From House to Home: The Kitchen Renovation Plan

Like I have mentioned in the past executing a gut reno, particularly through a pandemic is not for the faint of coronary heart. We ended up lucky enough to be ready to shift in with my moms and dads and when the hits held coming with delays, we have been okay and experienced someplace to stay. The final time I updated you on the home we experienced gotten all new wood floors and had begun to update the entrance of the dwelling! Electrical and plumbing have been all carried out and walls have been up! That intended that the kitchen I had been dreaming up in my head was ready to come to everyday living.

In our past residence, we gutted the kitchen area ourselves and then developed it and put in it ourselves. It was a major undertaking, but we were being so excited to be householders and did not have young ones yet so we had the time to do it all on our individual. We went with white cabinetry, black counter tops to give me the appear of soapstone, subway tile backsplash, a massive farm sink, grasscloth wallpapered ceiling, and painted floors! Our former property was a cottage and I preferred to honor that with the vibe of the kitchen.



I liked these flooring. We did not do them correct absent, but the wood flooring in the kitchen area experienced a little bit of drinking water destruction in certain places and the discoloration always bothered me, so I made a decision to give it a go and paint them the prettiest shade of jade green that reminded me of jadeite milk glass.

I had a tricky time letting go of my old home. It was our initial dwelling and we poured our coronary heart and soul into it. So, in this dwelling, I have completed tiny matters as an ode to the aged home. Items that would make this new home really feel familiar and like household to us right away. When I to start with began carrying out it in the style method, I did not even recognize it! But the much more the styles progressed the a lot more I understood I was recreating minor moments from the previous property. I digress, again to the kitchen style and design we go. When we started discussing the system for the new kitchen’s glimpse I wasn’t offered on white cupboards. I definitely adore white cabinetry in a kitchen area. They are a classic and you definitely just cannot go wrong with them, but we had just had a white kitchen area and I wanted to switch points up. Gray isn’t in my vocabulary so that was quickly out. I wanted some thing with a punch and luckily for us kitchen area cabinets have appear a extensive way and there are now so a lot of colourful options. Navy and muted shades of inexperienced are very common at the minute so, I right away disregarded them. I have a tendency to stray away from trendy alternatives in household decor and though navy and muted greens are tremendous pretty I didn’t want to have a kitchen that other people have viewed. What was a lady to do? Very well, this woman was doing her analysis on all of the several cabinetry manufacturers and custom solutions and fell head over heels in enjoy with a coloration named Waterscape in a doorway style identified as Amelia by Diamond.

Immediately a approach arrived alongside one another!


Doesn’t waterscape remind you of my kitchen floors? It was great! Precisely what I preferred and luckily for me, Jon beloved it as perfectly. We appeared at all of the other hues readily available in the Amelia door style and we couldn’t get in excess of waterscape. I went and got a sample of it and painted it on a portion of the kitchen partitions in purchase to be equipped to pop over to the dwelling through the renovation and see if I still loved it. It’s a daring color and I didn’t want to get weary of it. Each and every time I saw it, I liked it even additional. I begun noticing that other things in my home had been a related jade green colour. From our eating chairs to peeks of it in our dishes. It was a colour that I have generally loved. It is even in my branding and highlighted on my web page in distinctive locations. It was intended to be!

Now as a designer I work in a whole lot of distinct areas in a home, but when it will come to kitchens I like owning the assist of a kitchen designer. Building a kitchen area is not just cabinetry. There are filler parts, decorative plates, and all of the organizational factors that go in its place of the cabinetry. We had an concept of the structure we preferred and even experienced a floor strategy down to the precise size kitchen cupboards we preferred, but I needed affirmation that it all manufactured feeling from a individual that models kitchens working day in and day out. Enter Michael, the kitchen area designer at my area LOWES in which the Diamond line is completely carried.

Up coming week I’m heading to share the kitchen style program we came up with and share how the expertise went!

But for now, I’m likely to depart you with prior to shots of what we were commencing with!





It can only get superior from there!

Want to see the worst part? The hallway leading into the kitchen area had a shower in it. Yup, just a shower, not a bathroom. A skinny shower stall with a shower doorway.


We did not need to have a hallway shower stall so this was quickly on the ideas to be a butler’s pantry!

So a lot goodness is coming your way!