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15 Kitchen transformations that will shock you

Melissa is the assignment editor and contributing writer for SheKnows Home and Living. While other little girls were playing dress up with Barbie, Melissa was busy remodeling Barbie's house. She now lives out her dream covering design an...

Crazy cool kitchens

Thinking about giving your kitchen a mini-makeover? Get inspired by these kitchen renovations from a few of our favorite bloggers.
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Candy Land kitchenette

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Oh Joy! (before and after)

Joy Cho, owner and creative director of Oh Joy!, a lifestyle brand and daily blog, teamed up with stylist extraordinaire Emily Henderson to create a grown-up Candy Land inspired office space for Cho and her team. The office kitchenette features a SMEG refrigerator and colorful accessories. We want to go there.

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Second house stunner

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Young House Love (before and after)

Proof again that Sherry and John can do no wrong, this incredible kitchen makeover of their second house is just stunning. Seriously, it makes me drool. The gray penny tile is perfection, and the colorful accessories add just the right pop of color.

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Make it pop

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: A Beautiful Mess

Elsie gave her outdated wood cabinets a major overhaul with white paint, but after a few months of living with them she decided to kick things up a notch by painting the inside of the top cabinets a bold teal color (she used Sea Swell by Valspar).

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Go bold with blue

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Hi Sugarplum!

Homeowner Cassie pulled off this fabulous kitchen renovation for only $14,000 — a fraction of what a typical kitchen overhaul costs these days. Blue subway tile backsplash gives the room an extra dose of style.

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Don't worry about resale

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Jones Design Company

So many people are fearful of making changes to their kitchen that might lower the resale value, but homeowner Emily took a chance and created a custom look by replacing the upper cabinets with shelves from Ikea. A bold dark wall color in Benjamin Moore Texas Leather works nicely with the granite countertops.

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