My Kitchen Remodel Reveal!!
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Four months of living in a dust bowl without a kitchen, two huge winter storms leaving us without power for days, a conveyer belt moving bucket after bucket of concrete rubble from our jackhammered kitchen floor, a flood in our basement, unexpected reworking of sagging kitchen ceiling beams, delivery delays, orders getting lost… I was convinced at times that our kitchen renovation was 100% cursed but you guys, cursed or not it’s finally done!!!!!!!
You won’t find ten foot ceilings, soaring archways, or any of the other dramatic architectural details that you see in all the magazines but that’s actually the thing about our renovation that I’m most proud of. We were able to work with standard height ceilings and a builder’s basic rectangular layout to create a new kitchen that we couldn’t love more!
Before launching into all of my “before” and “after” pics , I want to give a huge thanks to , , , , , , & for partnering with me by providing some of the products used in my renovation. I sought all of these companies out because I love their products and knew they’d be perfect for our home and I’m honored that they trusted my vision enough to come along for the ride. So with that, let’s get going with my kitchen renovation reveal! (post includes affiliate links – full disclosure statement available )
Let’s start by throwing it back five years to when we first bought our covered-in-wallpaper home and our kitchen looked like this :
Shortly after moving in we made a few small changes including taking down the wallpaper and window shade, painting the walls, and adding a space for our microwave at the end of our island ):
We thought we were going to be living in the house for only 2-3 years but once we realized it was going to be much longer than that, my original “let’s just change the countertops” project turned into a total gut job with no survivors:
Fast forward to today and this is our new kitchen!!!
So much went down in the past 4-5 months that I don’t even know where to begin showing you around but let’s start with one of the biggest changes in this space – the cabinetry. Our old cabinets were original to the house and literally falling apart plus they had a very “country” feel so changing them up was a no-brainer. I went with a simple Shaker style ) that will stand the test of time and decided on white for the cabinets around the perimeter of the kitchen and a beautiful dark gray for the island . Whites can be really tricky but honestly Diamond’s standard white color couldn’t be more perfect – it blended with everything I threw at it without ever looking too warm or too cool:
My cabinets have so many amazing interior features ) that I’m going to be sharing a full post on them but just to share a few favorites, I LOVE our new pantry. Like, love it so hard! Our old pantry was not only kinda ugly but totally dysfunctional – it was so shallow that I couldn’t even fit bigger cereal boxes in it without turning them to the side and taking up half the shelf:
Our new pantry is super deep and has four large pull-out shelves that hold about double what our old pantry did:
Another favorite feature is the above our trash cans – it’s one less thing cluttering up our countertops and I love that there’s extra space in the back to store additional rolls:
I also have several game-changing new features integrated into my island cabinetry that have made working in the kitchen so much easier and more efficient. Even though I didn’t gain much square footage of cabinetry with the renovation, I can not only store more in my new cabinets than I used to be able to but everything is just so much easier to access. Having so many drawers instead of typical base cabinets with doors has made a world of difference! You can check out all of the unique .
And can we talk about my new lighting and my lighter, brighter, and a heck of a lot prettier countertops??
I chose because with low ceilings, they go a long way to keeping the space feeling open and airy ). And if you were involved in the great Instagram lightbulb debate, there’s a 50% chance you’re happy with the globe bulbs I went with and a 50% chance you’re not ).
For our countertops, I’ve always loved the look of marble but was turned off on the idea of using it in our kitchen after having it in a bathroom where it ended up with all sorts of stains and etchings. I went on the hunt for the quartz countertop that looked the most like marble and I landed at . You guys, it is stunning! And since there’s not much variation from slab to slab, it was such a relief in the middle of the endless kitchen remodel decisions to have one less decision on my plate . And more importantly, it’s been unfazed by coffee spoons left on the countertop, dripping bowls of tomato soup, and every other potential stain situation that’s come its way.
Some people love marble countertops and embrace the natural wear and markings but I’m a quartz girl all the way and will stick with getting my marble fix through my many marble cutting boards ????
