Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thrifty Thursday- Kitchen Redo Update

I need your input.... I want to have some great giveaways for my readers. We all love free stuff! Most of all I want to have products you want. I am going to contact the companies and try to get freebies or coupons for my readers.

What would you like to see? For example you all know how much I love salsa I would enjoy getting a coupon for free Pace Salsa.

Are their any crafty ladies out there that want more exposure to their products I could do a feature giveaway for you too.

Update on my Kitchen Redo:
  • Lowe's is coming out to measure today the final dimensions. My hubby negotiated an additional 15% off the countertops and all the appliances after they were already on sale.
  • We chose the Formica brand laminate in Mineral Jet color in the Radiance collection we are having them installed instead of us doing it estimated $1100
  • We purchased a 8 inch depth sink for $80 listed price $144
  • Moen Facuet for $82 listed price $98
  • GE cooktop $185 list price $258
  • Broan Venthood $176 retail $213 (this model but in 36 inch)
  • Slate backsplash - we still need to purchase estimated cost $125

Original Budget: $1,500

Spent so far: $1,623.... yes we have an overage of $123 but that is ok we have decided to choose some products that are more mid ranged price not the cheapest model. I also upgraded to the most expensive kind of laminate and we chose to have installed instead of installing ourselves (a $400 upgrade).

I am very excited that my kitchen should be done in a few weeks. I will post photos as soon as progress is being made!!! I can't wait for the big reveal. Remember this is what is looks like now:


emilypfaff said...

Do you have more counters on the other side of your kitchen? That seems inexpensive for all the counterspace you have! I want to redo ours but it will have to wait :(

Frugal Jen said...

Emily, yes I have more counters on the other side that isn't shown in the photos.

I always thought your kitchen was nice and updated. I remember the new painting you did it looked great!

Frugal, Freebies and Deals said...

Hi Frugal Jen- hey I am a frugal jen,too!!

anyway- just wanted to pass on a tip. I just realized that HARO ) ) allows "gift basket" requests which basically means you can request products for your blog from companies.

It is a simple, one stop way of getting products to give away. Worth a shot.


Alicia said...

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