Kitchen after one weekend

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The kitchen receives its most dramatic overhaul after Boyd takes one weekend to add personality and function to the room:

Shelve It: Easy-to-install Ikea wall shelves are the quickest fix for any space that's short on storage, Boyd says. They're a practical yet decorative touch: Hung high, they emphasize the ceiling's height.

New Light: Boyd replaced Elizabeth's slightly outdated pendant fixture with a more contemporary Ikea Stockholm pendant lamp, hung at the perfect height to cast an intimate glow over the new dining area.

Show It Off: Boyd used the new shelves to spotlight a few of Elizabeth's pieces, like a set of glass canisters and a handsome tray. "The shelves are great for organization, but the display gives the room a bit of texture and personality, too," he says.