Back in 2008 Kitchn reader Deb bought a cottage in Chester, Nova Scotia that needed a ton of work. "When I bought the house the kitchen was a disaster and pretty gross," she wrote to us. "The laminate floor, ancient appliances, lack of cupboards and brown paneling weren't going to cut it."
But she was determined to make "this strange kitchen with a horrible layout" into a charming cooking space! See how she transformed it: