I think it was the show Designer’s Challenge where they would show the room to be updated, list the problems and improvements that they would like to make, and then the host (was it Chris Harrison?) would say something like, “And, the couple would like to do it all on a $85,000 budget.” I don’t know about you, but it would sometimes leave me feeling irked. For many of us, that kind of budget isn’t “in the budget.”
So, when one of my readers recently emailed me her kitchen makeover, I asked if she would share the costs for each improvement. I thought it was a good example of how to spend your money in the right places to achieve maximum results.
This is Courtney’s finished kitchen:
This, paired with the glass cabinets, brightens things up instantly. I also love adding a lamp (or two) to kitchens, when possible.
Do you have a recent room makeover with before and after pictures that you would like to share? I’ll be sharing reader room updates from time to time. Email me here and tell me about it.