Before & After: 15 Creative Kitchen Renovations

Best of 2011

There's a big misconception in the renovating and real estate world that kitchen remodeling needs to be flashy and expensive to be good. That's simply not true! We've found that with a little creativity, some reuse, a new coat of paint — and sometimes not even that much work, kitchen renovations can be not only eco-friendly, but also inexpensive. Here are our 15 best before and after kitchen posts of the year!

TOP ROW
• 1 Compact Kitchen Remodel
• 2 A Kitchen Transformed By Paint, Twice
• 3 $17 Rental Kitchen Makeover
• 4 A Quick and Easy Kitchen Update
• 5 A Builder Basic Kitchen Updated With Paint

MIDDLE ROW
• 6 A $159 Kitchen Transformation
• 7 An $89 Kitchen Makeover
• 8 A DIY Kitchen Makeover
• 9 My Cheap, Green Kitchen Remodel
• 10 A Budget Kitchen Makeover

BOTTOM ROW
• 11 DIY White Kitchen Makeover
• 12 A Re-Use Inspired Kitchen Remodel
• 13 Kitchen Remodel by Ecologique Design
• 14 Taking a Kitchen from Dark to Light
• 15 A $125 Kitchen Renovation

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Welcome to Re-Nest's Best of 2011 roundup! From December 19 through January 1 we are rounding up some of our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year.

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