Cost effective rehabs kitchens and baths

Hello friends,
Can anyone recommend any sites and/or resources for best designing and estimating kitchen and bath remodels on a budget? The goal is to rehab investment homes cost effectivly and maximize return on dollars spent. I'm looking for design choices that will update many older kitchens and baths (1960 - 1980), covering everything from cabinets, to flooring, plumbing, and lighting.
Thanks.
Jimbo
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So in other words, you are asking all of us how you can "hose" the customers that purchased your cheaply "fixed up"/"covered up" homes so you can make a small fortune while dumping an inferior finished product? Do your own damn homework you cheap rehabber. Bubba
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What I did with my 60s era ranch home (now a rental) was to pull out all of the bathroom fixtures, and replace them with new, mid-range white fixtures and white and chrome cabinets and towel bars. Painted the walls white, didn't do anythign with the terazzo floors. This gave the baths a neat, neutral and clean look. I did some poking around at the high end style stores (restoration hardware, mainly) and then duplicated the look I liked with stuff from Home Depot. The thing you want to keep in mind is to keep everything neutral. White and cream are great. Every tenant can imagine her/his furniture and things in a neutral room. For the kitchen, I did the same thing: kept the cabinets, but painted the interiors white to freshen the look, and replaced the hardware with fun knobs. I upgraded the fridge/stove and dishwasher with mid-range white appliances, put in a nice secondhand farmer's sink (again, white) and left the countertops alone. By replacing the easy-to-purchase stuff, the kitchen looked modern and neutral, and I didn't have to do the expensive replacement of cabinets or counters.
Hope that helps.
Donna
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