Before & After: Farmhouse Meets Modern in This Kitchen Remodel

updated May 30, 2019
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We see so many kitchens here at The Kitchn stuck in a bygone era, and this kitchen revamp is no exception. The rust-orange cabinets and the countertops that match the floor scream retro, and we can’t blame the homeowner Judy for wanting to remodel.

When planning the remodel, Judy had two goals: brighten up the kitchen and create a modern farmhouse feel. Take a look at the results.

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Looks to us like Judy accomplished her two goals flawlessly! It can be difficult to get two styles to mesh together — especially ones that are generally so diametrically opposed as modern and farmhouse style — but this kitchen shows that it is, in fact, possible. The combination of the sleek appliances with the more rustic details, like the pipe shelving and horizontal slat walls, works really well and evokes just the right vibe.

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One of the things Judy kept was the retro flooring; she likes that it hides everything. And we have to say it works a lot better in this kitchen design than it did in the old one.

In terms of the layout, while she’d hoped to be able to include an island counter, there just wasn’t quite enough space, so she opted for an L-shaped kitchen instead. This gives her plenty of counter space and floor space.

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A few other vintage details include the rake-inspired coat rack and the vintage hutch, which Judy is using as a kind of pantry for frequently used items.

Of course, one of our favorite details is the ceiling, which is made from corrugated tin. It’s such a unique solution. It fits with both the modern and farmhouse style, while giving a nod to the tin ceilings present in many vintage kitchens.

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There are a couple of final details we love about this kitchen. First, did you spot our favorite versatile cart from IKEA? And second, the vintage-inspired mug rack is the perfect addition to this space. While it wasn’t a flea-market find, it fits in perfectly with the farmhouse vibe.

Great job on the remodel, Judy!

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