When Jillian Woods faced her kitchen's dark rust walls and builder-grade cabinets, she figured out that opening up a room doesn't always require knocking down walls.
Jillian turned her attention to the cabinets. After removing doors from some of the upper boxes to lighten their look, she and her husband, Derek, installed a header capped with molding to add more height. A two-tone paint job—white on the uppers and gray-green on the base units—gave the cabinets a style boost. Now the room has a relaxing, more spacious feel.
See more of this budget remodel at A Farmhouse Kitchen for Cheap.