interiors & styling

Our Kitchen Reveal

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to FINALLY reveal the kitchen! We started this project back in December and it has been a long time coming. We literally just finished the final details last week, so that goes to show just how long renovations actually take if you’re tackling it yourself. Emmett and I both worked on the space after business hours and it has really been a labor of love. Click through for a ton of photos! I have SO much to share and I can’t wait to chat about our latest finished project with you… 

Let’s start with a before image, shall we? Just to remind you how this space used to look before we ripped it down to the studs and started over… yucky green paint, original metal cabinetry that was rusting, an ugly “cosmetic” bulkhead, duct taped countertops, linoleum flooring with rotten subfloor underneath, the list goes on and on. You can check out all of the before images in this post.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comHere’s what it looks like today! A world of difference, right? This view is looking into the space from our living room and it doesn’t even look like the same kitchen. I’m also convinced that photos don’t do it justice.

Our previous kitchen looked like this. While it would’ve been easy to opt for white shaker style cabinetry and hand glazed subway tile once again (BTW: I still think that’s a classic look even though it’s “trendy” right now), I’m thrilled that our current kitchen feels original and is representative of our style and personalities. Emmett and I really poured our heart and soul into this space and I hope you enjoy seeing it finished as much as we do. We’ve also pinched our pennies and saved for this project since moving in, so this is pretty special moment to see it totally finished.

First, let’s chat about the cabinetry because I’m very proud of it! I sketched my vision for the cabinetry and had it custom made at Emmett’s work (he does accounting for a custom cabinetry / millwork shop). We went through multiple samples, stain colors, Sherwin-Williams paint colors, and I tweaked it until it was absolutely perfect. I landed on a custom color somewhere between Sherwin-Williams First Star SW 7646 and Big Chill SW 7648 for the perfect color on the upper cabinets. Even the toe kick vent covers are custom stained to blend seamlessly with the design. I’m a details person, so I try to think about every little thing- even the ugly parts, like exhaust panels.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAs always, I like to take the backsplash tile all the way to the ceiling, if possible. I saved on the floor tile and splurged on the backsplash. I’m happy to report I think the decision paid off because that marble is absolutely gorgeous! It’s difficult to capture just how beautiful it is in photographs, but take my word for it…. it’s textural and sophisticated all at the same time.

I pulled out my paint deck and color matched the warmer tones in the backsplash to select a wall color. I opted for Sherwin-Williams Alabaster 7008. It’s soft, creamy, and inviting, while complimenting the cool gray upper cabinetry color to perfection. I also feel like it ties the wall tile and floor tile together nicely.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI designed a recessed niche to fit perfectly under the range hood, behind the cooktop. This is convenient for salt, pepper, oils, and other cooking items. It gives us a place to sit things of that nature without taking up precious counter space. I had Emmett trim out the sides of the niche with marble slab remnants and the finished look is absolutely stunning! It turned out even better than I had hoped, and I wondered why kitchen niches aren’t a common thing? I think about the convenience of our shower niche and believe it is equally as functional in a cooking environment.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comSpeaking of cooking, we opted for an induction cooktop this time around. I really wanted gas, but Emmett talked me into this option and I’m SO happy he did. It’s easy to clean, boils water in an instant, cooks evenly, and is much safer. Do any of you use induction for cooking? I’m pleasantly surprised and am wondering how I ever survived without it? I’d make this decision over and over again- solid choice!

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comOn the sink wall, we kept the window (and sink) in the same location, but the replacement is obviously a vast improvement from the existing vignette. It’s really nice to do dishes and look out into our beautiful backyard. Speaking of the sink, I’m all about a classic, apron front farm sink. I don’t consider it a “trend”, but rather a timeless staple that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. I love the way the white fireclay ties in the window trim, which I intentionally painted Sherwin-Williams Extra White 7006, rather than making it match the custom gray trim in the rest of the space. I think it adds depth and creates a nice, bright focal point. I just shared the DIY for the sconce above the window in this post.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI granted Emmett’s request and also ordered the stainless grid that fits into the bottom of the sink. I wasn’t sure how I would like it, but it’s actually very nice. We ended up scratching the bottom of our previous fireclay sink (of a different brand) and this makes me feel better about protecting it. I’m also into the industrial aesthetic.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comThe soapstone countertops might be another one of my favorite things about the kitchen. When I shared our laundry room reveal, they were a popular topic and I can’t wait to devote an entire post to the countertops! They’re rich black, have a nice velvety touch, and include all of the charm and charisma natural stone offers.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comSee the beautiful veining in the soapstone? I fell in love with this material during my quarry visit to select marble for our fireplace…. the moment I laid eyes upon the Alberene soapstone, I knew I had to have it for our kitchen. It’s safe to say, I’m not disappointed with that decision.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comAlso on the sink wall, we have a ginormous pantry to the left side of the dishwasher. It’s coming in super handy for all of our food storage. Check out how I selected that stunning pantry hardware in this post. Would you guys be interested in a pantry organization post? I figured you might want to peek inside eventually?

