None of our lives have been the same since 2013, when Fixer Upper first aired. The modern farmhouse kitchens magic of Chip and Joanna Gaines has charmed us all, so much so that it can up the resale value of your house in a big way. Trends come and go, it’s true, but this one has some serious staying power (shiplap included). Whether you want to make your forever home more welcoming or are renovating with the intent to sell later.
1. Come ‘Round
Matte black cabinets are cool and edgy, but take on a whole new identity when paired with a mid-tone wood counter and antique stools purchased in Round Top.
2. Wood You Rather
The many wood tones throughout the kitchen add an undeniable warmth alongside glossy hardware and cabinetry. Different finishes continue the contrast and balance.
3. Into the Light
The very definition of bright and airy, this kitchen combines a farmhouse sink, beadboard, and brass with sharp lines and metal stools that add a new kind of character.
4. All Good in the Hood
Everything about this kitchen exudes warmth and comfort the mantel like hood, black metal hardware, whitewashed cabinetry, and shiplap ceiling especially. Everything, that is, except for the stainless steel stove and range that remind you that this may be a 19th century farmhouse, but it has in fact been restored to the modern era.
5. In the Dark
Modern and moody in all the major details, it’s all the wood accents that lend itself to the farmhouse aesthetic. The stools, open shelves, and wood beam brighten up the space and bring contrast.
6. Two Shades of Gray
Over the past ten years, gray has been considered a modern color even more when there’s two different tones of it involved, as there are here. The shiplap, copper kitchenware, and many other details keep feeling cozy and welcoming, as all the best farmhouses are.
7. Mountain Modern Farmhouse
Industrial pendant light? Check. Porcelain cabinet knobs? Check. Light wood cabinets? Also check. To bring an edge to these elements, we introduced a statement making copper sink and olive window trim.
8. Sit & Stay A While
The wood beams and beadboard on the ceiling, especially when paired with soapstone countertops, send a clear message about their farmhouse influence. Industrial details such as the light pendants, range hood, and black windows work together as well.
9. New Build, Old Style
Is there anything more quintessentially farmhouse than a porcelain apron-front sink? The thinned paint coating the walls and dark-stained window continue the aesthetic, while the inset cabinets and marble countertops lean more modern.