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13 Favorite Cost-Conscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives

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13 Favorite Cost-Conscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives

January 16, 2017

Proof that you don’t need bottomless pockets to transform your kitchen: Our favorite all-time budget kitchen remodels, maximum style edition.

Beatrice Valenzuela Kitchen

Above: In their Echo Park ranch house, Beatrice Valenzuela and Ramsey Condor add a touch of glamour to modular ash shelving with brass fixtures. See more in Kitchen of the Week: An Echo Park Kitchen Revived, Budget Edition.

Budget Kitchen Remodel Gem Adams Blackbird

Above: In New Zealand, an interiors blogger and her drummer husband manage a kitchen revamp for $592.53.

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Above: A Santa Monica loft employs wallet-friendly tricks: clear-sealed plywood floors, a backsplash of affordable six-inch matte tiles, Ikea’s Ringskar faucet, and a statement-making (but inexpensive) paper lantern as chandelier. See Kitchen of the Week: A Budget Kitchen in a Santa Monica Rental Loft.

2 Glassel Park Boat House by Lisa Cole

Above: With narrow strand board shelving and a donated Caesarstone countertop, the kitchen in LA’s Glassell Park Boathouse is small-space and budget friendly. See A Budget Renovation for a Stylish LA Guest House (Available for Rent).

Abbey Hendrickson Aesthetic Outburst DIY Beadboard Backsplash

Above: An 1881 upstate New York farmhouse full of 1970s cliches (including an avocado green theme) gets a fresh coat of paint and new fixtures in Kitchen of the Week: A DIY Kitchen Overhaul for Under $500.

Justine Hand Kitchen by Jersey Ice Cream Co

Above: In Rehab Diary: Dream Kitchen for Under $3,000, Justine revamped her previously “orange-hued” space, thanks to Jersey Ice Cream Co. (and an unexpected “tax return windfall”).

Ann Stephenson Fire Island A-Frame, Photo by Kate-Sears

Above: This galley kitchen in a tiny A-frame on Fire Island utilizes Ikea components and simple white curtains in Steal This Look: A Cheap and Cheerful Fire Island Kitchen, Summerhouse Edition.

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Above: An unexpected solution in a budget-conscious Brooklyn office kitchen: chipboard. See more in Kitchen of the Week: The Stylishly Economical Kitchen, Chipboard Edition.

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Above: A photographer and a food stylist create a stylish kitchen in an abandoned German apartment thanks to eBay and Ikea finds—and wood from the backyard. Read more at Kitchen of the Week: A DIY Ikea Country Kitchen for Two Berlin Creatives.

Food52 Kitchen Designed by Brad Sherman

Above: For the spacious staff kitchen in Food52’s New York City office, designer Brad Sherman bleached wooden countertops and sourced shelf brackets from Amazon.

Trollhagenco The Schoolhouse Kitchen Remodel

Above: Perhaps the most budget renovation of all: Before & After: The $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends.

House for Mother Plywood Open Shelves Kitchen Forstberg Ling

Above: In Sweden a barnlike kitchen is complete with repurposed crates as an ad-hoc pantry. See more in Kitchen of the Week: A Cost-Conscious Kitchen in Sweden.

Joshua Tree Casita Airbnb Black Kitchen Cabinets Kate Sears

Above: A southwest-style Joshua Tree casita (available for rent) features DIY leather cabinet pulls and Home Depot cabinetry.

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