Side-By-Side Pic Shows How Far $100 Can Go When Revamping Your Apartment


How far do you think your next $100 can go if you're looking to renovate your place? According to one woman's testimony, the answer appears to be as far as taking care of one entire room.

According to Imgur user ElizaB, it took just two weeks and a Benjamin to get a drastically different look for her apartment's kitchen, which she chose to remodel after her roommate moved out.

Eliza wrote,

The original image of her kitchen looked dull and dim.


But after only two weekends of work, it looked bright and welcoming.


So, how exactly did she do it? Well, here's how Eliza broke it down for everyone.


Eliza got rid of the neutral, beige-like color of her kitchen and brought on a new, teal-ish color with a little help from Sherwin-Williams.


She then moved on to her cabinets, priming and painting the insides of the doors while they were still hanging, simply because she had a feeling that she might quit her renovation project prematurely.

Eliza wrote,

Clearly, though, she went through with the project.



So, when it was time to do the outside of the cabinets, she did some cleaning work and sanding. Of course, she brought on the Sherwin-Williams paint again.



Taking care of the floor turned out to be the most trying process for Eliza. First, she decided that she didn't want to spend over $1 per square foot. With that criteria, the Woodland Oak Style Selection planks at Lowe's did the trick.

She then chose a specific pattern that she wanted. But laying it down became the most complicated part.

Eliza wrote,

In the end, she found a way to make it happen. And the best part is, it didn't cost her an arm and a leg.

Citations: Imgur, Cosmopolitan