I think I am ready to share our new kitchen. Do you ever worry that your photos are not social media worthy? Or, cringe when you see a box of Trader Joe’s Joe-Joe cookies in the background of a photo? I am that girl.
But I love my new kitchen and it is operational- well most of it. There is a bit of a punch list and a few unfinished details, but that is what Everyday Edits is all about, right? We christened our kitchen over Thanksgiving. Finally, after seven years of dreams and Pinterest pins, today is the day I get to share our (my) new kitchen tour with you.
Are you ready? I hope you like it.
Yes, we have a few things that need to be reinstalled, but none of those things interfere with an excuse to not cook in my big girl kitchen. We had to order additional hardware when we decided to go bigger on the cabinet pulls.
But the heart of the kitchen is ready for her reveal.
My three kids asked why we didn’t renovate sooner.
Bless their little hearts.
Um, let’s see; I have three reasons, college tuitions and a mortgage.
During those seven years, I made small updates along the way to extend the life of my 2001 kitchen. Those low-cost updates refreshed the kitchen and let me play with future design ideas for my dream kitchen. I shared those updates here.
It’s a great list.
Please come back here if you detour to that link.
With the Denver real estate market going crazy we rationalized the kitchen expense with the following; we could not afford to downsize.
But, with chipped granite squares, faded maple cabinets and 20-year-old appliances it was time for a kitchen makeover. The last straw was when one of the hinges snapped on our double ovens. The upper oven would not shut. I was done. Done.
So last year after we renovated two bathrooms we set our sights on a new kitchen; my kitchen.
When our youngest headed to college in August my husband knew we (okay me) needed a distraction. We put down a deposit on appliances and met with a local kitchen designer.
We acted as the general contractors for this project; with the assist coming from our kitchen & bath designer. I will share where to find the best contractors and subs too!
The quartz counters transformed the space and the decision to move the cooktop from the island to the exterior wall of the kitchen was worth the cost and hassle to feather in additional wood planks.
Those details later.
The decision to move the cooktop from the island to an exterior wall expanded the island seating. And, with the cooktop out of the island, it made the kitchen look so much larger.
This stove and pot filler are so cool. Of course, I forgot t we had the pot filler and filled pots and tea kettles from the sink the first two weeks.
I can’t wait to share the details with a pot filler. My husband was convinced it was going to be a budget buster. It was not.
Details to follow.
I told my son that was the new drinking water faucet (as a joke) and I giggle every time he fills his glass from the pot filler.
I should probably tell him, but I might share it on my Instagram first. #wink
Stay tuned. I will share the decisions behind some of the design choices we made. We splurged on appliances. And, remind to share the best resource to find electricians and contractors. And a source list to follow.
Or leave me a comment and I will get back to you.
Thank you for stopping by today. Here are a few other kitchen posts prior to the renovation. It was a journey…