Honestly, This Dramatic Kitchen Makeover Will Give You Life

If you're an interior design enthusiast, there's nothing quite as satisfying as a before-and-after shot of a gorgeous kitchen remodel—except maybe an entire photo series with insider tips. There's just something about seeing all that potential come to life that makes us dream of about our own kitchens making a similar transformation. If this sounds like the inspiration you've been looking for, you're in the right place because this gorgeous kitchen, walk-in pantry, and adjoining dining room situation designed by Sarah Sherman Samuel is as good as it gets. 

When she started working with Eden Pasante, founder of food and lifestyle blog Sugar and Charm, they knew they needed to give the kitchen above a modern update. The goal was to give it some personal style and refinement while also making it a practical space for Passante's whole family, including her husband and two sons. Built in 1933, "I wanted to keep our house the small, charming cottage it is," Passante tells us. But she also wanted to open it up to create a brighter and airier energy. So she started from scratch and teamed up with her architect Greg Coleman along with Samuels to achieve this vision.

Take a look at how it turned out for some serious design inspiration.