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15 Kitchen transformations that will shock you


Not so mellow yellow

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Tatertots & Jello

As soon as Jen started renovating her 1905 cottage, I knew the kitchen was going to be gorgeous. And she didn’t disappoint. Hexagonal backsplash turns the back wall into a focal point, and her signature yellow color is pulled in with accessories (which she DIYed, of course).


So fresh and so clean

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Bower Power

This DIY kitchen makeover does a great job of demonstrating how paint can truly transform a space. While the builder kitchen was perfectly suitable, blogger Katie turned it into a light and bright space. And that backsplash? Gorgeous!


Urban galley kitchen

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Blog — The New Black

This sad little kitchen went from pathetic to awesome. Homeowner Nadine was able to triple her cabinet space with this renovation.


Kick it up a notch

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Our Fifth House (before and after)

While Carmel gave their kitchen a mini-makeover after they first moved in, she decided to give it a full overhaul by adding a gorgeous backsplash and molding details and swapping out some appliances.


Use a kit

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Sugar Bee Crafts (before and after)

Painting cabinets can be a little intimidating for newbie DIYers, and using a kit that simplifies the process has tons of appeal. Blogger Mandy put the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit to the test when giving her kitchen a facelift and loved how easy it made the process for her. Read more about her kitchen makeover experience in our exclusive SheKnows interview.


Open shelves

Before and after kitchen makeover

Photo credit: Emily A. Clark

You don’t need a full-blown renovation to create an amazing kitchen. Design enthusiast Emily created a graphic pop in her upper cabinets by painting the interiors Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams, which she contrasted with white dishes.

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