When we were house hunting and looking at this house, it was at the drywall stage. I really wasn’t excited with the design the builder had in mind for the kitchen — it was more modern and darker that what I prefer in a kitchen. We talked to the builder about redesigning the kitchen as it was just a shell at the time but we were told that wasn’t feasible as the cabinets were already on order.
Disappointed, we turned our attention to other houses in the neighborhood and even put an offer in on one. We thought that house was overpriced and when the owner wouldn’t come down sufficiently on the price, we ended up backing away. (Turns out we were right as the house didn’t sell for another 6 much and for much less than what we had offered.)
About this time we got a call from our realtor about our house — someone with the builder had forgotten to order the cabinets and the builder was now open to us redesigning the kitchen! That’s all we needed to hear to get us to sign on the dotted line!
I knew that I wanted something with white cabinets, black honed granite countertops. a huge island with a butcher block top and a professional cooktop. I would have also loved a big farm sink but with the sink in the corner, the dimensions just would not accommodate a bigger sink.
Here’s how our kitchen turned out:
I love the huge island — it’s approximately 8′ x 6′. It’s funny how we’ve gotten so used to it now that it just doesn’t seem large enough some days!
I was very happy with how this wall of cabinets turned out. Originally we had designed the small nook as a coffee-making station but instead it makes a great place for the phone and storing fruit.
I love the hidden cubby for the two stools and the extra detailing on the island like the turned posts on the end.
The clock is from Pottery Barn and I’m still looking for the perfect display items for the glass cabinets flanking the hood. I love the clean look of subway tiles — I think I might have a small addiction with them…
I still need to get curtains made for the windows above the sink. I’ll post that once I get those done (that’s a project for February).
I love all the extra storage space that doing cabinets to the ceiling provided. The builder and my husband both tried to talk me out of them and I’m so glad I wasn’t willing to budge!
Anyway, that’s our kitchen in a nutshell. I’m still so happy with how everything turned out in our kitchen! Stay tuned for another chapter in the house tour — I think the next room I’ll do will be the baby’s nursery.