Hey all welcome to my kitchen – let’s get this tour under way, I even swept the crumbs under the rug for you :)
So I have a confession to make – we built our house 2 1/2 years ago and we have already remodeled this kitchen. I know that is ridiculous, but sometimes you need to live in a space to realize what it needs. I mean your house talks to you too doesn’t it?
In this case my kitchen was telling me it needed some pretty glass cabinets.
So we (and when I say we, I mean our cabinet guy, I’m not quite this handy) popped these little glass cabinets (and when I say popped that’s just how I picture it, I’m sure it was a lot more involved than that) on top of our existing cabinets. Ahh, so much better! Now I have
incredibly impractical storage space that only a giraffe can reach a really pretty place for all my cookbooks and other things I don’t use that often.
So it was just a little tweak, hardly a remodel…we won’t talk about the other ideas I have in mind for this room…
mainly because the Mr. might be reading this and 2 remodels in 2 1/2 years is ridiculous – I’ll wait til at least January to mention it!
I LOVE white kitchens (clearly) and went all white everything in mine. I know it’s not for everyone (like my kids and their spaghettios, sigh), but I love how bright and crisp it feels in here. They really pop against the dark wood floors.
I didn’t want it to feel too stark, so I added this open shelving to make it feel more homey. I displayed all our everyday practical dishes mixed in with a few of my vintage finds.
I designed these corbels with my general contractor and we decided to repeat them underneath the kitchen island too.
I love our huge island, but I have to say I wish we had kept it all one level for sweeping the crumbs into the sink, live and learn (or remodel??)
I am SO in love with marble counter tops and desperately wanted them in our kitchen, but hello? I think I mentioned my 5 year old and 2 year old and their spaghettios? It just wasn’t going to happen, so we went with this Bianco River Silestone instead. I have to say I love it! I will always have a place in my heart (and bathroom) for marble, but this quartz is so easy to keep clean.
It still has the grey veining of the marble with none of the staining potential.
We decided on a simple shaker style cabinet, it flows well with our living room built-ins.
I felt like the area above my stove top needed a little something so I painted this “Eat” sign on a piece of scrap wood with some regular old craft paint.
I think I have covered every square inch of this place so let’s get onto the giveaway and the rest of the fab tours!