Amazing $5,000 Kitchen Makeover
With a mere $5,000 put aside, Sandy launched a penny-wise makeover that gave the space a dishwasher, a modern sink, a new stove and fridge, fresh paint, and extra storage. Now, the whole family is more efficient in the kitchen. The result? "We have more time for hiking, bike riding, and the beach."
Inexpensive Ikea shelves make filing away dishes easier. "None of my three boys can say, 'I don't know where it goes,' " Sandy says. A collection of wavy green ceramics from R. Wood in Athens, Georgia, adds interest.