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Kitchn readers Jennifer and Sara recently renovated their kitchen, doing most of the work themselves on evenings and weekends. "We were without a functional kitchen for 10 days," Jennifer told us. But the end result was worth it: say goodbye to these dingy countertop and cabinets, and see the new kitchen below!

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Such an improvement! The couple developed the design, purchased, assembled, and replaced all the cabinets themselves. In the process they also removed a wall to give them more countertop space, and installed new appliances and that pretty olive backsplash! (Which we especially like.)

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They did have to hire an electrician to install new lighting, and a contractor to install the new countertops.

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Looks like a lovely place to cook now!

Thanks so much for sharing, Jennifer and Sara!

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