8 Ways to Make Over Your Kitchen


The kitchen is one of the places you most likely spend a ton of time in every day and can easily be the hub of the entire house, so why not make it an inviting and wonderful room to be in with these amazing kitchen makeover ideas!

Kitchen Makeover Ideas (pixabay)
Kitchen Makeover Ideas (pixabay)

There are a variety of ways to makeover your kitchen from painting the cabinets, adding new hardware, replacing appliance, redoing the countertops, adding in a little decor, tearing down a wall, adding in new backsplash, or even just painting a wall. If you are looking to spruce up your kitchen with a something new and fun, check out these 8 DIY kitchen makeover ideas that you can start today! Let’s get started! 


8 Kitchen Makeover Ideas


Ready for a fresh look in your kitchen? Then you need to check out these 8 kitchen makeover ideas that range from a simple painted wall to a complete redo of the entire space! These 8 kitchen makeover ideas are great because you can customize the project to fit your budget, style, and size of your kitchen from large to small, and even a kitchen that is a rental! Click below to see all these wonderful tutorials so you can make over your kitchen today.


1) White Kitchen Makeover


Changing up the color of the kitchen cabinets and the countertops gives the entire kitchen a whole new feel in this amazing kitchen makeover! The cabinets started off a with a wood stain, but got painted white, this gave the entire kitchen a wonderful fresh and clean look bringing in more light and it helped open up the space! In addition to the cabinets, the light brown countertops were also replaced in a white and sparse black marble, but it is really laminate!! Using laminate is a huge cost saver for the perfect kitchen on a budget! 

White Kitchen Makeover (DecorChic!)
White Kitchen Makeover (DecorChic!)

See post: DecorChic!|Kitchen Makeover and Modern Kitchen Cabinets


2) Turquoise No Cabinet Kitchen


Want to add a pop of color into your kitchen? This entire kitchen was transformed into a haven for turquoise and white. All the above counter cabinets were pulled out and replaced with open white shelving, leaving all the wonderful turquoise containers out to be seen as part of the decor. New countertops were added to update the old peeling ones, plus to the left of the fridge is new pantry shelving from floor to ceiling. Best part is this whole DIY kitchen makeover was done on a budget for less than $1500!

Turquoise  Kitchen Makeover (Dans_le_Lakehouse)
Turquoise Kitchen Makeover (Dans_le_Lakehouse)

See post: Dans_le_Lakehouse|Budget Friendly Turquoise Kitchen Makeover


3) Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover

Some kitchens are dated, have little light, and just need new appliances. This DIY kitchen makeover accomplished all the above with a little farmhouse chic thrown in for good measure. Starting with a fresh color on the walls to help bring in more light, plus adding a pass through in a wall from the kitchen to the eating area opens up the space and adds a ton of light. New granite countertops are up next, ripping out the old chipped ones, plus the addition of a butcher block island to bring in that farmhouse vibe. Replacing an old vent with an updated microwave vent combo opened up countertop space. Such an easy DIY kitchen makeover for anyone!

Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover (Noting Grace)
Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover (Noting Grace)

See post: Noting Grace|DIY Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover for $5000 - Including Appliances!


4) Industrial Chic Kitchen Makeover

Ever looked at a house to buy and love everything but the kitchen? The perfect time to do a kitchen makeover is when nothing is moved in yet and you have a blank slate to make the kitchen of your dreams! The first job tackled was to lower a raised bar to make it one lever to open up the space of the kitchen and make it feel more inviting. New panels were added to the lower walls and granite countertops were installed. What a great DIY kitchen makeover that makes this home feel like new!  

Industrial Chic Kitchen Makeover (Elisha PneumaticAddict)
Industrial Chic Kitchen Makeover (Elisha PneumaticAddict)

See post: Elisha PneumaticAddict|DIY Stacked Cabinet Kitchen Makeover


5) Pop of Color Kitchen Makeover

How do you makeover a kitchen in a rental home or apartment? Easy! Add items that are beautiful but also temporary. In the basic white apartment kitchen, a white wall was transformed into a beautiful blue with the aid of temporary wallpaper. A backsplash was also added with the aid of fabric and glass paneling added in front to help with easy clean up. A few choice decorations are also added to bring out that pop of color on the walls to make this space inviting and amazing. All of these installs are also super easy to remove when you have to move out of your space!

