Category Archives: Cost Savings Tips

Primer on Kitchen Cabinets, Part 2

In Primer on Kitchen Cabinets – Part 1, we outlined some of the current trends in cabinet design. In this Part 2, we’re going to get specific about the various elements of cabinets, typical dimensions and measurement rules-of-thumb, and a buying guide – what you can expect to pay at differing levels of construction design and complexity. Continue reading Primer on Kitchen Cabinets, Part 2

12 Kitchen Improvements that Don’t Break the Bank

I love to help homeowners make the hub of the house function and look better without breaking the bank with these 12 simple, inexpensive tips. Not every home owner can splurge on a total upscale kitchen redo, now pegged on average at $111,000, according to the latest Cost vs. Value Report from Remodeling magazine. Many home owners don’t even have the funds for a minor kitchen remodeling project, which is placed at around $20,000.

But a lack of funds isn’t necessarily the only issue. Even home owners with fat wallets and a love of congregating and cooking in a stylish kitchen may not want to invest so much, given the up-and-down nature of today’s housing market. Specifically, two factors are holding back home owners from taking on kitchen redos: Continue reading 12 Kitchen Improvements that Don’t Break the Bank