Million Dollar-Style Remodel on a Budget
See how these homeowners took inspiration and ideas from million dollar mansions and made them work in their small kitchen on a budget of $10,000.
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Balancing a Budget
By taking tips and tricks from the million dollar houses nearby, a newlywed couple completed a total kitchen makeover for less than $10,000. The couple’s 1920s bungalow is fondly referred to as “the quaint house.” While the kitchen budget might have been somewhat limited, the new kitchen certainly doesn't lack style or function.
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While many changes were made to the kitchen, the original floor plan stayed the same. However, cabinetry, appliances, and surfaces were all updated. A design choice that saved loads of money was installing ceramic tile on the floor instead of laminate or hardwood floors.
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Honed-granite tiles near the sink were a budget conscious decision for the countertops instead of using slab granite. While an expensive farmhouse sink was the ideal, the couple opted for a clean, stainless-steel alternative that kept their budget on track.
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Choosing to have custom cabinetry allowed more options to maximize space in the kitchen. Features like a microwave niche give the room a personalized feel and maximize precious space.
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The range is surrounded by a butcher-block that is the same height. Since the range and countertops are the same height, the island seems bigger than it actually is. The butcher-block adds valuable prep space, as well as a spot for buffet-style dining.
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Reproduction schoolhouse pendants have a vintage feel that is a perfect complement to the 1920s home. The pricey pendants were one of the few splurges with the remodel. Other more expensive touches included the faucet and custom cabinetry.
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Sticking to a neutral color palette instantly seems to add space to a small kitchen. To incorporate color, small doses of yellow add life to the gray and black color scheme.
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