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15 Fixer Upper Kitchen Looks For Less

15 Fixer Upper Kitchen Looks For Less

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Create your own gorgeous, updated Fixer Upper kitchen look for less…

Where are my Jojo fans at?! Today’s post is all about my top 15 favorite Fixer Upper kitchens, and how to get the looks for less!

I have to admit, I love me some Joanna Gaines.

Talk about #girlcrush, #momboss, and #diyfiend.

I love the way she can transform ugly, outdated homes into gorgeous, updated havens.

Seriously, watching Fixer Upper makes me want to go to Home Depot every day!

Her show has inspired me to renovate spaces in my home that desperately needed updating.

As much as I’d like to go crazy and renovate our entire house, like so many of my wonderful readers, I don’t have an unlimited budget to go crazy!

When it comes to updating a room in our home, my husband and I have to really hit the drawing board, do our research, and decide if the look we envision is worth the cost to us.

We often have to get creative and look outside the box to achieve our design dreams.

We still find ourselves being inspired by Fixer Upper, glamorous kitchens on Instagram, and Pinterest-worthy magazine-like shots of perfectly clean homes – but that isn’t always doable.

But, if you know where to look and do some research, you too can find great deals on the kitchen decor, lighting, appliances, and backsplashes you want to achieve your look – or find some gorgeous budget-friendly alternatives that still give you butterflies!

While you may not have the budget Joanna Gaines has to renovate your home, but you can get these gorgeous kitchen renovation looks from the beautifully creative mind of Joanna Gaines for less…

*This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, all opinions are my own., as always.

Blue Tiled Kitchen


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I’m a huge fan of the color blue, so this kitchen really stood out to me.

I love the way the blue tile compliments the deep brown wood floors, the stainless steels appliances, and the white cabinetry.

Little accents like the pot filler and clear globe pendant lights really tie everything in together!

Do you have a pot filler? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below! 🙂

White, Wood, & Glass Kitchen

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Aren’t those chairs just beautiful!

Isn’t of paying $300 a piece for the real deal, try using these stools to compliment your kitchen bar!

Shiplap-Happy Kitchen

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Is that a shelf above the stove?!

Who would have ever thought to use textured tile as a backsplash for the range?

It adds more dimension and intrigue to this kitchen look that I’m loving!

Here’s a less angular, must-see textured tile that’s perfect to emulate this look.

Wood & White Kitchen


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The industrial shelves in this Fixer Upper kitchen look are stealing the show – but in the best way.

With a gorgeous deep gray paint color, white subway tile (here’s a cheaper alternative that you can peel and stick), and white cabinets, the wood accents, and details stand out beautifully.

Here’s the most affordable standalone wood kitchen island I could find, complete with a side towel rod and wheels.

Modern White Farmhouse Kitchen

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Okay, this kitchen look gives me butterflies…

It’s so bright and airy, and the gorgeous herringbone-patterned tile is executed to perfection!

Walmart has a gray peel-and-stick version of herringbone tile that’s easy to apply.

Grab some affordable geometric pendants to complete this kitchen look for under $150!

P.S. If you can’t afford marble countertops, don’t fret.

You can always place removable marble-printed contact paper on your countertops for a budget-friendly option that still looks great and can be wiped down easily.

Teal & Wood Kitchen

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Hello, teal colors and wood accents…

Between the hairpin bar stools and the crisp subway backsplash tiles that climb the kitchen walls, this Fixer Upper kitchen look screams modern and edgy.

Bright & Airy Kitchen With Beams

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This kitchen look is gorgeous in its own right, and so bright and airy!

To recreate this look on a budget, consider grabbing shiplap wallpaper like this, and some faux wood beams to decorate your ceilings.

Compact Black & Whte Tiled Kitchen

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You guys know I can’t do a home decor or home renovation post without mentioning black and white tile!

Here’s a gorgeous SUPER budget-friendly alternative that is peel-and-stick.

If you already have wooden kitchen chairs like these, consider repurposing them by sanding them down and painting them with black spray paint ($5 a can) outside.

Warm & Textured Kitchen

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Another textured tile backsplash we are loving!

If you want a cheaper alternative that won’t break the bank (and is less of a warm tone), this split face tile is perfect for your kitchen.

Industrial Kitchen With Wood Planks

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Source: HGTV

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One of the latest trends in kitchen renovations is applying peel-and-stick wood planks onto ceilings and islands.

I have to say, it looks pretty dang sharp!

The natural wood tones bring out the paint colors of the cabinets and the walls and look both rustic and industrial at the same time…

Hexagon Tiled Gray & White Kitchen

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The kitchen look is very clean, crisp, and bright.

The backsplash tiles are like rounded hexagons in a gorgeous gray shade (see this budget-friendly alternative) that compliments both the white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.

Beach House Blues (The Good Kind)

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These 30″ wicker rattan bar stools are LIFE.

They (and those gorgeous glass globe pendant lights) bring in some much-needed warmth and texture to this kitchen look.

Here are the original bar stools, retailing at about #379 (or $128 on sale), and a cheaper option that closely resembles these beautiful stools that are priced on sale at Wayfair for $119.

Wayfair also has the cheapest good-quality sliding barn door online that includes a hardware kit!

Industrial Brick Kitchen Look

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Don’t have brick in your kitchen? Don’t feel like installing a brick wall in your kitchen, either?

I got you.

Try some loft red brick wallpaper as your kitchen backsplash!

Obviously, you can’t soak the paper, but applying wallpaper instead of real brick saves you a serious renovation and a bunch of money!

Read this article to learn about using wallpaper as a backsplash in your kitchen, with some help from tempered glass and silicone glass sealant ;).

Natural Tones With A Splash Of Blue Kitchen

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This kitchen is…..SO. PRETTY.

The butterflies have come back, and I’ve thrown my keys to my husband to hide them so I won’t drive to Home Depot and buy #allthethings.

This gorgeous backsplash brings just the right amount of color to this bright kitchen.

Recreate this look with peel-and-stick backsplash tiles, a gorgeous set of 4 metal/wood chairs, and a kitchen cart that will make your sister-in-law green with envy!

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Hello, patterned backsplash and dual-colored cabinetry! I love a subtle cabinet color contrast, and Jojo hit the nail on the head with this kitchen makeover…

Recreate the look of shiplap with quality shiplap wallpaper for your kitchen island and walls – although if you have darker cabinets, you may need to lightly paint them first so the dark cabinetry doesn’t show through the paper.

Thank you so much for reading – I hope you found some budget-friendly inspiration to renovate and decorate your kitchen with!

It absolutely is possible to achieve your home design dreams, even with limited funds…

Tell me what home renovation you’re working on this year in the comments below…

*Post originally published April 2019, last updated December 2021. 

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