Thursday, June 3, 2010

Frugal renovations





So you want to renovate your kitchen but you don't want to spend a lot of money. What you've got isn't bad, it's just worn out and boring-looking.

You've got a lot of other house projects that are in much more dire straits but given that you're a big cook and the kitchen is where you spend a lot of your time, you're antsy for a change. That being said, the renovation costs would have to be really low.

So how do you do it?

Well, how about a little inspiration for starters. A Country Farmhouse took a fairly ugly kitchen and turned it into something they can smile about with the help of some clever thinking. The owners bought three long slabs of butcher block from IKEA (cost: $240 total) and stained them to give off a lovely rich hue. Brilliant, right? I'm contemplating doing the same now in the coming months.

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