Before & After Transformations: 15 Fantastic Kitchen Makeovers

The Kitchn's Best of 2012

From dark and gloomy to bright and cheerful; from painfully outdated to stunningly chic—the year's kitchen transformations were a sight to behold! So many Kitchn readers submitted their own projects and shared their tips and design strategies, a number of them on a budget. Here are 15 favorites from the year.

TOP ROW
• 1 Kitchen Before & After: Amanda Hesser's Budget Kitchen Makeover
• 2 Kitchen Before & After: A Kitchen Keeps Its Footprint, But Gets An Updated Look
• 3 Kitchen Before & After: Julie's Outdated Kitchen Gets a Modern Makeover
• 4 Kitchen Before & After: Kathryn's Sonoma Garden Kitchen Makeover
• 5 Kitchen Before & After: A White Kitchen Gets a Warm and Traditional Update

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 Kitchen Before & After: From Drab to Fab!
• 7 Kitchen Before & After: From Bland Contractor Grade to Chic Modern
• 8 Kitchen Before & After: Heejoo's Open Floor Plan IKEA Renovation
• 9 Kitchen Before & After: Cheryl's 'Very Tight Budget' DIY Redo
• 10 Kitchen Before & After: A Small Outdated Kitchen Gets a Fantastic Green Makeover

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 Kitchen Before & After: A Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation
• 12 Kitchen Before & After: Katy's $700 Window-Centric Kitchen Remodel
• 13 Kitchen Before & After: A 1946 Bungalow Kitchen Gets a Modern Update
• 14 Alison and Kevin's Floor to Ceiling Remodel in Seattle
• 15 Kitchen Before & After: A Bland Kitchen Gets a Clean and Bright Makeover

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2012 roundup!
From December 17 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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