Here's proof that a dated kitchen doesn't always need a total overhaul, sometimes a light refresh will do just fine (and save major renovating bucks). Alex and Jon spent just $2,500 to redo their 1928 DC row house kitchen and it looks like a million bucks.
They told us that, "Someday we would like to clear everything out and reconfigure the entire kitchen, but for now we decided a little make-over would work. The cabinets and granite were in good shape, so we re-used them and donated the old range and dishwasher."
They sure squeezed a lot out of their $2,500 inventment: they painted the kitchen Behr's "white truffle," tiled the backsplash with large subway tiles from Allen + Roth, replaced the range and dishwasher (and added a proper range hood) and swapped out the grungy old faucet.
That was money very well spent — it looks so much lighter and brighter.
Thank you Jon & Alex!