Asked on Sep 13, 2012

We are remodeling our 1800's farm house kitchen. What can we do to add features of that area and make it more updated?

PaulChauLyn ThereseVicci Green


We have a remodel expert as far as doing the work. We just need ideas.
8 answers
  • Home Repair Tutor
    on Sep 13, 2012

    Sue, I recommend adding a nice tile backsplash. Lately I've been thinking of adding chalkboard paint to one wall and using it as a grocery list.

  • Wendy Zeimis-Baysa
    on Sep 14, 2012

    Lucky you! IMO, be sure to have a farm sink, a few open cabinets and hardware of the era. Colors were simple and different woods/textures.Enjoy your remodeling I wish it were me.

  • Jeanette S
    on Sep 14, 2012

    Good for you for not putting in a modern kitchen. You can uplift it a lot with a few glass front cabinets, lighting either in or under your cabinets, and if you have room, an island that does not have to match your cabinets, but one that will coordinate with the style...and use some pendant lights that have an antique look--some of the cutest ones are the Edison bulbs in wire basket fixtures! Good before and after photos!

  • Z
    on Sep 14, 2012

    Sue, without seeing your kitchen it would be difficult to come up with ideas that could actually work in your home. I'd love to help if you can post some photos please. Maybe telling you what we did in our kitchen will help though. Our home is nine years old, but it's Victorian in style. Our kitchen is modern, but designed in a way that it has a bit of a furnished look. One area has cabinets to the counter giving it a bit a Hoosier feel. Two other areas have brackets underneath the wall cabinets. One with a wooden back slpash and the other tiled, both with a bit of a buffet hutch look. I wish I'd have thought of a farm style sink, but I did not. Maybe someday.

  • Sue
    on Sep 18, 2012

    Thanks for the answers, but I'm still hoping for more ideas.

  • Vicci Green
    on Sep 21, 2012

  • Lyn Therese
    on Aug 21, 2015

    I think a picture of your kitchen would help a lot. So many possibilities.

  • PaulChau
    on Nov 3, 2016

    why not try getting onto pinterest and seeing if you can find any farm house kitchens in there to give you and your husband some inspiration. Not exactly sure what you like so perhaps if you could add some pictures to show roughly what you're looking for....?

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