After just over two years of living in this sweet home of ours, we finally got to take the plunge and finish our kitchen. I LOVE IT.
To remind you of where our kitchen started, here is a photo from our move-in day. (You can also see all the “before” photos of our home in this post):
The space is so much brighter, feels much larger, and because of our open floor plan, this makeover had a major impact on both our kitchen and living room. While I’ve been collecting ideas of what I wanted to do for a long time, doing this level of work was still an intimidating process.
This was my first foray into tackling anything beyond painting (minus the occasional hack in past rentals), and there were certainly a few moments where I held my breath. When it came time to make final decisions, I got nervous about whether I would be happy with the result and if it would all come together…but thankfully it did.
I definitely learned a few good lessons along the way and I’ve gotten a lot of great questions from you all over on Instagram, so I’ll be putting together a follow-up post on why we made certain decisions and I’ll try to address all the DMs and questions you all submitted. Feel free to drop a comment on this post if you want to squeeze in any other last minute questions before I finish that post!
If our experience and my process can be of any help, I’m more than happy to share details, so don’t be afraid to ask 🙂
I’ll share all the nitty gritty details on what counters we went with, why we chose the sources we did, paint colors, backsplash, appliances, what happened to our microwave, and more in the follow-up post to come, but for now I will tell you that this is my new favorite place to be in our home. I told Will I may never want to move…
Scroll just a little further for sources to everything if you’re interested!
Cabinet hardware via Wayfair
Wood fruit bowl is vintage (similar, another good option)
Ribbed white pitcher via West Elm (similar)
Under-cabinet hood via Yale Appliance (they don’t have our exact one online)
JennAir Range via Yale Appliance
Microwave (not pictured) via Williams Sonoma
Copper tea kettle is vintage (similar)
Silver French press via Amazon
Candle via Dilo (a new favorite!)
Vase is vintage (but found the same ones on Etsy!)
Faucet via Wayfair
Sink via Wayfair
Kitchen table via Anthropologie
Chairs via Design Within Reach (similar budget version, another good dupe, and these also have good reviews)
Pendant light via Hudson New York (no longer available, but similar option here)