The kitchen is the hub of every house. Ideally, it's a haven where fresh cookies emerge from the oven and loved ones gather around the anticipatory smell of dinner. But sometimes it needs a tune-up -- and it ain't easy. The kitchen, with all its moving parts, is the hardest room in the house to remodel. From cabinetry to plumbing, it takes a village (or maybe just a few years) to produce a killer kitchen makeover. These expert kitchen makeovers prove that remodelling doesn't have to be totally intolerable.
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A couple's tiny kitchen needed a whole new look. But some precise tune-ups and a little pluck, this dated, 100-square-foot kitchen made room for the couple and their kitchen needs.
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In a home infused with tradition, the kitchen seemed out of place: it was too modern, and too white. Without any major renovations, this hygeinic home gained personality, and a little more storage space to boot!
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Kitchen needs a re-boot but the wallet doesn't need the strain? Look to counter tops and a fresh coat of paint. This dim dinner-land gets an updated look with a green color scheme and expert lighting. Ta-da! Make green without wasting green (money.)
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Sometimes, the best thing you can do for a room is to add a bit of light. Especially in summer, when cozy starts to feel claustrophobic. These four kitchen makeovers by professional interior designers trim the gloom with lighter color schemes that evoke that sweet summer breeze.
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This Pennsylvania house needed to feel both open and cosy. In the northern cold, they would want the warm hues, but the kitchen longs for breathability and space. With a polarized color scheme and an economical approach to space, the kitchen makeover makes for pretty living.
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Martha's guest house on Maple Ave was beginning to look a little less than modern. With the addition of a kitchen island -- for work space -- and forest green cabinets, the kitchen took on some contemporary charm.
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This kitchen in Las Vegas lacked the levity to match the city of light. A quartz counter top and a coat of paint remedied the dreary dilemma.
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The Home Depot Kitchen Design Team has an answer for every kitchen makeover question. Still curious about cabinets? Wondering about wallpaper? There's still so much more to learn.