Our Kitchen Progress…

August 27, 2015

Hey Guys! It’s kitchen update time (and hopefully a reveal soon, fingers crossed!!!!).  Most of you know that we love to cook and try out new recipes.  So this whole not having any working appliances and eating out thing is no bueno.

So I’ve become obsessed with cooking shows on Netflix to fill the void.  I especially like the Mind of a Chef series because it’s the best parts of Unwrapped, Bizzare Foods, and Top Chef all smooshed together into 25 minutes of guilt- and commercial-free goodness.  I digress…let’s get to the kitchen renovation updates.

Cabinets are Ordered.  Boom.

It’s all starting to come together.  At least on paper anyway.  The plans have evolved since last time we talked about finishes and we’ve mocked them all up using Ikea’s Home Planner 3D Tool and a mood board.

New Kitchen Layout

We went with a modified layout that gives the most counterspace while still keeping the open flow that has taken so long to uncover.  The upper cabinets will have glossy white doors from Ikea and the base cabinets will get an upgrade with doors, panels, and trim from Semihandmade Doors.

Overhead view of new kitchen layout

We’ll work around the existing chimney from the old kitchen.  The brick is cracked in a lot of places and so we plan to fill them and paint the brick to freshen it up.  By moving the fridge into the pantry, we’re left with plenty of room for extra deep countertops.

Prep area of new kitchen layout

The Base cabinets each have two large drawers and a smaller hidden drawer for utensils and serveware.  A few 1″ filler strips will fill in the gaps on either side.  Integrated handles on the drawers and minimal brass hardware  (or these, what do you like better??) on the uppers will have a streamlined look.

Cooking station of new kitchen layout

Our updated mood board is full of soothing whites that are grounded with natural wood and metal tones.  Check out all of our inspiration here.

Kitchen Inspiration Pinboard

Big thanks to everyone following along.  If you missed anything along the way, you can check out our last update here!  Be sure to weigh in on the hardware options.  Tell us which is your favorite in the comments below!