Good morning! After sharing our dining room updates with you last week, I thought I'd give you a little tour of our kitchen.
I almost named this post "kitchen before...and before"
because I still don't feel like it's even to baseline.
I am using the pictures from the listing of our new house, from when the previous owners lived here.
I have no idea if they read my blog, but I do want to say that we loved their home. We put an offer on it immediately because we new it was perfect for us. They had created a very warm and inviting home and we couldn't wait to move in. So although I'm making many changes, it's all personal preference.
As you can see, as soon as you come in, you see the dining room and right through to the kitchen.
Here is the before shot from the entry into the kitchen.
Here is the now...not the after.
The walls, and bulkhead were previously a muddy, greenish-yellow. The wall color was very close to the cabinet color, but you can't really tell that from the pictures. Also, the window over the sink was wood, but all the other windows in the house are white. So I had all the walls, and window, painted the same white as the entry. (BTW: painting this door soon--stay tuned)
This way, when you are sitting in the living room your view is the same on either side.
(see floor plan above)
Before of kitchen
Now of kitchen...notice the blue ceiling? I wanted to add some color but still keep the kitchen fresh.
Now...see the double cabinet doors in the hall? That is one of my favorite places in the whole house because it's full of pull out shelves that makes for a big pantry. Without this the kitchen would be too small.
Before...looking into living room
Now...into living room
Moving on. Let's talk about the backsplash. It's just not me. The house doesn't have a ton of light coming in, and I feel like this dark backsplash sucks what light there is right out of the room.
Bring on the carrara marble.
I have a client's floor sample leaning on the counter for inspiration. It ties together the new white walls and the black granite countertop. The new back splash will also just BRIGHTEN up the space.
Once I add a new faucet and hardware, the kitchen will officially be more "me". But you can probably guess that I'm dying to paint the cabinets white. My hope is that by doing everything else first, I may like the cabinets as-is better.
As a little sidenote: look what we received from Jay's Grandmother. She gave us this desk and accent chair.
I'm looking forward to painting the desk and reupholstering the char. Once the living room is painted, and these windows have new treatments, I think this little space will really stand out.
My inspiration for our house is kept nice and close to the computer. :-)
Thanks for reading all my plans today! Now if that money tree in the back yard would just start growing, I could move so much faster. ;-)
Have you made your home more "you" lately?
What do you think of the blue ceiling?