Steve and Sandy MillerWhere:
Grass Valley, CATheir story:
"Our kitchen was long overdue for a remodel. So we ripped it all out except the walls and fir floors. My wife, Sandy, then sketched plans for a new space.
"With her sketches and a stack of This Old House
magazines in hand for how-tos, I built all our birch cabinets in the basement. Sandy painted them a grassy green to play off the new, butter-hued butcher-block counters.
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Colorful cabinetry and space-saving storage create a cheery and efficient space. An embossed-metal backsplash adds vintage charm.