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Renovating A Kitchen For Under $10,000

Switch up lighting or buy a new base-model stove.

For a quick, inexpensive kitchen update, consider these options:


  • Buy off-the-shelf cabinets with interior fittings
  • Paint old cabinets
  • Replace uppers with open shelving


  • Install new composite or butcherblock countertops


  • Install a simple backsplash
  • Replace light fixtures (opt for timeless pendants like this one)
  • Buy a new base-model freestanding fridge and/or stove

Research by Anna-Kaisa Walker. With files from Brian Gluckstein, Gluckstein Design; Tamara Robbins Griffith, Ikea Canada; Connie Braemer, Connie Braemer Design; Julie Charbonneau, De Poitiers; Shelley Penner, Penner & Associates Interior Design; Roman Cholasta, Interior Elements.

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