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Bright Kitchen Remodel Before and After

If you follow along on Instagram, you might have seen our kitchen remodel progress. Because it was more of an ongoing project there was never a really big reveal. However, I still like to look at our kitchen remodel before and after to see how far it has come!

bright and light kitchen remodel

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Kitchen Before

kitchen before remodel

The kitchen was part of the overall house remodel of our main floor which we started immediately when we purchased this home. First, we tackled new hardwood floors, repainting all of the walls, removing some unnecessary pony walls and replacing mismatched trim. 

dark kitchen before remodel

In the kitchen, we really started from scratch. Unfortunately, because of the condition of most items, there wasn’t much left to salvage. My main goal was to create as much space and light as possible in this narrow galley. 

Kitchen After

bright white kitchen

Next, we ripped out the cabinets and started fresh. On one wall we created open shelving (read my guide on How to Make Wood Shelves) which added a lot of space, openness, and interest. 

kitchen open shelving

We also removed the soffits (those little boxes above cabinets and above the bar, we created a much more open and spacious feeling. Additionally, this allowed us to go for taller cabinets on the opposite wall and more storage. 

kitchen shelves with black brackets

For the backsplash, I used white subway tile from countertop to ceiling. I chose a longer 4″ x 16″ tile which created height, interest, and wasn’t too busy for a small space. 

light white kitchen

We replaced all of the outdated appliances with matching models to make the small space feel cohesive and bright.

kitchen remodel before and after

This kitchen was transformed on a budget and is far from perfect, but I am so proud of what we accomplished in this space.  Let me know what you think of our kitchen remodel before and after!

Kitchen Remodel Sources

Emser Tile 4” x 16” Subway in White Matte and Warm Gray Grout

Quartz Countertops – Silestone by Consentino in Desert Silver, Polished

Moen Genta Faucet

Blanco Single Bowl Sink  in Silgranit White

Flush Mount Vintage Inspired Light

GE CounterDepth ProfileRefriegrator

GE Slide in Range

GE dishwasher

GE Range Hood

Bar and Counter Stools

Natural Woven Blinds – in Kula Sandy Beach (same as our bedroom)

Paint (throughout our home): Walls – Benjamin Moore Chantilly Lace,  Trim Work – Sherwin Williams Pure White