If you’re curious about the dishwasher, it’s integrated into the cabinetry- this is also referred to as “panel ready”. We had a cabinetry panel made to disguise it, so it blends with our lower cabinetry. Surprise!! There’s a dishwasher in there…

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comLet’s step back (literally) and I’ll show you a view looking into the kitchen from the hall (which we’ve already started renovating). We widened the doorway and it feels so much more spacious. To the left is the living room and obviously the kitchen / breakfast nook is straight ahead. Read more about the matador art and its meaning to me in this post.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comIn regards to appliances, I scored everything on Black Friday and saved quite a bit of money! Emmett is pretty particular when it comes to refrigerators, so he picked this one out and we both love it. It’s very convenient, super smart, and I love the way it looks. It adds a nice industrial vibe to the space and ties in the deep black countertops. I know water dispensers on the front of a fridge is not for everyone, but we use it SO often, it really comes in handy and is the best fit for our family.

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI’m also in love with the black stainless finish! It doesn’t fingerprint as easily as regular stainless and I feel like it’s a modernized version or new take on industrial design. Are you guys into it? It’s funny because readers have messaged saying I designed the color palette around my dogs. Ha! Maybe that was a subconscious decision? Either way, Finn’s new favorite spot is in front of the toe kick registers on the cool tile floor.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comMoving to the other side of the kitchen and appliances, you’ll find the coffee / espresso bar. I pretty much use this area twice a day and run on caffeine. I’m trying to learn how to be a barista and impress house guests… so far I’m just average and have yet to master espresso art with frothed milk. Someday, someday.

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comBeneath the coffee station in the lower cabinetry are two custom slide out trash bins- for trash and recycling. They come in super handy and I love that there isn’t an ugly trash can sitting on the floor taking up additional, valuable space.

I feel like I also have to mention the pot filler! This was my brightest idea because I HATE carrying water to and from the espresso maker. Anyone else with me? I think it’s a really practical place for a pot filler. This one matches our smart faucet and I couldn’t be happier about the pair!

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comTo the right of this area, I’m sure you’re wondering what’s in the gigantic cabinets that span from countertop to ceiling? That’s our bar cabinet, which I’m sure will come in handy when entertaining!

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Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comI’m going to make you wait until tomorrow for the breakfast nook reveal, because this post is already realllllly long, but I can tell you… I had to switch up the light fixture from the original design plan. It was a bit of a debacle and I was heartbroken at first, but I’m very excited about the replacement– dare I say it’s even better than the original option?

Room for Tuesday Kitchen Reveal - roomfortuesday.comIf anyone is curious about sources, I’ll link everything in the roundup below! Please let me know if I missed anything…

01: ceiling medallion // 02: soapstone countertops // 03: faucet // 04: wall paint: alabaster SW 7008 // 05: pendant light // 06: sink // 07: sink grid // 08: cabinetry paint: custom mix from Sherwin-Williams, but it’s somewhere between… first star SW 7646 and big chill SW 7648 // 09: floor tile // 10: sconce // 11: backsplash tile // 12: canister // 13: vintage poster art // 14: dish towels // 15: spice jar // 16: tea towel // 17: soap set // 18: ceiling paint: ceiling bright white SW 7007 // 19: espresso maker // 20: pot filler // 21: refrigerator // 22: oven & microwave wall unit // 23: induction cooktop // 24: cutting boards // 25: white planter // 26: cabinetry pulls // 27: cabinetry knobs

There is LOTS of kitchen related content coming, so stay tuned for that. Look for a soapstone Q&A, patterned floor tile roundup (basically the contenders I didn’t use), the breakfast nook reveal tomorrow, and much more! I also wanted to ask… are you guys interested in the budget and what we paid for everything? I can work on a post for that as well, or just shoot me a message and I’ll be sure to answer.

