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.
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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!
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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.
1960’s Kitchen Remodel with IKEA Cabinets | Remodelaholic
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!
Builder Basic Living Room and Kitchen Remodel | Remodelaholic
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.
DIY Kitchen Renovation using IKEA Cabinets by Carpendaughter
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!)
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.
Cramped Country Kitchen to Open White Kitchen Renovation by Stable Living
Duplex Kitchen Remodel
Laurel remodeled this dated small duplex kitchen into a beautiful contemporary kitchen — including adding a dishwasher!
Traditional Contemporary Duplex Kitchen Remodel | by SoPo Cottage
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!
Golden Oak Cabinets to Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel | by The Ragged Wren
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.
Antique to Open Kitchen and Dining Room Renovation | by SoPo Cottage
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 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!
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!
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 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 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.
Small Kitchen Remodel by Lovetodecor8
Modern Kitchen Remodel
Karisa turned a dark and cramped kitchen into an open modern kitchen with a concrete island!
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.
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.
1920’s Bungalow Kitchen Remodel to Modern Farmhouse Kitchen by SoPo Cottage
White Beadboard Kitchen Remodel
This 1980’s kitchen remodel got a new modern color scheme and layout.
Dated 1980’s Kitchen Renovation (plus the rest of the house!) by Cobblestone Development Group
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 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.
Dark and Dated to Bright and Modern Kitchen Remodel by construction2style
More kitchen remodel ideas, inspiration, and tutorials:
- Popular Kitchen Layouts and How To Use Them
- 10 Ideas + Tutorials for DIY Countertops
- Colorful Painted Kitchen Cabinet Ideas
- How to Make Over a Kitchen Island with Corbels
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