When was the last time a remodeling contractor advised you to spend a lot less money? This is usually as unrealistic as Kanye West trying to be polite or North Korea not making nuclear threats daily.
I am going to use examples of changes I made in my own house. I could have gone full throttle remodel (that rhymes and I do have my own fantastic crew) but that is not always necessary depending on what you are trying to accomplish and the budget you wish to spend (or not spend).
I’ll start with my kitchen. Rather than tear everything out down to the studs and take on the costly replacement of cabinets, flooring, backsplash etc, we just wanted an updated look from our original polished brass knobs, handles, hinges, door accessories – and boy did we have a lot of them (kitchen is a healthy size – did you ever count your knobs???).