Not afraid to get their hands dirty, a creative couple on a budget transformed their Mission Viejo bungalow into a chic abode for their growing family.

New paint and furnishings have transformed the remodeled sitting room of the Burnett Bungalow. A jute rug adds an earthy touch to the boho-inspired space.

By the time lifestyle blogger Janelle Burnett and her husband George were ready to remodel their 2,000-square-foot bungalow in Mission Viejo, California, she was already two months pregnant.

$28,749
Labor
$3,119
Tiles
$6,750
Kitchen Cabinets
$2,100
Lighting & Ceiling Fans
$6,100
Countertops
$6,000
Electrical
$10,182
Furniture & Appliances
Grand Total: $63,000

Undaunted, she rolled up her sleeves and—with lots of help from Google and YouTube—dove headfirst into a gut renovation that finished just in time for the couple to welcome their daughter, Sienna.

Before: Despite the dark color palette and dated elements, the couple immediately saw the potential of the home.

Before: Despite the dark color palette and dated elements, the couple immediately saw the potential of the home. 

Sarah Tillman

Despite not having any previous experience, the couple transformed their home on a budget of just $63,000. From the entrance foyer and living room to the four bedrooms, the dynamic duo breathed new character into the dated home that was refreshed with modern and boho influences.

Before: High on the priority list was scraping off the popcorn ceiling and replacing the baseboards and crown moulding in the entrance foyer and sitting room.

Before: High on the priority list was scraping off the popcorn ceiling and replacing the baseboards and crown moulding in the entrance foyer and sitting room.

Sarah Tillman

New paint and furnishings have transformed the remodeled sitting room of the Burnett Bungalow. A jute rug adds an earthy touch to the boho-inspired space.

New paint and furnishings have transformed the remodeled sitting room of the Burnett Bungalow. A jute rug adds an earthy touch to the boho-inspired space.

Sarah Tillman

See the full story on Dwell.com: Budget Breakdown: A SoCal Couple Revamp Their Fixer-Upper For $63K

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