I know a few people might gasp at Karen’s audacity to paint over her brick walls, but guess what? It’s z-brick, which is basically the equivalent of crab with a k. Not the real deal. It was starting to feel more closed-in than cozy, so she painted it a soft blue and the cabinets white, and I love how it still has all the texture of brick without all that … brick-ishness. There were plenty of other major changes like rebuilding mismatched doors, moving the wine-rack and extending the cabinet, new flooring, counters, sink, faucet, and appliances, and it still came in at only $2,700! Great job Karen!