Thrifty Solutions for an Outdated Kitchen
Challenged by a tight budget, a contracting couple finds five affordable ways to gain luxury, convenience, and space
Kitchen renovations can be among the most costly projects a homeowner can undertake. When Sarah Shideler and her contractor husband, Bill, decided to update the kitchen in their ranch house, they focused on five key factors to control costs: Add space and light without building an addition; don't move the plumbing; keep the countertops uncluttered; buy ready-to-assemble cabinets; and consider a variety of countertop materials. By sticking to this strategy, the Shidelers stayed within their budget of $40,000 and now have a contemporary, light-filled kitchen.
From Fine Homebuilding190
, pp. 54-57
November 1, 2007