Stephanie and Jon had wanted to redo the kitchen in their 680-square-foot Madison home for 18 years. They knew the space was sad; as it was, there was little storage and workspace, cabinet doors didn't close, and the room lacked any and all personality. Then they saw that, thanks to a grant, a local green-building consulting firm was offering design plans at a discount. The result: a kitchen with improved functionality and a look as fresh as a blue sky on a sunny day.
Anna's 30-year old cookie cutter kitchen served her well, but it was time for an update! A moderate-cost redo later, complete with a wall of metal tile mosaics, gave this kitchen some character. See how it looks now!
As Apartment Therapy's 2012 Small, Cool winner and the man and mind behind the blog Manhattan Nest, Daniel Kanter has an amazing eye - and some serious DIY skills. The kitchen, which you see here in its Before state, was drab and lacking in storage space. A few IKEA hacks later, and you have THIS. (Oh, and did we mention Daniel is only 22 years old?!)
Crammed into a dark corner of a Portland, Oregon Victorian home, this 70s era kitchen featured impossibly small counters, poor lighting, and ugly fake brick vinyl flooring. The transformation of this dim, dreary, and extremely dated space into a bright, modern dream kitchen is nothing short of astonishing.
It takes a brave and capable couple to tackle a full house remodel, especially when it's a severely run-down farmhouse. But Raina and Robert—a stylist and an architect, respectively—saw the potential in this Hudson Valley, New York homestead, and spent 15 months turning it into a sophisticated, modern home - with a knockout kitchen.
When Katy bought her Midwest home, she really loved the kitchen... for the most part. The previous owners had done one thing that drove her crazy. They actually closed up the window over the sink! It messed with the whole feel of the kitchen. So she took on a very small remodel that re-opened that window and restored it, and added a few other personal touches, including new shelving, replacing some countertop, and installing an awesome green pegboard.
Take a look at the before and after of Katy's pretty little kitchen!
The transformation of this kitchen from a cramped box with horrible wallpaper to a spacious, modern room gives me hope for my own outdated kitchen. The new kitchen—which was created by opening up all the walls and combining a series of smaller rooms—features enviable amounts of counter space, a pretty block of cedar paneling and glossy white cabinets.
In the fall of 2008 Kim Johnson, co-author of the popular blog Desire to Inspire, remodeled her kitchen in collaboration with Greentea Design, a Toronto-based company. Greentea Design carries a very unique line of Asian-inspired cabinetry, which served as the the design inspiration for the whole remodel. The end result is pretty stunning. See below for more:
When Kitchn reader Linn emailed us photos of her bungalow kitchen makeover, we immediately wanted to know more. Before the renovation, this 90 square-foot kitchen was "very green," as she tells us, with mint green linoleum, walls, and ceiling--perfect for the 1940's perhaps, but not so great for the 21st century. To save on costs, Linn and her husband did the remodel themselves, and on a very tight budget: