If your kitchen is functional but not too aesthetically pleasing, follow the lead of Sara @ Mom Endeavors, a DIY remodeler in Phoenix. Sara's mini kitchen remodel involved three updates: a new stainless steel sink to replace the scratched old white sink, new lighting, and a little bit of paint. The lighting, more than anything, improved the look of the kitchen. Sara's remodel shows that it's not always necessary to gut the kitchen; you can take it step by step if that's what's in your budget. Photo by Sara/Mom Endeavors.