Today I’d like to share an inspiration photo with you that is one of those completely out of reach dream kitchens. It comes from Better Homes & Gardens, and I’ve been seeing it all over Pinterest lately. When I say out of reach, I should probably clarify that it looks completely out of reach for someone doing a kitchen design on a budget like mine. All those gorgeous custom elements can come with a pretty hefty price tag, as anyone who’s spent time pricing out a kitchen remodel can verify. But, guess what? Kitchens like this can provide excellent guidelines for figuring out your style.
So what are some of the things that make this kitchen so appealing and Pin-able? Well, for starters, that tiled area around the range and the accompanying hood are a total focal point–gorgeous! The planked ceiling and wide planked wood floors give this kitchen a rustic, farmhouse feel. Can you see all that cabinet space? And really, who doesn’t love a big island? These are the things that kitchen dreams are made of.
Well, I’m here to say that there are plenty of elements in this kitchen that can be DIYed. You might not have the floor space for a kitchen this size or the budget for amazing custom cabinetry or gourmet appliances, but you can still get a kitchen that looks and feels a lot like this one. I’ve found 5 tutorials for elements of this kitchen that you can use in your own. Enjoy!
1. Planked Ceiling
Amy from The Idea Room changed her boring builder grade kitchen ceiling to a planked one, and she has a tutorial to prove it.
2. Cabinets with Molding
Cabinets with trim and crown molding instantly add a custom feel to a kitchen, even if you have stock cabinetry. Check out how My DIY Habits added molding to theirs.
3. Butcher Block Island
I added butcher block to my kitchen island a while back, and I love the warm feel it gives to the room. This is a totally do-able project, and thanks to Ikea, it’s fairly low-cost.
4. Subway Tiled Wall
Current design trends have subway tile extending beyond the kitchen backsplash, and this tall wall of it behind the range in my inspiration photo is a lovely example. Check out Southern Hospitality‘s tips for getting a similar look.
5. Cabinetry Paneled Refrigerator
Custom kitchens often like this one often have refrigerators that don’t stand out, thanks to the use of custom panels that match the cabinetry in the kitchen. Did you know you can DIY that look? Visit Amazing Grays to get a tutorial.
Are you inspired to find a way to DIY a more custom kitchen? Have you found a way to get a high-end look for less in your own cooking space? Tell me all about it in the comments!