7 of the most inspirational kitchen makeovers we’ve seen on TikTok | Architecture Digest

Famed food writer MFK Fisher once mused, “The problem of an ideal kitchen just keeps getting more complex when I think about it.” With all the decisions involved in kitchen remodeling, from hardware details to large appliances, the Creating your dream kitchen can feel like a huge undertaking, not to mention a big investment. Let TikTok free you from the notion that you need an unlimited budget or an architecture degree to radically overhaul your home’s cooking area.

As the interior designers and DIYers at #DesignTok demonstrate, there are a plethora of options for all abilities and budgets, including rentals. While it may take some skill and a little elbow grease (not to mention some tough decisions about where to splurge and where to skimp), it is is makeable. So if you’re looking for inspiration for remodeling or renovating your kitchen – a place that suits your specific needs – here are seven TikTok creators with clever ideas for you.

White kitchens are timeless, but according to Kyla Herbes, the blogger behind House of Hipsters, they just need a warm-up. Incorporating materials like wood is one way to bring in a touch of warmth. “Put some vintage pegboards against your backsplash, swap out your ceramic fruit bowl for a turned wood bowl,” suggests Kyla. “Or go all in and add fluted wood paneling or wooden slats to accent the wall or ceiling.”

For her stunning kitchen remodel, Kyla wanted to keep the existing all-white cabinetry to minimize waste and constrain the budget. This motivated her to flaunt brass handles by Buster + Punch and stunning lighting by Hudson Valley Lighting—an Art Deco-inspired chandelier and a glass rod chandelier.

She balanced the cool furniture with earth-toned stones in the counters, backsplash and an island as a pièce de résistance. The latter is a newer quartz design from Cambria called Clairidge with tiger-like brown and tan stripes. She adds, “It almost reminds me of coffee with milk.”

If anything comes out of this brilliant remodel by Drew Scott, it’s that renting shouldn’t be a barrier to building a dream kitchen. As Drew explains, “I wanted to create more statement in the room.” He recommends finding the unique elements of your kitchen and highlighting them with decor or color.

“I was in love with the arched opening leading into the breakfast nook and thought a statement wallpaper would be a perfect complement,” says Drew. “I took the design from there and added more black to all the window trim along with a new peel and stick backsplash in a rustic white brick. I also painted the underside of the arch black so it looked more like a focal point in the room.”

In fact, renters looking to refresh their kitchens have an arsenal of tools to choose from. Drew emphasizes that “peel and stick tile and backsplash can be your best friend! Or, if you don’t like your floor, try peel-and-stick flooring.” He notes that cabinet hardware is another easy way to remodel cabinets without having to repaint them, and finally, “these are Swapping out light fixtures and adding peel and stick wallpaper are other easy swaps that make all the difference.”


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