Before & After: Scandinavian Modern Kitchen Makeover

by Capree K

Before & After: Scandinavian Modern Kitchen Makeover

First things first: I love, LOOOVE a good before and after!  It's the dangling carrot that keeps me going and feeling inspired.  If someone can turn that into that, then my projects don't seem so intimidating and I get a tingling "I can do anything" sensation.  And you know what?  It feels good... So good, I want to spread the joy to everyone.  If you'd like that same tingly feel-goodery, then follow the carrot to this awesome Scandinavian Modern kitchen renovation!  

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How To Copy This California Kitchen Makeover

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

How To Copy This California Kitchen Makeover

Well, it's not a Before and After because we don't have the Before photos. All I know is that this California kitchen belonging to Samantha and Barry Nugent is not only stunning, but you can copy some of these elements to get a similar look. The design is simply impeccable. I would be out there painting my kitchen cabinets gray tonight if I didn't have that gosh darn black granite.

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Painted Kitchen Floor Makeover

by DIY Maven

Painted Kitchen Floor Makeover

I must admit, I cringed a bit when I saw this makeover. MWT and I have installed wooden floors and we've hired people to refinish 100's of square feet of them in both the homes in which we've lived. Now, it's not that painted wood floors can't look amazing; I'd just reserve the act for floors that are way beyond salvation. In this case, the

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The Dollar Store Rental Kitchen Makeover - Again

by Lilybee

Once upon a time, way back when, I became enraged with my ugly rental kitchen. Observe the horror:

The Dollar Store Rental Kitchen Makeover - Again

I cursed it, I cried, I shook my fists at it. Then I did what everybody does (surely?), I looked for a solution on the internets.
What I found was Curbly. Inspired by the spirit of Curbly Daring-Do I figured out a solution, and posted pictures of it here..

Three (three!) years have passed. My temporary contact paper solution has withstood all kinds of shenanigans and is, I suspect, INVULNERABLE to anything but Robot Laser Eyes.

BUT, it is a New Year, a new decade even, and that always prods the part of my brain that likes things NEW and CLEAN and SHINY. So I turned a beady and critical eye to my kitchen. And decided it was time for a change.
So I did this.

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Kitchen Makeover, From Drab to Fab

by DIY Maven

Kitchen Makeover, From Drab to Fab

Cramped, dark and dated. These three words describe a lot of kitchens out there. Like the one pictured above, for example, which overlooks the St. Croix River Valley in beautiful Minnesota. The owners wanted bigger, lighter and contemporary, but they didn't want to add budget-blowing square footage to their home's footprint. Instead, designer Laurie Butler opened it up by taking out the soffits and hanging cabinets. To gain more space, she converted two closets; one became a pantry and the other a recess for two wall ovens.

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