He hated their cramped old kitchen. You Won’t Believe This Amazing Kitchen Remodel Was DIY

Everyone dreams of remodeling at least one room in the house, if not their whole house. Normally, if they can only pick one room it would be the kitchen. It seems kitchens are just hard to get right the first time around. However, when significant remodels do happen, its often hard to tell that the finished room is the same as the original one.

That is certainly the case for the following kitchen remodel. A cramped kitchen and dining room that look as if they came from a young college student’s first apartment were transformed into a classy and expansive kitchen that looks like it should be in the pages of a home decorating magazine. You might not believe your eyes at all if not for the step-by-step pictures on how this transformation was achieved. Check out the awesome step-by-step summary below, and be as impressed with Thenational14’s skills as we are.

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The original kitchen was not only outdated, it was cramped. This is not the kind of kitchen people want to cook in.

 

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The kitchen connected to a small dining room, which also seems cramped and poorly lit. Not the coziest place to eat your meals.

 

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First, he removed all the cabinets and knocked down the wall. It’s amazing how much more space that creates!

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To create more storage space, he build a pantry from scratch. This is just the frame here.

 

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Here is the room after all the drywall was place. The doorway is the entrance to the pantry.

 

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He then installed the lower and upper cabinets. He got the cabinets from Lowe’s for around $6,000 total.

The granite counter tops were installed next. These costs $3,500 and were the only piece not DIY. They were installed by a local granite company.

 

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Adding can lights to the ceiling really helped brighten up the area. He also cut holes in the dry wall for the electrical outlets.

 

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Now it was time for the hardwood flooring to go down. This beautiful wood was bought from Lumber Liquidators.

 

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Sherwin-Williams Dovetail Grey paint was chosen for the walls. You can see here how well it goes with the rest of the kitchen.

 

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The back splash was a neutral cream subway tile look. He added under the counter lights as well.

 

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And of course the appliances had to be installed. These were also bought from Lowe’s.

 

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Here’s the finished project. Isn’t it stunning?

This project is proof that you don’t need to be an expert to tackle big projects and that anyone can learn new skills if they try. Everyone looking at this kitchen would assume that professionals built it, or at least someone with a lot of remodeling experience. The last thing anyone would expect was that someone who had never attempted to remodel anything before in his life would have created something so stunning and professional looking on his first try. And just from learning what to do online at that.

The project didn’t come without its cost, of course. The kitchen took this home owner about a month to complete. Although he just paid for materials, they still cost about $15,000 total because he opted for high quality (and more expensive) items. Still for a kitchen like this, that price tag is cheap. Can you imagine how much it would have been if he’d had to pay for labor too? Don’t forget to pass along the inspiration to make new projects and try new things, and please share this project on Facebook.