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
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(Images: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn/This Old House)