When we gutted and renovated our bathroom last year, it made us want to do the few updates we’d been dreaming about in our kitchen more than ever! After much thought, we decided to go for it. It is the last space in our home for us to add our own fingerprint.
We are doing a mix of DIY and outsourced work for this project. Honey has already started on the plumbing and electrical work, and our first round of contractors arrive later this week to take out the counters.
The first thing we are doing is replacing the counters with the same quartz – Cambira Berwyn – that we used in the master bathroom. This is the bulk of the expense on this project.
We wanted to replace the counters because we love them. Doing so will also allow us to make a couple of tweaks that are on our “dream kitchen” list. First, we are taking down the peninsula here and extending it out by 3″.
Then, we are removing the sink in the island and leveling out the step up here as well.
Finally, we are painting the cabinets WHITE (goodbye glaze and dreary kitchen) and the island some sort of a darker color (yet to be determined)! There will also be just a little backsplash left, which we are going to do in a white subway similar to what we did in the bathrooms last year, but smaller in scale.
When all of that is complete, we will paint the kitchen, mudroom and den. I am toying between the exact color we have now and going just a couple of shades lighter. When we originally moved in, the entire house was painted in flat paint, which has turned into a real nuisance over the past decade. I cannot wait to freshen it up and get some good scrubbable paint on these walls. I’d really like to avoid repainting the brick fireplace, which makes keeping the color the same the most likely option.
All of the curtains, furniture and decor will remain the same. It is probably time to recover my chairs, another 10 year old DIY, but I’m going to wait and see how everything looks before deciding on that.
We are really excited about these changes and look forward to sharing with y’all as make progress over the next three weeks or so!
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