So our kitchen is all original 1956 (as you can see in the pic!). We are planning to list the house right after the wedding in 2 months. We know this kitchen has to be updated or it's going to scare everyone away and that giant built in oven does not work so we can't list it with no working oven. We are doing the remodel for as cheap as possible because of a few factors- it's only a 2 bedroom home with 1 bathroom & 1 car garage on a small lot. I'm not in NY/NJ or LA where that would be considered large- it's half the size of most homes around here. So it would be downright stupid to put a high end kitchen in this home- it would not make the home worth more and we would not get a return on it.
We are looking to make it just functional and visually appealing for a faster sale, not necessarily make the home worth more money. So here's the plan- paint the cabinets the color sample on the top right corner. The black hinges and knobs will be replaced with the silver ones that you can see on the left door. The built in oven will be removed and that will become counter top. The existing flat-top stove next to the oven will be replaced with a basic white range. (It sucks losing those cabinets under the flat top but there is more storage over where I was standing). We will get a new stainless steel sink and laminate counters that are white with a grey swirl/ design. The window will be replaced with a new white one. Haven't figured out the backsplash yet, maybe a white subway tile? No change to flooring or lighting. FI and FFIL doing the labor for free so it'll be about $1500.
So what do you think? Any suggestions welcome!