Many of you journeyed along with my family and me as we built our new home. (If not, you can read all about it here). The whole experience was actually pretty enjoyable. Of all the emails I receive, one of the most requested things I hear is to see my completed kitchen. So over the next while, I'll be focusing on just that, and walking you through the choices I made.
But before you see the completed project, here's a look at it, under construction. Here the sheetrock has all been installed, and walls painted:
And here it is with the beadboard ceiling now installed, cabinets in place and crown moulding in:
And here we are today. Welcome to my kitchen. Yes, I love white. I find it calming and warm, when combined with the right touches.
Much of the kitchen plan really revolved around the big beautiful farm sink. Because of the sink's high back, the windows needed to be higher than normal. The sink is also really wide - about 4 feet - so it takes up a lot of real estate. And when I laid it all out in my mind, I just couldn't see upper cabinets fitting in to my plan. So, I skipped uppers all together. Instead, I have the full wall of cabinets surrounding the wall ovens and fridge and on the opposite wall...
...sits what the building crew named The MEGA SHELF and the cooktop. The shelf is my area to do seasonal displays or showcase my favorite artwork at the moment.
Tomorrow I will begin taking you through the different areas of my kitchen and talk about the design and mindset that went into each one.
Thank you for visiting, at long last!
My cabinets were custom made by a local cabinet maker.
The ceiling is made of beadboard planks, also known as wainscotting. I talked a lot about it here.
The lights over the island were made from salvaged old schoolhouse globes and new arms. I obtained all of the materials from Revival Lighting in Spokane and they built the lighting as well.
The lights over the sink are from Lowe's.
The cabinet hardware is from Spokane Hardware, who also have an amazing website (The Hardware Hut) where you can order just about anything your heart desires.
My appliances are all Thermador, with the exception of the freezer column which is Bosch, and the microwave which is G.E.
The antique FOODS sign was purchased from Marketplace Antiques in Sandpoint, Idaho and was spotted for me by the amazing and wonderful MaryAnn Duarte, who has a space there and is also a vendor at The Farm Chicks Show.
The clock was a gift. (Source unknown).
The stools are from Pottery Barn.
The dining room table was built by Antico.
The dining room chairs are from Cost Plus World Market.
The dining room grasscloth bamboo wallpaper came from Wallflowers in Spokane. Unfortunately, I can't remember the brand.
Our home was designed by Nancy McKennon.
Our builder was Craig Powell of Powell Custom Homes. (509) 994-2831 (He doesn't have a website).
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