Cost of renovation
: About $25,000 (excluding appliances)
: The remodeled kitchen has new cabinetry, hardwood floors, laminate countertops, tile backsplash, a center island, a new sink and faucet, and recessed and pendant lighting. The budget went further because Anundson's company, The OAR Group, which stands for "owner-assisted remodeling," allows homeowners to provide hands-on help with the renovation to help lower costs. Note that the $25,296 price tag excludes the cost of appliances, which the homeowner purchased separately.
Tip for homeowners
: For those with a budget under $25,000 for a kitchen remodel, Anundson recommends focusing on resurfacing the countertops with a quality laminate finish, installing new lighting (recessed and under-cabinet), adding a tile backsplash and replacing the sink and faucet.
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