Before you start your kitchen remodel, you have to set a budget. Remodeling costs vary depending on a variety of factors. We show you how to get a great-looking space that fits yours.
How much does the average American spend on a major kitchen remodel? According to a 2006 report by the trade publication Remodeling, about $54,000 -- and that's just the midrange makeover. The average price of an upscale kitchen was a cool $107,973.
If your makeover budget falls short, don't despair. With careful planning and savvy choices, it is possible to create a beautiful new kitchen for much less. Here's our guide to what you can accomplish with $5,000, $15,000, $25,000, or $50,000.
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