Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 5

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 5

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4 to see how things kicked off! After finally getting the new countertops installed, the entire kitchen started feeling different. We now had the new design permanently installed, and we immediately felt the difference in adding twice the counter space to our small kitchen. And though we were enjoying the new feel immensely, there was still plenty of work to do. Free Dishwasher! Coming off our ridiculously awesome WIN with our free French-door stainless fridge, we also scored … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 4

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 4

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. Make sure to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 to see how things kicked off! We left off having just scheduled our granite countertop installation, and replacing the upper cabinets with the new ones from our garage. All the cabinets were hung and doors put on, things were looking GOOD! We also brought in our stainless, French door Samsung fridge that we scored for only $14! IT BARELY fit, but we put it in place and it looked OH SO GOOD! Things were really starting to pick up, and we had about 3 weeks to get ready for the new … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 3

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 3

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. Make sure to check out Part 1 and Part 2 to see how things kicked off! Getting Granite Countertops For Cheap! Yeah, I know, we have already ordered the solid surface countertop and scheduled the installation, but the day after we bought, Michelle finally got an email back from a wholesale granite place that gave us a RIDICULOUSLY cheap quote. It was hard to believe, so Michelle called them to make sure the numbers were correct. She even sent them the updated drawing, and yes, the quote was correct. Of course, we wanted to know WHY … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 2

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 2

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel On A Budget series. If you haven't checked out Part 1, hop on over HERE and see how we even got into this mess! The Two-Tone Kitchen We left off last time getting the plan finalized for our kitchen update. We had scored a free fridge, and were able to re-purpose the cabinets that had been (weirdly) installed in our garage for the past 5 years. The problem was that we didn't have the right cabinets to replace the lower ones in the kitchen, and the old cabinets were looking pretty rough. But, being the DIY genius that she is, Michelle came up with the … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 1

Kitchen Remodel On A Budget: Part 1

The thing is, we weren't even planning on remodeling the kitchen. Like at all. We were annoyed with how small it was, that's for sure. We bought the house to entertain, thrown fun parties and host BIG family holidays, but the kitchen has always been sorely lacking. Then everything changed. Buy Nothing Project: Free Fridge I've told you before about the Buy Nothing Project. I CANNOT OVERSTATE HOW MUCH TIME AND MONEY THIS GROUP HAS SAVED OUR FAMILY. We have saved a lot of time and money since joining the group a little over a year ago. We have been truly blessed by that group and … [Read more...]

Broken Doesn’t Mean Broken

Broken Doesn’t Mean Broken

Having been in the business of frugal for quite a while now, I think I take a few things for granted. There are habits that I've built over the years that I don't think twice about. Some are good, some are definitely bad (monetarily speaking). The bad ones I continue to work on month after month (food budget, miscellaneous expenses). The good ones seem to go on cruise control, but they are really they key to building a frugal lifestyle. One of those habits is looking at the world a little differently than most. Where others see broken, I see value. That Time With The Fridge I've … [Read more...]