Budget Breakdown

From kitchen renovations and tiny house builds to sweeping home renovations, this series illustrates how good design can be had for virtually any budget.

Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
Budget Breakdown: A Muddled Parisian Pad Gets a Sleek Makeover for $117K
By capturing natural light and adding svelte, custom furniture, JCPCDR rescues a dark, dated apartment in the 4th arrondissement.
- 8 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A Portland Designer Jazzes Up His ’50s Kitchen for Less Than $26K
Using humble materials like plywood and laminate in a smart way, Ben Ediger of design-build studio Spacecraft gives his tired kitchen a much-needed update.
Budget Breakdown: This Svelte Lakeside Retreat in Austin Cost Just $446K
An architect teams up with Faye and Walker to build a white gabled lake house overlooking Texas Hill Country.
Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K
Budget Breakdown: A Gloomy Apartment in Israel Does a Full 180 for $115K
Architect Michael Peled completely flips the layout of an apartment in Haifa to take advantage of treetop views.
- 9 months ago
Budget Breakdown: A Moldy Shed Becomes a Lively Backyard Hangout for Less Than $40K
Once a dilapidated garage, this flexible garden studio in Seattle now serves as an all-weather hub for a mother and daughter.
Budget Breakdown: A Playful, Postmodern ADU in Los Angeles Is Built for $249K
Bunch Design imagines a colorful, dynamic backyard dwelling that looks and feels larger than its 850 square feet.
Budget Breakdown: A Lakeside Retreat Goes From Groovy to Gorgeous for $450K
Dupont Blouin updates a family getaway in Québec while preserving its ’60s flair.