Suchada Eickemeyer and her husband bought their California home for their family of five in 2016, just as she was beginning interior design school. Suchada knew from the start that she would be able to put her newly acquired skills to good use in the house’s kitchen, which she says initially came across as ’90s builder grade.
The orange oak cabinets and drawers felt like they were a few more opens and closes away from completely falling apart, she writes: “The bottoms of drawers would literally fall out when we pulled them out, or the entire drawer would fall off its glides. The chipped tile countertops never felt clean, and we had to keep moving things around to avoid breaking shelves [to the point] that it was a nightmare to find any tools we needed to cook.”
It took a couple of years to save up for the renovation Suchada