Kitchen

Name:

Jerilynn

Location:

Indianapolis, Indiana

Division:

Own

Square Feet:

81

How many people live in home:

2, Me and my husband

What makes your small kitchen so cool?


Total kitchen renovation- added storage space, more of a open flow, and a more modern look all for under $5000.

One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.


Lighting- there was only a florescent ceiling panel lighting and we were able to open up the ceiling to give the room a more open feel with new additional lighting.

Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen


Pasta and baking cakes for friends and family to enjoy!

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Comments (13)

I love the cabinets. Where did you find them?

posted by rachel645 on July 8, 2011 at 4:24pm
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How did you keep it under $5k?

posted by blogkitten on July 8, 2011 at 3:09pm
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I would also like to know where the cabinets are from, how much they cost, and how you kept the cost under $5000 please!

posted by samjanehui on July 8, 2011 at 7:15pm
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Needs something above the sink...

posted by Put A Bird On It on July 8, 2011 at 9:24pm
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I like that you opened up the ceiling, but I would have picked a lighting that dropped down past it, in order to bring more light to the kitchen.

posted by RocketScientist on July 9, 2011 at 12:15pm
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too dark

posted by kjansson on July 9, 2011 at 1:29pm
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Other than the ceiling, I really couldn't tell which was before and which was after. From the front page, I assumed the dark kitchen was the before. =X

posted by overture on July 11, 2011 at 3:19pm
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@overture-The before is the yellow cabinets, white floor, old appliances, and brown/red walls.

@blogkitten- We did all the instillation of everything ourselves, bought scratch and dent appliances and shopped for good sales on everything else.

The cabinets are from Menards and were very reasonable in price compared to other places we shopped.

posted by jruetz on July 11, 2011 at 7:40pm
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This kitchen is awesome and serves well for entertainment as it flows to the outdoors as well as living area. Great job of shopping and getting the best bargains and of course having some handy "free" carpenters! Looks totally different!

posted by ivalaura on July 12, 2011 at 1:39pm
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The before was hideous...nice job!

posted by Roozter on July 14, 2011 at 9:52am
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this kitchen has a really sleek look, I really enjoy how the dark colors all compliment so well with one another.

posted by kitchenhip on July 19, 2011 at 3:15pm
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I'm wondering how you did the ceiling? Your husband must be a real handyman :)

Staceyann Dolenti

posted by staceyann dolenti on August 18, 2011 at 4:14pm
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The new kitchen is much nicer but it's a big pet peeve of mine when people do this with recessed boxes versus just removing the entire drop down ceiling. Usually they are not functional and for the price of sheetrock and paint it makes a huge difference in the openess of the room.

posted by debtx on August 20, 2011 at 4:59pm
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