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...A Mini Reno Retrospective

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Home renovations are expensive! Kitchen renos, in particular, can break the bank. With the temptation of fancy upgrades and top-of-the-line appliances, it's nearly impossible to stick to a budget and achieve the look and functionality you're seeking.

The key is to skimp where you can, and spend more where it makes a difference. In this post, I'll share how we saved money on our kitchen remodel by using IKEA cabinets, and where we splurged to achieve a more custom look.

But first, a little background...

When we were house hunting, we really took to heart the old adage about buying the worst house i