Kitchen Cabinet Before and After

I love looking at pictures of kitchen cabinets before and after for inspiration and cool ideas.  

It’s neat to see what color combinations people use when mixing in backsplashes, counters, lighting, shelving, etc.

When I started thirty-five years ago, kitchens were not very unique. They had wood-stained cabinets, very few tile backsplashes, fluorescent lighting, and Formica countertops. It was amazingly cookie-cutter boring.  

Klappenberger & Son has been painting kitchen cabinets since 1991 and has mastered the process.  We offer an unheard-of 5-year warranty on chipping and peeling.  

Our expertise is not just in painting, but also in education. We have tested and selected the finest primers and kitchen cabinet paints, and have shared our knowledge with over 100,000 DIYers and painting contractors, ensuring they are informed and knowledgeable in their projects.

How Can We Offer a Warranty 5X's Longer Than Our Competitor

The short answer is that we have tried different combinations of primers and top coats for years. Here are a few videos that show which primers and top coat combinations will withstand the rigors of daily use. 

Klappenberger & Son Kitchen Before and After Pics

Other Projects NOT Done by Klappenberger & Son

Kitchen cabinet before and after
Kitchen cabinet before and after
Kitchen cabinet two tone option
Kitchen cabinet before and after
washing kitchen cabinets
Off white kitchen cabinets
lighting in kitchen
Photo by: Lambert Home
Adding open shelving
Photo by: Rennia Hoefer
Photo by: Alyssa Rosenheck
Photo by: Lauren Pressey
Photo by: David Tsay, Pinterest
Photo by: Lauren Miller, Pinterest
Photo by: Kim Sargent
Photo by: Nick Glimenakis; Design by: Emma Beryl Kemper

Kitchens Have Evolved in 2024

Things to Consider When Updating Your Kitchen

  • Five years ago, granite was the go-to for counters.  Today it is marble and wood butcher block.
  • Reclaimed materials are a popular choice to add in any way, such as beams, chairs, shelves, stools, or islands. 
  • Large hanging lights over kitchen islands give equal weight to the kitchen area.
  • Dark stained or painted islands anchor and define the spaces.
  • Self-closing hinges can be added to older cabinets and drawers.
  • Old cabinets can be replaced with open shelving.
  • Walls can be removed to open up spaces.
  • Shiplap siding can be added to walls and ceilings, creating a brand new look to any room. 
  • Installing a backsplash.