Regardless, I’d love to hear your feedback in the comment section below. This project has been ongoing for half a year and you guys have been a big part of it. Thank you SO much for all of the support and encouragement along the way! It means more than you know. Hop over to Instagram tomorrow for a live tour after the breakfast nook reveal at 8pm MT. xox

*This post is sponsored by Sherwin-Williams®. All content, ideas, and words are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to create unique content while featuring products we actually use & enjoy! 

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    Sally
    June 26, 2018 at 5:16 am

    I’m not sure that I can see a single thing that I don’t like! The room as a whole is just gorgeous – the wall tiling in particular is sensational, somehow managing to be both low-key and classic and the absolute stand-out at the same time. The pot-filler by your coffee area is also a fantastic added extra – I bet it makes you happy every time you use it! Lovely.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:37 am

      Thank you so much, Sally!! You always have the sweetest compliments. I really appreciate them and they make my day. xox

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    Peggi
    June 26, 2018 at 5:27 am

    Wow. Seriously, wow. Your attention to detail warms my heart. (Is it weird that the first thing I noticed was the matching vent cover??) A kitchen niche! Genius & beautiful. That soapstone! Sigh. The tile combo is inspired; on trend, but I can imagine it feeling just right in 10 years too. The coffee station and um…epic bar cabinet! You are my kind of people. Speaking of cabinets. Shazam! They are gorgeous. I would love a post about that design process and the pantry organization. Now I’m intrigued about the induction cooktop too. A beautiful gas range has always been a dream, but I bake so much that the idea of wall ovens seems ideal. And, even though it’s gauche, a budget breakdown would be interesting. I don’t know that a to-the-studs reno is in my future, but I do enjoy mulling all the details of a project.
    Truly though, you are a talented duo; the design and craftsmanship of this kitchen is impressive. Kudos.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

      I can’t tell you how happy I am you noticed the vent cover! Those little things drive me crazy if they’re not perfect. Haha! Thank you SO much for the incredibly kind words, Peggi. I really appreciate your input :) xo

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    Holly
    June 26, 2018 at 6:15 am

    Looks so good Sarah. Attention to detail is something is your strong point. Love the lighting choices & those tiles are gorgeous! You must be thrilled you can entertain in this space now.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:39 am

      Thank you, Holly!! I can’t wait to have people over. We have house guests coming into town this week and I’m pumped to put the space to good use! xox

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus
    June 26, 2018 at 6:28 am

    It’s absolutely glorious!! I’m itching to use that floor tile somewhere in my house too!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

      Thank you, Ashley!! It’s so pretty and surprisingly very budget friendly. I’m working on a giant patterned floor tile roundup as we speak… I had 14 other contenders. Haha! xox

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    Amanda
    June 26, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Wow! This is so impressive, so so impressive. It’s hard to pick just one thing, but the lower cabinetry stain might be my favorite. I LOVE it! I have to say though I’m a little sad it’s over (even though I’m sure you aren’t!) – I’ve really enjoyed reading about this project every step of the way! Are post design blues a thing?! Because I think I have it ;)

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

      Ahhhh, THANK YOU Amanda :) Don’t worry our house is already in shambles again… the hallway is down to the studs and we have house guests arriving on Friday. I guess they shouldn’t be surprised because the last time they were here the bathroom project was wrapping up. Haha! I’m pretty sure we’re not capable of sitting still. So happy you followed along with our kitchen reno. That means so much! Thank you!! xox

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    Amanda
    June 26, 2018 at 7:00 am

    That was worth the wait! I love the soapstone counters, hardware, tile, and how everything goes together.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Yay!!! Thank you so much, Amanda! xx

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    Traci
    June 26, 2018 at 7:30 am

    Love the details! Your kitchen looks very high end! Great job to the both of you!
    Yes, to the pantry reveal!! I don’t think you should share your cost breakdown. But of course it’s up to you. Well done again!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:44 am

      Thank you, Traci! I’ll definitely work on a pantry post after I start filling the space. We still have empty cabinets and I’ve run out of things to put in them… that has never happened in my life. Haha! xox

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    Melanie Thielke
    June 26, 2018 at 7:50 am

