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Before and After: A Fresh and Bright Kitchen

Most of my Before and Afters feature homes or furniture pieces that have seen better days and undergo a transformation that brings them back to their former glory or gives them a new look altogether. But sometimes a home or furniture piece is in great shape, but just isn't the right style for its owner. That is the case for Carrie Deane Corcoran, whose kitchen, in her Colonial Revival in New Canaan, CT, was featured in This Old House. While it's perfectly functional, the kitchen was simply designed in someone else's style, and furthermore, wasn't efficient. Corcoran gutted and sold the contents of the room, which had good quality cabinets and a marble counter top. Then, she brightened it up with white cabinetry and pale marble, and made the kitchen more efficient with things like freezer drawers and a tiered island. To see the transformation,

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Beautiful, right? While I certainly wouldn't complain about the former kitchen, I do find the new kitchen a bit more sophisticated, and I've always been partial to white kitchens. What do you think?

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