Inspiration continued: ...We started by painting the dilapidated kitchen a light blue and replaced the cabinet hardware. We purchased clean steel appliances. The original counters were faux blonde wood, so we had the counters refinished to a neutral sand color. The floor was a dingy, white vinyl and we installed a beautiful dark wood laminate. The "lighting" was originally a bare bulb and we installed a modern track light. We did all the work ourselves, except for the counter resurfacing.
Tip: Buy appliances that work well and are beautiful. You want to use them if you like them. - Carisa