TRENDING ON FINEHOMEBUILDING
Whether you're gutting your space or simply adding a few modern touches, these kitchen updates are inspiring examples of how to add charm and functionality on any budget. They're proof that any kitchen can be transformed into a stylish, practical, and culinary paradise.
This remodeled 1920s kitchen combines beauty and practicality. Cherry cabinets true to the bungalow style compliment stainless steel appliances and soapstone countertops. An added window offers rustic views while the glass block windows under the cabinets allow additional light.Read more
A Kitchen Lives Large
In this kitchen, a large island acts as both an inviting seating area and as extra space for prep work. An intricate backsplash adds an aesthetic touch to the stove, as does the glassware displayed in the backlit recesses above.
From Too Tight to Just Right
Gleaming, toffee-colored touches add warmth to this expanded kitchen. The homebuilder chose rustic tiling, maple cabinetry, and commercial appliances to create a modern Tuscan feel.
This 1920s bungalow kitchen had lost all of its charm. Determined to restore it, the ne owners replaced the dull cabinetry with maple casework and installed a breakfast counter. Generous windows bathe the space in light.
Cookie-Cutter Kitchen Gets a Personal Touch
Originally plagued with "bad 80s" style, this kitchen received an up-to-date revamp via granite countertops, oak flooring, recessed lighting, and a marble backsplash.
Rehabbed and Ready
This space went from "in the rough" to "green and beautiful." Period-style lighting, refinished flooring, environmentally-friendly appliances, and maple cabinetry transformed this space from outdated to award-winning.
From Gut to Glory
A sprawling backyard view takes center stage in this kitchen, which was revived with custom-made Italian tiling, state-of-the-art appliances, and beautiful cabinetry.
A Thoroughly Modern Makeover
This neglected kitchen was in much need of a contemporary makeover. The homebuilder expanded the space and added fresh touches such as a concrete floor, sustainable cabinetry and quartz counters. Read more
Out with the Eighties
Correcting the awkward updates this space received in previous years, the homeowners brought this kitchen into the 21st century by restoring the original walls and hardwood floors, installing Mission-style cabinets, and fitting a custom pot rack.
What Determination Can Do
Some elbow grease and a clever redesign elevated this 1923 California bungalow to modern glory. Along with new appliances and sleek cabinetry, the homeowners added display cabinets, easy shelving for cookbooks, and a light-filled back entrance.
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