We remodeled our own personal kitchen on a below-average budget ($119/sqft) using IKEA cabinets and Walnut Studiolo leather drawer pulls and handles.

During the process, we learned that a few big design compromises kept us on budget and schedule, while freeing us up to splurge on a few important design details that are now our favorite features! We also share a few tips we learned to make DIY kitchen planning easier. All in all, we managed to come in under budget and on schedule thanks to careful planning and a willingness to compromise. This is what we did:

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Not too big, not too small, our new Tilikum Medium leather handle is sized just right. Continue reading