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Another big change with my kitchen is my new Monogram appliances that are the perfect mix of beauty and function. The one that first caught my eye when I began appliance shopping was – it became the focal point of my new kitchen and is absolutely gorgeous! Like I want to stare at it and pet it all day gorgeous! And I love the functionality of never being short on burners, having a built in griddle, and having a smaller second oven that’s the perfect size for most of my daily baking.
I’m super happy with the big guy next to it too. Refrigerators are tough because I feel like you usually need to pick your poison – you can have a tall, shallow refrigerator with more limited storage space or you can have a big, bulky refrigerator that has tons of storage but is kind of a beast. While I admittedly often err on beauty over function if given the choice, after having had a refrigerator for the past five years that had the most limited storage space , I ended up with what I think was the perfect solution – I chose that doesn’t stick out into my kitchen nearly as far as a typical refrigerator would but it has almost as much storage space packed inside .
And after having been without a dishwasher for months and washing everything bent over in our bathroom tub, I basically wanted to cry tears of joy when our new dishwasher ) got installed. I love that the control panel is hidden on top and it recesses far enough back to be perfectly in line with my cabinet fronts and also that it sings to me when I open it ???? My dishwasher and refrigerator also have app integration so I get notifications when I’m low on dishwashing pods or someone left the refrigerator door open – I’ll be sharing lots more details in a future post!
Oh and – we can’t forget that because I wanted to thank you for your great advice when I was deciding between a freestanding microwave and microwave drawer. Almost all of you said to go with the microwave drawer and I’m so glad I listened because my whole family loves it!
Where to next? How about that eye candy behind the range? I think every kitchen needs something that ties the colors in it together, and this is what did it for mine. I seriously think that they must have created it with me in mind ???? because it’s so spot-on my style. Such a stunner! And the is the icing on the cake – love this pretty combo!
Right next to it I have a with some of my most-used utensils in that’s actually a wine cooler. Plus I added that’s easy to grab for getting a quick pot off the stove or wiping a spill and several of that we grab constantly for cereal, ice cream, and snacks.
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For those of you who have been following my kitchen renovation since way back when I was first starting to work on a design plan, you might remember that I really struggled with whether or not to remove our kitchen fireplace. It really was such a lovely feature of the old kitchen but at the same time the placement of the fireplace made it impossible to fully use the space.
While I still have a little bit of guilt about demoing it, I’m so glad that I did because it allowed us to continue our cabinets down the long wall, wrap them around the window wall and have full use of the space:
Where the fireplace once was, we now have both upper and lower cabinets as well as open corner shelving made with 2″ oak that’s one of my favorite features of our new kitchen!
It was so fun finding little pretties for the shelves to add in along with some old favorites:
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Demoing the fireplace also allowed me to fulfill my dream of having something to stare at other than a wall when I do dishes. Instead of this lovely dishwashing view:
I now have this beautiful one looking out at our wooded front yard – love!:
I’m never going to tell you that I now like doing dishes but I will tell you that I like it a whole heck of a lot more than I used to! The faucet was something that I debated back and forth on for quite a bit but I ended up choosing – I wasn’t sure if having two handles instead of one would be annoying but so far so good. And I debated about sink size too since this 33″ baby and ) seemed so huge compared to the microsink I used to have but some friends pushed me to go big and they were right – it’s so nice having the extra space and I also love that the sink is so deep that it hides my dirty dishes when I don’t put them in the dishwasher right away. The added little pretties of the cute striped tray, wood scrubber, and gray striped towel complete my little dishwashing space.
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Continuing on down that window wall, previously we had a short length of shallow cabinetry along with double doors leading into our dining room:
Now, the current line of cabinetry simply dead-ends into the wall – I was surprised to find that so much of the glassware I stored in the old cabinets is now easily stored in the bank of drawers on the end. They hold much more than I would have thought! Other changes here include removing the double doors to the dining room so that we have a simple cased opening instead and adding some beautiful artwork ) and a potted plant ) which adds so much life to the space!
