The vent hood is a prime spot for a flash of farmhouse cool. This vent hood design was based on the short scraps and random pieces of wood saved by the builder. “Don’t throw away the short pieces of wood. You can reimagine and reuse them in some way,” says Austin Lineberry of New River Building Co. in metro Atlanta.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, this home's custom kitchen features a black and white tile back splash that complements the space. The kitchen also features stainless steel appliances and wood details that give the space a perfect blend of contemporary and rustic styles.
On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the small kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring. The black floating shelves, vent hood and counter top are a stark contrast to the neutral walls and tile back splash, making them a functional design element in the space.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the home's kitchen features a custom vent hood over the stainless steel stove. The black and white backslash adds color and interest to the space. The custom kitchen island is a perfect blend of rustic and contemporary style that's carried throughout the kitchen.
Walls were removed to open up this kitchen. An island with a gas range was added, as was a stainless steel and glass vent hood with lighting that changes colors. Shaker-style cabinetry is used throughout the space.
Keep it streamlined. If it’s time to swap out lighting and accessories, such as a clock, go for simple and clean fixtures, which tend to be more affordable than ornate pieces. These days, they offer an array of styles to fit any budget. In this kitchen, Terracotta Design Build creates a streamlined style with a lone clock on the wall and two small fixtures over the sink.
Don’t let the backsplash area go to waste. Lean small pieces of artwork and family pictures against the backsplash to decorate your kitchen and give the space added depth, without sacrificing valuable storage or food prep real estate.
Updating your kitchen doesn’t always have to cost a fortune or involve weeks of construction. In some cases, it’s the small changes that make the biggest impact. Let this well-designed model home serve as an inspiration for a weekend cabinet redo. You can add decorative molding to your existing cabinets, by following this tutorial by HGTV designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
Don’t hide your collection of decorative plates. If you have a collection of cookware, pull the pieces out and let everyone see and enjoy them. Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design showcased her client’s collection in this designer kitchen. “The blue and white pottery is not expensive, but it made an impact when there is a collection of it,” Andrews says.