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20+ Small Kitchen Renovations You Won't Believe

Short on space, but in need of a big renovation? See how our favorite designers remodeled small kitchens, taking them from dated and drab to gorgeous and functional.

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From: Erin Napier, Home Town and A House With History

Small-Kitchen Makeovers: Ideas and Inspiration

Bigger doesn't always mean better. Done right, small spaces can work in your favor, and with smart design and the right aesthetic, small kitchens can pack a big punch. Key elements in a winning kitchen remodel include ample work surfaces, efficient layout, well-thought-out storage, custom features, combined functionality (e.g., eat-in kitchens plus cooking and prep) and creative use of lighting, color and textures. Take a look at these small kitchen renovations that will leave you speechless.

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Before: Cottage Kitchen in Need of a Refresh

Before the renovation, this kitchen was without spark or sparkle and featured poor lighting and badly dated cabinets and appliances. Wait 'til you see the "After" pic!

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Photo: Matti Gresham Photography. From: Urbanology Designs.

After: Cottage Classic

This small-kitchen redesign leans toward darker colors than traditional cottage design — with eggplant trim and cabinets as well as dark wood floors. An Old World-inspired range hood and kitchen island keep the space feeling cozy and period-authentic.

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Before: Sad and Soul-less

From Fixer to Fabulous, Season 3. HGTV renovation pros Dave and Jenny Marrs took on the transformation of a dad's bachelor pad, turning it into a stylish and modern home. First up in the reno: this style-challenged and dismally dreary kitchen.

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