Help me finish my house before 2014...............
Ok so many of you know I have posted before but I am going to try again and ask for help and advice . Maybe this time I will come to a decision. Here is the dilemma. 18,000 budget. Need to :
1..choose and install flooring in a 2000 sq foot house.
2. choose and install or change cabinets in kitchen and bathrooms
3. choose and install counter top in kitchen
4. save some money to paint walls and labor costs
1.concrete overlay ( floor needs overlay not just polish) epoxy maybe (but dont know much about this option)
aprox. estimates are 10,000-12,000
2. wood (floating or glue down) (bamboo, engineered,cork,laminate) tile would have to go in the bathrooms if I use wood.
aprox estimates vary from 8,000-20,000 based on product and instillation
3.cabinets choices ( all new or custom)
aprox estimates range from 10,000 to 16,000
4.cabinets .painted not replaced. aprox estimate $500 to $2000 depending on if its done by hand with a roller or by a painter with a sprayer. Issue: they are not full overlay which is what I desire. They are oak which will show through paint. Ideally I want modern smooth full overlay ultra contemporary.
5. counter top options. quartz granite or tile.
aprox size to cover 45-55 sq feet. Based on the current configuration or if I add more cabinets where the pantry ends and go down to the window.
price $2,500 tile(12 x12)
price for granite or man made quartz product about the same as granite maybe a bit more.. $3,500 based on 45 sq ft - $5500 based on 55 sq feet.
6. painting the interior. aprox. $2,500
Ok so these are the specs and prices and my preference on style. Please make your suggestions based on my budget my desire for very contemporary,the fact that I NEED a floor and I NEED a counter the most since I dont have one. Please no negative comments. And I will just say now that I wish I could pay a designer but I have very little money as is and so if you wish to offer free advice that would be great but I cant afford $125 an hour. I know you are all very talented but I have to put what little I have into the product and labor. If you wish to present a total package and can save me money in purchasing the product or supplying me with a lower labor cost than I can find on my own I am willing to consider paying you a fee for this but chances are I am not worth your time unless you are kind enough to help me out here for free. Thanks to all the creative bright knowledgeable houzz members I hope to hear from. I am going to post several pictures. I need suggestions on color and material not just type of product. I am seeking to unify my house with existing furniture and appliances. Please take that into consideration in choosing the product and color you suggest. Thanks so much