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Before and After: Cramped and Dated to Open and Modern

This designer/contractor-owned home, which was featured in This Old House, was blemished with a small, dated kitchen that was closed off except for a doorway and a counter window. It also lacked good counter space. The owners decided to knock down the dividing wall, update the amenities with simple, streamlined selections, and infuse the space with bright color. The resulting space is open, vibrant, and modern — and a far cry from its icky roots. To see the kitchen after its renovation,


Is that a brilliant makeover, or what? I love the contemporary bamboo base cabinets and kitchen island, and perky green paint.

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xtsr xtsr 9 years
My first reaction: "NO WAY!". The new look is fresh and practical! I love it.
CoralAmber CoralAmber 9 years
Love, love, love the apple green
harmonyfrance harmonyfrance 9 years
WOW. That's inspiring.
Sun_Sun Sun_Sun 9 years
AMAZING transformation
kathili kathili 9 years
This is an amazing renovation, though the colors make me feel like the jungle sprung up inside. It's always really refreshing seeing what potential a space can have.
tiabia tiabia 9 years
CoconutPie CoconutPie 9 years
Wow! Really nice.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 9 years
Wow. Hard to believe it is even the same place!
nancita nancita 9 years
I love the green shade. I can't even believe this is the same place!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 9 years
Very nice!!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
YES, PLEASE! Maybe not the bamboo cabinets, but I absolutely LOVE everything else about it!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
katedavis katedavis 9 years
I would never have thought to put this all together, but I think it's great!
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