Before & After: Light & Bright Updated Kitchen

updated May 6, 2019
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We love it when readers send us their projects to be featured. Kelly emailed us about her fabulous kitchen makeover, taking it from the dark and dated room you see above to the bright and updated space you can see after the jump…

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

When Kelly and her husband bought their 100-year-old house that needed renovating, she was thrilled to get the chance to design her dream kitchen. And a dream kitchen it is! Kelly had the old kitchen torn out and started fresh. Of course, removing those old dark cabinets was a vast improvement. In their place, Kelly installed white cabinetry, with upper cabinets that reach all the way to the ceiling. The carerra marble tile backsplash also extends up the ceiling in the kitchen, producing a dramatic look that visually extends the height of the room. Kelly’s favorite feature, however, is the lighting — and I think I’d have to agree:

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These wine jug lights have a dramatic impact hovering over the island without appearing fussy or overwhelming.

Check out all the details, along with more photos of the kitchen, on Kelly’s blog — Eclectically Vintage.