The day is finally here, I’m sharing the kitchen! Prepare yourself for photo overload as I haven’t decided the best angles to shoot this from yet, so I’m just including them all.In this house I wanted to make sure the kitchen really worked for our family because this tends to be where we all gather. High on the list were a large pantry that hides all the clutter (see the full pantry post here), a breakfast nook, and a large island.
I also wanted it tucked back a little from the main living room, so it felt more like an old school kitchen where it’s more of it’s own room. But I still wanted to keep an open floor plan where the lake views weren’t interrupted.
So you know, open…but closed…
Maybe you can see why the Mr. just stares at me sometimes scratching his head, but it all made sense to me! And it makes sense in real life too. It’s open to the dining area, but tucked back from the living room. We went a few rounds of drawing the kitchen and finally landed on the perfect plan.
You may remember my kindergarten drawings (see below) of our kitchen I shared this past winter, and the kitchen really turned out pretty close to my drawings. We only changed a few things mid-build as we sort of saw the space coming together.
Pretty close right? I decided to change the china cabinet section on the far right a bit and drop the cabinets all the way down realizing I wouldn’t need that extra counter space.
One of the other things we changed was making the back lower cabinet and counter deeper. I went with a bigger 36 inch professional range (ours is a monogram) and they are deeper than a regular sized range so this made it look more custom. The other thing that was great about that was we could switch from a counter depth fridge to a full size one and not have it stick out any further than a counter depth.
We went with an inset cabinet style so that I could have these classic feeling latch hardware. I went with polished nickel in here to continue with the classic vibe, which I love although the finger prints do drive me a little batty.
I knew I wanted a mix of glass cabinets and closed cabinetry vs. the open shelving we had in our last house. I just wanted a change of pace, but I still included the open shelving in the pantry.
I love how this china cabinet area turned out over by the breakfast nook. I’m still working on styling the shelves in here, so ignore the empty shelves!
I chose this big sliding door cabinet design to balance out the refrigerator and make everything symmetrical. I also love that I can grab the dishes from either side of the peninsula depending on what table I’m setting. I’m so happy with the character this cabinet adds to the kitchen as well.
We used quartz counters again in this house with a marble feel. I love how durable and easy to clean these counters are.
I wanted a pop of color in here so the island got this pretty blue grey paint. Speaking of the island, my cabinet maker did an amazing job on it. I told him I wanted it to look like a piece of furniture with an open shelving feel on either side for easy access to items I use a lot.
I love having the island for the kids to do homework at and we do a ton of baking here too.
So that’s the grand tour, this room has such a sunny, happy vibe and it was so fun to see it come to life!
SOURCE LIST – (contains affiliate links)
Cabinet color/wall color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams
Island Color – Blustery Sky by Sherwin Williams
Flooring – BuildDirect
Bar Stools – World Market
Rug – Joss and Main
Hardware cup pulls – HomeDepot
Cabinet latches – Home Depot
Range – GE Monogram Professional Gas Range
Fridge – GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator
Black range rack – IKEA
Lights – Wayfair
Countertops – Vicostone Misterio quartz