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Before and After: Mexican Gone Modern

Summer, an entrant into Grassroots Modern's affordable modern kitchen contest, began with a dark, low-ceiling kitchen with Mexican floor tiles, a faux wall treatment, and a zarape blanket tossed over the sofa. In other words, it was like cooking in Cancún. Originally, there was a wall dividing the kitchen and living space, with a window looking through to the living and dining area. Summer knocked down the wall, transforming it into a beautiful open plan living space, and ripped up the tiles, replacing them with gorgeous hardwood. She shopped around at Ikea, eBay, and local retailers for affordable cabinetry and appliances. She installed high gloss white cabinets which brightened up the space. And she even gave the staircase a modern transformation. To see the after photo,


It's pretty drastic, right? The entire cost of the renovation was $10,000. I love it! The space feels so healthy, open, and bright; it's like a boost of vitamins. To see more photos of this renovation and to hear more about the project, head over to Grassroots Modern.

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urbanfashionista urbanfashionista 8 years
absolutely beautiful! i want to save this picture for inspiration when i buy a house one day. wow, great job
quelle quelle 8 years
wow it looks great!! the thing i envy most about the space is that barcelona!
Dana18 Dana18 8 years
Much more airy!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
:love: this - amazing job!!!
designgal1981 designgal1981 8 years
Hard to believe it's even the same space. Feels like a nice cool breeze.
Calimie Calimie 8 years
It looks modern and clear but I can't help feeling that it lost personality, like it could be a loft in NY. I loved the floor tiles and I can't help wondering if the renovations couldn't have kept some of that flavour. That said, it was a great work, it looks like a completely different place.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 8 years
I love the openness!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Love it!!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
It's nice. I really like the open bar space. If you don't need the storage space it really works.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
MUCH better!!!
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