Kitchen & BathA Friend of mine asked me: “How would I be able to remodel my kitchen on a shoestring budget?” So, here are my do’s and don’ts of remodeling on a shoestring budget:

 

Do:
-Invest your money on quality products that will last you the life of your kitchen.

– Make sure you are installing products in the right order.
I.E.: Don’t put in a new backsplash or countertop if you are not sure you want to keep your cabinetry more than 2-3 more years.

-look at the high-end brands to get ideas then find the “look alike” option. You pay a lot of money for brand names.

Don’ts:
– Don’t go with the lowest price or bid. (Many times they are low for a reason)

-Think you have to do it all at once. Breaking your project up into stages will help you save money.

– Get over your head on DIY projects. That faux painted cabinetry looks much easier on YouTube than in real life.

 

 

Project getting over your head? Is your budget still getting you down?   Check out my blogs (Pt 1 & Pt 2) on creating a budget and my DIY ebook ….  For some extra help.

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