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I don't think you can underestimate the impact of the change in color of the far wall from white to deep red. It really helps to define the kitchen space and set it apart. Also, losing that pet fence was a good idea (at least for the picture).
The image of the second (improved) shot is flipped around as a mirror image - interesting. The first image is probably correct because the "Aa" sign on the fridge shows the little "a" is oriented properly. I don't think it was intentional, but is one of a few ongoing issues with the images used for this piece (read on).
Interesting choice to go all white with matching appliances - it really works well. I suspect some bright colored accents would definitely be in order - - you could even set up an accent "theme" - say a red vase and a few small red items, and tie it in with red cabinet handles.
I love wide-angle lenses for this type of article - it would have given the reader a better "before" view. That said, I love the warmth radiating from this space! A significant element that is difficult to appreciate directly are the glass side panels of the upper cabinets - they really open up the space to light.
Total remodel after knocking out a wall. Ho hum - I get it. Not much ingenuity or artistic flare - at least not like in the previous remodel. Again - I question the quality of the imagery; the first is sorely lacking both in terms of the limited focal view (should be a wider angle) and lack of focus.
Imagine how stunning it would look if the windows were also framed in the same wood as the cabinets! Looks like this family must have come into a nice windfall - the furnishings in the next room look new as well. And those African hardwood cabinets must've been pricey.
My least favorite (even worse than the fifth "knock out a wall" kitchen) - it's hard to appreciate from the angle of the improved (second) image, but there is a huge tile motif going on! Hello? Parking that orange car of an island with it's smooth glossy surfaces just doesn't add to the cohesion of the space. The new island seems like a flashy stranger in familiar and friendly territory. They should have done it incorporating tile, or if they absolutely loved the car-look of the island, they should have moved those smoother elements throughout the rest of the space.
My 2 cents.
Remove all small appliances and any other items that sit on the counter, back of stove or window sills. Move plants and take down any items that hang on the wall. Make the room as bare as possible so that you have a blank slate.
A kitchen looks like it has had a makeover if the predominant or accent color is changed. For instance, if your kitchen is red, white and blue, keep one of the colors and change the other two. You might choose to keep the blue because the countertops are blue and you can't change that. You could add yellow and cream or another shade of blue and green.
If a real change is in order, rough up the surface of your cabinets with sandpaper and paint them. You should take the doors off and paint them laying flat to avoid drips and to be able to paint the cabinet framework.
Paint the walls a new color, put up new curtains and you've got a great start for your makeover.
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