There are many creative ways to pull together a remodel.
For this recent Hollywood Hills kitchen renovation, homeowners Renata Kanclerz and Lisa Coleman bought appliances and other materials on their own and then paid their contractor a flat fee for all labor and installation.
Here’s how much the homeowners paid for various features in this kitchen (not including installation):
GE undercounter refrigerator: $990
CaesarStone counters: $2,580
Lifestone floor tiles: $2,000
Viking range: $5,330
Range hood: $1,160
(Prices are approximate)