In this renovation, expert renovator, Cherie Barber, takes hold of her paint brush and rollers, to teach one of her younger sisters, Jeneane, (and the rest of Australia too) how to transform a kitchen on a modest budget of just $2,000, in 2 days, with just 2 people.
The old kitchen is in an investment property that Cherie has recently acquired. The kitchen cupboards are structurally in fantastic condition but are dated and drab, to say the least. And with that in mind, Cherie sees no need to rip the kitchen out, which would cost $10,000 as a minimum, to replace it. They say the pen is mightier than the sword …. but in Cherie’s case, is the paint brush mightier than the sledgehammer?
Cherie’s renovation strategy was to transform a tired old kitchen to a modern and fresh-looking space, whilst keeping the budget around the $2,000 mark. Most of the work was done DIY by Cherie with the help of her sister, Jeneane.
Cherie & Jeneane’s scope of works included:
- Cosmetic refreshment of the existing kitchen (laminate, benchtop & tile resurfacing).
- Cosmetically refresh the interior kitchen walls.
- Install new flooring.
- Install a new ceiling light.
- Install new kitchen appliances (oven, range hood & dishwasher only as cooktop okay).
- Install a new blind.
|Electrician – 2 Hours||$ 187.00|
|Plumber – 1 Hour (2 Hour Call-Out Fee)||$ 154.00|
|SUB-TOTAL: LABOUR COSTS||$ 341.00|
|White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer – 2 Cans||$ 97.60|
|White Knight Laminate Paint – Tinted – 2 Cans (For Cabinets)||$ 101.40|
|White Knight Laminate Paint – Tinted – 1 Can (For Bench Top)||$ 50.70|
|White Knight Benchtop Clear (For Bench Top)||$ 95.20|
|White Knight Tile Paint – 1 Can (For Tile Backsplash)||$ 50.60|
|Kitchen Appliances (Oven, Cooktop & Dishwasher)||$ 700.00|
|Gerflor Self Adhesive Floor Planks – 3 Packets||$ 189.60|
|Cabinetry Handles – Project Packs of 10 @ $23.00 per pack||$ 69.00|
|1 x Ceiling Light||$ 54.97|
|1 x Storage Rack||$ 3.55|
|1 x Timber Venetian||$ 204.00|
|Taubmans Easy Coat Low Sheen Kitchen Wall Paint – 1 x 4 Litre||$ 68.50|
|SUB-TOTAL: MATERIAL COSTS||$ 1,685.12|
TAUBMANS PAINT USED
INTERIOR WALLS UNDERCOAT:
Taubmans 3 in 1 Prep – (All Purpose Acrylic)
Taubmans Endure – “Pebble Bay” (Low Sheen Acrylic)
Taubmans Ultra Enamel Oil Based – “Chalk Wash ¼ Strength” (Semi Gloss Acrylic)
TILE & LAMINATE PRIMER:
White Knight Tile & Laminate Primer
White Knight Tile Paint – Tinted to “Chalk Wash” in ¼ Strength.
CABINETRY LAMINATE PAINT:
White Knight Laminate Paint – Tinted to “Surf Spray” in Double Strength.
White Knight Laminate Paint – Tinted to “Chalk Wash” in ¼ Strength
BENCHTOP PROTECTIVE COATING:
White Knight Bench Top Clear
For more information visit: www.taubmans.com.au