Without a doubt, kitchen remodels can easily become one of the most expensive home improvement projects out there. From demo to acquiring new materials and cabinetry, the kitchen remodel bill can quickly balloon out of control!
That’s what makes this amazing kitchen transformation so interesting. With a small budget and without an actual “remodeling”, the folks at One Kings Lane were able to take a drab, ordinary kitchen and turn it into something eye-popping and charming.
Below, we’re going to share the various steps of the kitchen transformation with you. We think you’ll see how sometimes the smallest (and least expensive) changes can really go a long way!
If after checking this transformation out you’d like to learn more, just pay a visit to One Kings Lane. There, you’ll also find links to purchase the various décor pieces that helped to transform this bland kitchen into something beautiful.
1. Finding Inspiration
When trying to find inspiration for the design, these folks settled on this luxury kitchen design. They decided to recreate the look without breaking the budget!
2. A New Coat of Paint
Previously, the walls in the transformation kitchen had been navy blue. A skim coat was applied to the walls to ensure a smooth and flat surface.
3. Applying the Paint
After the skim coat was applied, these folks decided to use a brighter color. They settled on Benjamin Moor Blue Ice.
4. From Another Angle
Looking at this corner of the kitchen from another angle, we think you can see how the brighter blue helps to make the small kitchen space feel airier.
5. Drab Cabinetry
The biggest eyesore in this kitchen, though, was the cabinetry, which was plain wood and devoid of hardware.
6. Open Cabinets on the Top
Rather than redoing the cabinets entirely, they took the doors off of the hanging cabinets and gave all of the cabinets the light blue coat of paint.
7. Looking Down Below
For the cabinets below the countertops, hardware was installed. You’ve got to love the elegant and modern look of what they selected!
8. Linoleum Floors
Let’s face it folks; if there’s one thing that no one wants in their kitchen these days, it’s linoleum floors.
9. Don’t Rip It Up!
Instead of ripping up the linoleum, these homeowners used cork tiles, which could be easily cut and then put into place with contact cement.
10. Creative Solutions
In a small kitchen, space is always at a premium. This necessitates unique storage solutions! Check out this cabinetry hardware that’s double as hooks for aprons, napkins and utensils.
Especially with brighter colors and a smaller kitchen, inadequate lighting simply isn’t going to cut it…
12. Edison Bulb
So big in interior design these days, there’s no denying that the inclusion of an Edison Bulb above the sink is a savvy choice.
13. Putting it Together
With unique choices like this in the kitchen, you may wish to mirror those choices elsewhere. These homeowners made this DIY chandelier, which mirrors the kitchen light fixture, for the dining room.
14. A Mirrored Backsplash
The coup-de-grace for the whole design, though, is the mirrored backsplash. It’s just a mirror with a painted frame that’s been put into place!
15. The Finished Product
As you can see, you don’t need a huge budget to completely transform the look of your kitchen! What these folks did is simply nothing short of amazing!