When we first saw our new home we pretty much knew that it was it. We especially fell in love with the kitchen but decided to do a few small changes. We wanted more storage and also wanted the kitchen to be open to the dining room. The pics below were pretty much shot from the same point of view at 3 different times.
This is how the kitchen was when we bought the home. No flowers or any other decoration of course.
We took a good section of the wall out and opened it to the dining room. We also painted the walls a very light green color and removed the bench.
The new cabinets and countertop in place, plus the new dishwasher. :-)