Hey everyone! I hope you had a great holiday! I feel like we all it is necessary really grind our teeth and hold out for 4-6 more weeks before we visualize a flare at the end of this godforsaken COVID tunnel of doom.
In the meantime, my house renovation is rocking and flattening and it is SO EXCITING! If you aren’t following along on IG, follow me there as I announce a good deal of updates to legends during site visits. We are T-minus 2.5 weeks until the move and I am freaking out/ SO excited.
A lot of questions have come up about my kitchen mini-renovation I wanted to answer as well as affix some pics and the final designing card below 😛 TAGEND
Are you still contriving a full gut renovation down the road?
Yes. I am not a fan of the layout of the kitchen and since we believe this will be our forever home, I want to have my IDEAL kitchen. But I can’t yield that right now since this house was at the tippity surpas of its own budget. So since the kitchen has nicely manufactured lockers I decided to refinish( professionally for the best quality/ wear) and alteration out the counters, tile, lighting and equipment. It’s a great deal for something I will eventually tear out, but as a designer I needed to establish the space pretty- it’s my business after all. And if I don’t get to do the BIG kitchen renovation before I write a third journal( IF I write a third journal ), I required the kitchen to be nice enough to photograph. Here’s a VERY rough sketch of what I’d ideally want to do layout wise: kept the reach where the fridge is now and make it a super explanation with slab backsplash as it’ll be adjourned into a nook, which is cool- situated the fridge where the stove is now and open up the center of the room instead of having a passthrough and doorway. The island would get deeper and house the sink, dishwasher and scrap. If I could I would close up the wall with the door to the mudroom, but that is the only window “in” the kitchen so that they are able to make it a little dark I foresee- also we’d have to expand the mudroom then to create a brand-new admission from it into the house( which I’m not opposes it, if I prevail the lottery ). Instead we’ll probably take the mudroom down to one opening from two large-hearted ones and do cubbies on top of the bench we already have built.
What complexion are your boards? What is that countertop ??
The closets are Benjamin Moore Edgecomb Grey and the walls and shave are Benjamin Moore White Dove. I am thinking here of wallpapering the walls although with a vinyl grasscloth 🙂 The countertops are a very affordable stone called Jurrassic Grey granite( sometimes announced Silver Grey extremely ). When polished it’s kind of sparkly and sporadic, but when sharpened sounds SO much like limestone due to the white veining. I may have to seal it, which will impel them a bit darker, since they are do turn dark when wet and I’m a little restless about spills. Here are some process pics! The lockers looks white but they are NOT.
Before 😛 TAGEND
What is that backsplash? Is it zellige?
It’s a really affordable version of a zellige- which signifies each part has a slightly different tone rendering it more warmth and motion while abiding classic. But it is not handmade zellige which is thicker, handmade and much pricier. IF “youre ever” regional you can find it at Tiles Plus More in Natick. If not and you can wait, this is one we use a good deal that is VERY same, if not the same but when I was ordering had a long lead time.
We are reusing the age-old Wolf cooktop for the kitchen, as brand-new gizmoes shaped no smell if we’re redoing it down the road. I simply hope they all hold on for 3-5 years!
You can see a peek into the mudroom here- more on that space on Wednesday! I know a lot of you have questions about my “faux” brick tile! 🙂
Ok, off for another site visit !!!
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