10 Absolutely Stunning Kitchen Renovations We Loved from 2022
Browsing kitchen renovations is such a dopamine hit, whether you’re just enjoying others’ updates or looking to add ideas to your own mood board. Here are some of the most delightful transformations from this year’s Renovation Diaries.
1. From Cookie Cutter to Bright & Beautiful
This kitchen went from dark and cookie cutter to bright and beautiful. Touches of warmth keep the room grounded: The warm wooden island anchors the space and flecks of gold brought in through the hardware and open shelving detail make this kitchen sing.
2. From Brown and Orange to Bold and Green
The brown and orange color palette did nothing for this kitchen. The layout made it even worse. The owners were able to transform the room, thanks largely to their bold color choice for cabinets. Now a classic but contemporary hue of green fills the kitchen with vitality.
3. From Family-Friendly to Super-Sophisticated
Orange-toned wood and red countertops served this family well for years, but once the nest was empty, a makeover was in order. White upper cabinets paired with the most soothing teal tone you’ve ever seen uplift the space and everyone in it.
4. From Builder-Grade to Nancy Meyers Vibes
This kitchen’s makeover turned a blah kitchen into a moody jewel of a room. Rich green cabinets and black countertops play with dark floral wallpaper and light wood accents for a space that’s as warm and inviting as it is beautiful.
5. From Lackluster to Light-Filled
Before, this kitchen was a lackluster beige, but the couple who bought this house had a vision. Now light pours into their Spanish-inspired space, flooding it with sunlight and views of outside.
6. From Dark and Heavy to Light and Airy
This previously dark and heavy kitchen got a glow-up that includes gorgeous floating shelves and bay leaf-colored cabinets. Gold accents gleam, and the Hallman Italian Range offers oodles of personality.
7. From Yuck to Yay for $150,000
This fresh kitchen with eye-catching pops of blue is even more impressive once you see the before photos. The job was a gut renovation, completed just before the pandemic.
8. From Dated and Dreary to Chic and Cozy
This kitchen took six years to renovate, but the end result is so worth it. The overall looks is mostly white and airy, but wooden accents keep things interesting and cozy.
9. From So-So to Uniquely Artistic
This couple transformed their wonky kitchen into an artistic space full of smart storage solutions for $2,100. Our favorite part? The gorgeous and utterly unique backsplash.
10. From Kinda Boring to Totally Stylish
This isn’t a boring black and white kitchen. The effect of the classic two-tone color combination is a peaceful space. Details like tone-on-tone black hardware on black cabinets, wooden floating shelves, and a stunning gold faucet keep things interesting.