Before & After: 20 Kitchen Projects and Transformations

When it comes to kitchen design, we love to see truly transformed kitchens. It's so satisfying to see a drab BEFORE and a sparkling AFTER! We had some of our own before and afters this year; I did some light rehab work in my own kitchen, creating a pantry closet and transforming a breakfast nook into a nicer place. We also saw a few amazing renovations, and some clever kitchen projects. Here is a look back at 20 favorite kitchen before & afters from 2010.

• 1 Before & After: Kristan Cunningham's Painted Cabinets
• 2 Before & After: Kitchen Breakfast Nook Makeover
• 3 Before & After: Elizabeth's $500 Transformation
• 4 Eyesore to Storage: Hall Closet Converted Into a Pantry
• 5 Dark to Bright: On Painting the Kitchen

• 6 Before & After: A Gentleman's Working Kitchen
• 7 Before & After: Grandma's Kitchen Gets an IKEA Facelift
• 8 Eric and Christine's Dramatic Before and After
• 9 Before & After: Elegant Gramercy Park Studio Kitchen
• 10 Before & After: Bright and Tiny Studio Kitchen
• 11 The Before, During & After Kitchen Makeover
• 12 Kitchen Before & After: Dark & Dull to Light & Delicious
• 13 Freddie's Before and After Transformation
• 14 Before & After: A Small Boston Kitchen Goes Big
• 15 Before & After: A Cellist's Beautiful Kitchen
• 16 A $1527 Budget Kitchen Renovation

• 17 Kitchen Cure Snapshot: Tile Grout Before & After!
• 18 Before & After: Antique Flour Sifter to Light Fixture
• 19 Before & After: A Pantry With A Twist
• 20 Before And After: Papering Drawers For Pennies

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Welcome to The Kitchn's end-of-year roundup! We are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the last year, including lots of recipes. We are also shaking out our reader mailbag, and giving you a few more great guest posts from our friends.

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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.