15 Kitchen Transformations That Will Blow Your Mind

The Kitchn's Best of 2015

We love a kitchen transformation. Sometimes it's a little change that really turns a space around, or sometimes it's a gut remodel that doesn't look anything like the space did before. Either way, we find them inspiring for our own kitchens.

Here are our 15 favorite before and after transformations from 2015.

  1. The Most Amazing $700 Kitchen Remodel We've Seen: We still can't believe this cost only $700.
  2. How I Transformed My Junk Drawer Without Buying a Single Organizer: Sometimes even just "remodeling" a hardworking drawer can make a big difference.
  3. A 1930s Kitchen Gets a DIY Remodel: While we liked the before, the after of this kitchen is just stunning.
  4. A Kitchen Makeover with Stunning DIY Countertops: This almost makes us think we could replace our own countertops. Almost.
  5. A 1970s Mess of Mahogany Gets Lightened Up: After more than 40 years as is, this kitchen was in need of an update.
  6. A Dark Kitchen Gets a $340 Makeover: A few coats of paint can work wonders on a small kitchen.
  7. A Plain Oak Kitchen Gets a Luxe Upgrade: We're not sure we would have recognized this kitchen without seeing the photos side by side.
  8. A Closed-Off Kitchen Gets an Expansive Upgrade: This remodel completely changes the feel of the whole house.
  9. From Drab to Fab with a Geometric Backsplash: Proof that all it takes is a little change to make a dramatic difference.
  10. A $1,500 Industrial Kitchen Makeover: The exposed brick lurking under the plaster in this kitchen was a game-changer.
  11. A Dirty, Dated Kitchen Gets Cleaned Up: Not only did this space need a remodel, but it also needed a good cleaning.
  12. A Warm White Kitchen for $8,000: It's amazing how much larger this kitchen feels now that the wood paneling has been removed.
  13. A Beautiful Kitchen Remodel for a Baking Blogger: We're ready to declare this one the kitchen of our dreams.
  14. A Builder-Basic Kitchen Goes Glam: It takes guts to go with glossy dark cabinets, but in this kitchen, the choice paid off.
  15. A $2,000 Mostly DIY Kitchen Remodel: The beauty of this DIY remodel is all in the details.

(Image credits: Michelle Lopez | Hummingbird High; Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body; Cambria Bold; Eva Kosmas Flores; Amanda Bassetti | Simply Maggie; Sylva Leduc; Minette's Maze; Devane Design; Jenna Sue Design; Runaway Apricot; Frou Frugal | Hometalk; Rachel Kane; Tatiana Jitkoff; Jim Dedina; Xan Gerson)