Lara’s Kitchen Refresh: Before and After

We love a good before and after…so here’s a cool mid-week boost!

lara hotz before after kitchen transformation diy apartmentdiet

We’ve loved Lara Hotz‘s work as a photographer for years now but what’s happening in her home is equally inspiring and we’re excited that we get to share it today.

Sometimes we want to make so many huge changes we get overwhelmed. But a lot can be achieved with small changes: a simple change of materials (or fixtures or colours) can make all the difference.

Lara Hotz’s gorgeous kitchen refresh is one fabulous example.

– full instructions below. What do you think?


Lara Hotz kitchen before


  • Step 1: Measure your kitchen cabinets and have doors cut to size (or cut them yourself)
  • Step 2: Remove old doors (get out that drill or bring a friend over who’s handy with one to come help out) and everything in the cabinets
  • Step 3: Replace with new wooden doors
  • Step 4: Accessorize: Add shelf and new accessories and…

Voila! What a difference 3 wooden doors and a wooden shelf make!


Lara Hotz kitchen after

We’re proud to feature Lara’s handy work. Her DIY is impressive and we hope it inspires you to refresh your space with a few small changes.

And if you don’t know where to start or decide – connect and we’ll kick start your project and get you refreshing your space in one session. Yes, really.


Pegboard Love

Love this pegboard in the current #insideoutmag. In the currently popular natural (ply)wood.

(Made by the Hornsby Berowra Men’s Shed.)

more of the living room by The Brooklyn Home Company

love the beams & wooden art/sculpture

Genius kitchen by Gregoire de Lafforest in his amazing Paris Loft.

More here

i just love this kitchen! by designer susie cohen

tx elle

totally inspired by Peta’s kitchen!

perfect for small spaces


not my usual style but really like Anna’s country inspired kitchen with modern touches

tx myscandinavianhome


great inspiration for a kitchen island / storage!

Father rabbit via Remodalista

Washi taping up our kitchen to see what type of upper cabinets we want (highly recommend this trick for trying out new storage & furniture ideas!)

spring / summer time is popsicle time!

yum! recipes are here

tx shoozlife