If there’s one home improvement project that most others and we can’t get enough of, it’s kitchen renovations. There’s just something about picking the right cabinets, the right countertops and the right color scheme that makes kitchen renovation projects so exciting. It’s no wonder then that most people get the most excited about showing off their recently renovated kitchens to friends, families and guests.
If you’ve been looking at your kitchen and thinking about giving it an update, then you need some inspiration. That’s why we’ve collected these 14 kitchen before-and-after photographs. In the following examples, you’ll see just how far a renovation budget can go, and maybe you’ll strike upon a design concept (big or small) that can help to give your kitchen the fresh look that it so desperately needs.
1. BEFORE: An 80’s Closet Kitchen
It’s hard to tell which is worse about this kitchen. Is it the size of it, or is it the fact that the styling is totally stuck in the 80’s?
2. AFTER: Problem Solved with Modernity
Both of those problems were solved through the remodel, which knocked down a wall and created an open concept. The real highlight here, though, is the contemporary flair of the design.
3. BEFORE: One Foot in the Grave
When these homeowners purchased their latest home, they new that they were in for some major projects…
4. AFTER: Unique, Inviting and Functional
With the barebones that they had, the homeowners made something extraordinary! What’s great here is the raw wood of the center island, which mirrors the hood above the range.
5. BEFORE: Beige for Days
Everyone knows the look of a beige kitchen, and everyone understand one thing about that look… It’s totally boring!
6. AFTER: Black and White Styling
The choice to go for two-tone black-and-white cabinets is smart here. But what really makes this renovation sparkle is the shiny black granite countertops. Sumptuous!
7. BEFORE: From Another Era
With completely bland and outdated cabinetry and appliances that belong in a museum, this kitchen could clearly use some work.
8. AFTER: Into a Real Stunner!
And work this kitchen received. The inclusion of a big center island is really smart here, as it greatly expands the counter space, which was once deceptively limited.
9. BEFORE: Cluttered and Closed In
Aside form the clutter of this kitchen, one of its biggest problems is the fact that it feels closed in… Oh, and then there’s the fact that there’s virtually no counter space to speak of!
10. AFTER: Opening Up New Possibilities
By taking out a wall, the size of this kitchen is greatly expanded and the cluttered feeling is done away with. The beautiful wood of the center island really provides some balance to the new open-concept space.
11. BEFORE: The Bare Necessities
You wouldn’t think much of that refrigerator on its own, but notice how it looks great in comparison to the totally bland cabinetry of this kitchen.
12. AFTER: Color and Light!
There’s too much to talk about here. But, the new cabinetry is obviously a plus. What really makes this space shine now, though, is the striped yellow and white walls. Fun!
13. BEFORE: The Right Bones…
So, this kitchen definitely isn’t much of a looker due to the color scheme. However there’s great potential with the layout and those beautiful windows.
14. AFTER: Now With the Right Look!
By putting in some gorgeous new cabinetry and countertops, and opting for a white color scheme with a beautiful subway-tile backsplash, this kitchen is entirely transformed, realizing its full potential.