If there’s one room in every home that homeowners wish could get a facelift, it’s almost always the kitchen. Like it or not, most homes around the world have kitchens that are simply outdated. And, because they form such a vital role in our day-to-day lives, it can be hard to get up the gumption to give a kitchen the renovation that it needs.
But, you need to take the plunge. There’s a singular joy in having a kitchen that’s not just functional, but that also looks incredible too. In the 14 pictures that follow, we’re going to show you seven amazing kitchens before and after their renovations. We think you’ll see what a difference a fresh coat of paint – well, a little more than that – can make!
1. BEFORE: The Cluttered Galley
Small in size, a mish-mash of colors and décor items serve to create a kitchen that looks decidedly cluttered and unappealing.
2. AFTER: Expansion in Size and Design
A full remodel has more than doubled the size of this kitchen, making it infinitely more functional. But the cohesion of the color scheme and those beautiful cabinets and that backsplash make things superb!
3. BEFORE: Wallpaper of the Damned
The wallpapering in this drab kitchen is outdated to say the least. But the greater sin might be those green-tile countertops…
4. AFTER: Granite and Classic
With all new smart-white cabinetry installed with deliciously modern square hardware, the granite countertops and tile backsplash give this kitchen a revitalized and luxurious appearance.
5. BEFORE: Good Bones, Bad Look
The layout of this kitchen is actually quite functional. However, it leaves a lot to be desired in the looks department. It all feels very Spartan.
6. AFTER: Now with the Right Look
The tile backsplash helps to add some definition to the space, as do the tiger-stripped granite countertops. The new cabinets are great, with the glass-front ones at the back adding some visual pop to the space.
7. BEFORE: Feeling Boxed In
It’s amazing how a kitchen with so much vertical space and floor space can feel so boxed in, isn’t it?
8. AFTER: Let The Light In
By making the cabinets much less imposing, opening up that gorgeous window and using a more attractive color scheme, this kitchen space instantly feels more open and inviting.
9. BEFORE: Red, Brown and Blah
The combination of the dated cabinets, the brown tile floors and the cabinets from well into last century yields an incredibly blah look for this kitchen.
10. AFTER: White, Green and Luxury
New white cabinets featuring wonderful detailing are the highlight of this revitalized space. Also worthy of note are the new tile floors, and the statement center island.
11. BEFORE: Farmhouse In Need
Sure, this kitchen is definitely going for a rustic, farmhouse aesthetic… But, there’s such a thing as being too dated, even for rustic!
12. AFTER: Small Updates Yield Big Returns
Keeping most of this kitchen’s bones in tact, some small changes have a big effect on the space’s feel. The gold hardware is a nice touch, but the stand out is that beautiful new farmhouse sink.
13. BEFORE: Plain Jane
There’s absolutely nothing attractive about this kitchen. From the drab cabinetry to that steel sink, there might not even be anything to love about it…
14. AFTER: But Check This Out!
This might be the most incredible kitchen transformation on the entire list. In fact, you might not even believe these are the same two kitchens… But they are!