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3 Kitchen Makeovers, 3 Budgets

Smart strategies to help you get more for your money in the kitchen.

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Photo 4 of 11If a new triple-rack dishwasher like this one from Maytag or a convection oven will make life easier, take the plunge and invest in that new appliance.

$15K or Under: Appliances(4 of 11)

Kitchen Makeover Strategy #1
Budget: Under $15,000

If your existing appliances work well, forgo new, costly replacements. "Consider putting a new panel over your current refrigerator door," Costa suggests. But don’t squander the potential to increase the kitchen’s functionality for the sake of cost, she adds.

$15K TIP: Creating a focal point in the kitchen goes a long way. Renew your kitchen sink by replacing your chrome-finish faucet with an antique bronze farmhouse style, for example, or personalize that shelf over the window by adding a collection of Depression-era glass vases.

Next Photo: $40K or Under: Cabinets

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