Well this has been a long time coming, but I’m so excited to share some photos of our kitchen! We’re not 100% done, we need to finish the crown moulding, and we’re still trying to decide if were going to paint the shiplap on the island.
Lets give you a bit of a refresher. Here's what the kitchen looked like before:
And now time for the exciting part! Drumroll please!!
Spoiler Alert: These photos make me love it even more.
Our island is 7 feet long, with 4 barstools for ample seating. We've had groups of 10 - 20 people gathered around it, and it is just perfect for entertaining. We used simple light fixtures from Ikea that offer good lighting, and add a bit of excitement.
Going with a Chimney style hood vent, and tiling right up to the ceiling added some drama and excitement. The tile backsplash was something I did completely on my own. I've got to admit, this was my favourite project I've done in our house to date. There's something so calming about the process of installing tile and how detail oriented you have to be.
When it came to picking appliances, Dave was set on a Deli Drawer in the refrigerator. We were so lucky to find one from Maytag, and it had this industrial feel to the handles. When we were browsing on Amazon, we found these industrial looking pulls that worked so well with the appliances.
Adding the breakfast bar to the kitchen island gave us the seating we need for entertaining. We opted for these low profile stools from Canadian Tire. They were on sale, affordable and the metallic finish worked well with the stainless appliances.
This area here used to be our 'dining area' area. We had a peninsula that would have overlapped just with the edge of the island, the kitchen would have been behind us, in our now 'breakfast area' which is soon to be completed.
We added grey quartz countertops, and matched the grout with countertop for a bold contrasting look.
You can find all of the finishes on my post here: Picky Finishes
Let me know what you think in the comments below.