Breaking news: This remodel proves that your dream kitchen is not out of reach. When we spotted this makeover on , we nearly did a double-take. $5000? For that level of sophistication and those finishes? There had to be a catch.
Clever DIYer Amber revealed her kitchen's makeover on her blog, , and let readers in on some her secrets. Turns out, there's no smoke-and-mirrors happening here — just some really good ideas.
Amber and her husband purchased unfinished cabinets and painted them themselves, and opted for open shelving on one wall to save some cash and happily show off their ceramic collection. Appliances were bought on clearance (the stove was sold with a scratch, but they can't find it), and the marble-esque countertops are, wait for it: laminate. "Literally the cheapest you could buy," writes Amber.
A muted color palette of clean white and soft mint grounds the look with a bit of design restraint. The couple's discerning eye for beautiful pieces makes this room look far from cheap.
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See even more photos of this pretty makeover at and .
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