When my husband and I bought our home, we always knew that the kitchen had to go. Ugh. Everything was extremely out of date, and it was way too closed off from the rest of the house. Cooking in there was hot and cluttered. Nearly two years later we finally did it! Well, really an engineer and contractor did it, but you know what I mean. The cost was always what held us back, and it wasn't cheap, but now when it's all paid for and done, it's absolutely worth every penny. Our whole house has changed, and the kitchen, which we hated, is now the crown jewel.
See all the before and after photos after the jump.