These tricks helped her save so much money on her kitchen and bathroom remodels. 

By Katie Holdefehr
June 11, 2018

When Stacy K. Allen, a photographer and blogger behind Mountainside Home, decided to renovate her kitchen and add on an extra bathroom to her home in Cahaba Heights, Alabama, she knew she had to get creative. Sharing a 1,400-square-foot, 1950's-style ranch home with her husband Jarrod, two kids (Jude and Eva), a dog, and a cat, Stacy wanted to create a stylish, family-friendly space, but for a fraction of the cost of a designer home renovation.

The solution? She and her husband (who happens to be an industrial designer) decided to "hack the system." By hacking supplies from big box stores, making friends with the pros, and finding affordable alternatives to their favorite materials, they were able to get their dream kitchen and bathroom—while staying within their budget. The next time you're planning a home remodel, keep these thrifty remodeling hacks in mind. 

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