"Everyone says the kitchen should be the heart of the home, but in ours, it's the bowels." That's what Kitchn reader Rebecca wrote to us about her pre-renovation kitchen. Over time her 1958 kitchen had accumulated a long list of undesirables, including broken oven knobs and a dishwasher that when open blocked the dining room walkway. It was "all shabby, without the chic."
Finally, she and her husband remodeled the space to better suit their busy family of five. Here's what it looks like now: