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The Biggest Mistake I Made During My Budget Kitchen Renovation

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Oct 12, 2018 01:08 AM
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by Dana McMahan last modified Oct 11, 2018

Anyone who's ever done a renovation on a budget knows that you have to find places to cut costs. Everything can't be a splurge, after all. When my husband and I redid our home's third floor to make it a full-time Airbnb, we were starting from scratch, so expensive things like HVAC systems ripped huge chunks out of our budget. I knew we had to restore the gorgeous original wood floors, and that meant another big expense. Despite pinching pennies and getting creative with things like a bathroom door that we made from a $20 vintage office door at Habitat ReStore, a cabinet from an architectural salvage shop, and going the IKEA way with the kitchen sink , we were scraping the bottom of the barrel when it came to the kitchen floor. READ MORE »





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