Kitchen Before & After: A Dark, Dull Kitchen Gets a Sophisticated Update

Kitchen Before & After: A Dark, Dull Kitchen Gets a Sophisticated Update

(Image credit: Jennifer/The Big Reveal)

Reader Jennifer had been in her home almost five years before she was able to get started on her kitchen renovation. Unexpected expenses related to a garage update meant that the appliances were the only things that had been updated.

But on the plus side, this meant that she knew just what she wanted in the space, and what she didn't want. Take a look at how her kitchen was transformed.

(Image credit: Jennifer/The Big Reveal)

From the position of the appliances to the beautiful grey IKEA cabinets, we love how Jennifer updated her kitchen. She writes that because she knew what she wanted, she was able to "stick to her guns" with her contractor when he wanted to completely surround the fridge with cabinets.

(Image credit: Jennifer/The Big Reveal)

By keeping to her plan, she not only got upper cabinets for storage, but extra counter space "nooks" perfect for storing appliances like her coffee maker and stand mixer.

One of the updates that made the most difference was definitely the recessed lighting. It gives the kitchen a much more polished look compared to the track lighting that was originally in the space.

Thanks for letting us share your remodel, Jennifer!

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