Proof that you don’t need bottomless pockets to transform your kitchen: Our favorite all-time budget kitchen remodels, maximum style edition.
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.
Above: In New Zealand, an interiors blogger and her drummer husband manage a kitchen revamp for $592.53.
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.
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).
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.
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”).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Above: Perhaps the most budget renovation of all: Before & After: The $350 DIY Kitchen Overhaul in Two Weekends.
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.
For more of our wallet-friendly favorites, see our posts:
- 11 Zero-Cost Room-Changing Ideas
- Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture
- 10 Easy Pieces: Best Budget Kitchen Faucets