I also wanted to add in just a few small touches of bling to liven up the space! I love soft gold finishes and while I kept my big ticket items in stainless, I added gold pendant lighting and gold cabinet hardware throughout my kitchen. I didn’t use any knobs but instead went for all pulls, including these Amerock golden champagne pulls and ) for my cabinet doors,
the longer 12″ appliance pull version of the same pulls ) for our kitchen island drawers,
and then these Amerock golden champagne cup pulls and ) on all of the other kitchen drawers:
Remember when I shared my hardware options and the overwhelming favorite was actually ? Well I absolutely loved those pulls too but they just weren’t right for my kitchen – fortunately I found another space that they’re perfect for .
And last but not least, let’s talk flooring – I couldn’t be happier to see that Saltillo tile go! In it’s place, we added and it’s beyond gorgeous! It’s prefinished flooring so it went in before anything else in the kitchen did and I was totally neurotic about keeping the floors covered throughout the renovation – it was so worth it because they add so much warmth and beauty to the space:
Of course, Hope’s not too impressed with anything that’s not cushy soft so you’ll find her hanging in her dog bed or over on our new little rug ) in front of the sink:
The rattan counter stools at our new island ) do a lot to warm up the space too! I’ve been ogling these stools for years so choosing them was an easy decision – they ended up being the perfect addition to our kitchen and really help tie it all together:
Now that it’s done, I seriously wish I could have all of you guys over for a big kitchen party – I feel like you waded through the renovation trenches with me and that made it so much more fun for me! I’ll be sharing more details about my cabinets and appliances in future posts along with our kitchen eat-in area that also got a facelift but if you have any questions, throw them at me! I’d also just love to hear what you think about my new space – tell me in the comments!!
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Paint color: Benjamin Moore Cloud White
Cabinets: MasterBrand Cabinet’s Diamond Cabinetry ) – cabinet design by Shauna Lueken | Appliances: ) | Countertops: | Flooring: | Mosaic backsplash tile: |
Range accessories: | | | | |
Open shelving accessories: | | | | | | | | | | | | Glass apothecary bottle vase – no longer available | | | Books: , , , I, ,
Island accessories: Pendant lights – Darlana lanterns in gilded iron available , , and )| | | | | |
Faucet, sink, rug & sink accessories: | Blanco Cerana II farmhouse sink – available and | | | | |
Hardware: Blackrock Golden Champagne pulls on cabinet doors and island drawers available and – I used a combination of the 3 3/4″, 5 1/16″ and 6 5/16″ pulls on the cabinet doors, 8″ appliance pulls on the pantry, and 12″ appliance pulls on the island | Highland Park golden champagne cup pulls on other drawers available and
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Gobsmacked! Kris, what a huge transformation!
your new space is bright, current & workable, you must be thrilled! wouldn’t a blogger friend party be in order ? ????
now I am going to go back and really study and enjoy looking up your sources.
Thank you Debra! And having you and the rest of the Round Top crew over for a party in it would be the best!!!!
I’ve been waiting for the reveal! Worth the wait! It’s amazing!
KRIS!!! I know this process had to literally be like birthing a baby but it paid off so hard! Every detail and thought you put into your gorgeous new kitchen shows. I have been dying – DYING – to see the reveal and it’s even better than I could have imagined. I can’t pick a favorite detail but your pantry, stove, window, floor, stools, appliance and cabinet features, mosaic – well, you get it – are to die for. I hope you are kicking back with something refreshing right now and celebrating this incredible space you have transformed for your family!
Kelley, I feel like I’ve been in hard labor for way over nine months – lol! Thank you so much for your sweet words – you’re the best!
I love what you did with the place. Especially all the convenient little touches you did; the pot filler over the stove, love that. The paper towel spool which is placed where it should be and not on the counter taking up space. The microwave in the nice over sized island, love the color by the way, I think that it may be more convenient there than over the stove the way a lot of us have it or on the counter taking up space. And that pantry, what a fabulous pantry with pull out drawers, nothing can get lost in the back. You really thought things out and did a marvelous job doing it. Well done!!!
