Before & After: A Basic Kitchen Gets a Farmhouse-Style Update

updated May 30, 2019
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When we came across Taryn’s kitchen on Hometalk, we knew the blogger behind Design, Dining and Diapers had put a lot of thought into her kitchen remodel. The layout was perfectly fine for her family’s needs, but the style didn’t mesh with her design ideas for her home. Take a look to see how Taryn gave her space an upgrade.

One of the first things you’ll notice about Taryn’s remodeled kitchen is just how much lighter it looks! It’s amazing what removing an enclosed cabinet on the left-hand side of the sink and painting everything white can do.

We love the fact that Taryn covered her entire wall in subway tile, instead of just the backsplash area. Because the window takes up so much space, covering only the backsplash wouldn’t have made much of an impact.

Because they didn’t replace the cabinetry, Taryn was able to upgrade her appliances to stainless steel versions that fit in with the white-and-gray theme of the kitchen. And the added hook rail keeps necessary items close at hand without over-crowding drawers or cluttering the countertop.

The stenciled crates Taryn added to the top of her cabinets are one of our favorite farmhouse details. They add that extra touch that really pulls the room together.

But the final detail we really love is Taryn’s DIY concrete countertop. It is sleek and unexpected — the perfect fit for the color palette of the space.