I am so excited to announce that our kitchen remodel is DONE!!! I know it may have seemed finished from what I have shared on Instagram, but there was one last thing we wanted to do… update the lighting. After living in it for the last 6 months, I can honestly say that I love every inch of how this space looks, and the lighting was the icing on the cake. For those of you who followed along through our kitchen remodel process on Instagram, you may know the whole story. But for those that did not here are all the details of what we updated in our kitchen.
Why did you decide to remodel our kitchen?
Our home was built in 2003 and to our knowledge, no upgrades had been made to the kitchen. Like everyone else during quarantine in 2020, we were spending a lot of time in the kitchen and decided to try many new recipes. One of those was slow oven baked ribs that turned out absolutely incredible. Unfortunately for our 17 year old oven, they did it in. The next time I tried to preheat the oven, I heard a firecracker-like pop in the kitchen. The heating coil had busted, so having the handyman husband that I do, we ordered a new coil to replace it. After installing the new coil, boom, again the oven went out.
We had talked for awhile about remodeling the kitchen, but we knew the first undertaking we would need to do was update the floors in our house. The living room was carpet, the dining room was hardwoods, and the kitchen and back hallway was laminate. It was choppy and outdated and since the kitchen is in the middle of our home, we decided to update all the flooring at once, but you could say the oven was what triggered it all.
What was the timeline?
Over a six month period we researched, designed, and renovated our kitchen to be functional and beautiful. My three must haves were: light cabinets, quartz countertops, and to lower the split bar to be one level, but everything else came as we went. Like in Fixer Upper fashion, we had a few hiccups and additional costs along the way, but no set timeline in mind for completion. One of my favorite details we added was molding under the bar with the accent color and I’m still in love with it. Our timeline was flooring, bar demo, trim, paint, countertops, hardware, backsplash, then lighting.
What is your favorite part of the kitchen remodel?
Shane and I cook just about every evening during the week so transforming this space together was such a fun experience. We saved up for a long time to and really planned everything out together. I handled all the design and Shane tackled most of the projects. There were so many little things that went into this whole process, but my favorite part was doing it together.
Our Kitchen Design Details
Countertops: Calacatta “Lasa” Quartz
Hardwood Floors: 5″ White Oak Character Solid Hardwoods
Kitchen Paint Colors: (All Sherwin Williams) Walls- “Agreeable Grey” | Under Bar- “Grizzle Grey”
Kitchen Nook Light: 5 Light Drum Chandelier
Backsplash: 4″ x 12″ Glass Subway Tile in “Dark Grey”
Cabinet Hardware: 5 1/32″ Pulls in Satin Nickel
Barstools: Laurel Foundry Modern Farmhouse
Sink Faucet: Moen Arbor Stainless Single
Appliances: Frigidaire Refrigerator, Microwave, Dishwasher, Oven Range
Local Contractors: We did all the demo, trim work, and backsplash, but we used Graniteman for countertops, Darryl Neil Painters for cabinets, Creations Electrical for light install, and C-Squared for flooring.
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Photos by Knox & Magnolia