Before & After Kitchen Renovations: Traditional Kitchens

Inspiring images of traditional-style kitchen remodeling makeovers.

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    Classic Kitchen Style

    White cabinets and glass fronts transform this dated kitchen into a light-filled, family-friendly hangout. Beaded-board details, a white subway-tile backsplash, and marble countertops set a traditional tone, while a sleek chimney-style range hood adds a modern touch.

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    Classic Kitchen Style

    White cabinets and glass fronts transform this dated kitchen into a light-filled, family-friendly hangout. Beaded-board details, a white subway-tile backsplash, and marble countertops set a traditional tone, while a sleek chimney-style range hood adds a modern touch.

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    Using Bold Color

    Don't be afraid of color. In this remodeled kitchen, blue walls and a matching blue hutch are paired with solid-wood cabinets, moldings, and floors for an eye-catching look. A raised tempered glass bar at the island adds another layer of interest.

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    Using Bold Color

    Don't be afraid of color. In this remodeled kitchen, blue walls and a matching blue hutch are paired with solid-wood cabinets, moldings, and floors for an eye-catching look. A raised tempered glass bar at the island adds another layer of interest.

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    Simple Storage

    Clever storage revitalized this dull, inefficient kitchen. The owners maximized storage by adding cabinetry along every wall, including open shelves for display, and reserving the middle of the kitchen for an antique trestle table that doubles as an island.

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    Simple Storage

    Clever storage revitalized this dull, inefficient kitchen. The owners maximized storage by adding cabinetry along every wall, including open shelves for display, and reserving the middle of the kitchen for an antique trestle table that doubles as an island.

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    Light and Bright Kitchen

    A deep farmhouse-style sink, marble countertops and a white subway-tile backsplash reinforce the traditional style in this sunny kitchen. A tailored window valance with a casual print adds a splash of color. New custom cabinets, painted white, brighten the room.

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    Light and Bright Kitchen

    A deep farmhouse-style sink, marble countertops and a white subway-tile backsplash reinforce the traditional style in this sunny kitchen. A tailored window valance with a casual print adds a splash of color. New custom cabinets, painted white, brighten the room.

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    Kitchen with Character

    Exposed beams highlight the vaulted ceiling in this bright and sunny kitchen. Dark cherry cabinets were refreshed with white paint and glass fronts, which complement new limestone countertops. Recessed can lights provide good ambient light, and large schoolhouse pendants over the island add a decorative touch.

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    Kitchen with Character

    Exposed beams highlight the vaulted ceiling in this bright and sunny kitchen. Dark cherry cabinets were refreshed with white paint and glass fronts, which complement new limestone countertops. Recessed can lights provide good ambient light, and large schoolhouse pendants over the island add a decorative touch.

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    Updated Farmhouse Kitchen

    This kitchen went from bland to beautiful with the addition of furniture-like details, ceramic tile, and decorative lighting. A softer cream finish on the cabinetry warms the space. The island's new legs, beaded-board paneling, and tiled top add instant farmhouse charm.

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    Updated Farmhouse Kitchen

    This kitchen went from bland to beautiful with the addition of furniture-like details, ceramic tile, and decorative lighting. A softer cream finish on the cabinetry warms the space. The island's new legs, beaded-board paneling, and tiled top add instant farmhouse charm.

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    Exposed Brick Backsplash

    To add character to this plain kitchen, the owners chose a playful mix of materials. An exposed brick backsplash, whimsical wrought-iron chandelier, and a black-and-white checkerboard floor add vintage charm. A small freestanding island maximizes floor space.

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    Exposed Brick Backsplash

    To add character to this plain kitchen, the owners chose a playful mix of materials. An exposed brick backsplash, whimsical wrought-iron chandelier, and a black-and-white checkerboard floor add vintage charm. A small freestanding island maximizes floor space.

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    Custom Cabinetry

    A once-bare wall is made over with beautiful custom wood cabinets, stretching to the ceiling. Glass fronts and built-in plate racks make it easy to display collections and keep the new cabinets from dominating the space.

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    Custom Cabinetry

    A once-bare wall is made over with beautiful custom wood cabinets, stretching to the ceiling. Glass fronts and built-in plate racks make it easy to display collections and keep the new cabinets from dominating the space.

