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Before & After: See This Dramatic Kitchen Renovation

Davida's Kitchen & Tiles took this home's kitchen from outdated to awesome.

This "before" shot of a Rockville kitchen shows the room's outdated style. After photographs by Bob Narod, courtesy of Davida's Kitchen & Tiles.

There’s no arguing that this ranch-style home in Rockville was saddled with a majorly outdated kitchen. The room had plain, dark brown cabinets, old appliances, and zero personality. The homeowners craved a bold, contemporary design that would match their vibrant style while giving them storage and workspace. Enter Davida’s Kitchen & Tiles. The renovation team kept the existing kitchen’s U-shaped set-up—which worked well for maximum counter space—but swapped those boring brown cabinets for a bright white lift-up style, meant to offset the much deeper, richer base cabinetry and glossy brown backsplash. Next? A dropped ceiling panel and sliding door were painted a vivid orange, the homeowners’ favorite hue. The resulting look: a modern-meets-retro renovation with plenty of personality.