Camille’s Blog of the Week – Budget Remodel

July 28, 2016

With help from friends, an interior designer and her husband refresh an efficient, timeless home in Portland for $15,000

Last year interior designer Annie Wise and her husband, Eric, an engineer for Amtrak, decided to refresh their 1954 home in northeast Portland, Oregon, on an extremely strict budget. They did most of the work themselves, spending just $15,000 revamping the kitchen, living room and dining room.

“Our goal was to try to renovate the house to its former glory but add a more modern twist on things,” Annie says. “But it was important that we match the existing finishes and give it a timeless look. We didn’t want to go too modern or too vintage.”