The kitchen cabinets have been installed and they are GLORIOUS!!
I think they’re my favorite cabinets to date, and that’s saying a lot because I was thoroughly smitten with the bathroom vanities at our 8th and 9th flips (you haven’t seen the 9th yet, sorry!). These are modern and sleek with a flat-front full overlay profile, and they’ll be warm and gorgeous once they’re stained. Want to see them?
Since it’s hard to remember how far we’ve come, here’s how things looked when we started the renovation. First up, there were changes to the floor plan:
And we switched up the layout of the kitchen – remember that whole saga? The layout below was the winner:
We removed a wall between the kitchen and the family room and it was a total game-changer:
We originally weren’t planning to remove that wall – it was a total last-minute change. I think if we hadn’t done that, both the kitchen and the family room would have suffered.
One of my favorite features is how the breakfast bar spans the step-down from the kitchen to the family room.
The cabinetmakers did a really great job making the transition seamless, and I’m glad that we decided to drop the side of the cabinet down to the lower level – the thinking was that it would help the family room feel less like a garage conversion and more like it belongs with the rest of the house.
A few other shots! This is the view from the laundry room…
…and here are the HUGE drawers for pots and pans.
The kitchen window turned out great! It’s not as huge as I thought it would be, but it brings in some much needed light (the windows are covered in plastic right now, prepped for the exterior to be painted, so the kitchen is a little dimmer than it would be normally).
And I’m thrilled that the spacing of the sconces above the window line up perfectly with the sink cabinet – I was nervous that they wouldn’t since the measurements had to be so precise. (And it turns out I was right to be worried, because a couple of other outlets wound up hidden behind cabinetry and had to be relocated.)
The pantry also turned out really great – it’s SO much storage! Fun fact -a fter I’d already signed off on the cabinets, I had a last-minute freak out and took 6 inches off the depth of the pantry. It’s still plenty deep, and I think that change keeps the kitchen from feeling cramped. Whew!
I want to pet that pantry. Maybe I already have. No one will ever know.
The backsplash is going to be subway tile to the ceiling, and all around the window. I hope it will look classic and modern at the same time.
And last but not least, here’s the crew hard at work installing all of those gorgeous cabinets – it was quite a production!
How do you think the kitchen is shaping up?