Makeover on a Budget: Modern Farmhouse Kitchen

If you have your heart set on a modern farmhouse kitchen, then you can get the look on any budget by pairing the right colours and materials with some choice design elements.

The Farmhouse Kitchen of Your Dreams

Farmhouse style pairs classic and modern design, giving it a transitional appeal that works in almost any space. It has a softness and nostalgia created through the use of rustic decor, ash or bleached wood, and a combination of neutral and bright tones.

You can update your kitchen with a farmhouse look by doing a full makeover or by making small—but impactful—changes. Here are some helpful tips divided into three different budget categories.

Note: The budget amounts represent the cost of products. If you need room in your budget for labour, be sure to allocate more funds for the project.

Trendy Farmhouse Colours

Paint can make a big difference and is a great place to start, especially if you have a small budget or if you want to renovate bit by bit. For a farmhouse style, you’ll want to stick with beige and grey tones. These soft and versatile neutrals will create a welcoming and comforting atmosphere, and they can serve as a good canvas for black and white accents.

Find the perfect paint colours for your kitchen with the help of our online colour selectors.

Less than $1,500: Small Budget Kitchen Refresh

Update: lighting, faucet, cabinet pulls, paint, and accessories

1. Lighting Fixtures

Upgrading your lighting is a breeze: just swap out your hanging lights and install some mood lighting under the top cabinets.

2. Kitchen Faucets

Choose a matte black finish for the faucet to give the room an industrial edge.

3. Cabinet Pulls

Make sure to match your cabinet hardware bulls and knobs to the faucet!

Accessorize Like a Pro

Opt for natural materials like bleached wood for the room accessories. Incorporating some plants in the decor is also a good way to add a natural touch while purifying the air at the same time. Limit clutter and avoid spills by keeping small appliances and accessories within easy reach. For example, set the coffee maker close to the sink and push other accessories to the backsplash for more counter space.

Google Nest smart hub
Farmhouse style vase

Under $4,000: A New Look on a Mid-Level Budget

Update: small-budget components plus range hood, sink, and backsplash

1. Kitchen Sinks

Choosing a sink with a matte black finish to match the faucet and pulls will give the room a modern and elegant look. Another plus: this colour finish hides dirt well.

2. Wall Tiles

For the backsplash, ceramic tiling all the way to the ceiling is a very trendy option.

3. Range Hoods

A chimney-style range hood allows the elegant and grey marble veining to show, matching seamlessly with the stainless steel appliances.

Designer Tip

Two-toned kitchen cabinets are all the rage! And that applies to both larger and smaller kitchens. Indeed, finishing the cabinets in different colours can give the room some extra dimension and softness. Using a paler shade at the top will help it seem lighter and airier as well. Simply make sure to pick coordinating hues between cabinet colours, then bring the look together with pulls and knobs that match across all cabinets.

Around $20,000: Full Kitchen Makeover

Update: all small- and mid-budget components plus cabinets, countertops, appliances, and flooring

1. Kitchen Cabinets

Building the kitchen of your dreams doesn't get much easier than with Eklipse cabinets, which come pre-assembled and ready to install. If you can't find the style you were looking for, you can browse our wide selection of custom kitchen cabinets.

2. Countertops

Choosing the right type of countertop goes beyond the aesthetic. Of course, the look and feel is always important, but you must also be aware of other considerations such as required maintenance, repair potential, heat and scratch resistance, porosity, visible seams, etc.If your budget is limited, keep in mind that laminate is one of the cheapest countertop materials.

3. Kitchen Appliances

Functional and sophisticated, stainless steel appliances with black accents are the perfect choice for the space.

4. Flooring

Complete the look with resilient and durable flooring, such as ceramic tiles or vinyl.

Upgrade Your Kitchen with Smart Products

Smart technology makes an excellent addition to any room in the home, including the kitchen. In fact, a productive and messy space like the kitchen could use them the most! Kitchen smart products include touch-screen ovens, touchless faucets, and fridges with transparent doors to help with your cooking, cleaning, and groceries.

Smart stainless steel dishwasher
Smart stainless steel refrigerator with see-through door
Smart stainless steel oven

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