One Kitchen, Two Budgets: Craftsman Style

Before you remodel your kitchen, you need to decide on a budget. But what do you really get for the money? See one kitchen's makeover potential based on two very different budgets.

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  • Splurge or Save: Can You Guess?

    We asked designer Patricia Gaylor to sketch plans for a kitchen remodel based on two different budgets­ -- a value budget and a custom budget. Can you tell which of these Craftsman-style kitchen plans is more expensive?

     

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  • The Value Kitchen

    Choosing stock cabinetry over pricier custom cabinetry is a smart way to keep costs in check without compromising style.

    APPLIANCES
    KitchenAid panel-ready French door refrigerator $3,299
    Electrolux 30-inch built-in gas range $2,399
    Electrolux 30-inch chimney wall-mount hood $899
    Whirlpool dishwasher $589
    KitchenAid microwave $500

    CABINETRY
    Merillat Portrait in cherry, Paprika stain, plus oil-rubbed bronze hardware $15,325

    SURFACES
    DeNova Cosmic Black countertop $3,500
    Daltile Lemon Custard subway tile $900
    Marazzi Imperial Slate ceramic tile flooring $500
    Motawi decorative tiles $315

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Kohler undermount stainless-steel sink $631
    Kohler pull-down faucet $389
    Amerock appliance pulls $330
    Rejuvenation lighting $115

    Total cost: $29,691

    Prices are estimates, excluding installatio

  • Create a Craftsman Kitchen on a Budget

    Tip No. 1. Embrace the warmth of wood. Cherry, maple, or oak cabinetry with a simple square door style won’t date quickly -- and will enhance a Craftsman-style design. Choose stock or semicustom cabinetry to minimize costs.

  • Create a Craftsman Kitchen on a Budget

    Tip No. 2. Build a better backsplash. Simple subway tiles are the perfect accompaniment to a Craftsman kitchen -- choose earthy colors, such as greens and browns, to complement the wood tones in flooring and cabinetry.

  • Create a Craftsman Kitchen on a Budget

    Tip No. 3. Choose the right lighting. Period-appropriate pendants over an island -- or a flush-mount fixture over the sink -- boost task lighting and add ambience.

  • The Custom Kitchen

    Top-of-the-line appliances, custom cabinetry, and stone countertops give this kitchen a truly custom look.

    APPLIANCES
    Sub-Zero 36-inch built-in, over-under refrigerator $6,795
    Wolf 30-inch gas range with 10-inch riser kit $4,662
    U-Line 15-inch wine cooler $1,599
    Miele dishwasher $1,100
    Eliza 30-inch stainless-steel vent hood $1,099
    KitchenAid 24-inch warming drawer $775
    GE Spacemaker microwave $350

    CABINETRY
    White Woodworking cabinets $25,500

    SURFACES
    Reclaimed antique oak flooring $6,965
    Soapstone and marble countertops $6,029
    Wall paint $1,300
    Daltile white subway tile $1,000

    MISCELLANEOUS
    Perrin & Rowe bridge kitchen faucet $2,385
    Shaws Original single-bowl apron-front sink $1,548
    Schoolhouse Electric lighting $874
    Restoration Hardware Felicity knobs and pulls $374
    Mountain Plumbing cold-water dispenser $292
    Classic Brass Montana hardware $292
    Horton Brasses pantry latches $100

    Total cost: $63,039

    Prices are estimates, excluding installation

  • Create a Custom Craftsman Look

    Tip No. 1. Invest in custom cabinetry for a distinctive look. Shaker-style doors are the perfect accompaniment to a Craftsman kitchen. For a consistent look, consider cladding the range hood in wood to complement the surrounding cabinetry.

  • Create a Custom Craftsman Look

    Tip No. 2. Add handcrafted details. Attention to detail is the key to building lasting character. Consider adding furniturelike details to the island and perimeter cabinetry to create a personalized look.

  • Create a Custom Craftsman Look

    Tip No. 3. Combine classic materials. A deep apron-front sink -- made from fireclay, soapstone, or granite -- paired with a shapely, vintage-inspired faucet is a timeless combination.

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