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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, read more.

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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