The above two photos are from FrouFrugal. Talk about a great kitchen remodel!!
I still love the idea of a white kitchen but the added interest in the brick wall and wood textures, above, are great. I think that if we were to recreate a similar look in our kitchen, I'd definitely do as much of the above as possible but with the wood look tile and a different countertop. Tile and I don't mix. See our current kitchen tile as evidence.
I feel that if Doug and I (and we can't forget our secret helper, my dad!), were to tackle our kitchen… we could do this! It would go against our "add insulation everywhere" plan but since we're also on a nonexistent budget, this would fit. We could expose our brick walls, possible seal them(???) and then add bits and pieces as we could. Our floors need fixed, we have great trim already that just needs painted, and we could add a small island like above. I feel that it would be doable with time.
Doug and I both LOVE this look… and that may be a first.