Before & After: DIY Novices Transform a Dilapidated Kitchen

updated May 3, 2019
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(Image credit: Betsy Dominguez )

Betsy and Manny bought this 1920s “Kit House” in Savannah after outgrowing their 400 square foot studio apartment in Brooklyn. They remodeled the whole home (while respecting the home’s architectural charm), but the kitchen’s outdated and dilapidated vibes had to go. They ripped the cabinets out, stripping the the kitchen down to the studs. The result is a gorgeous space that fits their personalities and the architecture of the home!

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Betsy and Manny write in their complete house tour post:

“When we bought the house, it needed a lot of updating and repairing. The single biggest problem, though, was the kitchen. It had so many issues: terrible layout, dilapidated cabinets, sketchy wiring, acoustic tile ceiling, orangey laminate flooring, dated appliances — you name it. We were DIY-novices, but we realized that in order to get the kitchen we wanted while staying in budget, we needed to do the work ourselves. It was an arduous four-months, but we couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out.”

(Image credit: Betsy Dominguez )
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See more of their renovation and even a breakdown of their project costs for other DIYers (and even more projects!) on their Savannah Bungalow blog.

Thank you Betsy and Manny!