Kitchen Home Tours

gray and white kitchen ideas

Is there anything more fun than going on a home tour? Last week I mentioned I’m participating in a series called Room by Room. Each week over the summer some of my blogging friends and I will be sharing different rooms in our homes. Last week it was entry ways. I shared my front porch because my tiny entry is attached to my living room which is currently under some minor renovations. This week it’s time to show the kitchen.

Marble subway tile backsplash with gray counters farmhouse kitchen


I lived with an ugly kitchen for so long, I still have to pinch myself that it’s finally done. I had planned this kitchen makeover in my mind for years, so when it finally started happening, I didn’t have to agonize over any decisions, I knew just what I wanted. White cabinets were first on the list. I painted the old, existing cabinets and added a row of new cabinets with glass fronts above those.

White kitchen with subway tile backsplash


I dressed up the cabinets with DIY book page wreaths. The mason jar canisters were also a DIY project. We added quartz countertops in gray and a subway tile backsplash.

Book page wreaths on cabinet doors


We completely reconfigured the area with the refrigerator, taking out the old pantry and installing a new, slide out pantry which allowed for a bigger refrigerator. Our contractor custom-built the pantry as well as the wine racks above the fridge. We added a shiplap feature wall later on (you can see how to install shiplap here). Initially, I had wanted to add the planks to the ceiling but we decided to do the wall instead.

gray quartz counters with white cabinets and subway tile backsplash


We also added cabinet lighting in the upper cabinets as well as under the cabinets. That was a relatively easy DIY with big impact.

white kitchen cabinets, gray counters and subway tile backsplash


Be sure to stop by and see my friends Kitchen Home Tours by clicking on the photos below! Enjoy!


  1. Your makeover and DIYs have made such a difference! I really like the glass-front cabinets you added – extra storage is great and the glass fronts look so stylish! You have a beautiful kitchen, Roxanne!

  2. I would pinch myself too – this kitchen is beautiful! How do you like the quartz counters? They’re absolutely beautiful with the white subway tile 🙂

  3. Wow, that looks great! I’d pinch myself too! Love the grey counters with the subway tile. It’s all perfect.

  4. Your kitchen is gorgeous! It looks dramatically different from the before! So much brighter and bigger looking now! Love how you styled it, too!

  5. I absolutely love your kitchen. The under cabinet lighting and all your farmhouse touches make it such a warm and happy space!

  6. Your kitchen is so pretty!! I love the white cabinets with the subway tile. And the blue chairs at the table!

  7. What a beautiful kitchen, Roxanne! I love the little book page wreaths that you added to the fronts of the cabinets!

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