After a productive demo week that kicked of the kitchen remodel at Flip 4, everything halted in its tracks. Including me.
If you follow me on Instagram (why aren’t you?!), you know I had a crazy health ailment. After waking up with an intense, I mean insanely intense, nausea, spinning, and horrible headache, I was diagnosed with an ear rock slide. Never heard of it have you? I hadn’t, but here’s what I can tell you: It’s HELL.ON.EARTH.
Long story short, it halted all work. That and I hit a major debacle with my floor tile choice– it was sold out and discontinued. So I had to order my 1st tile choice–the most expensive tile I’ve ever purchased for a flip. But, damn, I’m in love with it.
I did have a major win this week- despite the rocks in the ears! My much debated countertops arrived! Gah– I LOOOOOVE them! I am so glad I went with a fabricated faux butcher block. These Wilsonart Old Mill Oak laminate counters look so much like butcher block, but without the upkeep and maintenance. These are scratch resistant and super easy to clean. And guess how much I spent on materials and labor for the whole kitchen?
Dang, that’s good, right?
We haven’t glued the counters on yet because we’re waiting on some final backsplash prep work to be completed next week. But just take a minute to admire them! Aren’t those beautiful? And a pretty dang close replica!
Even though I had a tile setback, the new drool-worthy floors arrived. All 1,000 POUNDS! It’s a lot of tile…and it wasn’t cheap. But you know, I never pull the trigger on something expensive that I love. But I did it this time partly because I had no choice and partly because, well, I love them. Duh. They’re just so simple and clean but with a pop of character with the hexagon shape.
The backsplash tile also arrived this week. I get giddy every time I look at it. That mini-hex mosaic and subtle pattern design. I’m dead. I can’t wait to see this laid!
The only visible progress this week was that the backerboard was laid in preparation for the tile. This isn’t a pretty step- but a necessary step!
So while I don’t have a lot to show in terms of progress, a lot happened this week that insures a successful week 3.
And because the most important thing to keep track of is numbers, here’s where I’m at so far:
$2,131.79 Floor tile, backsplash, grout
$525 countertops & install
$1,300 Kitchen floor/backsplash demo, Kitchen floor/backsplash install, backerboard, thinset, labor
TOTAL (SO FAR): $3,956.79
After I get the tile stuff done, the next big expense will be refacing the cabinets. Then painting them!