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    Family-Friendly Kitchen

    Tearing down interior walls opened up this small kitchen. Where the interior walls once stood, the owners added new focal points, classic archways, to conceal support beams. A cooking alcove fills the space where the home's side entrance and porch once were, and a new 8 1/2-foot-long island maximizes work space.

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    Family-Friendly Kitchen

    Tearing down interior walls opened up this small kitchen. Where the interior walls once stood, the owners added new focal points, classic archways, to conceal support beams. A cooking alcove fills the space where the home's side entrance and porch once were, and a new 8 1/2-foot-long island maximizes work space.

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    Kitchen Desk Area

    This kitchen was redone to create a family-friendly cooking and working space. A new desk and drawers opposite the island keep bills and homework in check. Glass-front cabinets above showcase bone china and goblets. Marble countertops, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and beaded-board paneling add traditional elegance and charm.

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    Kitchen Desk Area

    This kitchen was redone to create a family-friendly cooking and working space. A new desk and drawers opposite the island keep bills and homework in check. Glass-front cabinets above showcase bone china and goblets. Marble countertops, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and beaded-board paneling add traditional elegance and charm.

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    Marble Countertop and Backsplash

    A marble countertop and matching marble backsplash give this bland galley kitchen an elegant new look. New brushed nickel hardware and stainless-steel appliances add style and function. A corner banquette maximizes space and takes advantage of sunlight and views.

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    Marble Countertop and Backsplash

    A marble countertop and matching marble backsplash give this bland galley kitchen an elegant new look. New brushed nickel hardware and stainless-steel appliances add style and function. A corner banquette maximizes space and takes advantage of sunlight and views.

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    Elegant White Kitchen

    This dull kitchen embraced its lighter side with custom white cabinetry, polished nickel hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and marble countertops. Staggered shelves along the window wall add character and provide display space. A pair of bridge faucets, set on raised ledges, partner with classic apron-front fireclay sinks. Dark walnut floors complete the look.

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    Elegant White Kitchen

    This dull kitchen embraced its lighter side with custom white cabinetry, polished nickel hardware, stainless-steel appliances, and marble countertops. Staggered shelves along the window wall add character and provide display space. A pair of bridge faucets, set on raised ledges, partner with classic apron-front fireclay sinks. Dark walnut floors complete the look.

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    Freestanding Island

    These homeowners traded a bulky built-in island for a compact Chinese table. It gives them room to maneuver in the small kitchen -- and it adds personal style.

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    Freestanding Island

    These homeowners traded a bulky built-in island for a compact Chinese table. It gives them room to maneuver in the small kitchen -- and it adds personal style.

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    Bringing in Natural Light

    Two skylights and a trio of large windows bring abundant sunlight into this remodeled kitchen. The owners chose to eliminate the existing upper cabinets to streamline the look. New cherry cabinets, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and wood floors warm the space; a new walk-in pantry adds much-needed storage.

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    Bringing in Natural Light

    Two skylights and a trio of large windows bring abundant sunlight into this remodeled kitchen. The owners chose to eliminate the existing upper cabinets to streamline the look. New cherry cabinets, oil-rubbed bronze hardware, and wood floors warm the space; a new walk-in pantry adds much-needed storage.

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    Upscale Kitchen Design

    Dark stained cabinets mix with white quartz countertops and an earthy glazed brick backsplash for a chic, one-of-a-kind look. To control costs, stock maple cabinets were stacked to look like vintage, ceiling-high cupboards.

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    Upscale Kitchen Design

    Dark stained cabinets mix with white quartz countertops and an earthy glazed brick backsplash for a chic, one-of-a-kind look. To control costs, stock maple cabinets were stacked to look like vintage, ceiling-high cupboards.

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    Traditional Elegance

    Adorned with a custom tile mural and outfitted with a royal blue island, the central cooking zone in this remodeled kitchen is both beautiful and super-functional. Marble countertops, a marble backsplash, an apron-front sink, and brushed nickel hardware enhance the traditional look. Custom cabinetry panels conceal the refrigerator.

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    Traditional Elegance

    Adorned with a custom tile mural and outfitted with a royal blue island, the central cooking zone in this remodeled kitchen is both beautiful and super-functional. Marble countertops, a marble backsplash, an apron-front sink, and brushed nickel hardware enhance the traditional look. Custom cabinetry panels conceal the refrigerator.

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