Although we don't have pictures to share with you, our kitchen was a hot mess when we moved in. First off, no refrigerator (for those of you who don't live in Los Angeles, many apartments here don't come with refrigerators or stoves, a big surprise to this New Yorker). Then, there was the peeling vinyl floor, the hot yellow plywood cabinets...need we go on? The changes we made were through trial and error. To help you out and keep you from making some of the same mistakes we did (chipping off that flooring piece by piece), we've rounded up some of our best DIY tips for the kitchen.