Natural Home Kitchen of the Year 2009: Shiny, Happy Green

With a few simple fixes and smart materials, a cramped, ugly 1970s kitchen blossoms and wins Natural Home's Kitchen of the Year award.

The formerly cramped kitchen's cherry cabinets dated back to the 1960s. The outdated sheet linoleum and pink laminate countertops were installed in the 70s.
Photo Courtesy Kathy Kirmayer