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Before and After: A Bold Kitchen Makeover

­Susan Smart and Art Westerinen bought an over 100-year-old Shingle-style home two years ago. Since the home was compromised by tiny, cramped rooms, the couple decided to gut the entire home, starting with the kitchen, which was tight quarters at 11 feet square.

Here's how it looked before they started their renovation:

To see the impressive transformation,


Susan, who's a kitchen designer by trade, expanded the space by getting rid of an extra bathroom. She also moved the sink and dishwasher, took out upper cabinets and replaced them with open shelving, and mixed styles and surfaces to make this space both modern and eclectic. I love the change!

Find out all of the details, as well as more photos, at This Old House.


CUPCAKEchatter CUPCAKEchatter 8 years
fantastische fantastische 8 years
i think they did an amazing job here. you'd never guess it was the same kitchen. the shelves look great. it's gorgeous!
popcorn19 popcorn19 8 years
Love it!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Nice. The latter kitchen is more functional, too.
Ellenora Ellenora 8 years
Love it.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 8 years
loooks great! nice upgrade!
secretagentspy secretagentspy 8 years
loves it
smileyface smileyface 8 years
Love the shelves...
melinda19 melinda19 8 years
Where can I find the light fixtures?? Seriously.
hihowareya hihowareya 8 years
I really like it! It gives me inspiration for my kitchen!
AshleySunshine AshleySunshine 8 years
11 feet square means it's 11ft. x 11ft. so it would be 121 sq. ft.
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Love it! This can't be 11 SF... that would be less than 3 ft x. 4 ft and it looks bigger than that...
krae85 krae85 8 years
I don't like the dark wood used for the island, but otherwise, very nice.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
love the after!
sundaygreen sundaygreen 8 years
It's gorgeous!
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 8 years
Looks great! I love it.
yadiet yadiet 8 years
wow what a difference
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