The former owners loved their DIY projects, but the kitchen paid the price.
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Lauren Lake: This kitchen has gone from a tacky task and do it yourself disaster, to a warm inviting functional space, I love it.
Cathy Zavacki: I can't believe this is our new kitchen. I absolutely love everything about it. It's such a fantastic space.
Female Speaker: We transformed this DIY dayglo kitchen into a highly functional cozy country cottage space. And we just barely stayed under our budget of $30,000-$40,000. The grand total of $39,850 went towards new maple mocha beadboard cabinets or some oil rubbed bronze appliances, warm golden granite countertops, and earthy ceramic tile backsplash, new kitchen doors, a stunning marble tile floor, a new lighting design and of course, all that labor.
Tim Zavacki: Lauren definitely hit the nail in the head with this one in, and it truly is something that kitchen with the rest of the house.
Cathy Zavacki: It actually makes you feel like a brand new house, there is everything we love about it.
Tim Zavacki: All I can say is there is no more guava jam, there is no more teal, there is no more red, there is no more --
Cathy Zavacki: Mismatch coloring.
Tim Zavacki: Mismatch colors, yes.
Cathy Zavacki: It's gorgeous, the butter cream icing color to the deep brown.
Tim Zavacki: My favorite part of the whole kitchen is the maple cabinets. From what we have before, this is just a grand improvement from the matching hood to the beadboard and my truly favorite part of the whole cabinet is the drawers that you can not slam, it truly is amazing.
Cathy Zavacki: My favorite part about the kitchen is the appliances. First of, they all match, the oil rubbed bronze is gorgeous. But the one I really can't wait to use, the double oven. It even has built-in recipes. I decide to push the button and go.
Tim Zavacki: I wasn't really sure what the pop really was and this is amazing. It's excellent and I like how it just fits in with the cooktop.
Cathy Zavacki: I really love this touch door that you and Jeff made. I really love the safety aspect now for the basement that you can keep the flow and you need it to call down where you could.
Tim Zavacki: This is a functioning door. It's awesome, it works. You can open it up, you can shut it, you can lock it, it's not seal shut.
Cathy Zavacki: It's like a dream come.
Tim Zavacki: It really is. This granite is truly amazing, it just unites everything together.
Cathy Zavacki: It just flows all the way back into the corner. We gain so much and it's stunning. I'm so excited we got rid of that, full blacksplash, this is fantastic. The color is gorgeous. It actually draws your eyes to make it look even deeper here.
Tim Zavacki: It doesn't look like a fireplace any more like the other. And look at this floor. Jeff was right when he said that this place is like a palace, it's so nice and elegant and refreshing. It's like I want to get a pillow and take a nap on it.
Cathy Zavacki: First we were a little worried. It's actually only walked on it with socks. But we are over that now, and it actually has been very functional and excellent has worked with. This floor is stunning.
Tim Zavacki: Thank you very much to Lauren and Jeff, this is awesome.
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