Diary of a kitchen makeover

See how two homeowners turned a dark, cramped space into a party-friendly gem

Kitchen remodel, after
Thomas J. Story

After: Time pays off

We took our time choosing the materials, finishes, and appliances -- sometimes changing our selections several times.

We started with photographs of kitchens we liked; doodled out floor plans; gathered material samples.

The process of remodeling took about nine months, but we were physically without a kitchen for less than three.


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