A Cool and Elegant Renovation for a Little Kitchen

A Cool and Elegant Renovation for a Little Kitchen

Faith Durand
Mar 1, 2010

It's Kitchen & Bath Month over at our sister site Apartment Therapy. We'll be bringing you lots of extra goodies this month on kitchen renovation and remodeling, too, from eye candy to practical discussions of kitchen hardware. So we'll kick it off with this really inspiring renovation from Country Living — a small(ish) kitchen that was transformed without any demolition, and on a modest budget too!

This dramatic transformation of a small Connecticut kitchen looks like a total gut renovation, but it was done on a modest budget, and the owners did a lot themselves. In fact, they did no demolition at all!

They did, however, rearrange and paint the "solid but ugly" cabinets, replace the countertops with soapstone, and bring in new appliances. We love how they added countertop across the window, creating fresh workspace and an eating nook.

They also updated the cabinets with some glass doors, which suit the architecture of their whole house, and tie into the windows. Add in fresh hardware and some open shelving, and the kitchen looks entirely different — but without the large cost of new cabinets.

Two other details we love: The softer, gentler cork floors, and the new dining table area. Take a look at the full tour to see how the owners incorporated some hidden storage into the dining area!

See the full tour: Do-It-Yourself Dream Kitchen at Country Living

Related: Kitchen Spotlight: Bright and Bold Cottage Kitchen

(Images: Keith Scott Morton/Country Living)

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