Elizabeth's Bold, Under-$500 Kitchen Makeover
Location:St. Louis, Missouri
How many people live in home:Two: Me, my barber husband, (and two cats, Tia and Zoe)
What makes your small kitchen so cool?
1. The small size makes it easy and quick to put dishes away. 2. The small size allows for a bolder statement since there is so little of it (black cabinets). 3. The small space gives my barber husband excuses to "bump" into me or sneak in a grope as he squeezes past me (this is the best reason of all).
One challenge you overcame in your small kitchen, or a good resource you've found.
How to stay within my $500 budget and redo my entire kitchen! Paint and elbow grease was the answer. I painted the floor, the counter tops, the cabinets, and the walls. I found a $50 sink at Habitat for Humanity, the faucet for $120 at Home Depot, and Boos butcher block for the top of my dishwasher for only $35! My entire kitchen make-over came in about $497.
Favorite Meal to Cook in Kitchen
I LOVE my vintage stove and my Boos block counter top. So chopping up mushrooms for my Rustic Cream of Mushroom soup and slowly cooking the soup while baking bread is the best. And the reward is hearing my barber husband yell out, "Something smells great in here!" as he walks in from a hard day on his feet.
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