+ sneak peek of my kitchen before and (almost) after + stool inspiration

I don’t know if you can tell but, we are lacking proper counter stools….hence the top of my 2 year old’s head.

So, when we bought the house, we felt trapped in eddie bauer land. Everything was forest or sage green, dark taupe, burgundy, gold, brown, tan. Just a little too 90’s for my taste. But the “bones” were there. It just needed a coat of paint, new floors, fireplace, and a new master bathroom. Though if you took a tour of my house currently, its pathetic how it is lacking in furniture and pretty much anything else. But at least we remodeled and I have the exciting time to pick out things to decorate!
So about that kitchen…out came the solid surface tan and brown striped counters, replaced with a light gray quartz by pentalquartz called polished carrara. The sink is my favorite, I had no idea how much I would love a huge under-mount stainless steel one basin sink, I can’t have the biggest pile of dirty dishes in there without it bugging my husband too much. I finally added some white subway tile backsplash, that I have been obsessed with ever since I lived in a house filled with it in San Francisco. We also took out the yellowy maple floors and put down some dark engineered hardwood oak. The cabinets and drawers and walls were all painted a crisp slightly warm white called Atrium white by Benjamin Moore. I’m obsessed with this white. It isn’t stark but it isn’t too warm. I picked up some 10 packs of polished nickel knobs and pulls from lowes for a very affordable price (wow, online stuff can be pricey). and added those in too. I did replace the very worn out or broken appliances with new ones I grabbed a deal from on black friday! Seriously amazing deals that day. I didn’t know until after the remodel that the littlest things like replacing knobs and paint make such a big difference.




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  1. Dying over that chandelier! Everything you do is so swoon-worthy!

    XO, k | http://www.kokay.me

  2. looks so amazing! love that chandelier!


  3. It looks gorgeous, but I’m pretty sure you meant “peek”…

  4. What a transformation! How exciting it must be. Making home is the best

  5. This is beautiful! What a vision you have – it looks so different. Can’t wait to see what furniture you choose and more pictures!

  6. Helena A. says:

    What a great makeover!
    Love what you did! The white cabinets open up the space so much!
    I in love with the stool number 8!
    kisses from Portugal!

  7. In love with your super amazing designs! The color is too perfect.

  8. What an amazing transformation! Such a beautiful kitchen!
    Have a lot of fun with making your home, I`m excited to see more :)
    And for the contrast I would choose No. 9.

  9. It looks amazing!


  10. Great transformation!


  11. Lindsey says:

    Looks amazing! I had to do a few double takes between the before and after. Good luck with the bar stool selection…as a designer who sources them all the time it is tough to find the perfect ones, when you do they will make the space! Your space is looking beautiful – have fun with all the finishing touches :)


  12. Great deco inspo!