I’ve had multiple requests to share a budget-friendly version of our kitchen design plan. Although I wouldn’t change a single thing about our dark & moody kitchen or the items within it (seriously!), I thought it would be a fun challenge to try to source similar, less expensive items for those of you asking. If you missed the original post with the reveal and original sources, definitely check that out here! You can also catch the complete kitchen budget breakdown in this post. Otherwise, click through to see what alternatives I came up with…
Obviously you have to keep in mind that quality and materials will be different- and that is certainly reflected in the price… but if it’s the aesthetic you’re looking for on a budget, these items should give you a super similar look. I will say- many of the things I sourced from Lowe’s initially are about as budget friendly as it gets and the Diamond cabinets (or the beautiful color) can’t be duplicated, but I did find some crazy replicas- like a rug that looks almost IDENTICAL to my vintage runner.
Click directly on the items to be redirected to the source- or use the numbered links below the collage.
01: sconce // 02: black farmhouse sink // 03: rug // 04: flooring // 05: cabinetry pull // 06: cabinetry knob // 07: widespread bridge faucet // 08: ceramic subway tile // 09: microwave // 10: pot filler // 11: range // 12: dishwasher // 13: diamond cabinets (door style: lisette | color: maritime)
- $49 SCONCE (compared to $100) // My initial lights were super inexpensive and budget friendly, but I was able to find an even better priced option. They’re a little less feminine, but still pretty.
- $449 SINK (compared to $1,456) // This sink is great for the price, and it even comes with accessories like a grid, strainer, and drain.
- $38 RUG (compared to $700) // I cannot get over this rug! My rug is vintage and one-of-a-kind, guys… I have no idea HOW I came across such a similar version for so cheap.
- $2.29 FLOORING (compared to $3.49 / square foot) // I adore my hardwoods, but if you’re looking for a budget-friendly alternative, lots of people enjoy laminate that looks like wood. This one comes in multiple colors.
- $2.23 PULL (compared to $4.93) // I’m pretty sure the manufacturer knocked off the current cabinet pulls I have- they look pretty spot on. The finish is a bit more green, whereas mine are more golden and antiqued. For half the price though, you decide.
- $1.65 KNOB (compared to $3.91) // Again… same situation as the cabinetry pull linked above. It’s identical to mine except for the finish.
- $289 FAUCET (compared to $1,000) // My faucet is something I’m obsessed with, but I’ll admit- it was a bit of a splurge. If you’re looking for a similar look, this one has a nice aesthetic.
- $5.59 BACKSPLASH TILE (compared to $6.96 / square foot) // This tile is marginally less expensive, but if you’re trying to stretch the budget- it would be worth it. I’d recommend ordering a sample first.
- $48 MICROWAVE (compared to $335) // Since our microwave is hidden in the pantry or appliance garage, nobody ever really sees it. If you also keep yours out of sight and don’t use it often- this one looks pretty great for the price tag.
- $175 POT FILLER (compared to $250) // This is the matching pot filler to the faucet I previously linked.
- $2,799 36″ RANGE (compared to $5,600) // This is the same size as my gas range (pro grade), if you’re interested in a similar black industrial look.
- $749 DISHWASHER (compared to $1500) // We splurged on our dishwasher and don’t regret that decision at all, but if you don’t need a panel ready option- this one looks pretty awesome. If you do want a panel ready and are looking to save some dollars- my friend Cathy also shared How to DIY a Panel-Ready Dishwasher.
- DIAMOND CABINETRY // Our cabinetry is super incredible and there is no duplicating it or finding a less expensive option for what we ended up with. Check out this post for more information on the cabinetry itself!
There you have it! If I were on a tight budget and had to recreate the look for less… those are the items I’d choose. Was that helpful? I’ve had a ton of messages and requests for this post and although I’ve never shared a “Look for Less”, maybe it’s something I should start doing? Let me know what you think!