Who: Kat W.
Where: Southern, MD
Our kitchen looked like it fell out of the 1980s with its pinkish pickled melamine cabinets, mauve laminate countertops, and an unattractive ceramic tile floor. When we bought our home, we had grand plans to tear the roof off and make it into a low country home. After we got the estimates back, we realized that if we did such a major renovation, we wouldn't have room left in the budget to create the kitchen we really wanted.