Home Tour: Kitchen

May 19, 2016

Now that we are somewhat settled in our new house, I'm going to be sharing several of the rooms with all of you....and since the kitchen is the ONLY room that is done, let's start there! (sources at the bottom)

When we started the design process I knew four things: 
1. I wanted a white kitchen
2. I wanted a subway tile backsplash
3. I wanted stainless steel appliances....even though they are a pain to keep clean
4. I wanted a farmhouse sink

I absolutely LOVE my white cabinets. We painted the cabinets at our previous house white and I knew it was the look I wanted. I also wanted the cabinets to extend to the ceiling, because in my experience the top of them is wasted space. I chose glass doors for the top cabinets so I can display some of my antique glassware.

I absolutely LOVE having large drawers in my kitchen. They are on both sides of the stove and I wish I had more!

Designing the kitchen was pretty easy for me...I knew what I liked right away...the only things that took a little longer were the lighting and the hardware. I couldn't decide if I wanted black fixtures and hardware or chrome. In our previous house we had black so I decided it was time or a change! And I fell in love with our pendant lights. Plus I love the lightness the chrome brings to the space!

The original plans for the kitchen ended here and the counter did not extend out on the right. But after seeing it I knew having another large counter space would be a good use of the space. 

And I thought it could add a little more seating if we needed it, so I had them overhang the countertop. Eventually I'd like to shiplap this blank space to give it some more character!

The countertops are quartz and have held up so well so far!  They are super easy to clean. 

I chose grey for the island to mix things up and I love how it turned out! And everyone who comes over mentions how nice it looks!

My farmhouse sink is another favorite! I love it so much.

So that's my kitchen!  The sources are below. If I left anything out please let me know in the comments!

Paint (walls): Grey Owl by Sherwin Williams
Cabinet Paint: Standard from our cabinet maker "Maple White" and "Flint"
Countertops: LG Quartz in "Rococo"
Appliances: Kitchenaid
Hood: Zephyr
Pendant lights: Capital Pendants
Backsplash tile: 2x8 Adex Neri in white
Farmhouse Sink: Kohler
Faucet: Delta Cassidy Pull Down Spray Arctic Stainless
Hardware: Local shop Modern Hardware
Island chairs: Carlisle Wood Barstools
Island stools: Hampden Instustrial Wood Top
Flooring: Laminate Timberline Trailing Road
Numbered canisters: Ikea (I added the vinyl numbers)

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24 Responses to “Home Tour: Kitchen”

  1. You made good selections making a really gorgeous kitchen!

  2. Looks amazing!! Great job Julie!!

  3. Quartz! I'm happy to hear how easy it is to clean! Gimme ALL THE EASY. Love your kitchen! It's gorgeous!!

  4. I see many a farmhouse sink photo in your future!

  5. Wow, your kitchen is GORGEOUS! I love everything about it!

  6. Lovely! I really like the pops of red, too!

  7. Beautiful!!! Love it all! I agree that drawers are soooo great!

  8. How do you like the industrial island chairs? I'm thinking of something similar in our new home but I can't decide!!

    1. We really like them! They are comfy (as comfy as an industrial chair can be!) and easy to clean!

  9. Gorgeous! I thought your countertops were marble from the looks of them. We're going with quartz countertops too. Is your fridge Kitchenaid also?

  10. kitchen envy. we built our house five years ago now and i want to redo everything...except for our white cabinetry and farmhouse sink. :( we have quartz countertops, but in a dark grey and i'm soooo over them. first world problems.

  11. Everything about it is lovely! I miss my farmhouse sink baddddd. I also kind of miss my black appliances because yeah, the stainless is fingerprint city.

  12. I love everything about your kitchen! It's so bright and airy and I love the white cabinets and white subway tile back splash!

  13. I am obsessed with your kitchen! With the design choices and your styling! If I had to do a kitchen I'd want yours! I too am a huge fan of our deep drawers and wish we had more!

  14. Julie, I love it!!! I'm having major kitchen envy right now. I love the gray island. Love! And everything else. Seriously my dream kitchen. ;) I also love your tea kettle on the stove. We need one. Where is yours from?

  15. Beautiful kitchen - I love all the features x

  16. LOOVVVINGGGG the kitchen!!!! We will be moving in the next few years and I'm DYING for an all white kitchen, no matter how hard it is to keep clean haha
    Chelsea | East Willow Grove

  17. Julie, I just love this kitchen! Seriously, the subway tile, the white counters! LOVE IT!

  18. Julie, I just love this kitchen! Seriously, the subway tile, the white counters! LOVE IT!


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