Renovation Fantasy....

I feel like I'm in the minority population when it comes to my attitude about renovations.
Most of my peers seem to want homes that are already redone or need nothing more than a good paint job.

I couldn't feel more differently.

I actually look for homes that need tons of work, 
because I see it as a chance to really make it my own.

Recently, I've come across a really cool mid-century modern home that needs TONS of work.
See the kitchen here? It needs a gut job.
However, it could be a DARLING house if renovated correctly.

Here's what I have in mind for this baby....

White lacquer cabinets a la Ikea.

Carerra Marble Countertops.

Shiny white subway tiles on the backsplash.

Lucite cabinet hardware

And coordinating lucite bar stools.

Plus a big island and some sort of seating nook.
And, to top off the island, a cool mid-century
brass lighting fixture.

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How do you feel about renovations?
Love em' or Leave em'?