Who: Kelly B.
Where: Portland, Oreg.
When we purchased our 1911 foursquare, the kitchen was an unfortunate relic of the '70s. Our top three goals were to make the kitchen period appropriate, open and brighten up the space, and keep the budget under control. The bulk of the remodel was done in three months, which almost broke our backs, but we were racing against the arrival of our first child—and won (barely!).