After: Joyful & Bright Kitchen
Dark floor tiles contrast beautifully with white countertops.
Emma says the kitchen is now a blissful place to cook, and so much more functional with an eat-in island. Though the cabinets are budget-friendly, Emma, a former chef, didn't scrimp on the stove or the marble backsplash. "I refuse to cook on anything but gas, and this six-burner range is a real pleasure."