From House to Home: The Kitchen Renovation Plan

Like I have mentioned in the previous undertaking a intestine reno, in particular during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. We ended up fortunate plenty of to be equipped to transfer in with my mothers and fathers and when the hits retained coming with delays, we were being alright and experienced someplace to keep. The very last time I updated you on the house we experienced gotten all new wood floors and experienced started out to update the front of the house! Electrical and plumbing were all carried out and partitions had been up! That meant that the kitchen I had been dreaming up in my head was ready to arrive to existence.

In our previous property, we gutted the kitchen ourselves and then made it and set up it ourselves. It was a significant undertaking, but we were so excited to be home owners and didn’t have children nevertheless so we experienced the time to do it all on our own. We went with white cabinetry, black counter tops to give me the glimpse of soapstone, subway tile backsplash, a significant farm sink, grasscloth wallpapered ceiling, and painted floors! Our past house was a cottage and I needed to honor that with the vibe of the kitchen.



I liked individuals floors. We did not do them appropriate absent, but the wooden floors in the kitchen area experienced a little bit of water damage in particular locations and the discoloration constantly bothered me, so I made the 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I had a really hard time letting go of my outdated property. It was our initially house and we poured our heart and soul into it. So, in this household, I have finished little points as an ode to the old household. Points that would make this new house come to feel common and like dwelling to us appropriate away. When I 1st started carrying out it in the design course of action, I did not even notice it! But the far more the layouts progressed the far more I realized I was recreating small moments from the old dwelling. I digress, back again to the kitchen layout we go. When we commenced talking about the system for the new kitchen’s seem I was not bought on white cabinets. I genuinely appreciate white cabinetry in a kitchen area. They are a typical and you really can not go improper with them, but we experienced just had a white kitchen and I preferred to swap things up. Grey is not in my vocabulary so that was straight away out. I required a thing with a punch and the good news is kitchen area cupboards have appear a very long way and there are now so several colourful alternatives. Navy and muted shades of environmentally friendly are pretty popular at the second so, I instantly disregarded them. I have a tendency to stray away from stylish choices in house decor and whilst navy and muted greens are tremendous pretty I didn’t want to have a kitchen area that other men and women have noticed. What was a girl to do? Nicely, this girl was undertaking her investigate on all of the many cabinetry makes and custom alternatives and fell head over heels in appreciate with a color identified as Waterscape in a door design and style referred to as Amelia by Diamond.

Straight away a plan arrived collectively!


Doesn’t waterscape remind you of my kitchen area flooring? It was ideal! Particularly what I required and thankfully for me, Jon cherished it as effectively. We appeared at all of the other colors offered in the Amelia doorway fashion and we could not get in excess of waterscape. I went and got a sample of it and painted it on a segment of the kitchen walls in get to be able to pop over to the house all through the renovation and see if I even now beloved it. It is a bold colour and I didn’t want to get weary of it. Each individual time I observed it, I loved it even far more. I started off noticing that other goods in my household were a equivalent jade inexperienced colour. From our eating chairs to peeks of it in our dishes. It was a coloration that I have often liked. It’s even in my branding and featured on my site in distinct places. It was intended to be!

Now as a designer I function in a lot of distinct areas in a residence, but when it will come to kitchens I like obtaining the assistance of a kitchen area designer. Developing a kitchen is not just cabinetry. There are filler pieces, decorative plates, and all of the organizational parts that go rather of the cabinetry. We experienced an plan of the format we wanted and even had a flooring approach down to the specific measurement kitchen area cabinets we wished, but I preferred affirmation that it all produced feeling from a particular person that models kitchens working day in and day out. Enter Michael, the kitchen designer at my area LOWES in which the Diamond line is completely carried.

Subsequent week I’m going to share the kitchen style prepare we came up with and share how the working experience went!

But for now, I’m going to leave you with just before photos of what we had been setting up with!





It can only get superior from there!

Want to see the worst portion? The hallway top into the kitchen experienced a shower in it. Yup, just a shower, not a bathroom. A skinny shower stall with a shower doorway.


We didn’t require a hallway shower stall so this was straight away on the designs to be a butler’s pantry!

So a great deal goodness is coming your way!