Thank you so much Sandy! I’m actually surprised to find that I like having the microwave in the island better than I did up high! And I’m in heaven with that new pantry – such an appreciated change from what we had before!
Kris, your kitchen is breathtaking! I am scrolling back and forth to take in all the gorgeousness! Wow, you really transformed it into something amazing. I can’t even pick a favorite thing because it’s all so beautiful! If I had to do mine over again, I would have used quartz as well. ..so pretty! I love every single detail! Enjoy!!
Thank you Shelley! I really appreciate all of your sweet words!
Gorgeous, every inch. I am building a small cottage in Portland, Oregon, soon and I pinned your post like crazy. Thanks a million for sharing. You did beautiful work and you will just treasure this beautiful kitchen for as long as you’re in the house. Congratulations on completing this big project. Jane
Thank you so much Jane! I’m glad you got some inspiration for the cottage you’re building – and good luck with that project!!
Oh Chris !!!! That kitchen is so beautiful.. After everything you challenged going through , it was so worth it, ha, easy for me to say right? I hope you and your family enjoy every minute in it… didn’t you have a table with a pretty light going over it? Or did I just miss that post? Lovely , lovely home….♥️♥️♥️
Sorry I didn’t check my spell check on your name, it’s with a K not a C….,
Thank you Judi! It definitely was worth it in the end but I’m sure glad that I didn’t know at the beginning what I had in store because I’m not sure this reno would have happened if that was the case ???? And yes, we have a new kitchen table with new pendant lighting – I’ll be sharing that space soon!
Kris, your kitchen is GORGEOUS! Job well done!
OMG – I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT – you guys did a fantastic job. Congratulations.
It’s really beautiful and highly inspirational for my own kitchen someday! Thank you for sharing so much details. It’s very helpful to those of us who know what we want but no idea how to come about it.
Thank you Michelle! It was my first big kitchen reno and I learned so much along the way so was thankful to be able to share the details with all of you!
Love it!! I’m a quart girl too and I would love to have drawers instead of cabinets. Hope you love your new kitchen for years to come. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Thank you Heather! The quartz is amazing – there are so many times I’ve found “stains” on it already and was so thankful they cleaned right off!
Phenomenal before and after. I have been a long time follower of your blog and love your design esthetic.
Thank you so much Kathie! So happy to have you following along! ????
I couldn’t wait for your kitchen reveal and it did not disappoint! I love everything about it. I know what an overwhelming task a remodel of this magnitude can be. It certainly paid off. I am so happy for you. Enjoy!
Thank you so much Sue – I appreciate your sweet words!!
Kris!!!! It looks amazing! Good things come to those who wait…. right?! It’s so very you and I hope you cook up lots of great times in that kitchen!
Thank you Brenna! It was a long time coming but worth the wait! ????
What an absolutely gorgeous kitchen! Clearly so much thought and care went into every detail. And it’s not just pretty, it looks practical and functional too – a real kitchen for real people – my favorite kind! So much inspiration. The Riviera stools are next on my wish list. I hope they are as comfy as they are cute!
Thank you so much Sharon! The stools are actually quite comfortable – my husband gives them the thumbs up and he’s our picky chair person ????
This is gorgeous! Totally keeping this pinned if I ever do a kitchen remodel! Love everything!
Ahhhhh!! Kris I’m dying!! It seriously could NOT be any more beautiful! You did an amazing job – I love every inch! Those open wooden shelves are my favorite! And I’m so happy you’re happy with the micro draw! We have loved ours so much. And YES to Quartz in the kitchen! And you know how I feel about grey islands! Kris this kitchen is seriously perfection. I don’t think you’ll ever want to leave this house now! Amazing job my beautiful friend! ????????❤️
Erin, you are too sweet! Thank you! I was so very lucky to have you girls to bounce some of my decisions off of during the reno process – I appreciate it so much!
