interiors & styling

One Last Kitchen Update

One Last Kitchen Update - roomfortuesday.comHere 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 - roomfortuesday.comAs 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 - roomfortuesday.comThen it looked like this four weeks later…

One Last Kitchen Update - roomfortuesday.comI 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 - roomfortuesday.comI 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 - roomfortuesday.comWhew! 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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  • Reply
    Peggi
    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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      Sarah
      June 25, 2019 at 12:05 pm

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

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    Traci
    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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      Sarah
      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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    Rochie
    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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      Sarah
      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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      Sarah
      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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      Sarah
      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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    Kathy
    June 25, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    It is beautiful….love it!

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      Sarah
      June 25, 2019 at 1:12 pm

      Thanks Kathy!

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    Kirsten
    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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      Sarah
      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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    Ardith
    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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      Sarah
      June 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so much, Ardith :) xox

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    Kates
    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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      Sarah
      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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