Pop of Color Kitchen Makeover (Engineer Your Space)
Pop of Color Kitchen Makeover (Engineer Your Space)

See post: Engineer Your Space|Rental kitchen makeover: from generic white to upgraded blue kitchen


6)  Coastal Kitchen Makeover

A home along the coast needs a coastal kitchen, and a few steps are all it takes to make over an orange and brown kitchen into something that is easy, breezy, and perfect for the beach. This DIY kitchen makeover started off with painting the cabinets white and adding in new moldings on top to make them fill the space better, and as little something extra what makes for a wonderful complete look to the space. A mint subway tile was added as a backsplash to bring in the easy beach vibe and it matches perfectly with the floor mat and curtains to help bring in that pop of color with all the white of the cabinets. 

Coastal Kitchen Makeover (Brian & Kaylor)
Coastal Kitchen Makeover (Brian & Kaylor)

See post: Brian & Kaylor|DIY Coastal Kitchen Makeover


7) Condo Kitchen Makeover

Have a small kitchen that needs a makeover? The first step in this small kitchen makeover was painting the cabinets white. This brought in the light, giving the room a bigger feel and making it more inviting. The kitchen makeover was done before the owner moved in, so when she had the walls in the condo painted, she also had the same person paint the cabinets and install the subway tile for the backsplash. Super smart idea to have one person do all that work before you even move in! Next it was time to replace the countertops. Sometimes you can get a really great deal on granite, so check around! A few other small items were added to bring extra space into this small kitchen. A rolling cart was added at the end of a countertop to fit a mixer, such a smart idea for saving already limited countertop space in a small kitchen. A wire rack was also placed on a wall to house mugs and utensils, a great way to add some pretty decor that is also very functional!

Small Kitchen Makeover on a Budget (Mara Greenwald)
Small Kitchen Makeover on a Budget (Mara Greenwald)

See post: Mara Greenwald|Small Condo Kitchen Makeover


8) Small Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

A kitchen makeover does not need to be done in one weekend, it can be done over a couple of years as the budget allows. Paint is inexpensive and can really make a whole room look different. This kitchen uses a bold grey on the cabinets. Added silver handles bring the whole look together. The walls were painted a soft beige. A painted tree branch with birds added a wonderful focal point to the room. New butcher block countertops with a subway tile backsplash, and the addition of new appliances, helped complete this whole kitchen makeover.

Small Kitchen Makeover on a Budget (Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating)
Small Kitchen Makeover on a Budget (Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating)

See post: Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating|Tiny Condo Kitchen Makeover


There are so many different kitchen makeover ideas that you can try today. It can be a simple painted wall or a complete renovation of the whole room, but they all make your kitchen look amazing and perfectly suited to your style! I love the range of different ideas that you can do from installing new shelves, adding cabinets, adding in new hardware, redoing the countertops, replacing the backsplash, tearing out a wall, redoing the floor, or just painting the walls to make your kitchen

makeover shine! Keep your eyes open for deals and specials because you never know when that perfect set of drawer pulls will be on clearance!


I love each and every one of these kitchen makeover projects because they can show that a little elbow grease and some paint are really all it takes to turn either the entire space or just a single wall in your kitchen into something amazing! I can take one idea or a blend of them all to fit with the space I have in my own kitchen to create a space that is warm and welcoming and a space that I love to spend time in. Doing the dishes and cooking every day will feel amazing in a room that is perfectly suited to me and my family!


So head out to your local hardware store and grab some paint to redo those drab cabinets you no longer love and turn your kitchen into something amazing!


Do you have an idea for a kitchen makeover? We would love to see it! Upload your kitchen makeover ideas on Hometalk today!


Written for the Hometalk community by: Erin Reed | Erin Reed Makes

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