When Reese Lackey remodeled the kitchen in his 1927 Hollywood Hills house, he wasn’t worried about his tastes as he planned to flip the newly purchased house for a profit.
His main goal was to create a luxury-looking kitchen for as little money as possible.
The task would be formidable: The kitchen had virtually no charm with its plain wooden cabinets and counters covered by white tile with dark grout. The spectacular canyon and city views were framed with a tacky louvered window.
For the floors, he used travertine marble tile that he got at a bargain. For the counters, slab granite. The jalousie window was replaced with a French casement.
So why was Reese’s kitchen so inexpensive? That’s because he kept the old cabinets, simply painting them and adding cool hardware. What an amazing transformation. Oh, yeah, one more thing: Reese liked the remodeled house so much that he decided to stay.
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