Limited budget? Limiting landlord? Whatever the reason, cooking up a new kitchen from scratch isn’t always on the cards – but don’t let that stop you from thinking big and making the space work for you. From a basic, all-white rental to culinary dream, this kitchen’s dramatic makeover shows what a good lick of paint (plus a few other tricks) can do.
Just swapping the colour on the walls, and you can hardly believe you’re in the same kitchen. The dark, chocolate tones make this apartment feel more cosy – with a rich, suede finish that turns up the texture. Stuck on a shade? Get a few small sample pots to see which suits your kitchen, and its light, best.
You can also paint your cabinet fronts – or switch them out for new ones altogether. Either way, it’ll be a lot less expensive and resource-intensive than removing the cabinets already in your kitchen. White to black makes for one bold before-and-after in this space, with bevelled edges for a touch of traditional.
Curious to see more of this home and its before-and-after transformation? Here's a complete house tour for you to enjoy: