Renovate for Under $1000: The $967 Kitchen Remodel

Renovate for Under $1000: The $967 Kitchen Remodel

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Faith Durand
Feb 17, 2010

When it comes to kitchen renovation, how far can $1000 go? Can you make over a kitchen in need of substantial work for under $1000? This homeowner definitely showed it could be done, with some smart purchases and with his own hard work. Take a look at where he spent his money.

The really big savings in this kitchen remodel came from the condo-owner's hard work. He actually removed all the cabinets and refinished and painted them. Then he rehung them — not an easy task for the average homeowner! But if you do have those skills this is an inspiring re-do.

The rest of his budget was spent on new laminate countertops, fresh paint for the walls and cupboards, new light fixtures, cabinet pulls, a new faucet, and a glass tile backsplash.

The backsplash was by far the single most expensive item, coming in at $400. Again, the homeowner did the work himself, with a wet saw that made cutting tiles easy.

This really demonstrates again how much money you can save if you have the skills and time to do renovation work yourself.

Read the full article: The $967 Kitchen Revamp at This Old House

Related: Kitchen Tour: Ashley Ann's $500 Light and Lovely Remodel

(Images: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn/This Old House)

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