10 Coastal Kitchen Makeovers
Build your dream kitchen with inspiration from these beachy makeovers.
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 The dark cabinetry and outdated countertops clashed with the rest of the house.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
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
The dark cabinetry and bland white walls make this room boring and dull.
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
Despite the effort to use bold, bright color, the combination of hues makes this kitchen gawdy and confusing.
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Before: Outdated Kitchen
The monochromatic brown palette of this kitchen makes it feel old and dingy. Outdated appliances enhance the mood.
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
With an awkward U-shaped counter and lack of decor, this kitchen is simply boring.
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
This unfinished kitchen featured old, mod-style stools and outdated appliances.
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
The plain, white board-cabinetry needed a pick-me-up to make this kitchen an inviting space.
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
This outdated space was cluttered with hats, bags, and other miscellaneous items that don't belong in the kitchen.
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
This narrow kitchen featured outdated floral wallpaper and antique appliances that made it dysfunctional.
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
This untouched space provided artistic freedom to create a beachy, yet sophisticated kitchen.
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.