You guys! This is only about 365 days too late but I hope you still enjoy it! Our country home has been such an adventure. We were apprehensive about moving the kids at first but they have enjoyed the new area, the new friends and… amongst the chaos…. their new school. And one of the first projects was our little country home kitchen renovation. Ok, so it’s not a little renovation, we practically gutted the place.
Renovating a home is no joke.
Renovating a home, running a business, figuring out freakn’ 2020…is no joke!
But I’m here for it. There’s nothing I love more than a good before and after! So here we go!
This kitchen is one of the main rooms that drew me to our new home in the county. It’s open and it has a quick view to the kids playing in the backyard. (I will give you a hint, that backyard is #1)
The first order of business was to gut it. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great kitchen. But our vision was bright, open, and airy.
I loved this moment with the kids. Just eating donuts on the floor. I knew the next couple of weeks would be hard on them. Renovation can be tricky. Their routine was off and the main place we gathered was empty! But we gathered anyway!
After patching up the walls the new cabinets came in. We kept the same layout, it works, but didn’t replace some of the upper cabinets. Our plan was to replace those with open shelves. All of the cabinets were brand spankin’ new and I just love them. We got them from Lost Creek Cabinetry in Murray. If you’re in search of cabinets definitely give them a look!
I love open shelves. I love displaying colorful plates and bowls. I love adding pieces of holiday decor. I can’t wait to show you those details later in the post!
Speaking of details. The details were so hard! I knew for sure what color I wanted the island to be. I wanted it to pop. I wanted it to be fun. So the rest of the details needed to pop but not too much. So so hard! Can you guess which knob I picked?
Ok! Here it is! Remember how I kept everyone on Instagram waiting to see what color I chose for the island? It was worth it. I still love it! It’s called Seaweed by Benjamin Moore.
Most of my decor comes from random finds from Home Goods to World Market. It makes it so hard to link to so I have found these items that are pretty similar and shared them throughout this post.
One of my favorite things about the new kitchen design are the touches of gold. These lights are so fun. I think they add just the right amount of visual interest without being too far out there.
And I’m going to get asked about that tile too! It’s the Marrakesh from Contempo Tile.
Before I forget the countertops are quartz from Cobble Creek Countertops, Inc.
I love real plants in the kitchen. Especially when there’s plenty of lighting. But I know that lighting and plants don’t play well in every kitchen so here are a couple of cute faux plants. 1//2//3//4
The fridge and stove are from the Cafe series from GE. They are a bit of a splurge but they are beautiful. This room can be seen from several of the main living areas of our home so it was important to me. Also, the fridge gives instant hot water. It may seem like a little detail but I have loved it so so much!
The handles are absolutely gorgeous. I mean…if a fridge could be pretty and not just functional I’m all over that. We picked up these beauties at RC Willey.
The open shelves are custom by Wood Metal and Beyond. I got them specifically to match the dinning table of my dreams. More on that at another time.
I love collecting dishes. I have so many different sets and styles, it’s really funny actually. And if one breaks from a set it’s really no big deal since they don’t match anyway! Here are a couple of cute ones I’ve found. 1//2//3
Did you guess these knobs earlier? I just love them. They are different yes but oh so beautiful.
Well there you have it! Our little piece of heaven here on Earth.
When I think of a home, when I think of our kids. I think of all the love shared in this kitchen. All of the stolen kisses (with Henry of course), all of the late night homework struggles, the dinner parties with friends, the mess of baking with kids. I want it all.