Kris, it couldn’t be more beautiful or perfect for your house!! I ADORE the flooring you picked, and the grey island with the gold hardware! Everything is gorgeous and I’m so happy for you that it’s all done and everything you dreamed it would be!!
Thank you Lisa!! It’s your turn next!!
Oh Kris…AMAZING!!! Love, love, love ALL your changes and decisions. What a gorgeous kitchen!!!
My favorite area is your kitchen window, sink, paper towel/garbage area, floor vacuum, dishwasher spot!!!!! That window view is gorgeous.
One question on the refrigerator? What finish is on it? Is it finger and smudge proof?
Kris, you are truly amazing and I love all your ideas via your blog and Instagram posts. You are sensible, down to earth, have brilliant affordable ideas, and you give all of us with regular homes and layouts something to use in our own homes.
Enjoy and congratulations! Look forward to your laundry room renovation next.
Thank you so much Susan – that is just the sweetest comment!! The refrigerator is stainless steel so it’s not fingerprint and smudge proof – I use the liquid Barkeeper’s Friend to clean it which works beautifully!
Thank you for sharing! So much fun to see! Beautiful!
Love everything about your new kitchen. It really pays off to put in all the time and effort to plan out every little detail before you begin so it not only looks good but functions well for you and your family. Now you can enjoy!
Thank you Sharon! And that’s actually something I learned during the course of the reno – I wasn’t loving how long the planning was taking but in the end I was so glad I had everything mapped out ahead of time!
O my goodness. Wow this is totally unreal and absolutely stunning. You did an amazing job on reconfiguring the space and it all looks so beautiful. I could definitely cook in this kitchen.
You are so sweet Marty – thank you so much!!
I’ve been following your kitchen renovation. I love it. I might copy it.
However I only have a galley kitchen.
Yes we had to replace the window because the old window went a lot lower down – the bottom of it was below the level of the new cabinets that went in. So the new one is shorter but wider!
Oh. My. Gosh. It’s absolutely incredible!! You must be over the moon happy! So excited for you and your family!! Enjoy!!
Thank you so much Carol! You always have the sweetest things to say – I appreciate it!
Absolutely beautiful. I would be proud as well.
Well…all I can say is “it’s drop dead GORGEOUS!” If I had to redo my kitchen, I would do it exactly like yours. You got every detail “spot on” and you certainly do not need soaring cathedral ceilings or more square footage because your kitchen is perfection! I did mine 13 years ago and still love it and my white cabinets have, as you said, stand the test of time. I have a 48” Wolf range very similar to yours and I still am madly in love with it. If I had to change one thing, I’d switch out my black honed granite countertops to the beautiful quartz that you used. Love that you mixed goods and silvers and the accent behind your range is magnificent. Our remodel was 6 months and when our kitchen was done, I didn’t remember one thing about those times washing dishes in the tub! Congratulations! Enjoy your new kitchen for years to come!
Thank you so so much Gail! Such kind words! Your kitchen sounds beautiful – I’m sure you’re as grateful for your beautiful new space as I am!
Kris, it’s just stunning. Awesome job! I love everything you chose and how you decorated it. So beautiful!
Kris, I knew it would be amazing…but, oh my word it is so much better than I could have ever imagined. It is gorgeous. So bright and airy. I love everything about it, right down to all the fabulous well thought out accessories you have chosen.
I really appreciate that Lauren – thank you so much!!
Kris, I have have no words other than this is absolutely stunning! All of your planning and hard work and tedious decision making definitely paid off, your space is absolutely perfect. Love each and every thing you did, and how fabulous is your sink under that gorgeous window? Well done!
Thank you so much Jennifer! I really appreciate it!
Amazing kitchen, such a functional and beautiful space!
Oh, my gosh: how many ways can you say : stunning!! You did a beautiful job. I know you’ll enjoy it every time you’re in there.
Now, be honest. Do you stop in the doorway, turn on the light and just stand there and look around?? I know I would…
Several times a day, I turn to my husband and say “I can’t believe that this is my kitchen”. It makes me obscenely happy ????
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL – what a gorgeous kitchen.
