This kitchen was scary, and not in a good way. The matching floor and cabinets for that 'coffin' feeling. The fake brick backsplash reminiscent of a medieval dungeon. The enormous, dark range hood protruding from the ceiling ready
You guys... this kitchen makeover is EVERYTHING. But, to truly appreciate it, you need to take a few minutes to soak in these 'before' photos:
I found this makeover tucked in the much bigger makeover Suesan gave her 164-year-old federal-style brick home, which in and of itself is pretty amazing. She tackled everything in that makeover and documents it as well. BUT when I was perusing all her hard work, this grody, tin shelf really stuck out. Probably because I have about 8 of them in various collection areas, of our house (like in the downstairs laundry room & garage) in various stages of grodiness. And
Christy's husband had made over his kitchen when their house was 'his.' When she moved in, she wanted to make it over in her own image. (You know what I mean.) She made a wish list. New solid surface counters, new backsplash, farmhouse sink, and new flooring. Hubby balked. He was attached to his handiwork, and
If you're one of many with an outdated kitchen, you'll want to add this stunning ranch house kitchen makeover to your inspiration folder!
Brown and beige. It has to be the most popular color combination for older kitchens. I see it everywhere. And not in a tasteful way, either. Check out how different this kitchen looks with its new IKEA cabinets and crisp, clean accent pieces.
Carolyn described her 1980's kitchen "yucky." It's certainly far from that now. Confined to a tight budget, she and her husband did all the work themselves except for the installation of the countertops. The DIY mostly happened in the evening
This tiny New York City kitchen was cluttered and closed off from the rest of the space. But check out what it looks like now that the wall has been removed and new cabinets have been installed.
One day Susan woke up too early and started thinking about her old IKEA BEKVAM kitchen cart ($59.99). She'd had it for years, but it needed a makeover, so that's what she gave it--starting at 5 o'clock in the morning. (Sometimes insomnia is very productive.) She started
To the outside world, Nicole's kitchen 'before' might look perfectly fine, but Nicole wanted a change. And all it took was some paint and a new glass tile back splash. Everything else--appliances, furniture, and light fixtures--remained the same. Check out
There was nothing memorable about this kitchen. Unembellished wood cabinets and beige countertops gave the space a dated feel. But just wait until you see what the owner did with her own two hands!
With a modest budget of $2,000 this dated kitchen has officially leaped into the 21st century with a sophisticated update that is pretty impressive, considering the budget.
This kitchen was dark and dingy, with way too much brown. But it had a lot of potential - the room is open and feels spacious, with lots of big windows. Sherry and John recognized this when they bought the place. See what they did with it after the jump.