Back in February 2020 when things were still pretty normal, we started our big kitchen renovation. We completely gutted it and rebuilt the entire thing. By we I mean our contractor. My sister helped me design it (she is an amazing Interior designer if you are local and needing assistance) and I could not be more pleased with how it all turned out. Fast forward to the beginning of April when we were in quarantine, we had a little bit of a set back and didn’t end up finishing the kitchen until about mid-April. Just in time, if you ask me. I don’t think we could have imagined everything that has happened since then. I am so thankful we had a kitchen for most of the stay at home order because it was a struggle the first couple of weeks.
Now we are completely moved back into the kitchen and have it all set up how we want it, so I finally took some photos and will share all the details with you. So firstly, I knew I wanted a white kitchen so that I could change decor often and it present a perfect clean background. I struggled for a while between gold and black fixtures, but I ultimately decided on black because it is more timeless as gold is more of a trendy thing right now. I am in love with how it turned out and I think our light fixtures are my favorite part of the whole kitchen…well, and the island.
Speaking of the island, I basically asked the contractor how big we could go and that’s what we did. We settled on 10 feet and I love having all of that counter space. I also love that the kids can eat at the bar now because it is so easy to clean up. It has been a game changer for us. We added some cabinets under the counter (the barstools are hiding them) for some bonus storage.
The next thing I knew we wanted was a hidden coffee bar (seen on the right side of this photo). We put in sliding cabinet doors on both ends of the kitchen so that we can close them and hide our appliances or leave them open while using them without the doors getting in the way. It has been a wonderful feature and makes the room look so much cleaner having everything hidden.
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Flooring: Hickory stained LVP
Kitchen Table and bench: Ryan made them for us years ago.
Pendants over the bar