Before & After: A Builder-Basic Kitchen Gets a Dose of Color

Before & After: A Builder-Basic Kitchen Gets a Dose of Color

(Image credit: Clydene Forbush)

When we came across Clydene's kitchen makeover on Hometalk we couldn't believe our eyes. What once was a pretty standard kitchen was transformed into a beautifully colorful kitchen that's personalized to Clydene's taste.

You can really see her personality shine through in the remodeled space.

(Image credit: Clydene Forbush)

What an upgrade! We love when homeowners go bold with color in their kitchens, and Clydene's kitchen is no exception. We love that she didn't paint all of the cabinets red, but instead focused on the tall end cabinetry and the corner cabinet. If all of them had been red, it would have been too overwhelming.

(Image credit: Clydene Forbush)

In addition to updating the cabinets, Clydene enlarged the window above the sink and turned the picture window in the dining area into a sliding glass door to let in more light and make outdoor access even easier.

The built-in plate rack and mini china hutch is a great addition to the kitchen as well. Even better? It's situated directly above the hidden dishwasher. That's smart planning right there.

(Image credit: Clydene Forbush)

The dining area is attached to the kitchen, and Clydene has plenty of seating for entertaining when you take the large island counter into account, too.

Now, let's get a close-up of those bar stools, one of our favorite DIY projects in Clydene's kitchen.

(Image credit: Clydene Forbush)

The stools had been left behind by the previous owner when they bought the house in 2013, and with a bit of paint and some vintage-looking flour sacks, she was able to give them a new life.

You can see Clydene's full remodel on her blog, Skunk Hollow.

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