Kitchen Remodeling: What I'd Do Differently! Farmhouse Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

They say hind sight is 20/20 – learn from us so that your kitchen remodel or kitchen build functions as smooth as butter!

Today we’re talking about what we’d do differently if we had a do-over during our build or remodeling process! I’m joining some of my friends that have recently built or remodeled, and we are sharing the things we’d do a little differently if we had a round two.

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More about white concrete countertops:

Pros & Cons of White Concrete Countertops

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  1. Roberta daCosta on August 5, 2020 at 12:05 am

    We are in the process of buying a house and we are thinking about the concrete counter top! Let me know if you tried epoxy or what kind of seal did you use? My husband is a carpenter/constructor and we are doing it for the very first time lol! wishing us luck!

  2. Carol Gonzalez on August 5, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Put your coffee pot on a wooden cutting board or tray to save on stains!

  3. Lydia Jones on August 5, 2020 at 12:07 am

    I like how detailed you are about about details–I am very detailed focused so I resonate with this but as you I don’t mind some roughed up as well. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Stacey Meenink on August 5, 2020 at 12:11 am

    Try Bar Keepers Friend cleaner on your sink scratches. Works on mine quite well.

  5. lt nugget on August 5, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Does the stove have feet that you can raise?

  6. L on August 5, 2020 at 12:13 am

    Hi, Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone sent me here.

  7. Farmhouse on Boone on August 5, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love it!

  8. Rebekah on August 5, 2020 at 12:14 am

    Hi, I’m here from Lisa from Farmhouse on Boone. I love your kitchen and from what I’ve seen from others intros about you, your lifestyle! I didn’t know the difference in the cabinets until watching this video and I had to go educate myself in the middle of the video! I have to say, (from my crash course) your cabinets appear to me to be much closer to full overlay than not! I love how you can’t see the face of the cabinet! New subscriber here! Looking forward to watching some of your other videos!

  9. Yoga With Eve on August 5, 2020 at 12:17 am

    Love it💚☀️

  10. Paula Lusk on August 5, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Great review. I’m from Lisa’s blog. I really like the things you shared. We’ll be doing our kitchen in the foreseeable future and some of these things I hadn’t even thought of. Thank you.

  11. E. Miranda on August 5, 2020 at 12:21 am

    Amazing kitchen. Love your stove! New subscriber, and I came over from Farmhouse on Boone.

  12. Home-Loving on August 5, 2020 at 12:21 am

    So many great insights!!! I loved all the details. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Julianna Styles on August 5, 2020 at 12:22 am

    Great tips!
    I JUST shared my KITCHEN MAKEOVER on a tight BUDGET!
    We literally saved HUNDREDS by DIYing!! 😀

  14. Irene T on August 5, 2020 at 12:23 am

    Really great tips!

  15. Gail Bradford on August 5, 2020 at 12:24 am

    You can add thin painted slats to your end panels and get the same look

  16. Elyse Hartman on August 5, 2020 at 12:25 am

    I love your style! Your decorative style is amazing and so esthetically pleasing; as well as your fashion style! It’s all so lovely!

  17. Joy Plyler & Co. on August 5, 2020 at 12:25 am

    That stove!

  18. T A on August 5, 2020 at 12:26 am

    What if you placed a glass top on the concrete countertop to better protect? I really love the organic look

  19. Angela D. on August 5, 2020 at 12:27 am

    I love the warmer color scheme in your kitchen so much, and I love that backsplash! The wood tones go so well with your other choices. You have definitely scared me away from concrete counters though with how bad we are at cleaning up spills right away with kids! 😂 they look so good, why can’t they be easier to seal!

  20. kalo0806 on August 5, 2020 at 12:29 am

    Where did you get that beautiful wooden tray, holding the stack of plates? I’m drooling!!! 💜💙

  21. Jayne Brown on August 5, 2020 at 12:31 am

    I have always LOVED your kitchen… love how you have the white with all the delicious woods around! So insanely jealous of your amazing cutting boards !!! LOL!!! I had no idea what you would list as a “regret”… I think normal things really!

    Great tip on the concrete countertops! Have always wondered about them! Had to laugh when you pointed out the vent on the stove and being level with the countertops…. that would be SO ME !!!

    Thanks for the great insight!

  22. Alexa Schubert on August 5, 2020 at 12:32 am

    Ever since watching your video I’ve been trying to learn more about what you were referring to about the different types of cupboard doors, would you consider doing a video on it? Would be super interesting! 🙂

  23. Christina Annor on August 5, 2020 at 12:32 am

    I’m on Pinterest all the time and It’s easy to get caught up with aesthetics without knowing if it fits your family’s lifestyle. I love how you’re shining a light on how important functionality is. My dream kitchen had concrete countertops but after hearing your thought i’m going to have to make some alterations to that dream lol. Thanks for sharing new subbie.

  24. The Suburban Home on August 5, 2020 at 12:38 am

    what an amazing kitchen!

  25. Cupcake57 on August 5, 2020 at 12:39 am

    Girl, you think your style is ‘rustic farmhouse" and yet you have iridescent penny tile all the way to the ceiling. That’s pretty glam!

  26. jukes243 on August 5, 2020 at 12:41 am

    The negatives you mentioned would (in time) make me crazy. It’s the little things that count. TYFS.

  27. G Fleming on August 5, 2020 at 12:42 am

    My goodness girl you certainly have a lot of “first world” problems. How will you survive? 🙄

  28. Sheila B on August 5, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Chloe, boy I LOVE your kitchen !!! I see what you mean by your sink scratching and your countertop sealant coming off. That’s really too bad. I’d never think the sealant would come off. Thanks for your video. I came from Lisa’s channel and subscribed to your channel. Be well ♥️

  29. TheDriftwoodlover on August 5, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Here’s my two cents on built-in microwave (my friends have one) … Appliance sizes change ever so slightly as time goes on. Microwaves don’t last as long as other appliances (my experience). Factor in future cost of redoing cabinet when you need to replace. I don’t use mine much and am so glad I put mine waist high in shelf in my pantry. Close the door and don’t see it. But I live alone so no worries about kids needing access etc.

