20 Small Kitchen Makeovers You Won't Believe

See how your favorite celebrity hosts from shows like HGTV's Kitchen Cousins and Property Brothers transformed 20 small kitchens into gorgeous and functional spaces.

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Our Top Small Kitchen Transformations

We've rounded up some of the best-ever small kitchen remodels from HGTV's biggest stars. Read on to see how Anthony Carrino, Nicole Curtis and more have taken spaces from dated and cramped to chic and efficient.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Before: I Hate My Kitchen

As seen on DIY Networks' I Hate My Kitchen, dated appliances and lack of color call for a serious makeover in this plain-Jane kitchen.

After: I Hate My Kitchen

With new appliances and a trendy color scheme, this kitchen is barely recognizable. Host James Young removed one wall, opening up the space and connecting the kitchen to the dining room.

Before: Income Property

As seen on HGTV's Income Property, this basement apartment was dark, dingy and totally dated. Ugly vinyl floors and dark cabinetry left a lot to be imagined.  

After: Income Property

Without adding a single square foot, this room feels far more spacious with white upper cabinets, attractive wood flooring and contemporary appliances. By keeping the cabinets light on top, the entire space feels more open and airy.  

Before: Meg's Great Rooms

For this busy family, a kitchen this size was just far too small, and the bland white cabinets and paneled walls certainly didn't help.  

After: Meg's Great Rooms

After designer Meg Caswell worked her magic, this space boasts sleek black cabinets and brand new appliances. Recessed and under-cabinet lighting illuminate the contemporary space.

Before: Beach Flip

This petite kitchen has plenty of storage space, but the dated wood cabinets and bright yellow paint are in need of a refresh.  

After: Beach Flip

After the makeover, this sweet space boasts bright white cabinets, a soothing light blue paint color, and new stainless steel appliances. Wood planks laid vertically visually elongate the space.

Before: Beach Flip

As seen on HGTV's Beach Flip, this tight kitchen was nothing but tacky blue walls and overpowering white cabinetry.

After: Beach Flip

The white cabinets were taken to the ceiling and given glass doors for a less extreme look. The homeowners were able to keep the blue with a softer shade in a beautiful glass tile backsplash that creates more depth and texture within the space.  

Before: Rehab Addict

This kitchen had good bones, but water damage that warped the lower cabinets had made half the small space unusable.  

After: Rehab Addict

As she's known to do, host Nicole Curtis of HGTV's Rehab Addict was able to save the space with new hardwood flooring and gorgeous marble countertops. The new look feels more spacious and is definitely more functional with brand new lower cabinets with a fresh coat of white paint.

Before: Kitchen Crashers

As seen on DIY Network's Kitchen Crashers, storage was at a premium in this cramped kitchen which also housed outdated, non-functioning appliances.

After: Kitchen Crashers

After an extreme makeover, which involved moving the kitchen into the roomier living room, this space is a vision with custom cabinets, new appliances and stunning quartz countertops.  

Before: Rehab Addict

This tiny kitchen, featured on HGTV's Rehab Addict, was lacking more than just space. Basic appliances and floors would be the first addition.

After: Rehab Addict

The creamy wall color instantly adds visual space to this once-formidable kitchen. New floors and white appliances also contribute to the room's adorable new look.  

Before: Flip or Flop

Aside from the fact that this kitchen was extremely outdated, the square tile backsplash and linoleum floor were way too much in this small space.  

After: Flip or Flop

After the redesign, hosts Tarek and Christina El Moussa were able to give the room a much more open, relaxed vibe. Sleek cabinets, neutral floors and a lovely new backsplash keep this kitchen looking fresh and up to date.  

Before: Fixer Upper

Though this kitchen is not the tiniest, the dark cabinets and blue walls make the space feel smaller and keep it from reaching its full potential.  

After: Fixer Upper

After a makeover from HGTV's Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines, this kitchen feels far larger, even with a center island. By removing the wall between the kitchen and the dining room, the entire home feels more open. The original cabinets were painted white for a fresh look that also reflects light.  

Before: Property Brothers

The dark cabinets in this outdated kitchen made the entire room feel dark, depressing and small.  

After: Property Brothers

Now this kitchen feels airy and bright with beautiful white cabinets, new appliances and a backsplash that introduces a stylish pattern to the space.

Before: Kitchen Cousins

Old wooden cabinets darkened this kitchen, while black and white tile flooring overpowered the small space.  

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

After: Kitchen Cousins

By swapping the black-and-white tiles for a beautiful wood floor, HGTV's Kitchen Cousins were able to create a softer look in this newly redesigned space. A bright pop of orange is a fun accent that draws the eye up for a bold visual impact.  

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Before: Love It or List It, Too

The layout in this kitchen simply wasn't functional, and the fridge was so small that the homeowners had to keep a separate freezer. 

After: Love It or List It, Too

After the makeover, this space is simply divine with stunning white cabinetry, new applainces and an open floor plan that connects the kitchen to the living and dining rooms.  

Before: Kitchen Cousins

Before its makeover, this kitchen featured dated appliances and too many tiles that fought for attention in the small space.  

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

After: Kitchen Cousins

Hosts John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino took down a wall separating the kitchen and dining room to create a better flow in this bright space. The long kitchen island helps to highlight the length of the newly remodeled kitchen.

From: Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri

Before: Property Brothers

Before the renovation, this galley kitchen was closed off by walls, making it extremely cramped and barely functional.  

After: Property Brothers

Thanks to HGTV's Property Brothers, this kitchen was given a brand new look by knocking down a wall, creating a seamless transition from room to room. The new kitchen features all-new appliances, granite countertops and gorgeous white cabinetry.  

Before: Run My Makeover

There's simply no space to move around in this itty-bitty kitchen, and the cabinets make the entire room feel darker.  

After: Run My Makeover

By knocking down a wall and a section of cabinets, the kitchen can flow into the living and dining rooms. The interesting gray and white backsplash adds instant texture, while cabinets with a soft cream finish provide great storage and keep the space looking bright.  

Before: Kitchen Cousins

This tiny kitchen screamed builder grade and was in desperate need of better lighting and a brighter look.  

After: Kitchen Cousins

This space was totally reworked to create a seamless transition from kitchen to dining area. By adding new cabinets on the wall and tearing down the area between the kitchen and dining space, there is even room for a work station.

Before: Love It or List It, Too

This kitchen was far too small for homeowners who loved to entertain, and the room was in need of more natural light.

After: Love It or List It, Too

After installing new window pane doors, the combination kitchen and dining room has plenty of natural light, and guests can freely move around in this much more open space.  

Before: Run My Makeover

Full of personality but too bright for such a small space, this kitchen needed a more toned-down look.  

After: Run My Makeover

A new color palette and brand-new cabinets soften the look of this petite kitchen. White subway tiles and stainless steel appliances reflect light, visually enlarging the space.  

Before: Spice Up My Kitchen

Cramped and with very limited storage, this pitiful before seen on HGTV's Spice Up My Kitchen is in serious need of a facelift.  

After: Spice Up My Kitchen

Now, this small kitchen feels much larger with lighter cabinets, bright wood floors and more functional storage spaces.