Kitchen Renovation Inspiration

With the kitchen reno well under way, I can’t help but start dreaming about the more decorative aspects of the design (AKA the only part I really like).

Right after we moved in, we got to work on planning the layout of the kitchen so we could order our cabinets ASAP. In our previous house, we had installed an IKEA kitchen and absolutely LOVED it! Not only did it look beautiful, it also saved us from having to order custom cabinets which would’ve cost us a whopping $18,000 more than we ended up spending at IKEA. We opted to install the cabinets ourselves which also helped to cut costs and I couldn’t believe how easy it was! If you can build a box, you can build an IKEA cabinet.

It was a no-brainer when we bought the new house that we would do the same this time around.

For the base cabinets and majority of the uppers, we chose a shaker style cabinet called GRIMSLÖV. I desperately wanted to add a few glass doors to the upper cabinets but weren’t keen on the matching GRIMSLÖV option. Instead, we went with BOBYN glass panel doors to get that contemporary farmhouse feel.

IKEA Wall Cabinet - Grimslov IKEA Cabinet - Bodbyn


Even though the cabinets are off-white, it’s subtle enough that we should be able to incorporate white into the design if we select the right backsplash and countertop. My vision of a crisp white kitchen is alive and well! Here are some photos I’ve been collecting along the way and have served as my inspiration.

Photo Credit: Sally Rhys Jones Interior Architecture
Modern Farmhouse Kitchen
Photo Credit: Cedar Hill Farmhouse
Off-White Cabinets and Counter
Photo Credit: Houzz – Taj Mahal Quartzine
Photo Credit: Home Bunch
Photo Credit: Home Bunch

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