Budget Kitchen Remodel
September 27, 2005 1:55 PM Subscribe
Budget kitchen remodel advice for someone at that "too clueless even to know what I don't know" stage.
posted by kmel to home & garden (14 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am embarking on a kitchen remodel after a water leak ruined the floors and bottom cabinets. Insurance money + what I already had saved for the project = $8000. I'm really only expecting this to cover the cabinets and (hopefully) the contertop, sink, and fixtures. The footprint will not change and there will be no new appliances. No lighting change or fancy floors until the budget is replenished.
My husband and I would like to DIY where possible, but I can't see our skills extending much beyond the demolition stage.
The general consensus seems to be that this budget is impossibly small. But we have to do something
about the water damaged cabinets and now-bare concrete floors. we are not high-end, granite everything people, our tastes are more like funky linoleum
So ... advice on doing this kitchen remodel? I'd like to hear everything from cabinet brands and countertop ideas to managing the timeline to hiring professionals.