After two years of saving and a ton of planning, we are finally beginning our kitchen renovation! I’ve shared a lot of behind the scenes during planning on Instagram. It’s time to put our final plans down on “paper” here on the blog. I’m sure I’ll change my mind a few more times, but key items have been ordered and the contractor has been secured. Last week, you saw the final dining room design. As a reminder, the kitchen is directly adjacent in the open floor plan concept, so flow is imperative. I wanted something that felt as bright and airy as the living room, while providing contrast and visual interest. Scroll down for our kitchen renderings and complete breakdown of sources.
Tonal, layered, textural and open. Those are my key goals! The inspiration below has been tucked away on a private Pinterest board. I’m so thrilled to finally share the look and feel of the space with you.
Our kitchen is relatively small – it measures 10 feet by 12 feet. Its immense ceilings (they’re 11 feet downstairs!) make the current kitchen design feel a bit detached and super dark. By removing the upper cabinets, we brighten and lighten the space immediately. Long, custom floating shelves display dishes and glasses used daily. Besides the obvious color differences, I think the most significant change will be lowering the false bar height bump on the peninsula, so you can see straight through the entire first floor. Bonus points for added usable surface space. Can I get an amen?
The sources: range, cabinet color, paneling color, counters, backsplash, shiplap, hardware, vintage painting, sconces, sink, faucet, dish towels, stoneware, terracotta bowl, brush, recycled glasses, planter, vintage rug
Planning the kitchen remodel was particularly challenging because you can never figure out how much renovating a kitchen is really going to cost. We weren’t moving plumbing. We aren’t getting new cabinets. How much was an update like this TRULY going to run? Here’s the numbers broken down so far:
I hope this helps with any kitchen plans you have coming – we feel so grateful to be in a position to update our kitchen in our first home. I’ll keep you posted with progress + can’t wait for the final reveal! In the meantime, check out more kitchen inspiration here with open shelving, our favorite cabinet paint colors here, our favorite non-marble counters, and the bold look of slab marble if that’s your thing.
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