Before & After Transformations: 15 Fantastic Kitchen Makeovers

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From dark and gloomy to bright and cheerful; from painfully outdated to stunningly chic—the year’s kitchen transformations were a sight to behold!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.

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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