Kitchen Before & After: A Galley Kitchen Gets a Big Update

Reader Kitchen Remodel

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When reader Kelly's kitchen remodel hit our inbox we were blown away by the transformation. The wood-paneled cabinets were straight out of the 1960s, and they made the kitchen especially dark.

Check out how Kelly and her husband made over their space.

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We wouldn't have even recognized this as the same kitchen to be honest. Kelly and her husband did all of the work themselves, she says "he was the foreman and I was the apprentice."

By taking out the counter that separated the kitchen and the dining area, not only did they let in a lot more light, but they "tripled our counter space and we now have a lot more storage," Kelly writes.

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"After six months of weekend projects, cooking in a makeshift kitchen, marital squabbles, compromises, and ultimately collaboration. We survived the trials and tribulations of DIY home renovation and now I have my dream kitchen."

Congratulations on your new kitchen, Kelly, and thank you for sharing it with us!

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(Image credits: Kelly Williams)

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