Darby & Justin Rejuvenate an Outdated Kitchen

published May 13, 2011
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One look at this kitchen sends me back to the early 1980s, when I was a wee lad ambling about the kitchen in my parent’s Indiana home. This kitchen reminds me a lot of my childhood kitchen, complete with dark wood paneling and yellow appliances. A lot has changed since the 80s… and now it’s time for this kitchen to get with the times, too.

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Looking at the before photo, it would be easy to think that this kitchen was beyond help. But Darby and Justin, at fly through our window, had the imagination to see past the dark cabinetry, wood paneling, and dated appliances. With some paint, a little reconfiguration, new countertops and appliances, they were able to turn this cave of a room into a bright, modern model of a 21st century kitchen.

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Believe it or not, those are actually the same cabinets! Darby and Justin painted the cabinetry white, removed doors on a few and reconfigured some others. Hats off to you, Darby and Justin, for rejuvenating this very dated kitchen!

To read more about the process and see more photos of the project, visit the couple’s blog: fly through our window: House Renovation {part 4}.