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Functional Family Kitchen

This 1920s house in Seattle had a 1960s-style kitchen. It needed more character and function and the homeowners wanted space for a family-size table, so they hired a framer to knock out a dividing wall and enclose a small back porch. They splurged on hiring a pro to make custom cabinets and did everything else—including hanging the cabinets—themselves. "The kids even helped us wiggle the last one in place. They also helped choose the floor pattern," said homeowner Linh-Co Nguyen.

See more of this family's DIY transformation in A Handsome Kitchen That Handles Hard Knocks.
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