Have you ever watched the show Renovation Realities on the DIY network? If you are thinking about renovating your kitchen, I would encourage you to watch a few episodes. The show films do-it-yourself couples who are planning and executing a renovation themselves without the help of professionals. When the couples run into problems, the show simply films on the disaster unfolding in progress. You certainly get to learn from other peoples mistakes. Some jobs never get competed, others are a hit, and some are just disasters.
My husband and I lived in a rental when we were first married, and were offered a management position taking care of the various rentals. The owner was extremely good to us, and allowed us to remodel the kitchen (without any experience!) He was willing to foot the bill for new low cost (Read More.....)