Your attention to detail paid off as this is one the most beautiful, functional kitchens I’ve ever seen. Celebrate and enjoy all your months of debating, second guessing, stressing, etc!!!
That is so sweet – thank you!! All of the stressful months were definitely worth it in the end!
Kris I’m absolutely dying over this renovation!!!! I knew it was going to be great but holy cow!! I bet you and your family are just singing the happy dance every time you walk into the space?! I love every single detail, like the floors, tile, appliances, countertops and more , and I love those white oak shelves . Love it all and thank you for sharing this entire process with us!!! Simply amazing!!!!!
Thank you Bree! Every time I walk in, I’m still expecting my old space so the new one definitely puts a smile on my face! And I definitely have zero regrets about going with quartz – in fact, I’ve had so many little “stains” that can right out that I know from my experience with marble would have never come clean!
Love the island color-Moonstone! What brand is it? Thanks.
Thank you Sandra! Moonstone is one of Masterbrand Cabinets’ colors so they came prepainted in that color!
Absolutely beautiful! I love everything about this kitchen.
I think this is the nicest kitchen makeover I’ve ever seen on any blog! You are amazing at designing and picking just the right colors and details! I have been excited to see how it all came together and know you are super excited about it, too now that all the dust has settled! My kitchen is so small and has a breakfast eating area attached. I have a question. Did you eliminate your breakfast eating area and just go with a larger island and stools or is it just not in the pictures? If it’s still there, how did you tie it in? I have seriously thought about eliminated the space of my breakfast area to allow me to have a larger, more functional kitchen. But I don’t know if I want to use my dining room for all my meals. Just wondering your thoughts. Congrats again on this stunning reveal!
Wow – those are just the sweetest words! We still have our breakfast area – I’ll be sharing its new look on an upcoming post! Our kitchen has a weird layout because the breakfast area was a later add-on – when you walk into the kitchen from the hallway, the main kitchen is on the right and the breakfast area is on the left. We actually considered getting rid of the breakfast area to make a bigger kitchen but since there is a big space separating the main kitchen and breakfast area in our house, there was no way to make the entire kitchen continuous by doing so. If your breakfast area is right there next to the rest of the kitchen, I would absolutely consider combining them for one large kitchen and making your dining room a bit more casual and just using that for meals!
Absolutely beautiful, Kris!! I know our so proud of it!!! Great job, as usual!
What a great kitchen and I can’t believe how much space you gained by placing counters on the window wall! The kitchen looks so nice I would not dare to cook in it! Great work.
Thank you! It really did change the whole feel of the kitchen!
wow, kris! it’s beautiful! love the stove and backsplash especially!
Absolutely beautiful, every last detail, and then some…not enough words in fact! I’m about to start this exact project, however in a NYC apartment, might be even more challenging. Enjoy every minute in your incredibly perfect new kitchen!!!
Thank you Susan! And good luck with your reno – I’m sure you have to be super smart about your organization/storage in your kitchen. Hope you love the end result!
It looks amazing! It should be featured in a magazine. I instantly spotted the duck from Crate & Barrel on the open shelves. I have two, because they are too adorable not to have. Can’t wait to see more posts about it. We are considering a kitchen renovation.
Lauren that’s hysterical. I went into Crate & Barrel looking for a few kitchen accessories and I walked out with…. a duck. I’m still not sure how that happened ????
PERFECTION!!! Beautiful job and so well thought out. Enjoy!
I am new to your blog but I think your kitchen turned out beautiful and look forward to reading your blog in the future. The new location for your sink is great and I love your choice of cabinet hardware. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Monica! I really appreciate it and look forward to “seeing” you around on the blog!
Kitchen is beautiful!! Would you mind sharing the paint colors of your wall and trim?
Hi Nancy! I used Benjamin Moore Cloud white in flat for the walls and satin for the trim!
Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous Kris! Congratulations on an amazing job!! We are in love with everything. The quartz was such a good move because I have marble and I regret it every day. ???? The etchings are the worst!
Your paper towel holder is genius and the floors are stunning.
