Here's another great "Before & After" that doesn't involve tearing down any walls. Last Saturday's Home & Garden section of the OC Register featured a loft that started out as a bachelor pad, but ended in a chic space for two. (see the "After" behind the jump...)
What we love most is how they painted all the walls, including the kitchen cabinets, the same color (although the cabinets are a tad shade darker, which adds a subtle contrast.) We love how this completely modernizes the space and creates a great open flow. An easy idea to try if you have a kitchen that opens up to the rest of your space. We also love how they added large scale art pieces that accentuate the height of the walls.
images from OCRegister and HGTV