Proper planning is the most important step in a kitchen makeover. Thinking about how your family uses the space is absolutely necessary for a successful kitchen makeover. The most successful room makeovers incorporates style with function and creates a space for every need.
Whether you want a complete gut and rebuild or just a few minor modifications, planning your kitchen makeover can help you determine where your budget can make the biggest impact.
We’ve gathered more than 30 great kitchen makeover ideas and storage solutions that incorporate functionality and style into your home.
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Kitchen Makeover Ideas and Storage Solutions
Light Colors Make a Room Seem Larger
A light kitchen can make a space feel larger.
White allows natural light to bounce around and a sunny room is a welcoming room. Using white or cream along with an accent color, such as a rich wood or light purple, can work wonders to create a welcoming focal points.
How Do You Use the Space?
Understanding how your family uses the kitchen and dinning room can help you create a space that functions better for everyone.
This beautiful kitchen has storage and a dining space for the pets of the house. Remember to think about all the members of the family!
Bright Pops of Color
This small kitchen uses rich wood and bright yellow to give the off-white room a touch of glamour.
A pop of color can update any space!
A kitchen doesn’t have to have lots of space to be functional as long as it is organized well.
This kitchen is compact but highly functional with the right design. The pop of red is perfect for a kitchen – red is known to increase appetite and is used extensively in restaurants.
Small Space, Big Kitchen Makeover
This kitchen is perfect for a single wide or double wide!
Lots of great storage and a smart layout creates a modern, functional space. The stove top and dining table combination is a great way to make a small space work doubletime for you.
The Perfect Modern Kitchen Makeover
This kitchen is the epitome of modern design.
Subway tile, white cabinets, and stainless steel is all the rage in modern kitchen design and for good reason – it’s a smart combination of functionality.
Really Red Kitchen Makeover
Painting your cabinets can completely change the entire look of your kitchen.
Painting your cabinets an unusual color, like bright red, creates a space that won’t easily by forgotten.
Dark, Deep, and Delicious Kitchen Makeover
Combining darker colors with lighter hues creates a rich space.
This kitchen began with a basic design, cream cabinets with a dark counter top, but painting the smaller corner wall a deep charcoal grey gave it a whole new dimension.
Don’t be scared to try new things!
Green with Envy
Here’s another great kitchen that uses color perfectly.
Notice the cabinets are a bright green but the island remains a neutral white – this is a great way to separate the space. Open floor plans are popular and convenient but it’s hard to give each area it’s own look. Using an island adds function but also allows the space to be divided.
Sage Green Advice for your Kitchen Makeover
Creating a design board or mood board before you begin your kitchen makeover will help you match up different textures and colors.
This kitchen is a great example of pulling several different materials together to create a rich, visually appealing space. The beautiful tiled back splash pulls the space together wonderfully and sets the stage for the entire room to shine.
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Bright White and Beautiful Kitchen Makeover
White cabinets with black counter tops sitting on a dark floor is one of the most popular looks in modern kitchen design.
It’s a functional, easy to clean design that can be updated with ease. Painting the surrounding walls a new color will instantly update the entire room!
Modern Materials used in Kitchen Makeover
Another deliciously dark kitchen!
This design uses dark hues and lots of texture to create a delightful space. Modern materials are mixed throughout and deep purple is used as an enticing backdrop.
Perfectly Primitive Meets Marvelously Modern
This kitchen mixes 2 popular styles perfectly!
The back splash is made with a simple bead-board painted in a deep orange paired with natural wood shelving to create a country – primitive decor. But the stainless steel appliances creates a modern dimension.
It’s the best of both worlds!
This kitchen uses sections or ‘cubby holes’ to house sections of the kitchen, opening up much needed floor space.
If your manufactured home is small, you could build a small addition to house your stove, sink, or refrigerator. You would be able to add lots of space without spending lots of money!
Playful Kitchen Makeover
This is a great kitchen makeover inspiration for anyone that loves color!
The cabinetry is great example of using color to your advantage. Using black along the floor with one tall cabinet gives the eye something to focus on, making the space seem taller and larger. The white upper cabinets blend into the background, creating lots of storage without being too obvious.
