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Kitchen Update with Painted Subway Tile and a Shiplap Range Hood

Check out my new kitchen update with painted subway tile and a shiplap range hood. This space finally feels finished!

Today is the day I can finally say our simple kitchen update is done! I can’t wait to show you the before and after pictures! That being said, remember, this is a simple update with budget friendly makeovers. Our kitchen wasn’t in terrible need of a makeover before, but there were a few things I wanted to do to make it more functional.

I’m no stranger to budget kitchen updates. If you’ve been around the blog for a few years you might remember our old modern farmhouse kitchen update for under four thousand! Goodness, with inflation, you won’t see prices like that again!

modern farmhouse kitchen remodel

Let’s get back to my current kitchen and show you what this kitchen looked like before the update.

white cabinet kitchen

It wasn’t bad, but I’ve never been a fan of the gray subway tile with gray grout. Also, I knew I wanted to cover the vent hood. The area above the vent hood has always been a sore sight for me. I thought adding shiplap would tie the kitchen to the rest of the house where we have shiplap walls.

I also felt it was time to get rid of the “temporary” nook where I replaced the fridge with a cabinet and shelves. I say temporary because I had no intention of living with it for four years. Where does time go?

Budget kitchen update posts:

Replacing Drawer Slides to make the drawers more functional

replacing drawer slides

Adding kitchen cabinet pull out shelving

kitchen cabinet pull outs

Painting kitchen tile backsplash with Homax Tough As Tile paint for a white subway tile

painting tile backsplash

Updating the space where the fridge used to sit with a coffee bar

coffee bar in kitchen

I almost forgot how far I’ve come with this kitchen! The last thing I did, or hired someone to do, was add shiplap around the vent hood. I thought about DIYing this myself, but ultimately, I wanted it to look professional so I thought it would be best to hire a professional.

Shiplap Range Hood

I’m so glad I decided to add shiplap around the range hood. I hate that I waited 4 years to do it! I also decided to add a little stained wood the bottom of the hood to match the wood tones in the coffee bar. What do you think?

shiplap range hood
shiplap range hood with subway tile
white kitchen cabinets with subway tile and shiplap vent hood

white shiplap range hood with subway tile
white kitchen with subway tile and shiplap range hood

I was worried at first that it would be too much white with the white painted cabinets, white painted subway tile and then white shiplap, but I think it’s perfect!

exposed wood beams into white kitchen
exposed wood beam into kitchen with subway tile and shiplap vent hood
white kitchen with shiplap range hood and white painted subway tile

I’m thrilled with it so far! With just a little paint, a few organization solutions, new shiplap range hood and a fun coffee bar I can finally say this space is done!

Before and After Kitchen Update pictures

white kitchen with shiplap range hood and white painted subway tile
coffee bar in kitchen with subway tile and floating shelf

I love the contrast from the white to the natural wood tones. I think the dark granite helps draw just enough visual interest to make this space interesting.

coffee bar in kitchen with floating shelves and subway tile

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Kitchen Update Cost Breakdown:

Grand total: $1,318

I hope I’ve given you some ideas on how to give your kitchen a functional update without breaking the bank.

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  1. Yes to each his own!

  2. Kathi says:

    Personally, I don’t care for the wood toned coffee bar, or the wood toned trim on your shiplapped range hood. Not the dark (black?) granite you placed on top of your coffee bar. I don’t find it an interesting look. Instead, to me, it appears as something that was an afterthought add in, while if you’d stuck with a white cabinet and granite matching your other counters it would have fit in well and seemed to be something special and planned. Everyone has different likes and tastes, mine is just different from yours. I do think too for me personally, the everything white look, although very popular right now, is just too much white. Looks like an operating room. Frankly I preferred the grey tile backsplash as it pulled out the granite color and gave some color contrast in that kitchen. Although I’m not a fan of grey either. My thoughts, others will feel different I’m sure.