interiors & styling

One Last Kitchen Update

One Last Kitchen Update - Here is one last kitchen update before the big reveal! Our kitchen is currently covered in sawdust, dirty fingerprints, and tools, but to me- it’s a glorious sight. This is the part of the process where I start to get reallllllly excited. We’ve spent the last two weeks working really hard and turning a corner… installing cabinets, tiling, getting the countertops in, plumbing, and installing appliances. I feel like we’re finally on the homestretch of our kitchen renovation! Click through for a little progress report…

Our Next Big Project : The Kitchen - As a reminder, this is the last update I shared. We had just started installing cabinets. If you’re interested to see that process, I included a video tutorial with that blog post! Let’s do a little time traveling with the same shot… this is what the space looked like during demo:

One Last Kitchen Update - Then it looked like this four weeks later…

One Last Kitchen Update - I don’t want to jinx it before we’re totally finished, but this kitchen renovation has went super smoothly! I spent months planning, getting organized, and it has certainly paid off. Like every renovation, you run into something unexpected, but for the most part- this space has unfolded better than we had hoped. Compared to our previous kitchen renovation that took over 6 months… this time around, we’ll have a finished space in less than 3 months- nearly HALF of the time for a room that is double in square footage. To say I’m proud is probably an understatement. Today it looks like this…

One Last Kitchen Update - I knew there was something special about this space from the get go. Even in the early stages, when Lowe’s called me to chat about our future plans for the space, I got SO excited, sat down at my computer, didn’t move for 6 hours, and whipped up the entire kitchen design plan. In my entire design career, I’ve never pulled together a room of that scale so quickly. It just kind of poured out of me. I expected to tweak things, adjust the plan, and have to make some changes, but surprisingly- every single thing stayed the same and worked out perfectly. The stars seriously aligned for this one and I can’t wait to see it finished!

If you’re wondering what we have left to do… here is the laundry list:

  • install filler panels and finishing cabinet pieces
  • install millwork + moulding
  • sand & paint the window casing
  • paint the walls
  • finish installing the dishwasher
  • touch up the ceiling paint
  • finish tiling & grouting
  • install floating shelves
  • install plumbing fixtures (pot filler, faucet, garbage disposal, etc)
  • install sconces
  • finish installing cabinet hardware
  • enhance the soapstone countertops
  • CLEAN!
  • fill up / organize cabinets with our kitchen items
  • style the space
  • photograph the finished room (& share with you guys, obviously!)

One Last Kitchen Update - Whew! That might seem like a lot, but I’m hoping it will go pretty quickly… there are a lot of little items and the difficult things are basically finished. We’re getting there and I couldn’t be happier.

Stay tuned for the reveal post, alllllll of the sources, and every single detail soon! You guys have no idea how much Emmett and I appreciate your encouragement, great comments, questions, and messages. This has been a fun journey for us, and I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek into the process as well. PS- you can also scroll through the entire renovation via this Pinterest board. It’s cool to scroll in chronological order! If you’re curious about sources and just can’t wait- check out this post.

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    June 25, 2019 at 5:27 am

    Wowza! I have said it before, but it bears repeating- you guys are astounding! The amount of beautiful work you accomplish puts an entire crew of tradespeople to shame. (No shade to tradespeople 😉) Everything looks so, so lovely. And while I would not want to discredit star-alignment, please, please give yourself your due. I think this plan came together so *magically* because of your hard work and professional experience! You are a kick-ass kitchen designer.💖

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      June 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Aw you’re the sweetest. Thank you for that! :)

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    June 25, 2019 at 6:53 am

    Love, love, love it! Can’t wait to see it finished. Our kitchen remodel took a year from design to finish. Well worth the wait, but a long road.

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      June 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Traci! Good things always take time… so happy you stuck with it!

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    June 25, 2019 at 9:00 am

    I’m LOVING it!! I think this might be my favorite makeover of yours yet!

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      June 25, 2019 at 12:09 pm

      Really?!! Thank you!

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    Emily T
    June 25, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I was in awe seeing your kitchen this weekend! You two are killing it. I fell in love with your design from day 1 and I can’t wait to see it completed, styled, and broken in with a baking day!

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      June 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm

      Aww thank you! Plenty of baking days, dinner parties, and drinks to come :) Let’s break it in!

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    Kaitlin Jenkins
    June 25, 2019 at 11:38 am

    This is turning into such a beautiful room! I can’t believe how quickly you two have been churning through this renovation – super inspiring!

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      June 25, 2019 at 12:11 pm

      Thank you, Kaitlin! It has kind of been a whirlwind over here, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Haha! xo

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    June 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    It is beautiful….love it!

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      June 25, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Kathy!

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    June 25, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    You two continue to amaze me and provide such valuable content- so thank you! I always leave your site feeling inspired.

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      June 25, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      That is the best compliment ever. Thank you so much, Kirsten! For showing up to read, for taking the time to message or comment, and for your kind words :) xox

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    June 26, 2019 at 7:25 am

    To say that your kitchen is going to be beautiful is surely an understatement. You two are rockin’ this renovation. Cheers, Ardith

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      June 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Ardith :) xox

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    June 27, 2019 at 11:49 am

    OMG so amazing! I am dying to redo my kitchen! I love that you used Lowes for this! They are the only store in my town so its nice to see what people can do with a “big box” kitchen that isn’t Ikea or custom BUT LOOKS SO CUSTOM! (although i loved your last kitchen too!) Are you planning on sharing your budget at all? I am trying to wrap my head around doing a kitchen renovation and just thinking about it sounds intimidating! I can not wait for the reveal!

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      June 27, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I’ll definitely share the budget once everything is wrapped up :) xo

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    Anjanee Rotolo
    November 9, 2019 at 6:56 am

    Please tell me more about the base cabinets. What stain color? What type of finish? This is exactly what I’ve been looking for and any advice would certainly be appreciated.

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      November 12, 2019 at 8:40 am

      The cabinetry was a custom stain, therefore I don’t have a swatch or number to share. I’m sorry! It was a visit the cabinet shop and say- 1 more drop of yellow, 1 more of red, etc situation.

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    Maricela D. Dorman
    September 21, 2021 at 9:30 am

    Your kitchen is just mindblowing.
    Love it.

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      September 21, 2021 at 8:35 pm

      Thank you so much, Maricela! We really love it- even a couple years later!

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