The goal for the kitchen was to keep the original charm of the client’s home while updating the kitchen in a way that was fresh and current.
Dark soapstone countertops offer beautiful contrast against the crisp white cabinetry, and Carrera marble subway tile for the backsplash adds a timeless and luxurious touch to the design. The stainless steel appliances and sink create a more transitional feel, while the shaker style cabinetry doors and schoolhouse light fixture reflect the original style of the home.
Fixer Upper Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines turned the once disastrous room into a bright, clean kitchen with new cabinets, wood floors, Carrera marble countertops and light gray paint with white trim. The old drop ceiling was removed, adding height to the room, and a wooden support beam was added. A subway tile backsplash, floating wood shelves and stainless steel appliances were also installed. Client Clint Harper added the finishing touches to the kitchen by making a beautiful island and vent hood out of reclaimed wood, as seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper.
This kitchen in tones of gray, white, and mint green has a distinctive modern look. Minimalist cabinets offer plenty of storage and the small dinette with upholstered gray seating and contemporary white dining table provides a place to enjoy a light meal or cup of tea. The distinctive lighting fixtures contribute to the modern look. An elegant white flower arrangement in blue vase adds color while the white subway tile backsplash adds visual interest. A separate kitchen island with white counter and matching dark wood adds both style and function.
As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the previously drab and closed in, this kitchen has been completely renovated and revived into a stylish, functional space. To open up the kitchen, Chip removed a large beam and fireplace, opening the kitchen into the living room, then Joanna swathed the kitchen in white, creating a bright, classic design. To provide functionality, a custom island was installed, giving the family more prep space and seating, and the addition of new appliances and a subway tile backsplash gives the space a little extra pizzaz.
The most unique part of this Tudor kitchen is the unique vignette surrounding the oven. The state-of-the-art oven was created with a vintage look, despite it having all the modern day conveniences of a new appliance. Just above the oven, there is an inset in the white subway tile backsplash that provides a focal point for the kitchen, as well as a place to set spices and oil for easy access while cooking. The Vent-a-hood has been concealed behind drywall, painted and given moulding to make the space look a bit more elegant, while still keeping the modern necessities present in the kitchen.
Interior designer Becki Owens chose Shaker-style cabinets for this crisp white kitchen. "The clean, simplistic lines of this style of cabinetry not only stand the test of time, but give your home a fresh, more modern look when paired with a simple backsplash or a mitered-edge counter," she says. "I like to pair Shaker-style cabinetry with white subway tile and natural wood in either open shelving or styled accents on the counters. This combo is always a win. You can switch out your lighting, hardware and accessories over the years to play with the overall look of your space, but these key elements create a foundation that will have your home looking beautiful for years to come."