We'd love it if we all had unlimited funds to restore our old houses. But since most of us don't, we've got to go with Plan B: Get creative, and make every dollar count. And sometimes that's not such a bad thing—as one of our contributors once pointed out, an unlimited cash flow could lead to over-renovation. Small budgets, on the other hand, force you to focus on what your house really needs. These five articles offer up some great ideas for making the most of limited budgets, from cost-cutting tips to insight on where to splurge to how others have tackled it.
Bungalow on a Budget
If you keep it simple, you can restore a period home on a modest budget.
Makeover For a Modest Kitchen
How we achieved a bungalow-era kitchen— on a budget, and without sacrificing authenticity or style.
Kitchen Renovation Costs: Planning a Budget
Learn how to decide, when to save, and where to splurge with these tips on how to cut the cost of your kitchen renovation.
Planning A New Addition
Adding on to an existing house can be tricky. These architects dealt with previous bad additions, cramped layouts, and setback requirements.
Save, Repair, or Replace?
Knowing what to save, what to repair, and what to replace (or replicate) is the key to increasing the longevity and comfort of your treasured home.