19 Before and After Kitchen Remodel Ideas

If you’re looking for the best kitchen remodel ideas, these before and after pictures are perfect inspiration for small kitchen remodels and DIY kitchen remodeling on a budget. 

Be prepared for your kitchen remodel! Read 5 Must-Read Tips To Know Before a Kitchen Remodel plus our Remodelaholic tips for surviving while remodeling your home

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19 Do It Yourself Kitchen Remodel Ideas

One of the most satisfying parts of DIYing, especially for big remodeling projects, is the side-by-side before and after pictures!

We’ve featured dozens of beautiful kitchen remodels on a budget, so browse these before and after pictures to find just the right inspiration for your do it yourself kitchen remodel.

Before and After Kitchen Remodel Pictures

Whether you’re looking for a large or small kitchen remodel, entire do it yourself or some DIY and some professional work, check out these beautiful kitchen remodel ideas!

Click each link to see more details, sources, and DIY tutorials for each kitchen remodel. 

Gutting the house or designing from scratch? Check out our guide to kitchen layouts here. 

Before and After 1960’s Kitchen Remodel

We took our small dead-end galley kitchen in our 1960’s rambler, knocked out a wall or two (plus the ceiling), and remodeled it into a sleek, modern white kitchen to fit our style.

We used IKEA cabinets that we love for their versatility, like our pantry rollouts for storage.

DIY Columns and Arches in Open Living Room and Kitchen Remodel

In our Park House in Texas, the kitchen itself just got a few small updates to the oak cabinets and a new subway tile backsplash before we moved.

But the view connecting the dining room and kitchen to the living room got a major overhaul with our DIY interior columns and arches!

Gray IKEA Kitchen Remodel

Whitney found this original brick during her small kitchen remodel and the added brick character is the icing on a beautiful gray IKEA kitchen remodel cake.

Do-It-Yourself Remodeled Gray Kitchen

Becky’s DIY kitchen remodel is a Remodelaholic favorite! She knocked out walls, reconfigured the layout, and refaced the cabinets with new doors and drawer fronts (and don’t forget the gorgeous refinished wood floors!)

Do It Yourself Kitchen Remodel Ideas Before And After With Gray Painted Cabinets, Ramblings From The Burbs On Remodelaholic
Remodeled Gray Kitchen with Hardwood Floors | by Ramblings from the Burbs

Modern Farmhouse White Kitchen Remodel

This open white kitchen remodel is the most stunning before and after! Small country kitchen turned jaw-dropping modern farmhouse kitchen, thanks to Dana’s beautiful style and hard work.

Duplex Kitchen Remodel

Laurel remodeled this dated small duplex kitchen into a beautiful contemporary kitchen — including adding a dishwasher!

Basic Oak to Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Alyson’s kitchen before picture is the classic 90’s builder basic kitchen, golden oak cabinets and all. She painted cabinets and installed new DIY wood countertops for a modern farmhouse kitchen remodel!

Open Dining Room and Kitchen Remodel

It’s hard to believe this is the same kitchen before and after! Laurel’s small white kitchen renovation has big style.

Boring Brown to Bright White Kitchen Remodel

There doesn’t have to be anything “wrong” with a kitchen — if it’s not right for you, make a change! This very brown 90’s kitchen got a gorgeous remodel to become a stunning open white kitchen with modern style.

Brown Wood Kitchen Remodel Into Open Bright White Kitchen, Before And After Cobblestone On Remodelaholic
Brown 90’s Kitchen to Open White Kitchen Remodel | by Cobblestone Development Group

White kitchens not your style? See our favorite gray kitchen cabinet ideas!

Dated to Elegant White Kitchen Remodel

Nina has beautiful style, and she brought it to stay in her gorgeous white marble kitchen remodel!

Dated Oak Wood To Elegant White Kitchen Remodel, Everyday Enchanting On Remodelaholic
Elegant White Marble Kitchen Remodel | by Everyday Enchanting on Remodelaholic

DIY Ranch Kitchen Remodel

Jenna’s 1960’s ranch kitchen needed some remodeling love, and she did it all on a DIY budget!

1960s Ranch Kitchen Remodel Before And After, DIY Ideas For White Painted Cabinets And Island, Rain On A Tin Roof On Remodelaholic
1960’s Ranch Kitchen Renovation by Rain on a Tin Roof

Complete Loss Kitchen Remodel

This half-burnt out home got a kitchen remodel for the ages! Just look how beautiful it is now. 
Open Kitchen Remodel Ideas After Fire, White Kitchen With Wood Floors, Cobblestone On Remodelaholic
Open Plan Kitchen and Dining Room Renovation | by Cobblestone Development Group

Small Kitchen Remodel

Small kitchens often have the most to gain from a remodel! Kaylor put her heart into her small kitchen remodel with updated cabinets and a fridge enclosure, plus a beautiful backsplash.

Small White Kitchen Remodel Ideas Before And After Pictures, Fisherman's Wife On Remodelaholic
Small White Kitchen Remodel by Fisherman’s Wife Furniture

Small Kitchen Remodel with New Layout

If you have an old small kitchen, remodeling to rearrange appliances like Rachel did can make it feel new and modern and so much more functional.

Before And After Small White Kitchen Remodel DIY, Featured On Remodelaholic
Small Kitchen Remodel by Lovetodecor8

Modern Kitchen Remodel

Karisa turned a dark and cramped kitchen into an open modern kitchen with a concrete island!

Before And After Modern Kitchen Remodel With Concrete Island, Petite Modern Life On Remodelaholic
Modern Kitchen Remodel with Concrete Countertop by Petite Modern Life on Remodelaholic

Thrifted Cabinet Kitchen Remodel

Sometimes you can remodel using existing cabinets with paint or new doors, but if you need new cabinets — consider using secondhand thrifted cabinets like Liz did in her small kitchen remodel.

Get more kitchen remodel ideas in our Kitchen Design Inspiration File and our Get This Look room decorating series.

Small Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel

Talk about basic to beautiful! Laurel’s 1920 bungalow got a modern farmhouse kitchen remodel that makes my heart go pitter-patter.

White Beadboard Kitchen Remodel

This 1980’s kitchen remodel got a new modern color scheme and layout.

Knotty Pine Kitchen Remodel

Ashley updated her all wood kitchen with some beautiful modern meets vintage style. Those painted knotty pine cabinets and open shelves look great!

Knotty Pine Kitchen Remodel Ideas, White Cottage Kitchen Before And After, Vintage Redefined On Remodelaholic
Knotty Pine Kitchen Renovation by Vintage Refined

Modern Kitchen Remodel

This dark wood kitchen got a bright modern kitchen remodel in the hands of Jamie and Morgan! They reused most cabinets but updated the arrangement and layout, plus added a DIY range hood for extra style.

Beach House Kitchen Remodel

Think you can’t have a magazine-worthy home on a budget? Think again!

This beach home coastal kitchen was renovated by DIYers on a budget. See the details here.

Beautiful Modern Coastal Kitchen Renovation Featured On Remodelaholic
Beach House Coastal Kitchen Makeover | by Spots and Stripes

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Lorene has been behind the scenes here at Remodelaholic for more than a decade! She believes that planning projects and actually completing them are two different hobbies, but that doesn't stop her from planning at least a dozen projects at any given time. She spends her free time creating memories with her husband and 5 kids, traveling as far as she can afford, and partaking of books in any form available.

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