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10 Ways to Design a Custom Kitchen on a Budget


June 3, 2019


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  1. Lori Fitzgibbon says:

    This is lovely. I found this an thought what the heck I will see what she has done that is so different from everyone else. To my delight and surprise you actually made sense and most likely saved the most money with your planning and smart buys. We are getting ready to redo ours and I will use some of your tricks and tips to help.

  2. Tori Raddison says:

    It was a good idea to add under-cabinet trim pieces to make your kitchen look that much better! I want to get new cabinets for my kitchen but I don’t have a lot of money. Do you have an idea on how to get cheap cabinets?

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you!! I def think Ikea has the best value cabinets out there, but painting your existing cabinets is always an option. I’ve seen some really amazing renos on tight budgets that completely transform the existing cabinets with paint, hardware etc.. New lowers and open shelving on top is always less expensive too if you have other storage options or are a minimalist in the kitchen! Also think outside the box, like a vintage table as an island or incorporate other furniture or second-hand pieces!

  3. Access Doors and Panels says:

    Excellent explanation. Anyone can easily comprehend since it’s simple & focused. Keep up the great work!

  4. Amanda Coup says:

    We are getting ready to put on an addition. We have a GE oven from the 50’s that I adore the color and it will be moving into the new kitchen. (Cooks to exact temp not to mention). Would fit right in with your backsplash tiles. I was wonder about your floor. Is it hardwood or a vinyl plank? Could you give me the scoop please. Thanks so much! Btw your kitchen and house are amazing!! Not to mention we are a house of gingers as well ????

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much! The floor is hickory with a stain and wax finish. It’s held up really well over the years (hickory is a fairly hard wood). Good luck with your renovation!

  5. Teresa Alto says:

    Great information!! Thank you!

  6. Yvonne says:

    I love your kitchen backsplash. Can you provide the name of the color from Daltile?
    Thank you

  7. vibeke wessel says:

    What is the size of your Island ?

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