No Mellow Yellow Here!
This kitchen makeover is loaded with warm, rich color.
Contemporary doesn’t have to mean cold and uninviting, with the right colors you can have a sleek and friendly space that functions well and is super easy to clean.
Dark and Delightful Kitchen Makeover
Dark cabinetry is a popular choice for kitchen makeovers because they don’t show dirt and grim and can be used in any style.
This kitchen couples traditional wood with a tiled back splash that shines. The white island is used to separate the kitchen from the dining area and allows each space to have its own style.
A small kitchen has endless possibilities!
Using lots of color can help a small space be more visually appealing, like this colorful checkerboard floor.
This small kitchen makeover has everything you need but isn’t using the standard triangle of function that we’ve all read about regarding smart kitchen design. You don’t need a triangle – you only need the space to function for you and your family, no one else.
Great Galley, That’s a Nice a Kitchen!
Galley kitchens are perfect for single wide manufactured homes.
Lots of storage in a soft butter yellow color makes this a highly functional, beautiful space without taking up too much square footage.
Modern Material Mixes
This kitchen makeover features lots of modern day kitchen decor such as open shelving, stainless steel appliances, natural wood, light counter tops, and colorful cabinetry.
Mixing several materials is a great way to add visual appeal to your kitchen.
Traditional Meets Modern
Love the look of a traditional kitchen but enjoy modern design elements too? This is the kitchen makeover for you!
By simply installing a tile back splash from counter to ceiling and new appliances you can instantly update a traditional kitchen.
What Goes Around
Metal cabinets are coming back in style because they have a tremendous lifespan and are super easy to clean.
Oftentimes you can find a used set at a great price on Craigslist or Ebay.
Super Stylish Small Space
With floor to ceiling cabinetry you can fit lots of storage and function into a small space.
Using a high impact color on that floor to ceiling cabinet installation can act like an accent wall for your kitchen.
Smart Storage Solution #1: Slide-out Utensil Cabinet
Remember, you don’t have to completely gut the space for a smart kitchen makeover. Installing additional storage and finding smart solutions to minor issues can do wonders for your kitchen.
One of my family’s biggest complaints is our spoon drawer – it’s always a mess and finding what we need is a hassle. This slide-out utensil cabinet would be a perfect solution to our problem!
Smart Storage Solutions #2: Staggered Step Baking Center
Bakers need a lot of stuff to make their delicious treats. These staggered step storage drawers are a great way to drastically increase functionality in a cabinet or pantry and put everything you need to bake that cake in one area.
Smart Storage Solutions #3: Corner Sink
A corner sink can add lots space and functionality to your kitchen.
Corners are usually reserved for small appliances but by installing the sink you can increase both your cabinet space and your counter space.
Smart Storage Solutions #4: Utensil Drawer, Take 2
Here’s another take on utensil storage, this one using a single drawer. What a great way to ake that messy spoon drawer disappear!
Smart Storage Solutions #5: Layered Slide-outs
This is a great solution to those messy bottom cabinets that most of us have. With these layered slide-out drawers you can organize like a pro – there’s a place for everything!
Smart Storage Solutions #6: Ultimate Organization
This storage solution utilizes every inch of space in a typical double door cabinet. By using a setup like this you could effectively reduce the number of cabinets you need by a lot.
There’s 4 cabinets worth of dishes in one spot!
Smart Storage Solutions #6: The Incredible Island
This small serving cart on wheels can be stashed away when not in use. You can use this little cart for more than just a serving tray too – the possibilities and sizes are endless.
Smart Storage Solutions #6: The Modern Cabinet
Installing pull-out drawers in your cabinets is a very popular trend, as it should be. You increase your storage space significantly and at an affordable price.
You can buy wire inserts similar to the one in the photo for less than $100 0 it’s a great way to store your pots and pans.
Remember, if it can be done in a site-built home, it can be done in a manufactured home.
There’s very little difference, if any at all, in the measurements and materials between a factory-built home and a site-built home. You can easily use standard materials like sinks, cabinets, counter tops, and appliances from Lowe’s or Home Depot in your manufactured home with little modification needed.
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