Thanks so much for sharing all your details. I’m sure that your kitchen will be one that everyone will emulate!! ❤️ xx
Thank you so much Kristy! You are so sweet!
It’s perfect. You did such a great job with eveything. I love the open shelves, they’re just the right amount of open space. The new windows open up the space and the pull out drawers in the pantry are the bst. It looks so functional and beautiful.
I’ve always liked the range with the 2nd oven figuring that would come in handy over just one oven.
This was well worth the wait, for you and your fans! ????
Thank you Karen!! I’m loving my new range – that second oven is so nice to have and the little one is perfect for most of the meals I make! I appreciate you following along the whole way!
Beautiful kitchen Kris! All your planning and researching up front really paid off. I’m sorry you had to go through the process. Seems like as frustrating as it is, its the norm. I just made the final payment on my house reno. While I’m not happy with certain aspects. I just wanted the contractor out of my house!
Pearl, I hear you! At the very end, I was just DYING to have everyone out of my house and have a little peace and quiet! Our house is pretty old so it just had its fair share of unexpected surprises!
WOW What a transformation ! Loved all the info you provided . Well worth your wait.
Amazing!! My favorite part is the corner with the wood shelves!!! Well there is so much to love. Way to go! ????????????????????????????????
Thank you Brooke! I debated wood vs white shelves and am so glad that I went with the wood – they added so much warmth to the space! ????
I love everything! You did a great job. I especially like the microwave drawer and the paper towel holder. Enjoy!
Thank you Nancy! Those are two of my favorites too!
I love your new kitchen. It is absolutely stunning!
Kris – you knocked your kitchen renovation out of the park!!! I’ve enjoyed following along every step of the way. You are truly talented and have amazing vision, along with impeccable taste. Kudos to you and your builders, sponsors, family & everyone that made your gorgeous new kitchen a reality!! Time to sit back and enjoy :).
Denise, thank you so much! I really appreciate that especially coming from you!
Congratulations on your new great kitchen. You have given me a lot of great ideas and suggestions. I am doing a restoration and remodeling our kitchen and looking to get it completed. My project is on going for the last year and a half and hope to get it completed shortly. Thank you for all of the information that you listed in your article.
Thank you! I’m glad you got some ideas from it that are helpful! Good luck with finishing up your kitchen – I’m sure you’re ready for it to be done!
It’s stunning Kris! What an amazing transformation!
Kris – your kitchen is fabulous! I love how you used the mixed metals. This is a great example of how using stainless and gold together is a beautiful combination! Thanks for sharing.
Thank you so much Priscilla – I wasn’t sure how the combination of metals was going to work out in the end so I’m glad things came together well!!
Oh Kris your kitchen is so lovely and functional. Love the brass accents- the drawer pulls andl lights are fabulous!! Our kitchen are so similar with the gray island and white perimer counters and quartz countertops. Glad you love the microwave drawer and all the pull out drawers on the island. Quick question: How thick and wide are your wood shelves and how were they attached to the tile? Where did you purchase them? Do you know how much weight they will supoort
Thank you Sheryl! Our shelves are 2″ thick and 10″ wide and they are attached with floating shelf brackets that went in before the tile – I’ll share a few more details on an upcoming post since I took some in-progress pics! The one end is also screwed into the upper cabinet for additional support. I don’t know the exact weight they’ll hold but they’re incredibly sturdy so I feel like I can put plates or whatever else I want on them.
Very beautiful remodel! I may have missed it but, can you tell me what brand/color are the wood floors?
Hi Jennifer – there’s a link in the post if you want to see more on their website but they’re Hallmark’s Alta Vista flooring in Malibu!
Wonderful kitchen and beautifully done!
I have a question about the Hallmark Alta Vista flooring. I got a peak of the adjacent wood floors in one of your pictures that look like they are regular wood floors. How does the “wood look” of the Luxury Vinyl transition to the wood floor in the adjacent room? I have the this problem and want to use this relatively new product in my kitchen reno too.
