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Thrifty Solutions for an Outdated Kitchen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.

Magazine Extra: Check out a list of additional kitchen cabinet sources.
From Fine Homebuilding190 , pp. 54-57