Before & After: A Kitchen Goes From Cramped to Contemporary

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When Eric and Sara bought their Portland, Oregon home in 2012, the kitchen was in sorry shape. It had been remodeled in the mid-90s with builder-grade oak cabinets and country touches. Sara says, "It made us want to barf."

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To keep the queasiness at bay, they decided to completely revamp the small kitchen by stripping it down to the walls and starting from scratch.

Sara breaks down their process:

Materials:
IKEA APPLĂ…D cabinets
Pental Quartz countertops
IKEA undermount sink
Grohe faucet
Frigidaire Pro appliances

Time:
About 10 days

Cost:
About $11,000


In the end, they love how the all-white kitchen looks clean and open, and the half-wall that lets them chat with people in the living room from the kitchen. Sara says, "It feels much bigger and is much more functional."

See more (including other remodeled rooms in this stunning home) over at Sara Gray.

Thank you Eric & Sara!

(Images: Sara Gray)

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