Prior to the renovation, Cybele described the kitchen in her Park Slope apartment as "Functional, but...a little worn". It was still getting the job done, but the kitchen had seen better days. There were giant holes in the walls behind the cabinets, the electrical was outdated, and a dark countertop and backsplash sucked the light out of the room. The mosaic tile floor, with its miles and miles of grout, was a nightmare to clean.
from Apartment Therapy | Saving the world, one room at a time http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/before-and-after-a-colorful-decluttered-kitchen-remodel-245497