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I am sooo excited to be sharing my kitchen design board with you today! I’ve also been busy designing some fun printables for my new light and bright kitchen and I’ll be sharing those with you along the one. You’ll find out how to get the first one at the end of this post.

kitchen remodel ideas

Like I mentioned in my bathroom remodel post, I have been planning and pinning and researching for quite some time and we finally started the demo last week. I have been waiting for this day for a long time, but it’s still quite bittersweet. I know that my grandmother loved her kitchen and I have so many memories baking and cooking with her, and just hanging out with our family when I was younger. But it’s time for an update. I mean, look at those cabinets!

A kitchen with a bench seat and table

After moving into the house six years ago, I made a few changes to try and update a little by removing the built-in table and adding porcelain tile floors. Here’s what it looks like today:

Kitchen Reno 3

Kitchen Reno 2

Kitchen Reno 1

I decided these photos didn’t need a watermark, ya know? But that hashtag is one you can find on Instagram and Twitter, and you can follow our progress and see sneak peeks there.

Typical 1960s cabinets, right? The first photo is what the house looked like when we moved in, and the second image is sort of what it looks like now.

I love white kitchens, and there is inspiration all over the place. Just check out my kitchen board on Pinterest and you’ll see tons of stunning images. Here is the one I chose as my inspiration:



Gray and White Kitchen Remodel Design Board Yellow Bliss Road

Kitchen design board

  1. Stainless steel appliances
  2. Pendant lighting
  3. Adorable food storage (Owl cookie jar from Anthropologie; Glass jars from World Market)
  4. White farmhouse style table
  5. Rattan chairs from IKEA
  6. Stainless Steel Apron Front Sink and Arbor Motion Sense Faucet from Moen
  7. Printable Kitchen Art from Yellow Bliss Road (free printables coming soon!)
  8. White Shaker Style Cabinetry with Stainless Steel Hardware from D. Lawless
  9. Repose Gray paint from Sherwin Williams
  10. Quartz counters and light gray subway tile backsplash

I know that my grandma would be so excited for me to be making these changes, even if she wouldn’t have made them herself. I have a few elements of hers that I am keeping so she will always be a part of it, and it will be fun to see it all come together.

What do you think? Do you love it? Hate it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

(Some of the products shown were sponsored by Moen.)

And I almost forgot, I promised a free printable today! You see those printables in the image above? Well they are part of a HUGE set of kitchen printables that I’ve been working on! The ones you see pictured above are available today on Tatertots and Jello, and are just a glimpse of what the whole set will include. Make sure to follow along so you can see when the rest of the series will be released.

Grab this one over at Tatertots and Jello!

Free Printables for the Kitchen by Yellow Bliss Road for Tatertots and Jello


I hope you enjoyed this post! For more design, decor and crafts, be sure to check these out:

For tons more free printables, be sure to go HERE!

Kristin Maxwell

Kristin Maxwell is the creator and main recipe developer, writer, and photographer of Yellow Bliss Road. A self-taught cook and self-appointed foodie, she specializes in easy, flavorful and approachable recipes for any home cook.

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  1. Kate says:

    Hi Kristin,

    I love your kitchen! We are thinking of doing something similar but are getting varying reports from remodeling companies. How many inches do you have between the island and counter/frig?

    1. Kristin says:

      Hi Kate, I don’t have an island. My kitchen is galley style.

  2. michalynn says:

    Love your kitchen! My bf and I doing something very similar to an empty space he has in his house where we are relocating his kitchen to. Would you mind letting me know what the dimensions of the “L” shape of the kitchen is to give me a bit of perspective on our space? Great work!

    1. Kristin says:

      It’s actually not an “L” shape. It’s a galley kitchen, so it’s one long space.

  3. Lolly Jane says:

    Wow that table in the first pic is awesome! Looks like an RV! You’re going to make it look amazing! Can’t wait to see!! XO

    1. Kristin says:

      I know, right?? That’s exactly how I describe it to people! LOL

  4. Maryann+@+Domestically+Speaking says:

    I can’t wait to see it all finished Kristin!