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Makeover: First Class Kitchen Upgrade

by on Apr 13, 2012

This builder-basic kitchen didn’t just get a facelift. It got an entire face transplant! Not only does it look like an entirely new space, even though the layout didn’t change one iota, it looks completely professional-grade. See how this homeowner DIY turned out.

DIY Kitchen After

Cristina’s biggest priorities for her kitchen remodel were to get the microwave off the counter (she put it in the island), get rid of the dead space above the cabinets (she added decorative molding), and improve the island’s appearance from the dining area (she removed an electrical outlet and added open shelving.

DIY kitchen after detail

I love the color reverse on the island, with the black base and the white top. It’s so subtle you almost don’t notice why it’s different, only that it adds to the overall look. And that look is the equivalent of a million bucks, if you ask me!

You can see more photos on Cristina’s blog, Remodelando La Casa, and find links to all the DIY projects she tackled along the way.

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