Have you recently bought an older house with “good bones” that’s sorely in need of a remodel? Or has your tiny, isolated kitchen bothered you for years? Whether you’re just starting to dream or ready to bring in the wrecking ball, these stories of renovation and remodeling will fill you with inspiration. Our editors have compiled this collection of our most creative and clever makeovers—loaded with ideas and advice from some of the South’s best designers and architects. Get ready to let the dust fly!
Here, in our first "before" kitchen, the old, dark wood cabinetry; a heavy island; and a dark brick stove enclosure made the large room feel cramped.