Need inspiration for a kitchen renovation? Look at these before and after photos!

Are you considering renovating your kitchen? Here are some of our favorite before and after kitchen renovations.

Before highlights

  • Cool Disco Lighting
  • Grungy natural wood trim
  • Red laminate counter
  • Black backsplash
  • Red fan hood
  • Oak cabinets
  • Mishmash of appliance styles and colors
  • 1980’s vintage chairs and ottomans

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After Highlights Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • Light bright cabinets
  • Antique pendant lighting (over the island)
  • African mahogany island top
  • Carrera marble countertop
  • Great tufted leather swivel chair
  • New stainless appliances
  • New prefinished hardwood flooring
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Kitchen from TV area

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Wow, what a difference new cabinets and flooring make!

Notable items in the before shots…

  • Green laminate cabinets
  • Rough wood wrapped peninsula
  • Groovy lighting
  • Out of date…not vintage flooring
  • Laminate counters…to go with the cabinets!
  • Black appliances to go with…?

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Ah…the after what a difference. Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • I love these mushroom color cabinets
  • The wood ceiling looks so much better when it is surrounded by painted cabinets
  • New stainless appliances perk up the space!
  • The quartz counters are fantastic too!
  • It is so bright and light now

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I love this kitchen transformation, it does not look like the same home…

Before…

  • Too much oak
  • Wall to wall cabinets excessive open storage…looks messy and busy
  • Dated lighting, easy thing to change
  • Hanging pots and pans bring the ceiling height down

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AFTER… OMG RIGHT? Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • We removed the French doors, and replaced two doors with one wide opening
  • Notice there are no upper cabinets…light and bright
  • We added a bank of windows and brought the outside in
  • New light painted cabinets are Candlelight Cabinetry
  • The green granite is fantastic. The homeowner had to make this last-minute swap when the slabs we ordered came in damaged! I love the result.
  • The new pendants are Hubbardton Forge Lighting
  • We had Paul G White order and installed the tile backsplash

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One of my favorite before and after projects

  • Dark cherry cabinets with brass hardware…1980’s special
  • Boring brick fireplace
  • White track lighting…dreary
  • Black appliances…depressing

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After…WOW Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • New chic lighting
  • Wonderful white Candlelight cabinets
  • Bright wall color
  • Amazing granite
  • Wood breakfast bar
  • View now the star!!

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This before and after did not take much but the impact was huge!

  • Replace appliances
  • Paint cabinets
  • New track-lighting
  • Add the island

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I love these after shots! Photos: Liz Donnelly

  • I love the paint on the cabinets, makes the room so bright and light
  • The new island was a great find, an antique English pine cabinet, made into a kitchen island.
  • New range and fan finish the update look!
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After shot of the kitchen

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We also have kitchens that we did in homes that we built from the ground up, No before photos just after!

Photos: Jamie Salomon

I love the lights in this kitchen-photo Jamie Solomon

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Photos below: Liz Donnelly

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I love looking back at before pictures, I appreciate the renovation results so much more when I see where we have come from!

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Happy January…we are bitter cold in Maine, I hope you are all staying warm!

Best, Celia

Kitchens That Inspire Me

These are the kitchens that inspired my designs in 2012

I love these kitchens for their storage, islands, lights, cabinets, door styles, counters, back splashes, windows, floors and great design.

  • I am obsessed with the windows in this kitchen. They make me want to move into this house!

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  • I like the way that the natural light bounces off of the counters and glass appliances. It gives the space a very light and airy feeling.

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  • I also love this slick and cool window above the sink. When I build a house I am going to add this style window as a backsplash in my kitchen.

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  • This kitchen has such a simple and clean look to it.

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  • I love this space, the floors, the open barn concept and the large island.

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  • The detail on the bottom of these cabinets is so beautiful. A very nice touch in a small kitchen.

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  • I adore this kitchen. I think the dark honed counters are great with the dark floor and white cabinets!

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  • The storage in this kitchen is fantastic!

I hope you enjoyed seeing my kitchen muses.

I am so looking forward to my 2013 projects. I love that the friendships that are formed when working on projects are personal as the homes themselves.

I hope you will enjoy going on this journey with me!

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Thank you for a great year…I look forward to getting to know more of you this year. I also want to thank my followers for everything!

Happy New Year, stay tuned for photos of the New Year’s Eve wedding!!!

Best, Celia

Resources

  • House Beautiful
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Houzz.com
  • Pinterest.com
  • Dwell