If you're wanting to give your kitchen a facelift, and don't have a lot of money to throw into a kitchen remodel, then look no further. My husband and I are self taught DIY'ers mostly because we are cheap and don't want to pay someone to do it, but we also love creating things with our own two hands. We are on our 5th home in 7 years, and we have renovated parts of all seven homes.
One thing we've learned while selling homes it's that people are nuts over the Modern Farmhouse style. I wanted to share with you one of our personal kitchen remodels and how easy it can be to transform your own kitchen using these 5 steps.
Here are a few before pictures, so you can really see how dramatic the transformation was.
Eekkk...just had flashbacks to removing that backsplash. UGH it was slow going folks, lesson learned-just remove sheetrock and start fresh. Please learn from our mistakes! :)
Step one to achieving that Farmhouse Style...WHITE cabinets! Our's were previously painted a cream color with an antiquing glaze over the top. Which in my opinion left them looking dirty, no bueno. So off to the paint store I went. We choose Benjamin Moore Advance paint in Chantilly Lace. It's a crisp, clean white that stays very neutral.
Step two would have to be the famous farmhouse sink. We all love them, they're a classic staple for a farmhouse kitchen. And we snagged this one from IKEA for under $200 bucks, whoop whoop! My sweet hubby cut our existing kitchen cabinet to allow the sink to fit in, and the edges of the sink rest on the quartz countertop to support the sink. Then to finish the area around the sink we added some trim moulding. Is it perfect of course not, do I love it anyways...YEP! ;)
Step three..Lighting, oh man where do I start. There are so many great lighting choices for this style, choosing the right one is completely personal IMO. Some go rustic, others industrial we however like a hint of industrial in our kitchen so we found this stainless steel 3 light pendant that fit the bill for our checklist.
In stock...check, cheap...check, looks good...check. See just like that, light selected! :) You can find it here.
Step four, HARDWARE. It's such an easy and inexpensive way to instantly update your cabinets. I like to use a mix of metals in kitchens. So we went with a matte black hooded cup pulls and knobs to contrast with the stainless steel appliances and pendant.
Step five has to be the trusty, classic SUBWAY tile. The beauty of subway tile is how reasonably priced it is. It comes in several different varieties white, gray, textured, and even different sizes. We usually stick to the traditional 3 x 6 but this time we mixed it up and went with the larger 4 x 8.
The only thing we had to hire out for this remodel was our kitchen countertops. We went round and round if we should keep the granite but mama won that battle. Mostly because we were able to save so much money by doing the rest of the work ourselves. :)
I'd love to hear your thoughts and answer any questions you might have about our makeover. What is your favorite thing about farmhouse style? Leave a message below, would love to chat!
Till next time (hopefully not so long this time),