Modern farmhouse kitchen

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I’m SO excited to show you the before and after photos of our modern farmhouse kitchen from the 1888 fixer upper we remodeled.

You guys have been so patient waiting for this post. The past few months have been crazy with end of the school year stuff going on, selling this house and with the kids home now for summer, I don’t have much time to sit down and write posts. I finally have an hour alone (yay!), so I’m sitting down to gather all the photos and sources for this modern farmhouse kitchen. I really love how it turned out! Maybe even more than my white and grey kitchen in our current home! ;) Let’s take a tour, shall we?

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos

MY OTHER RECIPES

Modern farmhouse kitchen before and after

First, do you remember the before photo coming into the kitchen?! We basically knocked that wall out, had the electrical moved, a beam added and had new floors added to match the original hardwood floors from the living room. Once they were stained the same color they ended up blending really well! I love the open concept. It makes the whole house feel so much bigger.

It’s hard to believe this is the same space. It changed SO much! It was quite the process with way more downs than up’s, but I’m so glad it’s finally finished. It turned out better than I could have imagined when we first bought the home last summer!

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white and grey cabinets with wood floors and planked ceilings.

Here’s another before of the side angle. Everyone said they felt like we had walked into a mobile home when they entered this room. You almost felt like you had to duck down. This kitchen was an addition to the original home, so it had absolutely no character and didn’t match the rest of the home. Everything had to go STAT! 

Heres a photo during the demo (even scarier)!

The kitchen was basically gutted and we started from scratch. I knew we needed to rework the whole space to make it functional. We (okay my husband) got everything down to the studs. We also removed the drop ceiling and gained about 2 feet, which really opened up the whole space. As you can see below, we also added two large windows and had the plumbing moved (thanks Todd) to the corner, so there could be a corner sink and lots of natural light. There’s nothing better than a sink by the window to look outside while doing the dishes. We tried to have all of the trim molding match the original trim in the house. Mike and his crew did a great job with all the molding, painting and installing the cabinets in this space.

Also, can we talk about how much I love this farmhouse sink from Kohler?! I have it in my current kitchen and it is so dreamy.

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white farmhouse kitchen sink

I don’t want to bore you with the details/amount of work that went into renovating this kitchen. From having to remove the entire floor, re-level and pour new cement for the foundation, get new plumbing/electrical, drywall and insulation… the list goes and on. We’ll just focus on the pretty stuff now. ;) The cosmetic stuff is what I loved working on!Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white and grey cabinets with wood floors and planked ceilings.

When it finally came time to decorate the space, I borrowed a lot of the furniture/dishes from my current home. You may remember this farmhouse kitchen table my husband built for me a few years back. It fit perfectly in this space. Swoon.

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white floating shelvesI decided to add some white floating shelves last minute and really love how they fit the space. Perfect for storing all my white cake stands. ;)
Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white and grey cabinets with wood floors and planked ceilings.

I really love the classic white cabinets we went with as well. We decided to do glass on the top cabinets to make the space feel bigger and add more storage. You just can’t go wrong with white!

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white and grey cabinets with wood floors and planked ceilings.

We also went with a grey island to add a little contrast and had it put on castors to make it movable. As you can see, the new windows adds SO much light to the kitchen and makes it feel so much brighter! I’m also obsessed with the plank ceiling! It really adds the character that this space needed. Our original plan was to add white subway tile on the wall with the floating shelves as well, but with so many unexpected things that came up, we had to cut that out.

Modern farmhouse kitchen makeover with amazing before and after photos -white and grey cabinets with wood floors and planked ceilings.

My friend Angie at Angela Gerber Photography snatched the photo above of me looking through pendant lights and decorating with the peonies, while I was taking photos! Aren’t those pendant lights gorgeous?! I really love them. They remind me of the ones Joanna uses in the show Fixer Upper.

Pink peonies and roses

I just LOVE pink peonies and sad the season is almost coming to an end. They added the perfect pop of colors to this space.

Pink peonies flower arrangement

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Hope you enjoyed this tour! Leave any questions you have in the comments and we’ll try to get them answered!

Disclosure: This post contains some affiliate links. Thanks to Kohler and Sherwin Williams for partnering with us on this kitchen.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Katherine posted on June 17, 2017 at 6:05 pm (#
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    This is SO pretty! I love the bakery sign. So airy and open!

  2. Julia Davis posted on June 19, 2017 at 6:23 am (#
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    Beautiful job!

    • Jamielyn posted on June 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm (#
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      Thank you so much! :)

  3. Camille posted on July 13, 2017 at 2:13 am (#
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    Great job. It is beautiful! What is the name of the gray paint color on the island?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 15, 2017 at 1:58 pm (#
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      Hi Camille. I’m sorry I don’t have the name, it was custom made by a local cabinet company!

  4. Grey Furniture posted on July 24, 2017 at 3:23 am (#
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    Wow… your kitchen looks beautiful and bigger. An amazing makeover of the kitchen. Great job.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm (#
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      Thank you so much! Knocking down some of the walls definitely helped the openness. We were really happy with how it turned out!

  5. Sara posted on September 5, 2017 at 4:38 pm (#
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     What color do you use for your trim? I can’t find the right colors for trim to compliment wall color. Thanks ahead of time!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 6, 2017 at 4:32 pm (#
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      Hi Sara! I used Pure White from Sherwin Williams!

  6. Jessica Burgess posted on September 7, 2017 at 12:06 pm (#
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    Ah! I can’t believe I haven’t commented on this post yet! I’ve been meaning to for so long, and while shamelessly spending an hour swooning over your most recent posts… I came across it and was reminded to!
    It turned out gorgeous!! I love it all! XOXO

    • Jamielyn posted on September 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm (#
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      Thank you so much!! You are the sweetest! Xo!

  7. Emily Fritsch posted on October 23, 2017 at 5:15 pm (#
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    Beautiful kitchen!! I am inspired :) Love the labels on your flour and sugar and the floating shelf decor has given me some ideas! Thanks!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 23, 2017 at 11:12 pm (#
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      Thank you so much Emily! :)