September 12, 2012

My New Kitchen!

After seven years of dreaming and planning, I'm proud to present my new and fabulous kitchen!  Isn't she pretty?  

It's not 100% done yet either.  As you can see, we are missing a few stools in front of the island.  We're still trying to decide.  I may post a couple we've been debating to ask for input.  It's on the back-burner at the moment.  

A few notes about some of the decisions we made along the way:

*We wrestled with the decision over whether to install a hood vent or to use a downdraft vent that comes up out of the island.  Obviously we chose the hood, and I'm very thankful we did.  It's quiet, works well, and isn't nearly as obstructive as I originally thought it would be.  Yay!
*The top of the double-oven is actually a combination microwave/convection oven.  So I not only got the microwave off the countertop, but I got the double-oven I wanted too!  Awesome.  
*I love having glass-front cabinets.  We only have a couple upper cabinets, but it's so nice being able to see where the glasses are.
*The countertop is actually granite, although it looks like soapstone.  Another great find.  It is exactly the look I wanted without the maintenance of soapstone.

*I did already have the Pelegrino, but I put a couple bottles on the counter just to take pictures.  Although I swore I'd have a bowl of lemons on display, I didn't have the patience for that.  A bowl of tomatoes had to suffice.

Here are a couple other pictures as well as the before shots.  Be forewarned...they are ugly.  

I almost hate to post such ugliness, but it's fun to see how far we've come...


  1. I don't see any lemons!!!


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  3. it looks great!!

  4. wow wow wow wow. amazing. so so so great! xoxo

  5. I love it! Just in time for cozy Fall cooking... Beautiful!!!!!

  6. That’s definitely a huge change! Your kitchen looked traditional before. Now, it’s all modern! The glass-front cabinets partner well with the windows. More light is coming in as well. The piece that I’m impressed with the most is the double-oven. Its functionality gave you a lot of extra room in your kitchen. It’ll be awesome now to chat with your family and friends while you’re cooking. Cheers!

  7. I agree with Kristopher that it definitely is a huge change in your kitchen. When friends visit homes, they often go to the kitchen. So, it would be good to have a kitchen that it is beautiful, like yours! And based on the photos, it does not only look beautiful, but it also looks like it’s built for functional reasons. The new kitchen looks certainly is impressive!


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