    My favorites: the tiles, natural stone counter and how everything meshes together. So easy on the eyes. I also had an induction cooking conversion and will never look back to gas. Induction is as responsive as gas, but so much easier to clean up cooking spills, and safer as you mentioned since the surface doesn’t transfer heat.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:45 am

      Thank you, Melanie!! That makes me so happy to hear you also love induction cooking. I have to say- I was skeptical, but I’m very happy that’s what we landed on. I have nothing but positive things to say about it thus far! xo

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    Cathy | the Grit and Polish
    June 26, 2018 at 8:09 am

    Another beautiful room! Nice job, guys! I bet you are both LOVING having a functional kitchen after all those months. And I would definitely love a budget post if you’re inclined to share. Can’t wait to see the breakfast nook

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:46 am

      Thanks so much, Cathy! You know how it goes… it’s amazing to actually cook a meal and not have fast food for a change. Haha! The big renovations are always worth it though. xox

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    Colleen
    June 26, 2018 at 8:10 am

    Wow! Your kitchen Sarah is stunning. So many beautiful features but I love how smartly its designed. The most functional kitchen I have ever seen. The pot filler at the coffee station, the bar cabinet, concealed garbage bins, cooking niche, are all design features that bring the function of a kitchen to the next level. Just fabulous! Cheers to you guys and enjoy 🥂

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Thank you, Colleen! That’s such a great compliment… I feel like I’m growing as a designer in terms of thinking functionally. So happy you appreciated them and took the time to comment on those little details. That made my day! xox

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    Laurie Anne
    June 26, 2018 at 8:19 am

    AHHHHH! What an amazing transformation!! Cant wait to see the breakfast nook!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Thanks girlfriend!! As much as I love the kitchen, I think I might love the breakfast nook even more. I can’t wait to share it tmrw! xo

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    Terri
    June 26, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Sarah, your kitchen looks amazing! Love the hood, the farmhouse sink and the niche! Its all so very pretty… Very clever design! So glad I found your blog… Can’t wait to see the eat in kitchen reveal! Thanks for sharing!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thank you so much, Terri! I’m so happy you’re here and are having fun following along. I really appreciate your sweet words and that you took the time to leave a comment :) xx

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    Lexie
    June 26, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Forgive me if this is too personal, but how much did you budget for this renovation? And how much of that did SW cover through your sponsorship? Your kitchen is beautiful!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:22 am

      I’ll work on a budget post! Thanks, Lexie! xo

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    Brooke W
    June 26, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Absolutely stunning, Sarah!! This space screams “The Gibsons!!’ and it is perfect in every way. So proud of you and all the hard work you and Emmett put into your home!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:22 am

      Awww, that’s the best compliment! Thanks girlfriend. Love you!! xx

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    Lbpv
    June 26, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Your kitchen looks A-Mazing! You guys are so talented! You are a genius with that extra coffee filler. Ive seen the niches on the sides but doing it on the back wall, well that is just brilliant. Counters and backsplash are such a fantastic duo! Every element is just sooo good. Your kitchen is small but mighty! Five stars!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thank you so much! The coffee filler is really coming in handy, as well as the backsplash niche. Really appreciate your kind words!! It is a small space, but we’re pretty stoked about how it turned out. xo

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    Kelly Z
    June 26, 2018 at 9:24 am

    Love! This is beautiful and approachable. I would really like to see a pantry and budget post, please.

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:24 am

      Thank you, Kelly! I’ll add those two posts to the calendar :)

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    Kylee
    June 26, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Looks amazing!! Awesome work! I bet it’s so nice to settled and functioning in that pretty space!!

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    joanna // jojotastic
    June 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    Sarah!!! This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!!!!!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Thank you!! Can’t wait for YOURS next :) xo

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    Danna
    June 26, 2018 at 10:34 am

    First, your kitchen is beautiful! I soaked in every single picture! Im sure everything is even more beautiful in person. The vented hood….awww!!! Ive been wanting to paint our natural stained cabinets because every picture you see is painted cabinets (white, off white, grey, etc) but you have me rethinking I should just leave them. Second, love your blog and your content. Its my first stop in the mornings. Last, your design eye is incredible!

