Keeping your kitchen updated is an important part of maintaining the value of your home. Not to mention, an updated or remodeled kitchen is a great way to better enjoy your home while you’re in it – whether that’s a decade or just a year.

Recently, we worked with a client in Haymarket, Virginia to update their kitchen, taking it from small, separate and outdated to a large farmhouse style kitchen with plenty of room and loads of convenience.

To get started, we removed the wall that divided the kitchen and the dining room, opening the space up so that it felt larger and brighter. We continued to open up the space by removing the large pantry and another partial wall.

As we did, the space not only looked and felt bigger, but it suddenly became so much more practical too.

Our main focus was turning the kitchen into a large farmhouse, galley-style space, adding a big island to anchor everything together.

By adding recessed lights and under cabinet lights, the space, whether day or night, can look bright and cheery or more formal and elegant depending on your mood. (Not to mention, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for with all that practical lighting!)

To add to the modern farmhouse aesthetic, our team installed a deep farm-style sink and put in outlets in the large pantry cabinets so that smaller appliances can get tucked away, clearing clutter and keeping the space organized and minimal.

Our team also switched the stove over from electric to gas so that our clients could use the new stove they had purchased for the remodel project.

In the end, the entire space was completely transformed, making the kitchen and dining area as practical as it is pretty.