I am sharing our second round of kitchen remodel designs!
Back story for those who are new here, this is the third house we have had a contract on. The first two fell through due to major mechanical issues with the houses. As much as we LOVE the thought of living on a farmette and raising our kiddos next to all types of critters, large gardens, and lots of land to run and explore, it’s just not currently in the cards for us. All the sweet, old farmhouses on land that we could find, had similar issues that we couldn’t justify buying with all of the issues they came with. (Especially now that we have baby number 4 on the way and I am not as able to help Kyle with renovations as I could before.) Around the same time the second house fell through, my husband was also interviewing for a new job an hour from our current location. So it was probably a blessing in disguise that the first two houses didn’t work out.
That brings us to our current “under contract” house! It has been meticulously maintained throughout the years from the original owners that built it in 1969. The inspection was better than we could have hoped and the location is great! It’s within walking distance to the local schools, the gym, a giant park that has recently built a water park and super close proximity to shopping! We feel like we’re about to get super spoiled, where we’ve lived in the past we couldn’t get food delivery and where we live currently we can’t even get groceries delivered. This is country living, friends.
To say we’re excited to be living in this charming house is an understatement. The only downside, the kitchen isn’t laid out well & needs major updates. Hence, the remodel. The oven is original to the house… when it was built….. in 1969. I will most defiantly be sharing that gem with you all when we settle. ha! There is carpet in the dining area and there are overhead cabinets that break the room up with a counter that is just perfect for Dawsie to walk right into (and has both times we have been at the house.) Besides those issues, there is not enough cabinet space to store my cooking supplies.
Ready for the next part? Kyle’s building the cabinets, from scratch, with a friend of his. I was extremely skeptical of this idea, but he insisted he could do it and save us money. So, I agreed, and guess what? They look SO good! I’m so impressed with the progress he has made and how sturdy they are! He is even building an island for the kitchen.
So, now that you know what’s going on with the house situation. I can show you the design board for the kitchen. It’s been so fun (& a bit stressful at times) to be planning a kitchen renovation with my husband. If you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw that we spent our Valentine’s Day evening planning the layout, cabinet sizes, and whether we wanted drawers or doors for our kitchen.
This post is getting a bit lengthy so I won’t say much more but I’ll show you the new design board and tag where I found things I’ve already purchased or are planning on purchasing for our new kitchen!
Like the last design concept, we are sticking with light, airy colors, butcher block counter tops, brass fixtures & hardware, an apron front sink, and of course, shaker style cabinets. Things that are different this time, the cabinet color (surprise for later), backsplash, the light fixtures, and the furniture.
So that’s all for now, if you are interested in seeing a “how to build cabinets” post, where to source hardware and fixtures or want to know anything else about our completely DIY kitchen, please leave it in the comments! Also, be sure to follow along on Instagram to see the process and other exciting home projects we’re about to start working on! It’s about to start getting really fun. 😉
Until next time,