There are few things as impressive as a home remodeling that someone does all by themselves. It’s always tempting to hire contractors to work on your building projects, but if you can do it well yourself, it’s cheaper and gives you an amazing feeling of accomplishment!

Just look at Imgur user MidnightXII’s DIY kitchen work, for instance. Tired of his old kitchen table inefficiently using the room’s space, he embarked on a project that turned out beautifully!

This is what the old kitchen table looked like. It was nice enough, but he had much bigger plans for the room!

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Once the table was gone, the kitchen already looked much more spacious!

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He began his project by measuring out a beam the length of the wall and attaching it about a foot and a half off the ground.

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Then he put in support studs all along the wall.

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His next step was to install vertical seat supports about 20 inches apart from each other.

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The vertical and horizontal supports would provide the structural foundation for his project.

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He made sure each support was firmly anchored to the floor and to the drywall or cabinet if it could be.

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Then he measured out boards of plywood to lay across the top of the supports, and his plan became more obvious. He was building a booth!

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His next step was to measure and cut three foam pads, each about two inches thick, so that they would fit on top of boards, making for nice, comfy cushions.

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After that, he upholstered each of the base boards to make them look a little bit more inviting to sit down on!

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Once he had all the cushions upholstered, he was in business!

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Next, he covered the booth supports with carved wood paneling, and laid the cushions on top. The booth was coming together nicely!

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He made a few adjustments so that the paneling fit flush around the window trim.

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The booth would end up covering the wall vent, so he also cut out a space in one of the boards for a new vent.

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Once he affixed the cover, it really looked professional!

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He could already tell that this was going to be a much better use of space than his old kitchen table!

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Next, he added a border to the panel edges so that the cushions would stay firmly in place!

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Then he gave the wood paneling a nice coat of white paint so that it would match the trim on the windows and the kitchen’s French doors.

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Finally, he put a sturdy table that he built and painted to match right at the center of the booth!

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Now his family’s kitchen is beautiful and cozy!

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What an impressive project! That’s a kitchen that would make any family come together for a meal.

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