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Video: How to Remodel an Elegant Kitchen On a Budget

comments (1) October 21st, 2011 in Blogs
crussell colin russell, member

Video Length: 4:32


When designer/builder Alex Nerland showed his wife a dilapidated two-unit building he had just visited, she said that they had to buy it. Nothing in the building had ever been renovated, so the couple could start with a blank canvas. They decided that they would move into the upper unit, where the kitchen was buried in the back and the front contained a parlor and a "fainting room"—a feature peculiar to Victorian houses. One of their key decisions was to move the kitchen to the front of the house. For less than $10,000, they outfitted their new kitchen with a six-burner range, granite countertops, a refrigerator, a dishwasher, an oven hood, and various lights and fixtures. They looked for bargains online and at local big-box and outlet stores. Ultimately, they transformed a three-bedroom/one-bath flat into one with four bedrooms and 2-1/2 baths, and they grouped the living areas in the front and the bedrooms in the back.

Online members can read the Fine Homebuilding Magazine companion article, An Elegant Kitchen on a Budget.



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Comments (1)

SammyBrown SammyBrown writes: great idea on cardboard mockups - makes sense when designing a kitchen where there is a lot of points to consider like cupboard space, placing the electrical appliances. My friend's kitchen still has a cupboard that is massive in space, but uncomfortable to reach fully into as it is a corner unit and not much thought was given to reaching the far end of the cupboard.
Posted: 8:57 am on November 1st

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