This kitchen is a bit too light/white/traditional for me but I love the hood!
I’ve been receiving some questions as well as some wonderful advice concerning our upcoming kitchen renovation. In case you missed my Instagram Stories, we will be remodeling our kitchen early next year. I went ahead and started a ‘Kitchen’ highlight so everything could be saved in one place in case you are curious about the layout and changes we have planned.
All in all, it is a very big project for us. I sometimes feel like everyone seems to move into a house and immediately demo it and remodel. Maybe I just follow to many interior designers ha! Either way, when we purchased our home a little over two years ago we knew we would remodel the kitchen and bathrooms. It was actually a perk of the house when we looked at it. I preferred a house that hadn’t been renovated too recently because knowing me no matter what someone else did, it wasn’t going to be what I wanted.
We really wanted to live in our home for a good amount of time before changing any kind of layout. Don’t get me wrong we have done plenty to update our house but no real structural changes. In case you missed it I’ve shared our mini bathroom update, our dining room before and after and our guest bedroom makeover! I really need to get around to photographing other parts of our home and pulling the listing pictures because it has truly transformed.
Our overall plan for the kitchen is to create more of an open feel and bring in more light. Our kitchen is where the end of the original house was (it was built in 1905) and our eat-in area and den are part of an addition put on 15 or so years ago. Our general plan is to add a window where our existing cabinets are, remove the bar style island and create a large free standing island, remove a wall and move our washer and dryer to add more space along with all of the other aesthetic changes.
Smaller plans include a pull out pantry, an appliance cabinet so there is no clutter on the counter, a hood over our stove and a few other exciting things. We are currently finalizing plans with our contractor and appliance shopping. Thank you to everyone for sending in their appliance suggestions! The most common recommendations were GE Monogram, Thermador and Wolf. The Bosch dishwasher was also recommended the most as well as a few encouraging ideas for the Miele coffee machine.
We’re still knee deep in the research stage and will share more about the process as we go along. Today, I just wanted to share an overall idea of what we are thinking and some images I had saved for inspiration from Pinterest.
If you have remodeled a kitchen and have any advice or warnings please feel free to send them my way or leave them in the comments below!
What is there to not like about this? The marble detail around the metal sink is genius. I am not a huge fan of open shelving in general but this marble ledge has me intrigued.
I saved this because I love a matching countertop and backsplash. I’m also 100% certain that’s the route we will go.
Hoping to hide much of the clutter in our butler’s pantry with some sort of cabinetry solution.
Love the stone countertop and backsplash!
Cabinet color and pulls!