10 Coastal Kitchen Makeovers

Build your dream kitchen with inspiration from these beachy makeovers.

Before: Mismatched Vibe Kitchen

Before: Mismatched Vibe

This dowdy kitchen didn't match the open, airy vibe that the homeowners were going for. The dark cabinetry and outdated countertops clashed with the rest of the house.

After: Open Organization Kitchen

Photographer: Lisa Romerein

After: Open Organization

Organized open shelving gives the space a bigger feel and frames the playful, floral wallpaper. Adding an island in the center adds interest without giving up on storage.

Before: Dark and Dull Kitchen

Before: Dark and Dull

The dark cabinetry and bland white walls make this room boring and dull.

After: Bright Details

Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

After: Bright Details

A colorful tile backsplash and beachy barstools brighten up the kitchen. White walls, cabinetry, and countertops open up the space and give it a clean yet modern feel.

Before: Clashing Colors

Before: Clashing Colors

Despite the effort to use bold, bright color, the combination of hues makes this kitchen gawdy and confusing.

After: Nice and Neutral

Photographer: Roger Davies

After: Nice and Neutral

A more muted color palette gives a classic update. Rich textures and open shelving add interest without going overboard.

Before: Outdated Kitchen

Before: Outdated Kitchen

The monochromatic brown palette of this kitchen makes it feel old and dingy. Outdated appliances enhance the mood.

After: Rustic Update

Photographer: Richard Leo Johnson

After: Rustic Update

With coastal touches like a glass-tile countertop and turquoise pantry door that provides a pop of color, the homeowners created an up-to-date look that still has traditional charm.

Before: Plain Jane

Before: Plain Jane

With an awkward U-shaped counter and lack of decor, this kitchen is simply boring.

After: Modern and Functional

Photographer: Mike David Wakely

After: Modern and Functional

Transparent cabinet doors and an updated island create a modern vibe. A well-thought-out opening into the living room makes for easy entertaining.

Before: Old-Fashioned Space

Before: Old-Fashioned Space

This unfinished kitchen featured old, mod-style stools and outdated appliances.

After: Clean Edges

Photographer: Troy Campbell

After: Clean Edges

With a neutral color palette, modern furniture, and sleek appliances, the homeowners turned this kitchen into a welcoming and updated gathering space.

Before: Lacking Personality

Before: Lacking Personality

The plain, white board-cabinetry needed a pick-me-up to make this kitchen an inviting space.

After: Comfortably Coastal

Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

After: Comfortably Coastal

With touches of cool blue and coastal accessories like the fish mounted above the door, homeowners transformed this kitchen into the perfect fit for their beach cottage.

Before: Out-of-Style Kitchen

Before: Out-of-Style Kitchen

This outdated space was cluttered with hats, bags, and other miscellaneous items that don't belong in the kitchen.

After: Nature-Inspired

Photographer: Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

After: Nature-Inspired

The island and cabinet doors get a rustic, natural look with veneered stacked pieces of oak. The minimalist display on open wooden shelves add to the kitchen's serene feel.

Before: Small, Crowded Space

Before: Small, Crowded Space

This narrow kitchen featured outdated floral wallpaper and antique appliances that made it dysfunctional.

After: Charming Cottage Kitchen

Photographer: Tria Giovan

After: Charming Cottage Kitchen

The homeowners installed new appliances which instantly updated the room. Wall-to-wall white gives the kitchen a fresh look while small pops of blue add a nautical undertone.

Before: Blank Page

Before: Blank Page

This untouched space provided artistic freedom to create a beachy, yet sophisticated kitchen.

After: Rustic and Refined

After: Rustic and Refined

Natural coastal accents like wooden shutters, a mounted fish, and a sea-inspired fruit bowl keep this neutral kitchen in sync with the rest of the house. Dark wooden stools give a touch of rich masculinity.

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