Alex's Under $8000 Remodeled Kitchen

Small Cool Kitchens 2011

NAME: Alex LOCATION: Washington D.C. SIZE: 70 square feet WHY MY SMALL KITCHEN IS COOL: Our kitchen is cool because it was all DIY save the granite install. And it was done on a tight $8k budget. It's still small, but a million times more functional than the mid-90s kitchen it replaced.

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