Who: Monica N
Where: Eugene, Oreg.
When we bought this house, the kitchen was a major eyesore with the bright yellow countertops, checkerboard linoleum, dark cabinets, ugly 70's wallpaper, and tight layout. This kitchen was 13x15 feet, but seemed much smaller due to all things noted. With a VERY small budget (we are remodeling the whole 4,500-square-foot house) to transform this dreary kitchen into a chef's dream, I had to make every dollar have an impact.