New Kitchen

When trying to figure out the new lay-out for our kitchen, we didn’t have many options.  The old kitchen was small and only had a few cabinets, a fridge & a stove so we knew we’d need to expand.  The kitchen is situated between our dining room, our living room, and at the end of our entrance hallway.  We have a door that leads from our kitchen onto a covered porch…I dream of that porch becoming a screened in porch one day so I didn’t want to knock out that back wall and lose any of the porch.  If we knocked out any of the wall that the kitchen shares with the living room, we’d lose the main long wall that our chaise sofa is currently up against and we wouldn’t have been able to fit that in there.  Then the wall that’s being shared with the dining room is load-bearing.  We also have a door, and two windows to contest with along with a radiator that we couldn’t cover up.  So we settled on a galley style kitchen that’s a little on the small side but we love it!

Gavin removed the doorway between the hallway and the kitchen (there was a door that closed there and made the kitchen feel very small), he also opened up the the entrance between the kitchen and the dining room so the kitchen felt more open and spacious.   We went with white cabinets so that it wouldn’t feel crowded in there (and because I love them!) and decided to use Carrara marble for our countertops.   We added recessed lighting and crown molding as well.  The faucet we choose has an antique feel and works well with the farmhouse sink.  Stainless steel appliances and glass tile backsplash with some marble accenting completes the look.  Since the rest of the house has wood floors that we were refinishing anyway, we decided to run new wood floors in the kitchen too and have them all stained to match.  The color we choose for the kitchen is Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue.

Here’s some before and after pictures:

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