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Remodeling a kitchen on a tight budget is always tricky. Sometimes the limitations of the existing layout and the expectations of the clients can make it seem nearly impossible to arrive at a good solution. That's how I was feeling as I approached the design of the kitchen remodel described here. The kitchen in this small, 70-yearold, one-story house had last been remodeled in the '50s. Four doorways — to the basement, the hall, the dining room, and the porch — turned the kitchen into a thoroughfare, with constant traffic through the work area. Gathering Info As a first step, I used my kitchen planning questionnaire (see "Custom Kitchen Design: Gathering the Facts," K&B, 6/94) to get information from the clients. They