An Open and Inviting Kitchen Remodel, white with warm wood tones and gorgeous gold finishes.
You also might like to see the mudroom of this gorgeous home, check it out here!
We dreamt of this kitchen long before we even purchased this home. Usually our design starts that way, we’ve always got several ‘ideas’ in our head of things we want to try for when we get the chance. You see, each house is different. We usually purchase homes that were built in the 1960’s or 70’s and then we go in, reimagining the spaces and updating them to better fit the lives we lead today. A big open kitchen is a great example of that! These were not the kitchen’s of the 60’s y’all, we’ve come a long way!
When we saw the soaring ceilings of this home and how we could lay out this kitchen perfectly across from the family room, we got really excited! This kitchen became exactly what we envisioned. But it sure didn’t start out like this. It actually was the original dining room, and the original kitchen was squeezed to the front of the house, and there were walls, everywhere! But we could see it! We ended up using the dining room and kitchen space for the entire kitchen. Some of the things we added were a wet bar (where the original kitchen sink was!), a walk-in pantry, and a huge island not to mention a lot more storage in extra cabinetry. Check it out, here is the layout when we started, and below it, is the final layout.
So, once we had our layout planned, we wanted to highlight certain things. This home is on an AMAZING lot. We moved the kitchen sink from the front of the house to the rear for that view. (I mean, if you have to do dishes it may as well be looking out at a lush green lot filled with wildlife, right?) We knew this spot in the kitchen would be important so we wanted to make it really special. We did a shiplap wall with a custom stain and timeless gold sconces to flank that beautiful view. We added open shelving in a perfect little space between the fridge and the rear wall.
When you are designing a space, it’s important to have balance, we love this wood wall, but it would have stood out too much on it’s own without something to balance it on the other side. When we had this design in mind, we knew we would create a very special hood, and stain it to match. We are so very blessed to work with our extraordinarily talented carpenter, William who seamlessly creates these one of a kind, masterpieces. We scribble up some plans and he brings our dreams to life.
Lots of planning and preparation go into making sure our designs come out just right. But it’s so worth it to us…
We did not want the backsplash to compete with these 2 features so it was important we did a simple backsplash and we are loving white shiplap in the kitchen right now! Since it is wood in a kitchen we do paint it with a stronger paint that can hold up best in environments like this. That hood needed something with a little more “WOW” behind it so we chose to continue the quartzite on the counters and use a slab there as well. Easy to wipe down and oh so pretty!
In the front of the house, where the kitchen was, we decided to add a little entertaining wet bar. This sits right outside the dining room and is across from the pantry. Perfect hand washing station since it’s close to where you come in off of the mudroom or for serving drinks and food at holidays and parties!
Did you catch the sink? I mean, ya’ll. We had to, right??
This was definitely one of our most fulfilling kitchens, it has so many dreamy elements in it that we just adore. The stained shiplap wall with the gold sconces, those amazing globe chandeliers, that HOOD, the hammered gold sink, open concept and open shelving. What more could you ask for? 😉 Hope ya’ll liked it! Don’t forget to share and pin this post if you enjoyed it! Happy designing, friends!
- Counters- Quartzite, color is ‘New Super White’
- Gold sink- Wayfair
- Lighting- Kirkland’s
- Hood- Custom
- Kitchen faucet- Wayfair
- Hardware- Wayfair
- Appliances- Sears
- Wall sconces- Wayfair