Matt and Melissa bought their charming 1925 two-story home a little more than a year ago. They loved the wide-open layout, as well as the neighborhood. Fairly experienced DIYers, they spent the first year redoing the electrical, refinishing the hardwood floors and adding fresh paint throughout. Their worn and tiny kitchen, however, is proving to be too daunting of a project, even for them. With the help of contractor James Young, they open up the space to the adjoining dining room, and add style and function to the space with new cabinets, a stone floor, glass countertops and a snazzy, recycled metal backsplash. The classic blend of old and new finishes adds modern style that's still keeps with the era of the home.