So Management & I met with our general contractor, Pete Ekdahl, yesterday. Kitchen renovation is gonna cost $112k you guys. This is about what we expected. We had estimates as high as $150k.
You might be saying whoa that’s a lot for a kitchen — this guy must be made of USDs. (I’m not.) We’re doing a 21×8′ addition off the back to make space for a mudroom and half bath. Pete says anytime you do an addition, the price is going to jump up because you’re dealing with foundation, framing, roof, siding, etc.. Makes sense. We could have renovated the existing space for around $75k, but there wouldn’t have been room for the mudroom and half bath.
Here’s the existing floorplan. With that stupid half bath next to the stove.