Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

Renovations are part and parcel of owning a home, and while few are stress-free (Hmm—granite or marble, hardwood floors or subway tiles?), the end result can be stunning. We have collected some of our most memorable kitchen renovations here in stark before-and-after contrast to inspire readers who may be staring down the abyss of renovation. Read on for the fabulous results. The kitchen needed a sturdier island that better fit the scale of the space. Appliances integrated into the custom cabinets by Casa Verde give the kitchen a furniture feel that blends with the adjoining living room. The island chandelier and the hanging lantern between the wall cabinets are from Dennis & Leen. See the “before” photo on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

View as SlideshowA kitchen renovation is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make, but a successful transformation can do wonders for a home—and it’s value. Whether your kitchen just needs a light refresh or a full gut renovation, the best place to start is with some inspiration. We’ve gathered incredible remodels from the pages of AD that showcase kitchens in a wide variety of styles and sizes, from Meg Ryan’s industrial-chic New York loft to a sleek and contemporary Aspen kitchen to a small, minimalist galley. Discover how top architects and interior designers such as Nate Berkus, Victoria Hagan, Peter Pennoyer, and Michael S. Smith made over these dated rooms to create dream kitchens for their clients (and themselves), complete with high-end appliances, luxe surfaces, and plenty of room for cooking and everyday dining. Click through these amazing before and afters to find inspiration for your next kitchen renovation.PinterestFacebookBEFOREThe New York City kitchen of Meg Ryan.PinterestFacebookAFTERRyan enlisted designer Monique Gibson and architect Joel Barkley to help her renovate the loft. Industrial lights from a salvage shop in Maine illuminate the kitchen’s dining area, which boasts cabinets by Fine Woodwork. Grapefruit fills a porcelain bowl by Valérie Hermans on a plank-top table by Get Back.PinterestFacebookPhoto: Stonefox ArchitectsBEFOREThe Aspen, Colorado, kitchen of philanthropists Amy and John Phelan.
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

Renovations are part and parcel of owning a home, and while few are stress-free (Hmm—granite or marble, hardwood floors or subway tiles?), the end result can be stunning. We have collected some of our most memorable kitchen renovations here in stark before-and-after contrast to inspire readers who may be staring down the abyss of renovation. Read on for the fabulous results. The kitchen needed a sturdier island that better fit the scale of the space. Appliances integrated into the custom cabinets by Casa Verde give the kitchen a furniture feel that blends with the adjoining living room. The island chandelier and the hanging lantern between the wall cabinets are from Dennis & Leen. See the “before” photo on the following slide.
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

After: Preferred Seating The existing cherry cabinets didn’t fit the homeowners’ style, but they didn’t want to rip them out, so some of the upper cabinets got a coat of white paint, while the island was brightened with a pale blue hue. Stock cabinets and chunky traditional-style legs found online expand the island and create a much-needed seating area. A larger window and the painted cabinets help this kitchen feel airy and bright.
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

AFTER Cabinets in the butler’s pantry were reconfigured to provide a more symmetrical layout. New countertops, a wine refrigerator, and additional refrigerator drawers were added to transform it into a workhorse prep and storage space­–perfectly placed between the large kitchen and the dining room. See this kitchen remodel from another angle on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

BEFORE The original layout of this kitchen was large and utilitarian, appropriate for raising a busy family. With the kids out of the house and homeowner Susan Brunn living more independently, she desired a more updated, stylish look for her kitchen. See another view of the updated kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

Before and After: Kitchens Make cooking, dining, and entertaining easy with a kitchen that is full of style and amenities and fits your family’s needs. Get inspired by these amazing before and after kitchen makeovers, and start planning a kitchen redo of your own.
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Before And After Kitchen Cabinets

