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DIY Budget Cottage Kitchen Makeover

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I transformed my dark, dated inefficient kitchen in a charming, bright space that is jam-packed with clever space saving ideas and extra storage.
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This is what the kitchen looked when I bought the house:
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Terrible outdated wallpaper, almost no counter space and an inefficient layout....the kitchen was the only thing in the house that really made me pause when first looked at it.
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This is what the kitchen looked like through most of the 2000's - I stripped the wallpaper, painted, replaced the faucet, appliances, cabinet hardware and light fixture. It was better but I still didn't have counter space and the fridge just inside the door created a dark cave like feeling.
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I sacrificed the pantry to relocate the fridge and added a couple of cabinets to add storage, more work surface and a better flow.
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The kitchen is only 10'x10', so I put a lot of thought into space saving ideas and extra storage.
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For tons more pictures and a breakdown of all the projects, please head over to my blog.

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  • Karen Barnes Swan
    Karen Barnes Swan Williamsport, MD

    Love what you did to your kitchen! Looks great but one thing I noticed...you have your spices next to your stove/oven. Spices are best kept away from heat. FYI.

    • Julie Briggs
      Julie Briggs Syracuse, NY

      @Karen Barnes Swan - as I've mentioned a few times in this thread, the oven does not give off heat on the sides

  • MARY
    MARY Port Saint Lucie, FL

    I LOVE IT ALL!!! GREAT THINKING. GREAT PATIENCE. AND IT IS SO RIGHT!!

  • Michelle
    Michelle Pearl River, NY

    love it BUT why block such a beautiful door with a refrigerator???

  • Janette
    Janette Canada

    I think if you look at the second picture it looks like the door only leads to a very shallow pantry.

  • Jewell Martin

    So many great ideas packed into a tiny kitchen! When we were finally able to move to a larger house, the one thing I wanted was a large kitchen. I got it, with lots of storage, but there is never enough at the right place or height. Thanks!

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