I have such a fantastic makeover to share with you today. A Fixer Upper style kitchen makeover that I hope would make Chip and Joanna proud. Here’s how it turned out:
And this is what it looked like before:
Our clients contacted us to update their kitchen because they didn’t feel like their home had a cohesive flow. They had added a gorgeous family room addition on to their home a couple of years ago and they wanted the kitchen and living room to have that same cottage-y, lodge-y, farmhouse-y feel. (Those are technical terms-btw) The family room had warm wood ceilings and beams and a natural stone fireplace. The kitchen and living room hadn’t ben updated since the house was built in the late 1990’s.
Our client shared some great Fixer Upper inspired kitchen photos that included “X” details on the island, shiplap accents, white cabinets, and a custom stove hood. This was her inspiration photo.
Also on her wish list was a vintage pantry door with a glass window and an “X” design on the bottom. That’s a tall order for a vintage door. Pantry doors are extremely narrow. I lucked up and found an awesome antique door on a quick stop at Preservation Station.
It was the almost the perfect size and I knew our carpenter could cut out the top inset and add a piece of glass to achieve the look our client was going for.
We are design problem solvers people! Isn’t it perfect with the gooseneck light above? And how about that vintage hardware? Also from Preservation Station.
The central focus of the kitchen would be the new custom shiplap island. We started from scratch and removed the old island.
We have the absolute best carpenter. He is a master craftsman and can build anything. He whipped this island out with the amazing “X” end details in about a day.
The new design includes our client’s new drawer microwave.
Originally the client wanted to update the kitchen but leave her brown granite countertops. After doing a few photoshop mockups I was able to show her that she wouldn’t be able to achieve her vision for her kitchen without also updating the countertops. We selected one of my very favorite countertops, MSI Calacatta Laza . We added a green/grey subway tile that was the perfect tiny nod of color that we needed to bridge the lodge-y attached den with the warm whites in the kitchen.
All the cabinets were painted Sherwin Williams Alabaster.
A new black granite composite sink, black faucet and hardware really brought in that farmhouse style my client was looking for in her kitchen.
We also added two glass pendants over the island for additional task lighting. And a few more can lights in the ceiling and painted the walls and ceiling to brighten everything up.
Moving the microwave into the island and replacing it with a custom built stove hood was such a great style update.
The powder bath is right off the kitchen, so it needed a makeover too.
We had this beautiful Serena & Lily wallpaper installed, added new sconce lighting, mirror, faucet and hardware.
Lastly, to bring the living room into the vibe of the rest of the house we re-worked the fireplace with shiplap and changed out the hearth with the same quartz on the kitchen counters.
We also painted the furniture a warm white.
Now the rooms on this floor have a great cohesive flow. And everything looks updated.
Fixer Upper Style Kitchen
We added the following updates:
- New custom shiplap island with “X” design on the ends
- New (vintage) pantry door with glass insert
- Custom Wood Painted Stove Hood
- Painted Cabinets
- Subway tile backsplash
- Black Hardware, faucet and lighting
- Marble look quartz countertops
- Box trim details added to cabinet ends
- New crown molding on top of cabinets
- Reworked the old desk area into functional storage
- Shiplap fireplace
- Bathroom wallpaper, mirror, hardware and sconce lighting
If you like this kitchen, you’ll probably LOVE THIS KITCHEN we did too. Lots of shiplap and wood details.
Do you have a kitchen that needs an update? I would love to help you fall in love with your kitchen too. Whether you are ready for a full kitchen update or just in need of cabinet refinishing, we would love to help. We do everything from custom cabinet refinishing and painting to full kitchen project management and design. Fill out the form below if you’d like more information.
Final photos by Geinger Hill.