A $1,449 Kitchen Makeover

It's amazing how far you can stretch your kitchen renovation dollar when taking the DIY route. That's how this kitchen makeover was achieved for only $1,449:

Even though the kitchen was not at all to their liking when they were considering purchasing the house, this couple purchased anyway with the thought of renovating it right away. And boy, did they! Even with all new countertops (gorgeous butcher block ones at that), bead board backsplash, lighting, flooring, partial cabinetry, paint (on walls and cabinets), sink and faucet, they came in on budget at only $1,449! The key here was DIY industriousness, which is truly inspiring.

Hop on over to This and That to check out more before pics and see the breakdown of renovation costs if you don't believe us!

Related: The $30 Kitchen Makeover

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.