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DIY queen Kristan Cunningham’s rental, including a $1,000 kitchen makeover

By Debra Prinzing Kristan Cunningham, best known as one of the hosts of HGTV's "Design on a Dime," has learned a thing or two about money-saving renovations. When the interior designer and her longtime boyfriend, Scott Jarrell, moved into a Venice canal district house last year, they faced a challenge: how to make the space their own without investing a lot of money in a rental. The challenge started in the kitchen, where the couple gave themselves a $1,000 budget. For the complete story on Cunningham's renovation, click here. To see a breakdown of this renovation's budget, click here. And for Cunningham's tips on how to renovate cheaply, click here.
By Debra Prinzing

Kristan Cunningham, best known as one of the hosts of HGTV’s “Design on a Dime,” has learned a thing or two about money-saving renovations. When the interior designer and her longtime boyfriend, Scott Jarrell, moved into a Venice canal district house last year, they faced a challenge: how to make the space their own without investing a lot of money in a rental. The challenge started in the kitchen, where the couple gave themselves a $1,000 budget.

For the complete story on Cunningham’s renovation, click here.

To see a breakdown of this renovation’s budget, click here.

And for Cunningham’s tips on how to renovate cheaply, click here.
(Christina House / For The Times)

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