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Before & After: A Dark Kitchen Gets a Family-Friendly Makeover — Reader Kitchen Remodel

When reader Marina and her family moved into their home five years ago, she always knew she wanted to redo the kitchen. As you can see in the photo above, the kitchen was very dark, and even though the cabinets were painted a light color, they seemed heavy. Plus, as a mom of young children, Marina wanted to have the kitchen open to the family room so she could cook while still keeping an eye on her kids. Take a look a Marina's kitchen now — it took a turn for the lighter!

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Grasscloth for texture. Always liked this for a natural look. Not sure a kitchen island is the best place for it though.

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20+ Party-Ready Kitchens

This open concept kitchen is painted with warm neutral colors, has custom sage cabinetry, marble countertops, a mini fridge, stainless steel gas appliances, pendant lighting and plenty of space for entertaining.

The renovation allowed the designers to increase the functionality of the kitchen, add a peninsula for seating and give the clients a large, open pantry that they coveted. For the design, the clients wanted to marry rustic and modern elements to create their dream kitchen. By using a light wash on the floors, a farmhouse sink and a wood hood, they added just enough rustic charm while still maintaining an overall modern feel.

Cosmopolitan Dark Brown Leather Counter Stools (Set of 2) (Dark Brown)

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7 Coastal-Inspired Kitchens

Weathered rattan chairs and sea-glass-toned dishware are all part of the vacation-house vibe. Crisp white cabinetry against pale blue walls reminds us of light clouds on a summer day. Design by Brian Patrick Flynn

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Dreamy Kitchen Backsplashes

My Sister’s House: A Timeless Kitchen Before + After

0 Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest E-mail I have two sisters: Amy and Hillary (here we are with our pretty mama). Amy is married to Eric and they have two of my favorite kids ever. They live in a family-friendly older neighborhood in Seattle, are UW graduates and big Husky fans, they love to entertain, work hard and …

Harrison White 60" Desk with Hutch

Woven Rattan Wall Mirror | Crate and Barrel 30"W x 2.5"D x 48"H Handcrafted Eco-friendly construction Solid mahogany frame Rattan peel Mirrored glass Dust with soft cloth For indoor use only Made in Indonesia

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A Cook's Kitchen with Coastal Design

An outdated kitchen is transformed into a gourmet space where healthy family meals are created

Easy DIY Kitchen Decorating

Unable to find affordable letters in the right size for your kitchen? Project letter stencils onto MDF, cut them out with a jigsaw, and cover them with fabric using spray adhesive. The simple solution for decorating above cabinets creates a family-friendly atmosphere.

A Small-Space Home with Loads of Built-In Charm

The island of this kid-friendly kitchen is capped by a cabinet with clear plastic fronts so that the children can safely set their own places at the table. | Photo: Tria Giovan |

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