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      Sarah
      June 26, 2018 at 11:26 am

      Thank you, Danna! I love that you stop in every morning- you have no idea how much that means to me! I vote leave your cabinets natural… maybe swap the hardware if you’re craving an update. The world has enough white and gray cabinets for now ;) Wood feels special. xx

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    Mattir
    June 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    This looks amazing! And I would love to hear about the budget!

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Morgan Cross
    June 26, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    LOVE IT ALL. Absolutely stunning. Please share the inside of the pantry and budget details as well!

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:00 am

      Thank you, Morgan! xo

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    Colleen
    June 26, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Looks amazing! The wood tone keeps it warm, and you made so many practical upgrades! We are just wrapping up our own reno and i just sent my husband your kitchen niche. Very clever.

    How about links for the salt & pepper shakers and the mugs & saucers?

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:01 am

      Thanks so much, Colleen! Congrats on wrapping up your own kitchen renovation. You have a good eye… the salt & pepper, as well as mugs & saucers are all vintage (estate sales). xo

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    Ashley
    June 26, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Basically hyperventilating this kitchen is so freaking beautiful. I have no other words, except could you post more photos/details of the breakfast nook??
    BRAVA!!!!!

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    Morgan
    June 26, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Absolutely beautiful! …and this is the reason why you are my favorite designer.

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Nicest compliment ever!! Thank you so much, Morgan! xx

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    Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    June 26, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    This is all SO good. Like, SO so good.

    The pot filler for the coffee? Dead. You’re a genius!

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Haha!! Thank you, Kim! Can’t wait to see how your treehouse kitchen unfolds- it already looks stunning :) xx

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    Lacey
    June 26, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    I’ve been looking so forward to this post and it did NOT disappoint! The niche behind the cooktop is GENIUS!! I love your attention to detail and how you think everything out. Excited to see the breakfast nook!

    Would love links to the salt and pepper shakers and the mug and saucers as well.

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:04 am

      I was nervous about that, Lacey! We’ve spent SO much time on this the past 6 months, there’s always the fear it won’t live up the hype. Obviously we love it… but I’m ecstatic to hear it was worth the wait. The salt, pepper, saucers, and coffee mugs are all vintage- I’m sorry. I grabbed them at an estate sale! xo

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    Ashley
    June 26, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    WOW! Your renovation is absolutely stunning! The attention to detail is outstanding. I have absolutely loved following your renovations. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:04 am

      Thank you, Ashley!! xox

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    Karen
    June 27, 2018 at 6:48 am

    Incredible! I too am thoroughly impressed by your attention to detail. I bet those floors will be a dream to keep clean (or looking clean, haha), and let’s not forget the design they bring to the space. Really nice job here, LOVING it! Overall, I just adore your style.

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Thank you, Karen! The floors hide everything and it’s SO nice! Ha, which reminds me I should probably mop soon. Thank you again… really appreciate the nice words! xx

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    Rebecca
    June 27, 2018 at 6:57 am

    It looks so amazing Sarah! been waiting for this for ages. would love a budget post. I’m about to dive into the world of kitchen reno here in England and would love a travel guide.

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! I’ll definitely work on a budget post. xox

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    Lauren Christel
    June 27, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Oh goodness, absolutely stunning!!! I cannot even imagine how excited you guys are to cook in this gorgeous space! Thanks for continually posting content that is so fun to read and so beautiful to look at. Yours is one of very few blogs that I religiously read every last word. Keep up the fabulous creativity and sharing! xx

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      Sarah
      June 27, 2018 at 10:54 am

      Thank you so much, Lauren! We are definitely pumped to cook and finally have a kitchen again. I love hearing that you check for content and actually read posts. That truly makes my day and I can’t even tell you how much it means to me. THANK YOU! xoxo

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    Shavonda
    June 27, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Girl!!!! I dont even know where to begin with this room. Let’s see….first of all soapstone is my absolute FAVE surface material for countertops followed by butcher block in a close second. I LOOOOOOOVE that you use soapstone in your kitchen. Its rarely seen but its so so beautiful. I also love that cute niche behind the stove for spices. SUCH a great use of space! I also love the black stainless steel appliances and the natural wood cabinets. This space is just absolutley beautiful and you should be so so proud!!!

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    Robyn
    June 27, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    This room was SO worth the wait (and I had to wait an extra day for internet access)! I love the little niche, I love the stained vent cover, that soapstone is absolutely beautiful, the backsplash is just way too pretty, and I can’t get over that floor tile. I think I would just lie down on that tile with Cash and Finn and just admire the view. You two did such a great job!

