Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Kitchen Remodel

Today I am so excited to finally share with you our completed kitchen. If you've been following the blog for a while you know that our renovation ran VERY much behind schedule. Then by the time everything was complete I was extremely pregnant and too lazy to take photos or post haha. But now that we've adjusted to life with a baby and all the projects in the kitchen have been completed I finally feel ready to share the finished product. 

Below you'll see a photo of the kitchen before we started our remodel:

We wanted to lighten the space and create an elegant yet inviting kitchen. I knew painting the cabinets white would definitely bring the bright airy feel I was looking for. We had our cabinet carpenter match the lacquer he used to paint the cabinets with our trim color in the home which is Sherwin Williams Extra White. We started our search for counter tops by browsing a billion pictures on Houzz.com. I was sold on Carrera marble until I started reading reviews and comments about how porous and high maintenance it can be. Houzz helped me to find a great natural marble alternative called "super white quartzite". We went around to a dozen granite slab yards in Salt Lake and Utah County and finally found the perfect super white slabs at Francini Inc. in Salt Lake.

The next step was finding a backsplash tile that we loved. We went to Westco Carpet & Interiors on a whim one day and ended up getting our carpet, fireplace surround tile, and backsplash tile all from Westco! Our backsplash is actually porcelain that is printed with a marble design; this was a MUCH more cost effective option than using natural stone. It comes in both glossy and honed; we went with honed. The backlash came in a mosaic meaning it is mounted on a sheet and put together like a puzzle when it is installed. This made it easier for our tile installer and cost us less in labor.  The tile inlay above the stove is genuine marble in a basketweave design (this was Nic's contribution to the kitchen design and is one of my favorite features).

The final details were the Pottery Barn pendants installed over the island and the new refrigerator and Wolf rangetop. We specifically wanted a rangetop (as opposed to a drop in stove) for our stove because it has an apron front which gives a built-in look. Also, our refrigerator is counter depth so that it blends into the cabinetry seamlessly.  These are both features that I think make an understated but effective impact on how professional a kitchen looks. Obviously I'd love a nice big built-in Sub-Zero fridge and a 60 inch Wolf range but we'll have to save those wishes for our dream home :). We also replaced the faucets which were purchased from Amazon (details below).

Thank you for stopping by Design, Life, & Style and I hope you'll check in soon to see the rest of the "after" photos of our renovation. If you'd like to take another look at the "before" posts you can find them here and here.

Have a great day!

Product Details:
Refrigerator: LG
Rangetop: Wolf
Double Ovens: KitchenAid
Dishwasher: KitchenAid
Pendants: Pottery Barn (large)
Prep Sink Faucet: Danze via Amazon
Sink Faucet: Premier via Amazon
Dish Towels: Walmart
Rug: Walmart
Cutting Board: Bed, Bath, and Beyond
French Canisters: Williams Sonoma (no longer available)
Wall Paint Color: Sherwin Williams Mindful Grey
Cabinet Color: Sherwin Williams Extra White

1 comment:

  1. Lea, your kitchen is absolutely stunning !
    Hope you and your family have a very happy and healthy holiday season!