Modern Classic Kitchen at the Flip

Since I’ve given you a sneak peek of the bathrooms at the flip it’s only fair I fill you in on what we’ve got in store for the kitchen, right?

The kitchen is basically being flipped upside down and will looking nothing like how it started out, once we’re finished with it.  Just like the bathrooms, we’re aiming for a kitchen design that is streamlined and non-frilly, without feeling too cold and modern.

Modern + Classic Kitchen Design

As you can see, the modern elements of this kitchen are lots of stainless steel in terms of appliances, cabinet hardware and the kitchen faucet, all of which also have very clean lines.  The beautiful faucet was provided by Kohler and I am completely in love with it  – to me it’s the epitome of “modern classic,” as it’s a timeless bridge design that has been updated in a brushed stainless finish with a modern profile.  It’s just about the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen!  We’ve opted for a sparkly glass subway tile in crisp white for the backsplash, and were lucky enough to have it provided by Subway Tile Outlet, and it’s also a great mix of classic and modern since it’s a traditional subway tile updated in a contemporary glass finish.  It’s shown in a linear pattern in this mood board, but we’re actually planning to lay the tile in a brick pattern to add a little more of a traditional feel.  The cabinets are a simple profile in a pretty gray color – this is our first time trying anything but white for kitchen cabinets and I’m a bit nervous!  After doing 6 white kitchens I think it’s about time we break out of our comfort zone, ha!  And finally, the countertops will likely be Bianco Romano granite, like in our 4th flip – it has lots of gray and white with specks of cranberry, and I think it will bring a lot of energy and dimension to the kitchen.  Or at least I hope!

What do you guys think?  It’s a bit of a departure from our past kitchens – are we getting it right?

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  1. It’s going to look GORGEOUS. You have such a great eye, and I can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

  2. Aimee says:

    I particularly like the tile! Can’t wait to see how it turns out. Keep the posts coming!

  3. Matt Kearney says:

    I like the granite choice.

    I have used similar looking ones called Kashmere White and Azul Platino. They go good with white cabinets as well as dark cabinets.

  4. christy says:

    It’s going to be fab – and so different! Is that an overmount sink?!

    • Liz - It's Great To Be Home says:

      The lip on the sink makes it look like an overmount, but that’s deceiving – it’s an undermount and that lip is used to secure the sink to the countertop!

  5. I love the classic touches in the modern sink! It has to look fantastic :)

  6. Flora Ayers says:

    I just put a bathroom floor (yeah, well, someone else did the work, I just did the pattern!) with 1″ hex unglazed in white. When the guy helping me said “I can grout tomorrow” I ran to Home Depot to see what sort of gray grout I could get, and the choices were pretty limited. The recommended-by-Bill in that brand was Platinum, and it would have been a special order. I went with a slightly darker grout and it thankfully dried light. I’ll snag a photo when I go up to the house later today and post it, even though it’s hex and not subway, if you like. I love the way the soft gray accents the tile, and I would have assumed, prior to the Bill/Mongo/Bath and kitchen forum experience, that I should have done white.