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      Sarah
      June 28, 2018 at 7:04 am

      Thanks so much, Robyn! So funny, we actually did that the other day… lay on the floor with the dogs. They thought that was pretty fun. Haha! xo

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    Rochie
    June 28, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    I know I’m a bit late for this reveal but I just had a chance to actually read the post. I love it! I’ll be honest, not 100% my personal style but I can totally appreciate how well-designed it is and you can tell that every detail was thought of. My favorites are the niche behind the cooktop, the backsplash and that coffee/bar area!

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      Sarah
      July 2, 2018 at 7:52 am

      Thanks so much, Rochie!!

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    Anne
    June 30, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    So worth the wait! I appreciate that you take time out to still blog when many of my favorite bloggers are more IG focused now – I suspect that blogging is a LOT more work with much less instant/positive feedback compared to IG. But wanted you to know that many people still enjoy sitting down to enjoy a well written article.

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      Sarah
      July 2, 2018 at 8:04 am

      Thank you so much, Anne! I’m really happy you’re still visiting the blog. I know readers are sort of doing the same thing (flocking to IG instead), but I feel like this is the space I can be myself and share the knitty gritty. It is a lot of work, but this is the outlet I’m most passionate about. I hope that shows! I also wanted to say, I really appreciate you taking the time to leave the comment, because it really is validating :) Hope you have an amazing week! xox

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    Madeline Polton
    July 2, 2018 at 8:37 am

    Wow! What a great kitchen. We are about to file for town permits to start our own kitchen renovation. While we have the basic layout down, one thing that I would love to learn more about is effective storage. We are working off a smaller side footprint but I know that we can make it work and would love to hear your thoughts of storage innovation, whats worth the extra money, and what maybe isn’t. Thanks!

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      Sarah
      July 2, 2018 at 8:47 am

      Thank you! That’s a great idea for a post, Madeline. Until I can get that drafted, I’ll share my favorite storage components in our kitchen: food storage in the “pantry”, deep drawers for pots and pans under the range, storage under our banquette, functional storage like the pull out spice rack (takes advantage of tiny negative space), as well as cabinets that run all the way to the ceiling. We have SO much storage, we haven’t even filled all of our cabinets. I’ve never had that problem in my entire life. Ha! xo

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    Susanne
    July 11, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Absolute perfection!!! I love all of your choices and then espresso machine pot filler….brilliant! I apologize if you answered this question and I missed it but can you please share the wood cabinet species, stain and finish that you went with? They are gorgeous and the perfect warmth…

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      Sarah
      July 11, 2018 at 9:12 am

      Thank you so much, Susanne! Great question… the cabinetry wood is superior alder (also called clear alder)- not to be confused with knotty alder (which looks really rustic). Hope this helps! xox

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    Ashley - The Gold Hive
    July 12, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Giiiiiirl I’m sorry I’m so late to finally comment on this majesty you’ve created! Nailed it – yet again. Seriously killing me with that soapstone.

    I just looked through some of your older posts in search of a floorplan with all the dimensions. Did I miss it? Can you share it? I love floorplans and I’m still trying to perfect my kitchen so I’m constantly looking for ways to measure finished spaces and apply them to my planning.

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      Sarah
      July 12, 2018 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you!! I need to make a revised floor plan. I only shared the “before” one… adding it to my to-do list now. Yay for YOUR upcoming kitchen renovation!! xox

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    Becky
    July 12, 2018 at 11:33 am

    Love the renovation and all the details! I especially like the niche. The colors are stunning and look fantastic together. And great picture of Finn, too!

    We are almost at the end of our kitchen reno (we hired it out). Right now I’m listening to the new refrigerator purring in the kitchen; it was installed this morning. We had a backsplash fail when the brown tiles I picked out turned a mauve color when installed on wall! Looked HORRIBLE with the granite countertop and the chevron accent behind the stove, so I had them remove it and then went on a 3-day search for new backsplash. It has arrived and will be installed by early next week. Not my first choice, but it spoke to me when I saw it, so all will be well.

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      Sarah
      July 12, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Thank you so much, Becky! It sounds like things are moving right along for you, and you’ll have a shiny new kitchen soon too!! Good luck wrapping it up. xox

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