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Mar 6

Our Kitchen Reveal (Finally!!)

If you’re new here & you’re curious about our renovation, start here.

I can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to be revealing our brand new kitchen in it’s entirety. I feel like I’ve talked ad nauseam about the ins and outs and behind the scenes of our kitchen renovation. So it feels next level lovely to be sharing the final photos at long last. I’ve been referring to it as a kitchen with character, and I’m loving every inch of it.

If you’ve been a reader for any length of time, you’re likely well aware of the back and forth we’ve gone through when it came to renovating our home. We weren’t sure we felt like undergoing a major renovation, financially, emotionally and metally (largely mentally), because we weren’t sure how much longer we’d live here. But I’m here to tell you that pulling the trigger was the best decision we’ve made. So if you’re on the fence, let this be your sign to go for it. I secretly wish we had just done it ages ago.

SHOP THE LOOK:

Though renovations aren’t exactly an enjoyable process at times, I’m coming up short when trying to put into words how it feels to be using our kitchen now that it’s complete. To be frank: this renovation has completely changed the energy of our home – perhaps even our lives. I actually didn’t realize how many small daily annoyances our old kitchen possessed until they were no longer an issue. It has been a process, there’s no question, but it has been worth every potential grey hair along the way.

This renovation has completely changed the energy
of our home – perhaps even our lives.

Our new kitchen has since become our favourite spot in our home. Aesthetically, there’s no question that the upgrade has been profound (the art, from this talented local artist, is currently stealing the show for me). But, functionally, life has gotten significantly better too. Proper lighting, level floors (remember this? ha), drawers that glide like a dream, appliances that work exactly as they’re supposed to… A kitchen sink that fits multiple pots and pans at a time (I’m convinced I could bathe in this thing I swear), dreamy hardware that feels luxe to the touch… A seamless backsplash that can be wiped down in a split second… Transforming this space from one that gets the job done, into one that feels like a haven is a result of all of these beautiful details.

I find myself cooking more frequently. The urge to bake has exploded exponentially. And the little nook has already been home to some of life’s best memories. Plus, I love that we haven’t gotten rid of the the 130 year old character that’s been innate to our home. It’s all been so great, and I’m excited to finally be able to share the results.

counters & backsplash | faucet & side spray | soap dispenser | sink | cabinet knob | cup pull | cabinet latch | wall hooks | picture light | wall colour | cabinet colour | rug | art | frame

cabinet knob | cup pull | cabinet latch | wall hooks | picture light | wall colour | cabinet colour | rug | art | frame | electronic lock | back door knob

cabinet knob | cup pull | cabinet latch | wall hooks | cabinet colour | art | frame

art | frame wall hooks | picture light | electronic lock | back door knob

table | bench cushion | cabinet knob | cup pull | fridge

table | bench cushion| camel floral pillow | hand blocked pillow | plaid pillow | electronic lock | back door knob

bench cushion| camel floral pillow | hand blocked pillow | plaid pillow

bench cushion | hand blocked pillow | green floral pillow

stove |  counters & backsplash | wall sconce

stove |  counters & backsplash | wall sconce

wall hooks | floral oil painting | wooden spoon set

stove |  counters & backsplash | wall sconce | wall hooks

wood spoon set | wood pedestal

counters & backsplash | faucet & side spray | soap dispenser | sink | cabinet knob | cup pull | cabinet latch | dishwasher

counters & backsplash | faucet & side spray | soap dispenser | sink

cabinet knob | cup pull | cabinet latch | dishwasher

counters & backsplash

There you have it. Our kitchen with character, revealed. Thanks so much for following along, and for all of the love you’ve shared with me during the process. It hasn’t gone unnoticed and it means the world. I still have a few posts planned, but if you have any specific questions or comments let me know and I can made sure to address them.

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SOURCES

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FIXTURES, FINISHES & APPLIANCES

Counters & Backsplash: Hanstone Quartz, Montauk | Faucet & Side Spray: DXV | Soap Dispenser: DXV | Apron Sink: DXV | Fridge: Kitchenaid | Dishwasher: Kitchenaid | Stove: Kitchenaid | Range Hood Fan: AVG | Flooring: Fuzion| Cabinets: Ma Belle Kitchens

LIGHTING & HARDWARE

Cabinet Knob: Schaub, in satin brass | Cabinet Cup Pull: Schaub, in satin brass | Cabinet Latch: Emtek, in satin brass | Electronic Lock: Emtek | Door Knob & Rosette: Emtek | Wall Hooks: Emtek | Wall Sconce: Capitol Lighting | Picture Light: Capitol Lighting

PAINT

Wall Colour: Benjamin Moore – AF-15 – Steam | Cabinet Colour: Benjamin Moore – CC-460 – Inukshuk | Trim & Ceiling Colour: Benjamin Moore – OC65 – Chantilly Lace

FURNITURE, ART & ACCESSORIES

Art: Kichael Bonofiglio | Canvas Frame: Amazon | Table: Wayfair | Chairs: Thrifted | Bench Cushion: Custom | Bench Fabric: Tonic Living| Rug: Etsy | Vintage Oil Painting: Etsy | Green Floral Pillow: SWD Studio | Camel Floral Pillow: SWD Studio | Ditsy Floral Pillow: SWD Studio | Plaid Pillow: SWD Studio | Wooden Spoon Set: Amazon


RELATED POSTS

START HERE: OUR RENOVATION PLANS
OUR EXTERIOR RENOVATION PLANS
A RENOVATION UPDATE (THE PIVOT)
OUR KITCHEN INSPIRATION
OUR KITCHEN DRAWINGS
A CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
OUR KITCHEN ELEVATIONS
OUR KITCHEN FINISHES
DESIGNING A TIMELESS KITCHEN

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  1. Ellen says:

    Definitely worth the wait! It’s beautiful!

  2. Vivki says:

    What was the cost of the hood? We are working on a design and getting estimates. Really like your simple timeless design

  3. Charisse says:

    Really, really beautiful. It has been fun following along during the process. The cabinets at the ceiling are such a special detail. as is the window seat. Curious about your thought process about not going with a cabinet front dishwasher?

  4. Tamsen says:

    Looks lovely! I especially love the little nook. I’m wondering why you didn’t build the dishwasher in/incorporate it into the cabinetry?

  5. Sarah says:

    This is absolutely stunning! I love that you maintained the character, but with a face lift! I have a similar ‘before’ kitchen right now, and this gives me so much inspiration!

  6. Joan Clanton says:

    We started our remodel last week so i know what you went through. ugh. What a mess. My husband has ripped out a closet, boxed in pipes, changed light fixtures, rewired and moved outlets and has taken our some cabinets. Every day is a new, messy adventure!
    Your new kitchen is beautiful!

  7. ramona says:

    Such a lovely streamlined refresh! I can just see/feel the new energy of the space. I wish you many happy memories! 🫶🌼🥰🥂🍾

  8. Hazel Avery says:

    What a great article. I love your cabinets. The color is to die for. I’m trying to get a fresh cabinet door replacement soon in my own place, and seeing your design was really helpful to me. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Pamela Anderson says:

    Love your new kitchen. The cabinets are beautiful. I am wondering how you access the small upper cabinets. Love the doors.. would love information about them.

  10. Amy says:

    This is excellent!! I know it’s literally your job really nail space planning but holy cow this is such a better use of space than it was before!! I love the recessed wall of cabinetry before your dishwasher run, it makes so so much sense! Beautiful space, I bet finally having such a wonderful/workable space feels so great :D

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