AT reader Angie is gearing up for a kitchen remodel--on a budget. Here's what she wrote in to us:
I think I should win the award for "Most Hideous Kitchen". I recently had an estimate done and the contractor said the kitchen would cost at least $15,000-$20,000 to renovate. The amount is not astronomical but it is an amount I do not have. Do my fellow readers and bloggers have any suggestions?
After checking out the photos posted on your blog, we're thinking that the biggest issue are the cabinets. There's a couple things you could do to update those, depending on what kind of style you're going for. Painting them white and adding hardware would definitely lighten up the space; or if you are organized and like the modern open shelf look, you could pry off the doors and paint the shelves.
Anyone have any other suggestions or tips for Angie?