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May 24, 2012
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In this Leather District loft renovation, the ONY architecture firm kept to a modest budget while updating the kitchen and creating custom built-in cabinetry.
The other side of the dining area in the Leather District loft.
Joe Sawyer in his newly renovated apartment on Boston's Lincoln Street.
The dining area and living area of Sawyer's loft.
Inside the newly renovated kitchen.
The apartment's small office area. The wall does not go all the way up to the ceiling.
Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe
A West Newton kitchen renovation by S+H Construction of Cambridge.
The West Newton kitchen renovation included new hardwood floors, cabinetry, and granite countertops. To save money, existing appliances – save for the dishwasher – were reused.
A kitchen renovation by Cambridge-based contractor Charlie Allen. “People are much more serious about the dollar figure they have to spend,” he says.