The existing cherry cabinets didn’t fit the homeowners’ style, but they didn’t want to rip them out, so some of the upper cabinets got a coat of white paint, while the island was brightened with a pale blue hue. Stock cabinets and chunky traditional-style legs found online expand the island and create a much-needed seating area. A larger window and the painted cabinets help this kitchen feel airy and bright.
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AFTER New painted cabinets with a mix of open shelves and glass-front doors were added. A vintage-looking apron sink with bridge-style faucet blends easily with a modern stainless-steel stove, vent hood, and dishwasher. A blue-and-white color scheme is warmed by coral accents. See another view of this remodeled kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER An addition bumped out the kitchen several feet on one side and allowed for a large center island and more seating space in the breakfast room. Wine is stored in cubbies below the island and across from the bar area. To improve the home’s rear entrance, an interior stairway that leads to a ground-level mudroom was added. See another view of this updated kitchen on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER The modest kitchen got a modern update with retro appeal. The limited space was maximized with a built-in refrigerator, an appliance garage behind a tambour door, and a niche for the toaster. A wine refrigerator is under the counter. See this kitchen update from another angle on the following slides. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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AFTER In the new kitchen, a window above the sink was high on homeowner Ellen Conley’s wish list. This window embraces the historic language of the original windows, notes architect Donald Lococo. The massive island, stained in a delightful chocolate brown, serves as the focal point of the kitchen work area. See the remodeled breakfast room on the following slide. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment
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After: Dramatic Redo For less than $9,000, the kitchen now sports dramatic painted-black cabinets and granite veneer countertops. Creamy white walls, brushed-nickel cabinet hardware, and glossy new appliances add to the kitchen’s elegant facelift. Six easy steps to painting your own cabinets. Watch this!
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After: Sizeable in Slate Inspired by a favorite restaurant, this family kitchen stretches out to become a hip, industrial-style hangout. Pale gray perimeter cabinets, a deeper blue-gray island, and steel shelves flank the range while delivering a bistro-like vibe. The kitchen’s large scale allowed the homeowners to forgo hanging cabinets for sleek metal shelves while also reorienting the island.
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After: Full of Family and Function Barely-gray cabinets create a neutral kitchen with style. The granite countertops and gray subway tile backsplash pair perfectly with the color scheme, creating a soothing and timeless space. Refined touches such as turned legs on the island and a custom vent hood create a kitchen that feels high-end and custom, but the durable granite counters and hardwood floors are perfect for this busy family’s daily use. Plan your dream kitchen with our free remodeling guide.
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After the makeover, it’s hard to believe this is even the same kitchen! A wall was removed to allow for a beautiful long kitchen island and to create an open, airy feel throughout the space. Bright white cabinets look stunning against the warm hardwood floors, while pendant lights and stainless hardware bring an updated feel to the charming kitchen.
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A kitchen renovation is one of the biggest investments a homeowner can make, but a successful transformation can do wonders for a home—and it’s value. Whether your kitchen just needs a light refresh or a full gut renovation, the best place to start is with some inspiration. We’ve gathered incredible remodels from the pages of AD that showcase kitchens in a wide variety of styles and sizes, from Meg Ryan’s industrial-chic New York loft to a sleek and contemporary Aspen kitchen to a small, minimalist galley. Discover how top architects and interior designers such as Nate Berkus, Victoria Hagan, Peter Pennoyer, and Michael S. Smith made over these dated rooms to create dream kitchens for their clients (and themselves), complete with high-end appliances, luxe surfaces, and plenty of room for cooking and everyday dining. Click through these amazing before and afters to find inspiration for your next kitchen renovation.
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Make cooking, dining, and entertaining easy with a kitchen that is full of style and amenities and fits your family’s needs. Get inspired by these amazing before and after kitchen makeovers, and start planning a kitchen redo of your own.
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BEFORE The existing dining-living room and kitchen shared a cavernous space, dominated by a stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings with dark, weathered trusses. Windows were odd sizes, awkwardly positioned, and trimmed with barn board. “The house had no architectural charm whatsoever,” says designer Ken Gemes. Tags: Kitchen Remodel, Before and After Post a comment