House of Turquoise white kitchen collage

Ready to do some kitchen dreaming?  When I spotted this gorgeous kitchen, designed by Susan Serra, at House of Turquoise, I was smitten!  It’s such a great blend of country and modern design: vintage-style cabinetry, sleek glass tile, rustic woods, and colorful artwork.  Sometimes kitchens with white cabinets can look almost stark, or clinical, but this one is very warm and inviting.  

House of Turquoise white kitchen

This kitchen has some great details that just really, really make it work.  For instance, the use of different materials for the countertops–something that gives the cabinetry a furniture-like appeal.  The ledge on the range hood creates a fun space to display art or seasonal decor.  And I really like the mix of different textures, like the shiplap wall and the smooth marble counters.

House of Turquoise white kitchen with text

The neat thing is, many of the neat details in this kitchen could be implemented in your kitchen–without an expensive designer price tag.  I’ve found five bloggers who DIYed similar elements in their own kitchens, and they’ve got the tutorials to prove it!  Check out these 5 Ways to Get a White Country Kitchen:

House of Turquoise white kitchen collage

1.  Painted White Cabinetry

Live Love DIY painted cabinets

Don’t love the color or finish of your cabinets?  Replacing them can be costly, but painting–when done correctly–can give you the new look you want for a fraction of the cost.  Live Love DIY has some excellent tips.

2.  Shiplap Paneled Wall

Sweet Pickins white planked kitchen wall

When this kitchen need some more personality, Sweet Pickins added some horizontal paneling to a couple of the walls.  It’s a fun update that adds a little extra farmhouse style.

3.  Shaker Style Cabinetry

It's Overflowing trimmed cabinets upper

The cabinets in this kitchen at It’s Overflowing lacked character.  The solution was a DIY resfacing project that added shaker-style trim to the cabinet doors.

4.  Wood Countertops

Remodelaholic wood counter

Remodelaholic featured this DIY countertop by Keeping It Cozy.  They used reclaimed wood to craft some gorgeous wood countertops for a low price.

5.  Range Hood Ledge

Hymns & Verses range hood diy

They nailed the range hood as display shelf in the newly remodeled kitchen at Hymns and Verses.  Along with the pretty hood, you have to check out the rest of this impressive kitchen makeover. 

Well, what do you think?  Do these projects make you want to plan a kitchen transformation?  Which element in my inspiration kitchen is your favorite?  If your own kitchen needs more than just a facelift but you are worried that you don’t have enough in the bank, then you have to check out these Ana White designed cabinets that Killer B. Design built for a whole new kitchen.

Similar Posts


  1. Beckie,

    Thanks so much for including my DIY range hood and ledge in the round up! I’m so glad hubs and I finally did this – it makes me want to actually spend time in the kitchen!!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *