Homeowners Jason and Lauren Frye

Homeowners Jason and Lauren Frye in Their Kitchen

Jason and Lauren Frye didn’t let a small space and a tight budget stop them from gutting their 1973 Wilmington, N.C., kitchen. First on their must-have list was high-quality custom cabinetry, so Lauren’s dad — an experienced cabinetmaker — offered to help as a housewarming gift.