Modern farmhouse kitchen ideas to inspire your own kitchen renovation.
Updating a kitchen can seem a daunting task when you don't know where to start. A great way to help with that is to look at another dream kitchen for inspiration. When updating our current home, looking at design choices for other kitchens helped us to determine what we wanted for our own farmhouse kitchen design. These style ideas for our farmhouse kitchen makeover will help inspire your own renovation too.
The kitchen and dining area are my favorite part of this house. Though outdated and in need of a major design overhaul when we bought the home, the area was open and had a lot of potential for an updated farmhouse design. Affiliate links listed below.
Farmhouse Kitchen Makeover
This farmhouse kitchen remodel took about 6 years to complete from start to finish as our budget would allow. Completing your home in stages is how many people choose to make updates without going into a ton of debt. Don't be afraid to make a big change in stages if that is what you can afford.
One of the first things completed in this new kitchen was to install new countertops. Replacing the old ones with granite definitely brought in a higher quality appeal that you get when using natural elements. We also added a new tile backsplash and updated the hardware on the kitchen cabinets.
As much as pops of color are appreciated in a design space, yellow was not a good choice for the kitchen. Swapping out the paint color for something neutral made this space look bright and modern.
Adding molding is another option that helps your space to not look like a builder grade kitchen. Decorative molding or wall treatments can add an exquisite finish to any wall.
Replacing upper cabinets with open shelving is another great way to modernize your kitchen while acquiring more storage space. The old kitchen had a set of odd cabinets at the end of the kitchen island. We removed the cabinets to open up the space with our open shelves.
Open shelves are also the perfect place for having easy access to dishes and decor. Keeping decorations at a minimum in your kitchen is ideal so you avoid clutter on countertops. Displaying dishes and decor on shelves still allows for some farmhouse charm while keeping your space clear and clean.
The only item that stays on my countertop is this metal plate rack. I found some cute plates that matched my decor. I opted to display them on this darling plate rack. I can't find my exact plates anymore, but here are some similar and some of my other favorites.
Colored Bar Stools
Changing up your bar stools is an easy way to add some subtle color to your kitchen as well as a fun design element. We repainted our mismatched bar stools in soft colors and it made the world of difference in the modern design of the chosen color palette. What a great compliment they are to our farmhouse kitchen makeover.
Farmhouse Dining and Pantry Areas
Farmhouse Kitchen Table and Decor
Updating the table in your dining room is another idea to help achieve the kitchen of your dreams. Painting or staining your farmhouse table can reaffirm the style choice of your kitchen and be a big statement piece when you walk into the room. Our painted farmhouse table is a great element of our farmhouse interior design.
For the table centerpiece, having a couple decorations to rotate out will add something different to the room. This cute faux plant works perfect for our table. Another bonus is that when it is dinner time it is easy to move. I try to do this with every season or holiday change.
This dough bowl is also a great decorative option that you can remove in one piece for when you sit down to a meal. It's also great for incorporating little things for different seasons like these cute teal pumpkins and the white and gold polka dot pumpkins for fall.
Perhaps the biggest change was the update to the pantry. This whole area was originally a bunch of mismatched bi-fold doors. We turned this space into a more usable area including installing white cabinets, building a countertop, and adding a desk area out of reclaimed wood for rustic touches.
I especially love that the added wood beams tie in to our pine flooring, drawing out more of the natural wood tones. We opted for white walls, but embellished them with a shiplap style so it would have a little more character with all the white paint.
This addition makes the outdated kitchen space much more user friendly with a completely new look for our farmhouse kitchen makeover.
Making this area functional as well as attractive was high priority. After all, the kitchen is the heart of your home where you spend a long time most days. Stainless steel appliances helped to modernize the area, but I wanted to make the counter space especially usable.
Functional decor is a great option for making a space more practical. These gallon sized glass jars are optimal for housing ingredients, but they also add so much texture to the pantry area.
The mug rack that holds the white mugs and teal mugs is another way to add decor and function together. I also needed a spot for my KitchenAid and displaying it on the counter was my first choice, after giving it a much needed facelift.
The last project was to update the light fixtures. Though you always want an abundance of natural light in your home, it is important to have attractive lighting to complete the entire room.
Our large farmhouse light matches the color palette perfectly in our kitchen. It's a great style choice for pulling in the cream tones. Lighting fixtures are a small change in comparison to other expenses, but the added decor and practicality they offer for kitchen updates is astounding.
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I absolutely love how our kitchen updates turned out. Making small changes can really save your budget, but it also ensures that you can get what you really want. Hopefully this farmhouse kitchen makeover will help to inspire your own modern farmhouse remodel.
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