May 18, 2024


Interior The Freshmaker

From House to Home: The Kitchen Renovation Plan

Like I have reported in the previous doing a intestine reno, primarily during a pandemic is not for the faint of heart. We have been fortunate plenty of to be in a position to shift in with my parents and when the hits kept coming with delays, we have been all right and experienced someplace to continue to be. The very last time I up to date you on the household we had gotten all new wood flooring and had started to update the front of the house! Electrical and plumbing were being all carried out and walls have been up! That intended that the kitchen I experienced been dreaming up in my head was ready to arrive to life.

In our final household, we gutted the kitchen area ourselves and then built it and set up it ourselves. It was a huge enterprise, but we ended up so psyched to be householders and did not have children but so we experienced the time to do it all on our very own. We went with white cabinetry, black counter tops to give me the search of soapstone, subway tile backsplash, a massive farm sink, grasscloth wallpapered ceiling, and painted flooring! Our past house was a cottage and I needed to honor that with the vibe of the kitchen area.



I beloved those flooring. We did not do them correct absent, but the wooden floors in the kitchen area experienced a little bit of water damage in specific spots and the discoloration constantly bothered me, so I decided to give it a go and paint them the prettiest shade of jade green that reminded me of jadeite milk glass.

I had a tough time letting go of my previous property. It was our very first home and we poured our coronary heart and soul into it. So, in this dwelling, I have completed minimal items as an ode to the previous household. Factors that would make this new house experience common and like household to us right away. When I 1st started off performing it in the structure procedure, I didn’t even realize it! But the a lot more the designs progressed the additional I recognized I was recreating minimal times from the outdated residence. I digress, back again to the kitchen style we go. When we started off discussing the prepare for the new kitchen’s glance I wasn’t bought on white cabinets. I truly love white cabinetry in a kitchen. They are a typical and you genuinely simply cannot go wrong with them, but we experienced just had a white kitchen area and I wanted to switch items up. Gray is not in my vocabulary so that was promptly out. I wanted anything with a punch and luckily kitchen cabinets have occur a lengthy way and there are now so many colourful options. Navy and muted shades of environmentally friendly are quite well-known at the second so, I instantly disregarded them. I have a tendency to stray absent from trendy alternatives in dwelling decor and whilst navy and muted greens are tremendous fairly I didn’t want to have a kitchen that other people today have noticed. What was a girl to do? Very well, this woman was undertaking her research on all of the numerous cabinetry brands and custom choices and fell head over heels in love with a color referred to as Waterscape in a door fashion known as Amelia by Diamond.

Promptly a prepare came together!


Does not waterscape remind you of my kitchen area flooring? It was best! Just what I preferred and luckily for us for me, Jon liked it as very well. We seemed at all of the other shades offered in the Amelia door type and we couldn’t get around waterscape. I went and obtained a sample of it and painted it on a section of the kitchen area walls in order to be ready to pop more than to the property during the renovation and see if I nonetheless liked it. It is a bold coloration and I did not want to get exhausted of it. Each time I saw it, I loved it even additional. I began noticing that other products in my household have been a very similar jade environmentally friendly coloration. From our eating chairs to peeks of it in our dishes. It was a colour that I have generally beloved. It is even in my branding and featured on my web site in unique regions. It was meant to be!

Now as a designer I work in a great deal of different spaces in a house, but when it comes to kitchens I like possessing the support of a kitchen designer. Planning a kitchen area is not just cabinetry. There are filler parts, decorative plates, and all of the organizational parts that go alternatively of the cabinetry. We experienced an strategy of the layout we required and even had a floor system down to the exact measurement kitchen cabinets we needed, but I needed affirmation that it all produced perception from a particular person that layouts kitchens day in and day out. Enter Michael, the kitchen area designer at my regional LOWES wherever the Diamond line is completely carried.

Subsequent 7 days I’m going to share the kitchen area design program we came up with and share how the working experience went!

But for now, I’m heading to depart you with before shots of what we ended up starting up with!





It can only get greater from there!

Want to see the worst component? The hallway major into the kitchen area had a shower in it. Yup, just a shower, not a lavatory. A skinny shower stall with a shower doorway.


We didn’t need a hallway shower stall so this was quickly on the ideas to be a butler’s pantry!

So a great deal goodness is coming your way!