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My Love of Remodeling

Hello I'm Risa Lee. When my husband and I bought our first home, it was with the intention of doing some major remodeling. We liked the basic floor plan, and it was cheap, but other than that, nothing was right about the house. It took us a while to get started because neither of us had the time or the knowledge. Finally, there was a summer when he had a three-week vacation. Instead of going on a trip, we used our time and money to finally get started on our remodel. To our surprise, we both fell in love with amateur construction! We have since bought and remodeled a few other homes because we love it so much. We're in no way professionals, but please feel free to join in our love and experience in basic construction. Maybe you will learn something!

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3 Affordable Kitchen Remodel Ideas

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, there are several different routes that you can take. However, if you want to save money on your kitchen remodel, then there are some affordable ideas that may be good for you. This article will talk about 3 different ways that you can go about remodeling your kitchen for an affordable price.

Install New Lighting

If you are sick of the old lighting in your kitchen, then you can update it for a very affordable price. You can add a hanging light fixture above your sink and/or kitchen table, making it brighter and more personalized. You can choose from a basic hanging light or a chandelier that has classic appeal. If you don't want a hanging light, you can update your ceiling fixture to a light that will save more energy, create more light, or add personalized detail to your kitchen decor. 

Install An Island

Adding an island to your kitchen is an excellent addition to your kitchen because you are just going to need to pay for the cost of the island. This island can then be used for so many different things. An island is a great way to add more cabinet and drawer space into your kitchen, and it can also be used as a bar to sit at, as a new location for your kitchen sink and dishwasher, or whatever else you would like. In terms of aesthetic appeal, an island in your kitchen can give it a more completed and modern look. It is also a fairly simple and cost effective remodel, so it can be completed and you can be back in your kitchen in no time at all.

Redo Your Cabinets

If you are sick of the same old look of the wood cabinets in your kitchen, you can remodel them a couple of different ways. A great way to do this is to paint all of your cabinets. You can paint them a gorgeous white color, or you can paint them a sleek black color. Another great option is to have your cabinets stained. Whether your cabinets are dark or light in color, a stain can give them an entirely new look that will not take long to complete. Also, because you are just going to be paying for paint or stain, and painting items, and because you will be doing all of the labor yourself, the cost is very minimal.