Americans are obsessed with cooking – there’s just no two ways about it. If you ask most people what their favorite shows are, they’re likely to rattle off a list that includes shows like Hell’s Kitchen, Cutthroat Kitchen, and maybe even Top Chef… Well, almost definitely Top Chef. At any rate, this growth in culinary interest has also corresponded to a growth in kitchen design interest. As a result, more and more homeowners are giving their tired, old kitchen complete face lifts.
If we were betting people, we’d wager that you might be looking to do just the same. Because of this, we thought it would be fun to share some absolutely amazing kitchen remodeling projects with you. In each of these examples, you’re going to see kitchen spaces that have been completely transformed. What was once gross and borderline offensive is made into something even a celebrity chef like Gordon Ramsay would be proud to cook in!
So, if you’re interest in kitchen remodeling projects (and want to know how much they cost), then read on! We’re going to show you 12 awesome before and after photos, as well as the amount of money that was required to make these after pictures a reality.
1. Midcentury Woof
Remember when this kitchen style was cool? No? Well, neither do we, and neither did these homeowners.
With a budget of around $15,000, the kitchen was given a contemporary facelift and the layout was changed entirely! Please check them out here: www.montanaprairietales.com
2. Nothing Doing
Now, here you have an example of a kitchen that design that’s minimal in the extreme – minimal looking and minimally functional.
However, these homeowners dedicated $10,000 to giving it a Craftsman facelift, while also creating an adjacent open-concept dining area.
3. Wood on Wood on Wood
The look of this kitchen is completely blah, with too much wood and not enough contrast or pizzazz.
About $20,000 later, though, the kitchen has been given a completely contemporary facelift and some sparkle.
4. Like an Egg
While some might find this minimal egg-colored kitchen to be perfectly rustic, most will find it underwhelming.
That’s why a budget of over $25,000 was required to knock down walls to facilitate an open concept, while at the same time completely modernizing the cabinetry and countertops.
Nothing says, “This kitchen needs an update!” quite like an oven and range that’s floating in the middle of a wall.
These homeowners spared no expense giving this kitchen a contemporary look, with $17,500 spent on new countertops, knocking down walls, and brand new cabinets.
6. Updated Galley
For some homes, a galley kitchen is all that’s necessary. But, when it looks like this? Something needs to be done.
For approximately $10,000, the homeowners ripped out all of the cabinets and countertops and replaced them with modern ones. The subway tile backsplash is a deft touch.
7. Making the Old New
Sometimes you want to preserve the “old” look of a home; that’s what these homeowners were thinking when approaching this remodeling project.
And so on a budget of about $2,500, the space was remade! The reclaimed wood walls are clearly the crowning achievement here.
We don’t know what’s worse in this kitchen. The tired, old cabinets or that forest wallpaper on the right.
$25,000 was used to create this completely updated kitchen, which features a beautiful two-tone stone backsplash.
9. Torn Up
Hey, people are into buying fixer-uppers these days! Maybe you’ve got one, and the kitchen looks something like this.
For about $8,000, the homeowners installed that beautiful green center island, and replaced the cabinets with white, contemporary ones.
10. Bad Remodeling
It’s amazing sometimes what some people though a remodeled kitchen was supposed to look like only decades ago…
And so it cost these homeowners about $13,000 to put in new cabinets, a beautiful wood countertop, and a wonderful farmhouse sink.
11. Drop Ceiling?
Where are we? In an office? There’s no reason for there to be drop ceiling in your home, let along your kitchen, ever…
For $10,000, the drop ceiling was ripped out and replaced with a plain white ceiling with recessed lighting… Oh, and those cabinets… Aren’t they great?
12. Pizza Parlor
There’s something about this kitchen that resembles an early 1990s Pizza Hut, which is obviously not a good thing…
$20,000 later, the only sign of that awful brick in the original is the beautiful floating red island at the center of this beautifully conceived contemporary kitchen.