In case you've been missing out on Chezerbey, a blog chronicling a young architect couple's ongoing renovation of a 1910 fixer-upper in Seattle, this reveal of their new kitchen is an excellent start. The chic "after" bears zero resemblance to the "before."
Lauren and Kyle Zerbey (their bathroom was featured on Apartment Therapy) saved cash with IKEA cabinets and put the savings into better countertops (lyptus butcherblock and silestone quartz). The space was completed eight months ago, but the couple's latest post checks back in with a usability report.
Read more about the kitchen reno at Chezerbey, and be sure to click through to their Chezerbey house tour to see before and afters of all their DIY projects. You'll wish you and your significant other were both architects -- or at least friends with the Zerbeys.