During and After Kitchen Photos: The Marquez Family

In the third episode of HGTV's $250,000 Challenge, contestants Jeff and Elizabell Marquez bring the outdoors into their kitchen with hints of green, gray and yellow, a palette inspired by a cactus growing in their yard.

  • Jeff applies a calming shade of green to the kitchen walls.
  • Carpenter Andy Hampton puts the finishing touches on crown molding.
  • Andy tiles the backsplash with mosaic tiles discovered by Elizabell.
  • Jeff gives Andy a hand with paneling for the kitchen.
  • Jeff unloads boxes of kitchen cabinetry off the delivery truck.
  • Elizabell is all smiles as she stocks and organizes her new kitchen cabinets.
  • Wineglasses and dinnerware are set back in place.
  • The remodeled kitchen features a subdued, neutral palette of colors combined with stainless-steel appliances.
  • Dark wood floors make yellow and green accessories pop.
  • The couple carved out a small office nook to handle bills and to do light reading.
  • The judges applauded Jeff and Elizabell’s wine bar which is separated from the rest of the room.
  • A cozy eating bar overlooks the backyard. The oversized window is dressed with a bamboo shade.
  • Desktop accessories in natural fibers and an orchid plant soften the dark wood of the workspace.
  • A bowl of bright yellow lemons stands out against a backdrop of gray.
  • The bar tabletop is set with yellow dinnerware and green napkins, also inspired by the colors of cactus.
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