So basically it’s Christmas in May because that is how excited I am to reveal our most-loved, most-used, and most- anticipated renovated room! You’ve already seen bits and pieces, but I am excited to show you all of the ins and outs and invite you in for the grand tour! I sourced everything out for you at the end of this post. I will also be back with a full, budget breakdown for this remodel! But today, let’s just look at our new pretty kitchen!
Our new kitchen!!!
We ended up doing Semihandmade Door with an IKEA Kitchen. It was a fun an affordable project, check THIS post for a full price breakdown and how it was working with IKEA cabinets, my real honest thoughts! Spoiler….I LOVE them!!!!! I was honestly a little anxious about the entire process, but in the end I could not be happier. It was 100% the right choice.
I am always drawn to white cabinets, it as an easy choice to go with Supermatte White Shaker Cabinets. I had white cabinets in the home we built 13 years ago and sill love them today. So I knew it was the right choice, especially in our small kitchen it just was a perfect match. I did want to accent with a wood, so we went with the Cove finish on the island and around the fridge to break up all the white.
Our countertops are Calcatta White Quartz and instead of breaking up the island and perimeter, I kept it consistent through out the kitchen. That is a great tip if you are mixing up cabinet finishes like I did with the white and the wood. A bold move I took at the last minute was a waterfall edge on our island. It definitely gives our kitchen a grand look.
I knew I wanted to keep the room bright and airy, and the best way of doing that while still keeping a cozy feel is by adding texture. Initially I thought I’d have a patterned tile someplace, but when I found this tile, my heart skipped a beat, so up it went! The warm tones of our semi handmade cabinets and the woven pendants add some depth and character. It was super affordable and it looks like a custom cement tile in person. I personally like a dark charcoal grout so you really have some depth and contrast, plus it pulled in all the black accents!
I considered pink appliances, or at least a pink fridge, but this may not be where we live forever, and I decided that the traditional white had broader appeal. I don’t always make design decisions based on resale. I want to enjoy my space for us, but these appliances were a big investment and are something that I think would add value later on. I was excited to find these smaller appliances in pink, though– feels like the perfect compromise!
We loved our tiny kitchen, and I always will. The patterned cement floor tiles and the cozy counters where we baked and cooked and entertained were all things that brought me joy, but in the back of my head, I always envisioned a slightly different space. I love the function of an island, for example and I really wanted to have our sink under a giant window that faced that backyard.
When we remodeled, out went our signature cement tile that I loved so much, but in came an opportunity to redo the floors throughout our main floor. We choose a similar sized red oak hardwood and refinished our existing, original to the home red oak to match the new floors. One way we helped the transition to the new floors feel timeless and original is by altering the pattern to a herringbone in here. Here we are again with that texture!
The back door we painted in Tricorn Black, love how it is all glass and let’s in so much light!
I opted to not put any decor on our island, it just felt too busy with all that I have going on the counters. Plus we are constantly working and using the island, so it felt cluttered with anything additional on it.
Over in the corner we have a lazy susan and the trash pulls out right next to it. That area was our only hiccup with the cabinets. We had made a change to the window and it didn’t get changed in our design plans, so the measurements were slightly off when we did the IKEA plans. We made it work. And you can typically make anything work. But biggest tip- measure TWICE or THREE times and double check plans if you are going off of those.
I want to show you inside all the kitchen cupboards and drawers! So stay tuned for all the details inside soon! Here is a glimpse inside to see how nice the Semihandmade work so well with the IKEA cabinets. Seamless really.
We did two under-mount cabinet lights that are hidden so well, they are on a switch too (find the lights HERE).
We can actually fit 4 barstools here. I do have 1 extra to pull out incase we have a lot of people over. Love having this extra spot to gather! We have already gotten a lot of millage out of this island!!
Appliances and hood are Big Chill Appliances HERE
Countertops are Calcatta White Quartz (we got at a local spot called Hope Kitchen)
Floors are Red Oak (more info on that HERE)
Backsplash is HERE in the white matte with charcoal grout
Farmhouse Sink HERE
Faucet is Delta (it is a touch faucet, we had in old kitchen and couldn’t part with it!!! We loved it!) HERE finish black stainless
Open Shelves HERE
Under cabinet lights HERE
Lights over sink HERE
Chandelier over table HERE
Dining Table HERE
Dining Chairs HERE
Banquette Seating HERE
Counter Stools HERE
Frame TV in kitchen HERE
Brick wall HERE
Cabinet Hardware Info HERE
Turkish Towels HERE (nesting30 for 30% off)
Back Door HERE
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