The Hunter Barnhouse by Danielle and Ely Franko kitchen with wood cabinets

Budget Breakdown: A DIY Couple Turn an Aging Barn House Into a Dreamy Catskills Getaway for $55.6K6/19

After combing through kitchen cabinets and finding nothing appealing that would fit their budget, Danielle and Ely decided to build everything themselves with lumber from the hardware store—sanding, staining, and sealing each piece. The countertops are plywood, as is the range hood surround.

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