Our adjoining rooms are traditional hardwoods while our kitchen floors actually aren’t Hallmark’s luxury vinyl – they’re Hallmark’s engineered hardwood. So they’re both the same material but they are a different finish. I chose a transition strip between the two that picked up colors of both to ease the transition but it is still apparent. I don’t like the finish of the floors in the rest of our house and hope to redo them someday and just didn’t think it made sense to put something in the kitchen that I didn’t love just so things would match. It does help that I was able to run the kitchen flooring in a different direction to the flooring in the rooms next to it! Hope that helps!
WOW!!! What an amazing transformation! I am so in love with the mosaic stove backsplash! And those pendants are just dreamy. Stunning!
Oh my!!!! You nailed this Kris! It is perfect in every way! I know this was a labor of love for you and it is such a thrill to see how each detail came together so beautifully! I especially love the corner shelves and the tile, but everything is gorgeous! If you have a “kitchen warming party”, I sure do hope I’m on the guest list! xoxo
Thank you Jennifer! I would love nothing more than to have my blogging besties all here to celebrate my new kitchen with me!!
Kris!!! Every last detail is stunning! I love love love everything! I am so proud of you for the amazing transformation you have put together. I am just sad I don’t get to see it in person! You are amazing my friend! I hope your family gets to enjoy it for years to come!
Thank you Randi!! I’m sad you don’t get to too – can we get your brother to move back to CT?! ????
finally got it all together everything is fabulous–If I understand correctley you had the the idea and did it all on your on with a lot of research–fabulous job –Ellen Abrell
Thank you! I had help with the cabinet layout/design from a cabinet design expert but otherwise figured everything else out on my own. Lots of lessons learned, but I’m happy with how it turned out in the end ????
Kris, I am speechless! What an incredible transformation – I can’t believe the difference! Even though it was bright before, this is gleaming and designed to perfection! I hate that you had to go through so much turmoil for so long, but I am thrilled that you and your family get to finally live in this spectacular space! Your sink station is the best part! So is the backslash! And the island! The lights! I can’t pick a favorite detail because they are seriously ALL amazing….just like everything you do! Congratulations my friend, maybe one day I’ll come and visit! xox
Tam, thank you – you are always so sweet and supportive! I appreciate it so much!
Congratulations on this gorgeous masterpiece. So much time, thought & energy have obviously been poured into this project and it has paid off 10 times over. ‘Stunning’ is the only word that comes to mind. I have stored so many of your pictures in my files for when I do my kitchen renovation. I don’t think there is a single decision you made that could be regretted. If I didn’t know better I would have guessed this was a kitchen in Malibu! Perfect – I hope you and your family enjoy this beautiful space for years to come. Can’t wait to see the garage makeover & the laundry room. I’m in the midst of a laundry room remodel so can’t wait to see your ideas too. God bless – L
Thank you so much Laurie – such sweet words! My family is definitely enjoying the new space! On to the garage next – I’m pretty sure that’s going to be my husband’s all-time favorite project!
This is one gorgeous kitchen, and it looks like it will be much more user-friendly for your family. I LOVE everything about it!
Gosh your kitchen is beautiful. I am in love with the sink. Having a shallow sink in my kitchen, I am envious of yours. Enjoy!!
Thanks Pamela! Our old one was so small that this new one definitely feels like a luxury!
I’ve been so excited waiting for the reveal. You did not disappoint! What a beautiful kitchen, love all the choices you made. Thank you for allowing us to follow your journey.
That’s so sweet – thank you!!
So beautiful! Wow!! This kitchen is what dreams are made of! <3
It’s soooo beautiful! I love everything about it! ????
Thank you!! So glad you like it!
WORTH. THE. WAIT!!! Kris, I have been dying to see this reveal and it did NOT disappoint! I love all of your choices! The appliances are amazing, the tile, the lighting, the color choices, the furniture, the floors, the built in vacuum…. everrrrything! Love love love! So happy for you! Well deserved, super huge pat on the back! It’s gorgeous! And so are you- inside and out!