Cost-Cutting Kitchen Remodeling Ideas
There's a new breed of homeowners redefining the way homes are built: creative individuals who thrive on the challenge of finding inexpensive materials and using them in innovative ways. Here are the results of 10 kitchen renovations.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionThis couple turned their cabinets various ways to create the look of custom cabinetry.
In Lady Lake, Fla., homeowners Holly and Judd Dickerson came up with some innovative ways to make their kitchen look custom without breaking the bank. They spent about $24,000 on standard cabinets created by a national manufacturer, but they turned a few of them sideways and added shelving to make them look custom. Instead of expensive tile or granite, they bought wire safety glass at a local hardware store, had a glass shop cut it to size and then Judd installed it as a backsplash. The cost for the glass: about $11 per square foot.