We have heard plenty of haters complain that Joanna Gaines (the decorator half of Fixer Higher, HGTV’s hit residence renovation present primarily based in Waco, Texas) makes each kitchen look the identical. Whereas she does have a really particular farmhouse type — with a lot of white, shiplap, and outsized clocks — she additionally has loads of vary and nice concepts. Do not imagine us? Simply try these remaining tasks and all the nice concepts.
1. Strive a totally tiled wall.
We have all seen subway tile as a backsplash in a kitchen, however Joanna took the thought one step additional and tiled a whole accent wall. The simplicity of the tiles and understated finishes in the remainder of the room (like a raw-wood island and white cabinetry) ensures that the design does not go too overboard.
2. Hold a trio of beautiful lights over the desk.
These lights are beautiful sufficient on their very own, so when paired collectively in a threesome, they make a big impact. To create the same vibe, make like JoJo and choose a mode that is available in quite a lot of sizes, or cling the lights at a variety of heights to preserve the show from feeling too heavy.
three. Use a press release coloration on decrease cupboards.
Joanna has an ingenious resolution for owners who could also be a bit apprehensive about utilizing a daring coloration of their kitchen. By portray simply your decrease cabinetry, you possibly can dip your toes in a gutsy shade as an alternative of coating it throughout your kitchen. Bonus: Conserving coloration on simply the decrease cupboards means you will not make the room really feel extra cosy than it’s.
four. Combine up the styling in your open shelving.
It is no secret that Joanna loves to use open shelving, nevertheless it’s her key to styling these cabinets that is still a thriller. Right here, she managed to make the house fairly sensible (with plates, glasses, and pitchers), plus she integrated some planted greenery and cute felt letter boards to enjoyable issues up.
5. Swap in a enjoyable door.
We love this concept for making a primary pantry really feel a bit extra particular. Joanna is well-known for swapping builder-basic doorways for classic types with tons of persona (she finds them at flea markets like Round Top). The swap instantly provides a heat and lived-in really feel to your kitchen, so preserve your eye out for a novel discover subsequent time you are out thrifting (simply be certain to measure your doorframe earlier than shopping for!).
6. Set up a two-tiered island.
We have written about multi-level islands earlier than, and we nonetheless assume they’re fairly sensible. Right here, Joanna arrange an area for consuming and a decrease degree designed for chopping, cooking, and prepping. It is the right resolution for residence cooks and hostesses who like to placed on a present whereas they work. And youngsters would possibly get a kick out of it too.
7. Be sensible about built-ins.
All households appear to need the identical factor: extra storage. And so its straightforward to go overboard with manner too many cupboards that find yourself making the house really feel too closed in. A couple of glass doorways, properly, they assist to preserve issues from feeling like wall-to-wall storage. Use glass-doored cabinets to show cake stands, heirloom linens, and different fairly stuff. The bulkier stuff can get hidden away elsewhere.
eight. Put cabinets in entrance of your home windows.
As well as to storage, folks additionally often need home windows and pure mild. The excellent news: You’ll be able to have each for those who steal this concept to set up cabinets throughout a row of home windows. By selecting a skinny shelf, you will get all the additional sq. footage you want with out blocking much-coveted mild.
9. Pick some good fixtures and finishes.
Joanna places a ton of affection and care into each nook of the houses she designs, and choosing the proper kitchen finishes are an enormous a part of that. Go the additional mile in your house and actually think about your cupboard pulls and tap. You’ll be able to even think about swapping them out now although you are not doing a serious kitchen renovation.