Midway Modern Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Before and After

I am the worst about sharing completed projects. I sat down last night to make a list of the things I had neglected to add here on the blog, and let’s just say…I may now have several printed pages of things I need to work on. Oops! lol! :0 There are so many spaces from the Midway Modern Farmhouse that I haven’t even revealed yet, it’s time to get on it! This farmhouse kitchen remodel is one you don’t want to miss!

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Kitchen closeup

This kitchen…well the whole house actually, just needed a complete overhaul. It had such great bones, but looked very dated. The biggest changes that we made in this house also happened in the kitchen. One wall in particular was a bit cumbersome to move, but it HAD to go. I remember walking in the front door the first time I saw the house and saying “step 1…that wall comes out!” That short little 4″ wall was carrying a big load, and it blocked the kitchen off from the family room…it had to be fixed! 😉 Here are a few shots of that wall and it’s removal before and after..

Midway kitchen before 2

Midway kitchen during construction 1

Kitchen wall 1

Midway kitchen in progress 6

The upper cabinets came down, the peninsula came out, and then the wall, all to give us a lot more space to work with for this farmhouse kitchen remodel.

Kitchen wall 2

It made SUCH a difference in this whole house and was worth every penny! The light came pouring in that room all of a sudden. Being able to see the family room from the kitchen makes the whole downstairs feel so much more welcoming and inviting. 

Kitchen wall 3

You can see in the picture above as well that we made one more big change in the structure of the kitchen by closing off a doorway that was on the wall to the left. It connected the dining room and kitchen, and while this is sometimes preferable for flow, this family did not plan on using the dining room much and it made such a difference to gain that space in the kitchen for more cabinets and appliances. The prior kitchen had very little countertop/cabinet space and a tiny fridge which needed to be remedied for this extended family of 24 and growing! You can see that doorway and tiny fridge here.

Midway kitchen before 1

Finally, the kitchen had no island, which these days, it’s tough to do without in a modern kitchen. Grandma envisioned all the grandkids gathered around the island to make cookies and so we needed a big one! By removing the peninsula and opening up that wall, we gained lots of space for a huge island. 

Midway kitchen before 3

Our client wanted a warm farmhouse kitchen so we went with a very light gray cabinet, dark stained wood island, and gold hardware. The pictures here unfortunately do the gray cabinets justice. They are this perfect taupey gray that looks so stunning. 

Kitchen rendering 1

I always love it so much when I get to see these plans that we labor over for weeks and then wait months for them to be built, start to come to life. 

Midway kitchen during construction 3

Midway kitchen in progress

The new wall where the opening to the dining room used to be was the perfect spot for the new custom range hood, a stove and some open shelving to display pretty things. 

Midway kitchen close up 2

Kitchen closeup

kitchen remodel before and after

The backsplash adds another layer of gorgeous dimension to this farmhouse kitchen. 4×4 matte tiles in varying shades of gray add just the right amount of subtle interest and depth. The prep sink in the kitchen island helps make prepping meals for large groups even easier.

Kitchen countertops

We chose this gorgeous stone for the countertops. Such pretty movement and color that brings out the gray on the cabinets even more. The island is so big it required 2 slabs!

Midway kitchen 2

Ready for my favorite view of the new farmhouse kitchen remodel?

Kitchen 9 1

And the new view from the eat-in kitchen dining area…

Midway dining room 1

Such a beautiful, open space! I am so happy to finally share it with you! PIN this image so you can find this post easily again later.

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You can shop all the products from the Midway Modern Farmhouse kitchen remodel here, just click on any image for more information about the product.

Want to see more rooms from this incredible remodel? Check them out here:

Midway Modern Farmhouse Home Library Design

Midway Modern Farmhouse Master Bedroom Before and After

Midway Modern Farmhouse Dining Room Before and After

Project in progress posts:

Welcome to the Midway Modern Farmhouse

Midway Modern Farmhouse Update: Bye, Bye Red Brick!

Midway Modern Farmhouse Update: We’re Almost finished!

If you love remodel projects as much as I do, check out our 1987 Fixer Upper Renovation here.

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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog pinkpeppermintdesign.com. Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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