Kitchen update
From Drab to Fab: How To Do It
  • Plastic cabinets—out of here! It was replaced with beautiful solid maple cabinetry from Thomasville.
  • No more plastic inserts either. Real glass panes show off fine china or colorful dishes.
  • The fake marble counters were removed, in favor of a custom-made Corian countertop.
  • Old, run-down appliances aren't just ugly—they can be a hazard as well. The kitchen is now decked out with shiny new GE stainless steel Profile appliances.
  • Outdated and unattractive linoleum tile was pulled up and replaced with gorgeous hardwood flooring. It's pretty and practical, since it's resilient and cleans well.
  • A clunky cabinet overpowered a cluttered dining area. It was removed to make way for a built-in wall unit and a new table where the whole family can enjoy a meal together.
  • An adjoining family room was re-done as well. Mismatched sofas were replaced with coordinating pieces, and where there was once pink carpeting—hardwood floors.
  • Dark paneling came off the walls in favor of a light neutral paint, making the room look bigger and brighter.
  • A media cabinet keeps all the electronics in one place, and keeps tangled wiring out of little ones' hands.