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Before and After: A Dark Kitchen Gets A Refreshing New Look

by on May 12, 2014

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Major MakeoverChristina’s Adventures

This kitchen was dark and dingy, to say the least. The brown cabinets and backsplash made it feel like it came straight out of the 1970’s. But what a difference some paint can make… check out the drastic makeover after the break.  

A Dark Kitchen Gets A Light MakeoverChristina’s Adventures

It’s crazy what a difference a lighter color scheme can make, isn’t it? The other major change was the removal of the upper cabinets. The open shelving takes away that feeling of heaviness that existed before, and creates a spot to display artwork, plants and glassware. Head on over to Christina’s Adventures to read more about the renovation and to see lots of other photos.   

Our Kitchen: Before & After [Christina’s Adventures]


  1. What an amazing improvement.  The space is now light-filled and inviting, and if you can handle the open shelves (some people lead more cluttered lives) it really makes a difference in opening up the space.

  2. Faith Provencher

    Yes, good point Josh – sometimes open shelving can be difficult to deal with… but if you’re an organized person, it can really be an amazing strategy to open up a space.