This was the kitchen in our very first house when we moved in:
There were about 2 outlets in the whole room. (Notice the phone cord stretched in front of the pantry door in the photo above.)
The appliances were from the 1970's (the refrigerator we inherited with the house was golden yellow), as were the laminate floors (which we found out were layered on top of 6 other laminates, all the way back to the original 1930's laminate).
There was no room for a dishwasher, the refrigerator stuck way out into the tiny room, and the "breakfast area" was so tiny it was useless. There was wallpaper everywhere, including the ceiling, and a wall of tile (why?!?!).
So, with a lot of elbow grease, some help from friends and family, a little maneuvering, and a tight budget, we ended up with this: