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A Stylish Rental Kitchen Makeover on a Tight Budget

by Jennifer Farley

A Stylish Rental Kitchen Makeover on a Tight Budget

This little kitchen was the remaining evidence of an attempted house flip gone bad. The old home had great bones, but a few serious structural issues, discovered once the previous owner/flipper opened up all the old walls. The kitchen became too much for them to handle, and that's when we stepped in. 

When we found the house, we knew most of the renovation budget would go behind the walls (plumbing, electrical, structural repairs), so the kitchen finishes would have to happen on a serious budget. As you can see, this space would need everything, from the floors up. We planned on renting this home, but I always believe in making things as homey and cute as possible. We stuck to our budget by going with stock cabinets, stock countertops, vinyl floors while keeping things bright and functional. And, if I may say so myself, I think it turned out great! Read on to see how we did it.   

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Amazing $1,500 Kitchen Reno

by DIY Maven

Amazing $1,500 Kitchen Reno

Countertop, backsplash, paint, lighting, flooring, curtains--the WORKS and all for $1,449.00. Except for the installation of the lighting, Vanessa and her boo did all of the work to their galley kitchen. In just a few weekends it went from dreary to cheery. And, did I

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Ginger's Major Mosaic Kitchen Makeover

by Mosaics By Ginger

Ginger's Major Mosaic Kitchen Makeover

Not everything is big in Texas…especially not my 650 square foot condo that I felt needed a little excitement.  Everyone knows the kitchen is the epicenter of one’s home (no matter how small), so I figured this would be the best place to create a piece of art that would inspire my cooking as well as conversation from my family and guests.

I ran across the idea of creating a backsplash using broken plates and glass.  As you see, starting small...

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part III: The Final Reveal

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

Our old kitchen

This week, I wrote about how our kitchen used to suck, and how we went through a tough DIY remodel to make it better. Today's the kitchen tour! So without further ado ... pretty pictures!

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Bruno & Alicia's Kitchen Makeover, Part II

by Bruno Bornsztein

It's Kitchen Month on Curbly! So Kelly, Melanie, and I will be doing a series of kitchen tours. We'll walk you through our kitchens, point out what we love and what we don't, and show how they got to be the way they are.

The never-ending kitchen remodel

After our daughter was born, we decided it was finally time to remodel our hideous kitchen. We planned to do most of it ourselves (well, "Alicia's brother's self", with some help from me). We planned on getting it done in six...

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How To: Frame Those Boring Bathroom Mirrors

by Craftmel

How To: Frame Those Boring Bathroom Mirrors

How many of us stumble into the bathroom in the mornings, flip on the light, and have to stare into a really boring builder mirror?  Forget the bed-head... That mirror is enough to make you want to crawl right back into those warm, welcoming blankets.  Fortunately, there's an easy DIY solution to that yawn-inducing mirror.

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