By Gene and Katie Hamilton
A kitchen is often the busiest place in a home so it's a likely candidate for a makeover. But that doesn't mean everything in the kitchen has to be upgraded or replaced. Sometimes a minor change can become a major improvement. Maybe your cabinets just need to be painted instead of replaced? Perhaps a new tile backsplash will transform the room? Use these estimates for cabinet and counterotp upgrades to compare hiring a professional with doing it yourself. Let's hope you can give your kitchen a facelift without taking out a second mortgage.
To find out what these improvements cost and learn what's involved click on the project links. You'll find how much it costs to do it yourself compared with hiring a contractor. Adjust the cost to where you live by entering your ZIP Code in the cost box.