Kitchen Remodel (with sources!)

kitchen remodelGuess what I have for you today…our kitchen reveal… FINALLY!! We had our kitchen remodeled last year (BEFORE PICTURES HERE) and I am just now getting around to posting all the details! To be honest living through a nine-week remodel with two active boys, a nursing baby and two dogs was about all I could take! So, now that we have lived in it for almost a year and broken it in, I’m sharing some photos and sources, yay! We pretty much knew what we wanted a few years ago but struggled a bit with our countertops so I wrote a whole post about those HERE. Kind of boring to read a whole post about countertops but trust me when you are in the market, it will really help!

kitchen remodelOn to the (very.photo.heavy) kitchen AFTER! Here she is :) We love her!

kitchen remodelHere is a lovely before and after picture, my favorite kind! We kept the same layout because the shape made perfect sense for our house. One of my favorite things that we did was lowering the back bar and extending it out by about 14″ so it hangs over the barstools now. We also took the cabinets all the way to the ceiling which I think made the biggest impact. We were originally going to have the exsisting cabinets painted and an additional box built on top but surprisingly the cost was pretty close to the cost of building all new custom cabinets so we went with that. We went with shaker style doors instead of beveled and I love them! The carpenters did an amazing (and quick) job with that part.

UnknownMy friend Ailee came over a few months ago and helped me take a few pictures and she also gave me some pointers on taking more photos in my kitchen. Our kitchen is in the very center of our home which I love but there are no windows, cozy but a photography nightmare haha. Thankfully Ailee is talented and helped me out, if you live in the Houston area look her up!

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photo by Ailee Petrovic

One of my favorite things are the floating shelves that we have on the side wall. I move things around up there very often, typical me. Another one of our favorites are the floors.. which are faux wood tiles. We wanted the wood look but it’s not practical for the amount of spilling we do haha! I highly recommend these for a kitchen!

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kitchen remodelIMG_0180We are so happy with the countertops. Like I said, I have a whole dedicated post for them because it was the only hard decision for me, hopefully it helps someone else in the same boat, you can read about them HERE. So far we have spilled everything possible on them and they still look great.

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kitchen remodelOne of my favorite things is our chrome bridge faucet :) I am so in love with it… when it was first installed I was thinking “this is too fancy for us” haha! It still makes me happy every time I look at it. It’s also perfect for our farmhouse sink… those two were made for each other.

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kitchen remodelI still love the sink and I’m super happy that we went with it but it does get little grey marks on it really easily. It happens when we put anything stainless steel or metal in there… mixing bowls, spoons, cookie sheets. At first I thought it was scratched but the markings actually come off with some elbow grease… thank goodness. I have been using “SoftScrub with Bleach” but I hear bar keepers friend and baking soda work really well too. Let me know if y’all have any other cleaning tips!

kitchen remodelkitchen remodelkitchen remodelBecause we decided not to go with the marble countertops, I thought a marble backsplash would be perfect! While I do love some classic white subway tiles, I was afraid it would be just too much white. I’m really happy with the marble hexies. My husband was the most skeptical about this decision but as soon as it was installed we knew it was perfect. We put it behind the vent hood and the floating shelves because I loved it so much! They almost sparkle in the light.

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Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

kitchen remodel

kitchen remodel

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Speaking of needing to add color, I wanted even more contrast so we went pretty dark on our island. I loved the richness of Bermuda Turquoise by Benjamin Moore and I picked it out sight unseen haha! We were out of town the week our contractor painted and he called us five states away to make sure we chose the right color haha! I had only seen it online and I said “lets go for it”. It turned out to be the perfect mix of green and blue for me.

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kitchen remodelI also wanted another little splash somewhere else and I found these jadeite milk glass knobs. Fun fact, the shape also mimics the backsplash :) I got the same milk glass knobs in white for the island. I went with chrome cup pulls for the drawers.

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kitchen remodel

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

There is a little section to the side of the kitchen that used to have a low built in desk which no one ever used but we got used to using that as our family mail and office workstation. So, we had our contractor built four huge drawers for office supplies and files. We keep all of our mail and school info there too. I love the little label pulls, I haven’t labeled them yet but that is on the list :) kitchen remodelkitchen remodel

kitchen remodelWith all of the open space came the problem of things being left out on the counter so my husband built these custom hook bars just a few weeks ago. We have already gotten so many compliments on them! He stained them to match the dining room table in the next room.

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kitchen remodelkitchen remodelLastly, our favorite spot… the bar! The kids sit here more than anywhere else in the house. We eat breakfast here, sometimes lunch, after school snacks, arts and crafts, homework… you name it! I love the overhang they added, it makes the countertops look really deep right when you walk in which I love. We also added two pendant lights and I love them so :)

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Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Overall, we couldn’t be more happy with our amazing new kitchen!! We are so lucky and thankful that this is the center of our home… we cook in it multiple times a day and it’s the hub of our family! Remodeling is expensive and can be stressful at times but it was so worth it for us. We will enjoy our happy space for years to come! I’m going to leave all the sources after all the photos so me know if I left anything out anyone has any other questions and I will add them to the post :)

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Photo by Ailee Petrovic

Photo by Ailee Petrovic

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Kitchen Elements
Countertops | Helix by Silestone
Cabinets | Pica’s Custom 
Backsplash | Home Depot
Flooring | Marazzi Montagna Tile in Saddle
Wall Color | Sherwin Williams Colonnade Grey
Island Color | Benjamin Moore Bermuda Turquoise
Sink | Kohler from Lowes
Faucet | Overstock (similar)
Drawer Pulls | Amazon in Nickel
Label Pulls | Amazon
Cabinet Knobs in Jadite | Amazon 
Cabinet Knobs in White | Amazon 
Crystal Doorknobs | Amazon
Pendant Lights | West Elm
Appliances | Kenmore Elite 
 
Decor
Barstools | Target in Mint
Rug | Tuesday Morning
EAT letters | Anthropologie
Blue Latte Bowls | Anthropologie
3 tiered caddy | Marshalls Homegoods
Fork and Knife | Hobby Lobby
Toaster | Oster
Tea Kettle | Martha Stewart (it’s recalled and I only use it for decoration :) 
Floral Canisters | Pioneer Woman for Walmart
Dishtowels | Marshalls Homegoods
Floral Coasters | Amazon 
 

 Thanks for reading!

 
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Comments

  1. Janice Wheels says

    Lovew!!! Can you share what color your walls are– I see collonade gray but can you share what color trim that is?

  2. says

    Wow! This is a stunning makeover. I love all the pops of color! We’re finishing up a major kitchen renovation/expansion and I also went white white cabinets, a blue (navy) island, and marble-look quartz. I’m envious of that little rug in front of the sink – I’m trying to find something similar! Great job all around!

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