  30. Blueberry Blues on August 5, 2020 at 12:42 am

    Does your range have feet on it ? They can be adjusted so the range can be more level with the counter. That is how we adjusted our 5′ range. No problem.
    Also – a friend of ours has concrete counters with a waxed finish. They does not chip or peel off. Yours may have to be removed then redone but they look polished and don’t stain as much.

  31. Laura Land on August 5, 2020 at 12:43 am

    So much great info! Very helpful, thank you!

  32. Rachelle Brooke on August 5, 2020 at 12:45 am

    Love it! Great advice

  33. Wanda Miller on August 5, 2020 at 12:46 am

    1st time seeing one of your videos! Really pretty & peaceful! Read your "about us" … say hi to Lori Behle! We live in Omaha, both boys chose Univ Nebraska Lincoln, youngest is still there. Excited to watch more of your videos. I love your goats!

  34. Tonya Renee on August 5, 2020 at 12:46 am

    I really hope your clients realize what a benefit they receive when hiring you. The desire to heighten the stove and the comment about the sprayer definitely show that you are attentive to even the little details and that says volumes about you and your work.

  35. Tammy Hoffman on August 5, 2020 at 12:48 am

    You are not kidding about the sink. I wish would have know that before mine as well. I still love it and would do it again though. Im like the sink police my grown daughters roll their eyes at me and say they never want one if you have to be crazy like that!! lol

  36. Camilla * on August 5, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Love, love, love your kitchen, Chloe! Everything is so unique and authentic…perfectly picked. Perfectly edited! And the picture of your horses is the smile factor!! ☺️☺️😉😉💕💕. It’s your attention to detail, the antique pieces, and like I’ve said before, your art of restraint, that gives it true European Farmhouse flair. You can tell you’ve thought out each item and It’s just lovely!!

  37. Jackie Downey on August 5, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Great video, I’ve always wondered about concrete counter tops. Now I know I wouldn’t like them! I think what frustrates me the most is how you’d have to demolish your cabinets in order to get them out, so I appreciate that you shared that. Also good to know about faucet sprayer, it’s truly the little things! I agree about the stove also, we will be getting a slide in to replace the UGLY outdated almond stove that works line crap (😂) soon.

  38. Sa Ya on August 5, 2020 at 12:48 am

    Loved this video and playlist! Interesting and helpful, thank you all for putting it together!

  39. Frank Gutowski on August 5, 2020 at 12:50 am

    Microwaves need to be sitting on a counter top so you can land hot containers easily and safely on your counter without spilling the contents on your hands. To hell with the polished look! The interior should be easily visible as well, for obvious reasons.

  40. aneeval123 on August 5, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Such a helpful video! I love the tip about inset cabinets and placing the handle in the middle. For the farmhouse sink have you tried Bar Keepers Friend? This may help to remove the scratches. I used to have a farmhouse sink and this is what I used on the scratches. Thanks for a great video!

  41. JJ Pringle on August 5, 2020 at 12:53 am

    I just need to say I have concrete counter tops and I love it! I had it instilled during the pick of marble or granite tops and I’m so glad I went with concrete. I went with black concrete(very bold) but I had the concrete sanded down to show some aggregate. I also got to choose the thickness of the concrete. A word of caution…there is a 2 part sealer that will prevent stains from more acidic spills. And one last comment…you mentioned the cost of shipped material? Home Depot has concrete????

  42. Marlys Severson on August 5, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Hi, can’t you adjust the levels under your range to make it higher so it is more flush with your counters? Just wondering if that’s possible.

  43. TerrBerr84 on August 5, 2020 at 12:54 am

    Step #1 Hire an interior designer. Will save you money and will save you your sanity.
    I’d never suggest the IKEA and Semihandmade fronts, by the time you price it, you can get custom or semi custom.

  44. Holly Furgason on August 5, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Have you considered the Rustoleum countertop paint (not the one with flakes, just the normal paint)? I’ve used it on old formica countertops and it has worked really well and has lasted. No stains, flaking or chips.

  45. Leila Delianidi on August 5, 2020 at 12:55 am

    Hi, I’m your new subscriber from Batumi, Georgia(it’s a little country near Armeniya, Azerbaidjan, Turkey, Russia.) Love your channel very much. As about your countertops i can suggest you solution how to fix it. You can make epoxy layer over your existing concrete countertops. And even make them look like marble ones. I watched it on youtube channel named "Stoan coat countertops". Watch their video- "How to install epoxy over old countertops".
    Be safe, stay at home, take care of yourself. Hope you’ll be fine there.

  46. Debra P on August 5, 2020 at 12:56 am

    Inset cabinets are my dream. We did an Ikea kitchen last fall…it’s what we could afford and more practical as we are in a mobile home.

  47. Taco Cat on August 5, 2020 at 1:02 am

    You’ll thank me later 2:30 is when it starts

  48. Jill H on August 5, 2020 at 1:03 am

    It’s so fun to see little pops of gold fixtures coming back! I have always loved my gold pulls on my cabinets, they add such a fun touch to my farmhouse kitchen

  49. Marylen Hastings on August 5, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Great tips! Thanks

  50. Sandy Miller on August 5, 2020 at 1:03 am

    Currently redoing my kitchen. Want a decorative hood like yours over the range. But how do you access the switches for light and fan?

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