Your kitchen is the heart of your home – where cooking, love, and laughter are combined when your friends and family come together. When you first see your kitchen do you feel a sense of panic? Or do you dread spending time in your kitchen space? This may mean it’s time to tear down the old and bring in the new. Remodeling your kitchen can be life-changing, and these 10 kitchen before and after’s prove it.

We’ve chosen our top 10 favorite before and after kitchen projects that turned each kitchen into something even more beautiful than before.

1. Mid-Century Meets Country

A cheerful white makeover brightened up this kitchen. Open shelving, dark cabinets, and wood countertops help tie together the country elements. Find out what finishes, fixtures, and furnishings were used to complete this new space, here.

A Beautiful Mess

Photo courtesy of Mandi Johnson via A Beautiful Mess

2. All White

After multiple cabinet replacements and kitchen renovation projects, this open shelving kitchen was transformed into a space double the size and storage.

Perfectly Imperfect

Photo courtesy of Perfectly Imperfect

3. Fresh & Open

With large cabinetry and vintage features, this outdated kitchen got an entirely new face-lift. From raised ceilings to new cabinets and countertops, this kitchen came to life from scratch.

Honey I'm Home

Photo courtesy of Honey I’m Home

4. Black & White

This 18 month kitchen renovation involved many late nights of molding, wiring and tiling, but resulted in a customized kitchen perfectly fit for the owners.

Sarah's Big Idea

Photo courtesy of Sarah’s Big Idea

5. Bold Blue

Turquoise paint fills this kitchen to add a pop of color that bounces off white appliances and countertops.

Dans Le Townhouse

Photo courtesy of Dans Le Lakehouse

6. Black, White & Gray

Extra feminine touches like flowers and dishes dress up this basic color schemed kitchen. Get a glance of every corner from the kitchen to the dining room by checking out the rest of the after photos.

Dear Lillie

Photo courtesy of Dear Lillie

7. White Country Chic

This kitchen remodel kept costs low by keeping the old cabinets, but painted and restored the hardware for a refreshed look. Other changes involved a new custom island, granite countertops, oak laminate flooring, and more!

Lexis Clean Kitchen

Photo courtesy of Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

8. Gray & White

Over 8 weeks this 1950’s kitchen got a new look by removing the built-in bench and table, installing a new sink with a motion sensor faucet, along with beautiful tiling, cabinetry hardware, and fresh coats of paint.

Yellow Bliss Road Before Yellow Bliss Road After

Photo courtesy of Yellow Bliss Road

9. Ikea Cozy Modern

This Ikea kitchen remodel features an amazing patterned wall with hand-painted cement tiles that were made in Nicaragua.

Real Life Notes

Photo courtesy of Real Life Notes

10. 50’s Ranch

An open setting, plenty of storage, and perfectly matching decorative decor pieces tie together this home’s new kitchen!

All Sorts of Pretty Before All Sorts of Pretty After

Photo courtesy of All Sorts of Pretty

What’s your favorite kitchen remodel? Let us know in the comments below!

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