Professional blueprints and a deadline are always a good idea. But what if you have more time and how-to chops than cash? After 27 years and nine houses, Gregg and Nancy Alling were eager to redo the kitchen in their 1968 house in Toledo, Ohio, but couldn't do it all at once. Shown:
To-the-ceiling cabinets and trim, light-reflecting finishes, a built-in plate rack, a tiled toekick, and niches for the fridge, TV, and microwave add function and updated traditional style. Take a video tour
of this winning kitchen.Enter your finished kitchen in the 2012 Reader Remodel Contest
for your chance at cash prizes and a GMC Sierra truck.