So, you’re thinking about giving your kitchen a makeover? It makes sense. When we see kitchens from around the world, one thing is almost always true: they need makeovers. It’s just a fact of home design that kitchen styles are always evolving and changing. What may have seemed cool and modern once is no longer. Just ask anyone whose kitchen lacks a center island. Not having one of those is pretty much unthinkable nowadays.
At any rate, if you’re thinking about giving your home’s kitchen a makeover, then we’ve got a treat for you! We’ve taken a look at a number of kitchen remodeling projects that have brought their subjects into the modern era. As you’ll see, it’s easily possible, even with a limited budget, to make your kitchen look new again, and stylish to boot!
So, come check out these amazing kitchen remodeling projects. We think you might be surprised at how little money it takes to completely revamp the look of a tired kitchen design. We know that we were certainly surprised! Some of these kitchen remodeling projects are nothing short of amazing!
1. BEFORE: Blah
A pallid combination of wood cabinetry and white counters and walls make this kitchen rather “blah” to look at.
2. AFTER: Adding Color
With a budget of $3700, the owners of this kitchen introduced color and added style with blue cabinets and a beautiful wood countertop.
3. BEFORE: Unremarkable
While this kitchen design isn’t ugly, it’s certainly unremarkable. The tile floors aren’t helping things at all.
4. AFTER: Charm
Those tile floors are replaced with hardwood floors and charm is added throughout the space (including with a center island) for $3500.
5. BEFORE: Just Gross
When you combine these unremarkable wood cabinets with black walls, you have a kitchen design that just looks gross.
6. AFTER: Brightening Up
However, if you use $4500 to install wood countertops, subway tile and to change the color scheme to white, you get something all together different.
7. BEFORE: That 70s Show
The floral pattern wallpaper underneath the wall cabinets tells you everything you need to know about this tired kitchen design.
8. AFTER: Cheap Renovation
But with only $1200, these homeowners remade the space with white subway tile backsplash and a fresh coat of paint (and countertops).
9. BEFORE: Just No
If you’ve ever lived in a home that has kitchen cabinets of ugly as these, then you know how awful they are.
10. AFTER: Big Budget
These homeowners spent $10,000 to completely remake the space. A sizeable portion of that budget went to the marble counters, which match the beautiful white cabinetry.
11. BEFORE: Ranch Dressing
Once the ranch styling of this kitchen would’ve been attractive. Now? Well, not so much.
12. AFTER: Raise The Roof
So, the owners of this kitchen used their $1,165 budget to open things open, giving a fresh coat of paint and doing some demolition.
13. BEFORE: Stale
You don’t need to look at this kitchen design for more than a split second to tell that it’s stale and tired.
14. AFTER: Monochromatic
So, in using a near $5000 budget, the homeowners gave the space a modern and monochromatic updated. We think it paid off.
15. BEFORE: Almost
While the look of this kitchen isn’t exactly the best, one has to admit that it has the right, contemporary layout.
16. AFTER: New Coat Of Paint
That’s why these homeowners were able to use a limited budget of $700 to give it a fresh coat of paint and an entirely new resulting feel.
17. BEFORE: Almost
Looking at this kitchen, you must realize that it has all the right elements… It’s just too… Cluttered?
18. AFTER: Simplicity
That’s why a limited budget of only a couple hundred dollars was used to give the space a more unified look.
19. BEFORE: Checkers
Checkered floors? That’s one thing that’s almost always not going to fly in contemporary kitchen design.
20. AFTER: Small Touches
With $500, these homeowners were able to install laminate floors and beautiful light fixtures to completely remake the look of the space.