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Simplify and Enjoy


Feb 11, 2020

We’re planning on renovating our kitchen, but we don’t want to break our budget. Is it possible to have a designer kitchen on an IKEA budget? We’ll find out today! 

Kitchen Reno on a Budget

One of our big goals for 2020 is finally updating our kitchen. When we moved into our house four years ago, we knew there were going to be some projects. 

While the house definitely had some great bones and had a timeless quality to them, there were rooms that felt a bit…well dated. 

You got the stylish parquet floor in the dining room butting up against the dingy tile in the kitchen. 

While a kitchen update is in itself a challenge, there are some factors that came into play to require some more creativity with both the budget and design. 

For one, our original plan was to work on the kitchen this winter and then come summer we were going to buy a replacement commuter car for my husband. 

There’s a lot to juggle and besides having a kitchen we love, we also want to keep it affordable. 

Today Barret Teague, Consumer Lending Analytics Manager at Coastal Credit Union, is going to help us crunch the numbers. 

In this episode we’ll look at:

  • How to figure your kitchen budget + ways to finance your remodel
  • Finding a wonderful contractor  
  • Ways you can save and make your dollars go further

Let’s get started! 

Resources to Make Your Home Renovation Project More Affordable

If you’re planning on doing a home renovation project and you want to keep it stylish and affordable, here are some resources to check out! 

Thank You to Our Partner Coastal

Support for this podcast comes from Coastal Credit Union!

If you’re living in the Raleigh Durham area and you’re at the stage where you’re planning and saving up for your home project, you really want to check out Coastal.  

Besides having competitive rates with savings, they also have loan options for home improvements, including a home equity line of credit (HELOC)!  

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Music Credit

Like the music in this episode? Music is by Lee Rosevere and Audiio.