Kitchen Make-Over #1

This is a cozy condo kitchen in Canada that we took from grim to great in just a few weeks.

the before

I always find these before and after photos so inspiring-Quelle difference!

kitchen makeover, slimpaley.comWe darkened the existing yellowed floors, installed a banquette, and added some chalkboard paint, mirror & open shelving to maximize the feeling of space.

small kitchen makeover, We chose honed marble counter tops and, over a year later, word has it they are holding up beautifully- no stains!

Before & After small kitchen renovation







  1. What a smart use of space. Love the colors and lighting. Did you keep the old parquet floor and just update it with espresso stain? GREAT before & after post.

  2. I can hardly believe it is the same space. Superb ! ! !

    And WHAT are those fabulous little under-shelf lights?!?! I need those for our bar.

  3. Can we move on from the kitchen already and onto the life changing experience of the Grand Canyon?

  4. Wonderful transformation! I love a before and after story. We have honed marble, and they are developing a beautiful patina, can’t fight it!!

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