I mean, what is there really to say besides, this is my home. My domain. It’s who I am. It’s the room in our house where I spend most of my time (at home) in. From preparing, cooking and cleaning up meals for my family of 5, to daily homework time, family conversations and other gatherings; this is the room of our home.
In regards to our #60dayfarmhouse project, it’s also the room that I spent the most time thinking through. Taking into account our desires + 5 windows, 2 wall openings, 1 door, a supporting beam that had to be and, and, and, and… this layout/design worked best!
I worked with a handful of kitchen designers before making the decision to go with ‘Kat’s Design’. Not only did her credentials impress me but she was great to work with and is so talented. She did an amazing job bringing our kitchen goals and dreams to life with her plans! (Contact me if you want her info)
The kitchen was the biggest transformation of our whole project.
What started as two rooms with laminate flooring, aged cabinets, no lighting and small doorways turned into a bright, crisp, clean kitchen. I’m beyond amazed how this room turned out; definitely my favorite space in our entire home.
Grab a cup of coffee; Welcome!
Our #60dayFarmhouse Kitchen Renovation
This was our kitchen when we purchased our home. The photo on the left shows the ‘butler’s pantry’ (on the left) and the other room (on the right) was the kitchen. There were 3 doorways + 1 back door in the original kitchen, lots of bulk-heads, laminate flooring and old cabinets and counter-tops.
Thank You Peter Theis for taking ‘Before’ Photos for us!
- Opened the brick wall between the staircase and kitchen
- Removed the wall in the middle of the two rooms
- Removed the bump-outs
- Ran new electrical
- Moved the gas line
- Installed a vent that went down to the basement and to the outside
- Moved/added water line
- Installed new ceilings, walls, floors, cabinets, counter-tops, lighting, speaker/stereo system, etc…
We also needed a beam where the wall once was since it was a main support for the second floor. Brian crafted a beam and stained it to match the floors. It was a huge project and I’m probably forgetting a lot too.
DEMO… DURING THE RENOVATION
Pizza Night after Drywall Day!
Thank You Roseanne Martin Photography for taking such amazing ‘After’ Photos!
AND THE MOMENT I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR…
Let’s Start at the Entrance and put some photos side by side!
*Remember, when looking at Before/After photos, find one thing that’s the same in each photo to identify that it’s the same space.*
(click to enlarge)
WHAT USED TO BE THAT… IS NOW THIS…
Photographed by Roseanne Martin Photography
Kitchen Cabinets: Kraftmaid
Knobs & Handles: Home Depot
Kitchen Countertops: Troy Granite
All Lighting: Anthropologie
Cooktop and Double Oven: Bertazzoni
Refrigerator/Freezer: Whirlpool Sidekick
Farmhouse Sink: Alfi Fireclay
Faucet: Kingston ordered from Home Depot
Fruit Holder, Candy Holder and Cookbook Holder: Willow House
Rug under Table: Pottery Barn
Rug in front of Sink: TJ Maxx
Bar Stools: TJ Maxx
Towels hung on Dishwasher and Oven Bars: Williams Sonoma
Wooden Milestone Measure Stick: Pottery Barn Kids
Paint Colors: Sherwin Williams Repose Gray and Mindful Grey (Vicki Brown Interior Solutions)
Love, I will never know how to thank you for putting this dream kitchen together for me. Everything I do in this room, every day, is a reminder to me that it was done by you. I am in awe of you.
To everyone who had their hands in making our kitchen happen, From the bottom of my heart, thank you. For your design, your hard work, your time, your blood, sweat and cheers… I am grateful for you.
Thank You to Peter Theis for taking so many ‘Before’ photos for us to have. I am so happy that we have our home documented as it was before our work.
Thank You to Roseanne Martin Photography for capturing such beautiful ‘After’ Photos. You continue to impress me each time we work together and I’m in awe of your talent and creativity!
Thank You Jesus for the strength, guidance, patience, funds, grace, love and so much more. This project would never have been accomplished without you.