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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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives Budget Kitchen Remodel Gem Adams Blackbird

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

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives Oonagh Ryan Architecs Kitchen Staudenmaier Remodelista 4

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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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).

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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”).

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives Brad Sherman Workshop Mobile Commons kitchen Remodelista 1

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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives Our Home Stories Ikea kitchen Remodelista 5B

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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives Trollhagenco The Schoolhouse Kitchen Remodel

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

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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.

13 Favorite CostConscious Kitchen Remodels from the Remodelista Archives 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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