The owner of this kitchen had the benefit of a great contractor who saw fit to move the home's front entrance and remove a partition wall to allow the new kitchen to have full depth cabinets on both both sides of the room and to openContinue Reading
In the whole history of the Curbly House, I don't think I have ever been more excited or proud to share a room with you. Because friends, our kitchen journey has been long and ugly. When we first set eyes on the house, the kitchen looked like this:
And, it remained like this for far too long, fifteen long months, to be exact (though, to be fair, we actually only lived with it this way for nine months). TheContinue Reading
When Joy moved into her home in 2010, the kitchen looked a little something like the above photo (minus the pixelation -- dang real estate listing photos!). It was pretty dated and bland and did not match her style in the least. Continue Reading
Lately I've developed a slight obsession with spray paint. There's something about its transformative powers that I just can't resist. Soon everything in my home will be a different color than it was when I got it. And I'm drawing lots of inspiration from the internet... here are ten of my very favorite ideas.
Matt and Meredith's kitchen didn't lack for color, that's for sure. That wallpaper alone . . . , well, that had to go. And it did. (Sort of. They painted of it.) They also painted the cabinets, trim and bead board. The flooring and countertop was replaced too. All in all, this makeover was huge without too much demolition. But enough about the road to the promised land; this is where their kitchen makeover adventure ended:
I almost feel like a broken record when I say this, but I truly cannot get enough of budget-friendly makeover projects these days. It's one thing to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a fancy remodel, but it is quite another to create a beautiful space with very little cash. Continue Reading
In general, kitchens tend to be the 'make it or break it' room of the house, even amongst homeowners like myself, that are terrible at cooking. So what does a kitchen really need in order to squeeze into the 'make it' column? Nine times out of ten, I'd say the two must-haves are function and style. I don't know about you, but I can overlook size in an instant if the space has those two things. So today I'm sharing seven beautiful and functional kitchens that are small in size but mighty in style. Continue Reading
This dining table was well-made, but the finish had worn out its welcome. Its makeover included a refinish in a darker stain. The slipcovered pair are new IKEA Henriksdal chairs while the other two were rescued from a neighbor's trash. A coatContinue Reading
Oftentimes a great kitchen makeover doesn't take major reconstruction. The perfect paint color, shelving, a few new light fixtures—that's what Jesyka did. The outcome is a breath of fresh air with a whole lot of functionality. And, at the time of this reveal, she's wasn'tContinue Reading
Not everyone can afford to move into their dream home right off the bat. To get things just right, it takes time, money, and a lot of effort (if you plan to DIY!). This kitchen and its pink countertops had to go. Along with those, the cabinets, appliances, shelving, pantry door, and other features got a major facelift. Check out what this kitchen looks like today. You will NOT believe your eyes. Trust me.
This 76 square foot kitchen in Boston's Back Bay was drab, cluttered and lacked any sort of color or style. But with some carefully chosen materials and appliances, the small space was transformed into a refined, functional haven that now suits its owner perfectly.