Last week, we broke down the full budget of the Fullmer kitchen–you can read about that right here. (You can see the full reveal right here) In the comments, there was a big request for a LOOK FOR LESS. The whole kitchen was full of splurge and save pieces, so we took the splurgiest items and found more budget-friendly alternatives.
1. Chandelier $484
2. Faucet $160
3. Cabinet knobs $41 for set of 12 ($3.50 per item)
4. Bin pulls $22 for set of 10 ($2.30 per item)
5. Sconce $99
6. Cabinet doors: Semihandmade X Chris Loves Julia Cove cabinet doors mixed with Semihandmade Supermatte White doors
7. Refrigerator $1,884
8. Range $1,884
9. Stools $148 for set of 2 ($74 per item)
10. Runner $99 (this is the one we used)
Stools $1,000 (the original stool is no longer sold, but it’s worth keeping an eye out on eBay if you want the same ones)
Hardware: Bin Pulls (4″),
Cabinet Knobs $800
Swapping the budget sources for the original ones would save approximately $11,445 total, or you could pick where you want to splurge a bit and save. I always recommend splurging on at least one thing you really love–it will help elevate your whole space!
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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