From my latest article for Oakland Magazine:
Interior designers are asked this question a lot, especially when it comes to kitchens: "How much can I change it without changing everything?" After all, the renovation of no other room wreaks quite as much havoc on daily life. Thus many people try to avoid a total gut job--to protect their sanity and their wallets.
The good news is that you can change a lot without changing everything. But there are a few guidelines for determining the best course of action for a kitchen redo.
And what exactly are those guidelines? Read the rest of the article to find out.