Take a look at our old farmhouse kitchen renovation on a budget. This kitchen was so fun and EASY to do, I love when projects workout that way! I’ve included many photos for you to indulge in, and hopefully can spark ideas and excitement for your projects!
Full tour and photo dump!
Enjoy this tour of our old farmhouse renovation on a budget.
I will sneak in between photos to give some insight or explain a money saving tip that we did during the renovation! If you have any questions or comments please leave them in the comment box below!
We renovated our kitchen with resale in mind. So I chose colours, hardware and decor not just because I liked it, but because a wide range of people would too. It also went well with the old renovated farmhouse vibe that carried through the rest of the house.
I waited forever for the 40″ cabinet doors to come back in stock. Which never happened. So instead I bought the next size down and created a little open shelving effect!
It worked out so well and added a ton of originality to the kitchen without being too over the top.
PRO TIP: Don’t be so laser focused on specifics, that you miss out on a deal. I wanted a certain type of faucet and had a vision in my head, but when this one came on sale for 50% off I jumped on it! It may not have been exactly what my vision was, but it definitely works with the space and is still in the realm of what I envisioned.
We chose shiplap backsplash and carried it from floor to ceiling. So easy to install, and so budget friendly!
A Closer look…
You might not see it at first, but the photo above actually has a secret.
When I planned this kitchen I couldn’t get a corner cabinet that would work. Anything that may have worked ended up failing because of how close the stove was, so a cabinet door couldn’t open (and that’s all they had in stock).
I decided to keep my current lazy susan corner cabinet and somehow it ended up working so incredibly well! I just colour matched the paint and boom, money saved and crisis averted.
Storage in a small family kitchen
We gained an incredible amount of storage with the renovation!
I was so determined to add a pantry as well, and worked out many different drawings to make it look seamless. What we ended up with was amazing. (You should’ve seen the kitchen storage before!)
(Sorry for my lack of effort in staging the food. My real life is a tad busy and it was a miracle the kitchen even got as clean as it did for these pictures haha!)
My beloved fruit baskets. I adore these things. I’ll link to them below if you want to see the brand, they are so high quality!
We did a more affordable countertop for this kitchen. I And I don’t regret it for a second.
IF we would have been staying in this house for longer I would’ve went with a stone countertop. But the comps in our area were no different for a renovated kitchen with or without expensive counters.
(If you’re unsure of what I mean, what I’m saying is that if we went to market with stone countertops, we would’ve been in the same price point as we would if we went to market with a cheaper countertop.)
So we would’ve lost money in our ROI (return on investment) if we chose stone counters.
View of our simple dining area just outside of the kitchen. We built the custom fitted built ins to define the space since there was no designated dining room in the house.
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