Small-Kitchen Makeover with Paint

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Even in a kitchen with a 9x16 footprint, this makeover proves that amazing kitchen renovations are always possible, no matter the size. Without even changing the structure of the space, this kitchen was completely transformed.

Space Savvy

In this small, 1920s Tudor-style home, updating furnishings and adding a few coats of paint were all it took to make this kitchen makeover a success. In a 9x16-foot kitchen, utilizing every square inch of space was a must. Here, the peninsula overhang allows for two stools to be pulled up next to the counter.

Simple Statements

Using simple touches is one technique that makes this tiny kitchen feel bigger than it really is. Marble countertops add a classic touch to the whole kitchen. Bringing cabinets all the way up to the ceiling maximized on the kitchen’s available space.

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Changing Up Color

Gray, black, and white oval tiles make up the new backsplash, and the small square footage adds style without breaking the bank. Patterned roman shades brighten up the kitchen while bringing in an added dose of color. Painting cabinetry and stools the same color created continuity and simplicity.

Clean and Concealed

Slim bookcases surround pantry doors and allow for additional kitchen storage. Glass panels on the pantry doors were sandblasted to give the glass a frosted effect.

Repurposed Room

A local carpenter created a desk and storage cabinet for the space that used to be the laundry room. During the kitchen makeover, the space was also transformed into an efficient, small office.

Chic Banquette

Travertine-tile flooring flows into the dining area that is just around the corner from the kitchen. The banquette and bench are covered in dark faux-leather gray, and two chairs bring in a simple, geometric pattern. A steel-topped table was picked up at an antique market.

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