This week we’re revisiting some of the most popular DIY stories from our archives. Read on for end-of-summer project inspiration:
Earlier this year, Margot wrote about the charming home of antiques dealer Jonathan Burden and costume designer JJ Joseph (see Farmhouse Refresh: A Clean and Simple Family Retreat on Shelter Island). The couple had chosen to buy the old, scrappy farmhouse because nothing had been done to it—“so we didn’t have to redo bad things,” Jonathan told Margot. Instead of renovating it, they revived it, respectfully straightening its bones and polishing its surfaces. The TLC they gave to the house is evident in every room—including the kitchen.
“The kitchen is located in a long-ago converted chicken coop, which the Burdens refreshed with understated components: a farmhouse sink, cherry counter with skirted storage underneath, and open shelving in the unused space next to the fridge,” wrote Margot. Jonathan worked alongside a local carpenter in every room, and even painted the checkerboard flooring himself.
Here’s everything you need to get the look of this characterful space, borne of the DIY spirit:
For more DIY kitchens, see:
- Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley DIY Kitchen by a Stealth Design Star
- L.A. Story: A Budget Kitchen Makeover, DIY Countertop Hack Included
- Steal This Look: The $4K Parisian Kitchen from Two DIY Experts
N.B.: This story originally ran on October 20, 2020 and has been updated.
Frequently asked questions
What type of kitchen style is featured in this article?
The featured kitchen style in this article is a farmhouse kitchen.
Who is the designer of the farmhouse kitchen?
The designer of the farmhouse kitchen is Jonathan Burden.
Is this kitchen a DIY project?
Yes, the kitchen featured in this article is a DIY project.
Where can I find the tutorial or instructions to recreate this farmhouse kitchen?
You can find the tutorial or instructions to recreate this farmhouse kitchen on the Remodelista website. The link to the tutorial is provided in the article.
Is there a specific budget mentioned for this kitchen project?
No, there is no specific budget mentioned in the article for this kitchen project.
Are there any recommended materials or products mentioned in the article?
Yes, the article mentions specific materials and products recommended for recreating the farmhouse kitchen. It is advised to refer to the article for the complete list and details.
Is there any special expertise required to tackle this DIY project?
Some basic DIY skills and knowledge of home improvement tasks would be helpful for successfully completing this project.
Can I apply the same design principles to a smaller kitchen space?
Yes, the design principles and ideas shared in the article can be adapted to suit smaller kitchen spaces as well.
Are there any maintenance tips shared for maintaining the farmhouse kitchen?
The article does not specifically mention maintenance tips for the farmhouse kitchen. However, regular cleaning and upkeep of the materials used would be recommended.
Are there any other similar kitchen styles or designers recommended in the article?
The article does not mention any other similar kitchen styles or designers, as its primary focus is on the featured farmhouse kitchen by Jonathan Burden.