Monday, April 29, 2013

Ta Da...The Kitchen!

It's practically done and it's awesome! It was totally worth the months of plaster dust and living with no sink or stove for a while.  Our new kitchen is not only beautiful but a pleasure to cook in and I feel blessed to be able to work in it everyday.
If you don't follow my blog here is what it looked like when we started...the only thing that wasn't torn out was the window above the sink!
The wall between the dining room and kitchen was removed, the dinette area was deleted and that's where the breakfast bar now sits. (The large picture window was made shorter to accommodate the long counter with second sink.)

This kitchen is all about contrasts...white upper cabinets and dark gray bottoms cabinets, rough reclaimed wood dining table and shimmery capriz lighting fixture, sleek white counter tops and dark limestone tile back splash.
The natural light that pours into the kitchen most of the day is awesome although I still need window treatments--I'm thinking of roman shades.
The cabinets are shaker style Diamond cabinets from Lowe's--I'm thrilled with the quality. The brass pulls are Martha Stewart for Home Depot and the counters are quartz. Light fixtures over the breakfast bar and sink are from Schoolhouse Electric.

With the wall gone, I'm able to chat with my guests while I'm working in the kitchen...
Because out kitchen is kosher we have two sinks...the dairy sink is in the corner and the meat sink is where the original sink was originally--under the kitchen window.
There are also two "sides" flanking the stove--one for meat the other side for dairy.
  The new pantry sits where the original refrigerator used to be.
 Hard to believe it's the same kitchen!

Here's one of my favorite things--I found the idea on Pinterest. Now you see it...
Now you don't...
Here's a rundown of sources...
Cabinets: Diamond from Lowe's
Knobs: Martha Stewart for Home Depot
Lighting: Schoolhouse Electric: Luna Rod over peninsula,  Princeton Senior over sink
Counter tops: Quartz
Sinks and faucets: Faucet Direct
Stove hood: Ikea Luftig
Oven and Stove: GE Cafe Line
Refrigerator: KitchenAid Architect Series
Tile: Royal Grey Honed Limestone, Tile America
Paint: Benjamin Moore Ozark Shadows AC-26 

Linked to:
The Shabby Nest 
The House of Hepworths 
Finding Fabuous
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