I love to cook, I love to cook even more when I don’t have 2 little munchkins running around underneath my feet pulling all the pots and pans out, but they keep me on my toes! So when planning our kitchen I wanted it to be practical and work well for our family but mostly I wanted it to be pretty, of course…
I love the open shelving look and it is pretty functional for our family being able to grab a glass right off the shelf. There are some “pretty pieces” that are just for show but for the most part all our everyday plates and bowls are stuck up there.
I made the Eat sign on a piece of scrap wood I found in our garage (full disclosure this sign just fell down yesterday, so much for 3M strips!)
Our counter tops are Silestone (which is a quartz), I should have taken a better photo of them but they are white with a grey marbling running through them. I REALLY REALLY (REALLY) wanted marble in our kitchen (although I did sneak it into our master bath, stay tuned for that post!) but there was no way the Mr. was signing off on that one after hearing how easily it stains.
So this was the best option for us, it is totally stain proof, scratch proof and never has to be sealed like granite and marble. Not quite as amazing as marble would have been but it gives me the white on white look I wanted.
I also wanted a big island, and this is where we eat dinner every night, so much easier than a wiping down a table all the time. If I could change one thing I would make it all one height so crumbs would be easier to sweep up but you live and learn!
These cabinets are a result of “the evilness of Pinterest” as the Mr. calls it! If you are lucky like me and have 9 ft ceiling these babies are actually not that expensive to add to the top of your existing cabinets. And so after living here for 1 year we “remodeled” (just a tweak really) the kitchen and added these cabinets on the top. I love them! They somehow made our whole kitchen seem bigger.