Happy Monday ya'll, hope you had a great weekend! I thought I'd share our latest remodel with you since it's 99% finished now (which nothing in our home is ever 100% so that's about as good as it gets folks). We bought this home back in May and it was definitely the most move in ready home we've purchased yet. The only room I knew I wanted to tackle right away was the kitchen.
Here are some before pics, just to see what we were working with.
I'm fairly certain the previous homeowner's had recently renovated the kitchen themselves but it wasn't our taste and honestly it just didn't go with the rest of the home. We have beautiful crisp white moldings and trim which just made the cream, glazed cabinets look dirty.
The other big decision we had to make was to keep the granite or not. We went round and round on this one but in the end we decided to remove it and keep it for our future basement bar remodel. It's gorgeous granite but just didn't look right with the color palate I wanted.
The entire remodel took about a month, we did most the work ourselves with the exception of the quartz countertops. We love the new space so much, it's so bright and airy!
We kept the cabinets and just repainted them with Benjamin Moore Advance paint in Chantilly Lace. I have an amazing friend that so graciously helped me out by spraying the doors at her studio space so all I had to do was paint the cabinet bases and drawers. I used a small roller and paint brush for that part, took about 4 coats though. I'll be doing a more detailed tutorial on painting cabinets here soon.
Of course we had to put in a farmhouse sink. We wanted the larger one but it was too big for our current space and the budget didn't allow us to move appliances or get new cabinetry so the hubs cut a piece of thin plywood to cover the gaps and finished it off with some trim. Viola, looks good to me. :)
We opted for a butcher block countertop for our island to break up all the white. I love the warmth it brings to the space. And it was a definite money saver, bonus!!! We found this piece of birch at Menards. All we had to do was give it a light sand, couple coats of stain and sealed it with Waterlox.
The rest of the countertops are Quartz. I've always loved the look of white marble with grey vaining but I just wasn't up to the maintenance it was going to require. Or trusted my two kids to not destroy it. So we settled on good ole quartz. And I LOVE it!!! So easy to clean and so far it's held up perfectly.
Tile was an easy choice because well I'm pretty much obsessed with all things subway tile. I did however go with a larger subway tile this time. I'm very pleased with how it turned out and how much quicker it was to install it.
I will put a complete source list below, but please if you have any questions feel free to ask. :)
Cabinet paint- Benjamin Moore Advance in Chantilly Lace
Wall Color- Sherwin Williams in Mindful Gray
Butcher Block- Menards
Cabinet Hardware- Lowes
Large Jars- Walmart
Fruit Basket- World Market
Cutting boards- Thrift stores
Basket tray- Michaels
Galvanized planter- Very Violet Boutique
Tea Kettle- Homegoods