10 Tips to Update your Kitchen to Farmhouse StlyeDo you love the new farmhouse style?  Are you renovating a fixer upper, designing a new kitchen or just wanting to update your look?

Here are some ideas to breakdown some of the essentials or **wishes and daydreams :)** to get the Farm style look in your kitchen.


1. White or cream cabinets:  If you are starting from scratch you should probably go with white or cream or glazed, white or cream cabinets.  (But I have dark stained in mine).   Choose a traditional design.  Now since most people don’t have a new kitchen, consider painting your cabinets.  You have to clean them well, and possibly use Kilz primer especially if you have knots in your wood.  Otherwise, the Best Behr paint and primer goes on well.  So does chalk paint but be sure to use the wax to finish chalk paint or it just attracts dirt.  A brush attachment on a drill can help do this big job.  See my article on painting furniture for more ideas.

Bufford 4-Door Sideboard - 35


Cabinet & Countertop Paint: Rust-Oleum Transformations Drawer Hardware 1 qt. Pure White Cabinet Small Kit 263232

  • Other choices for a designing a new kitchen with Farmstyle:

  •  The Farm sink!Farm sink with white cabinetry and marble counter. Heidi Piron Design and Cabinetry featured on Vintage American Home blog

    This kitchen was designed by Heidi Piron Design and Cabinetry in NJ.

  • Chrome, stainless or brushed bronzed color hardware.

  • Stainless steel appliances.

  • Open cabinets.

  • Glass Door cabinets.

  • Wood floors.

    Rafterhouse kitchen featured on Vintage American Home blog with farmhouse style. Rafterhouse renovates fixer uppers

    This is one of the kitchens by Rafterhouse with a photo by Ace and Whim.

    Rafterhouse is a construction company in Arizona which creates fabulous renovations.  Two couples and their families update fixer upper ranch houses and turn them into amazing homes with perfect farmhouse style. Their kitchens designs are inspiring farmhouse style creations.  www.aceandwhim.com  www.rafterhouse.com

  • Generous crown molding.

  • Wide casing on windows and doors.

  • Dark or light granite, soapstone, marble, or quartz countertops.Marble counters in white kitchen with article on farm kitchens by Vintage American Home blog featuring Heidi Piron Design and Cabinetry