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Home Build: Kitchen Inspiration

June 9, 2020

I’m so excited to start sharing our home build details with you room by room. I decided to start in the kitchen because it is one of the main room of the house and a room that comes with a lot of decisions! Easily the most exciting part of the home to design. Also easily the most stressful when it’s actually YOUR home.

The kitchen layout in this home was tweaked a couple of times to make a beverage station which eliminated the wet bar that was in the living room. We also added a lot more hidden cabinet storage, tweaked the pantry, what appliances I got and the island design.

The kitchen is an open concept that flows into the living room & dining room. My pantry will be behind a swing door that is to the left of the stove. You can also enter the pantry in a back hallway that comes in from the garage.  The color palette is neutral colors, brass/gold & marble in both the kitchen & the pantry. To keep the clean, neutral look all our appliances will be panel ready and match our cabinets.

We worked with a few amazing brands to put together the best package for our home and how we’ll use it. We worked with our friends at Rohl for a stunning plumbing package – so our kitchen faucets will be Rohl Lombardia in Italian Brass which will patina over time and look so cool. We worked with Factory Direct to get an amazing Thermador appliance package – panel ready refrigerator, dishwasher and refrigerator drawers will be in both the main kitchen and pantry while the microwave, double oven, freezer drawers, and vacuum seal drawer will be in the pantry.

The cabinet layout and functionality took SO much time deciding on. From how it looks aesthetically to how it all functions and is laid out. My designer Laura from McCroskey Interiors played such an integral part in helping design the cabinets and made me walk it through it multiple times to make sure it felt right. I have NO idea what I would have done without her help. I would have most likely settled on what the cabinet company suggested and regretted how it laid out and looked.

Kitchen Details

Cabinets: Dove White by Benjamin Moore

Countertops: Marble in Calacatta Gold on Island & Countertops

Backsplash: Calacatta Gold Marble behind the cooktop which will be two large sliding panels that have storage behind for spices – I’m so excited about this!

Walls: Paneled

Floors: White Oak in Herringbone pattern

Range: Cook Top with drawers underneath.

Fridge: Thermador Panel Ready (paneling will match cabinets). I will have freezer drawers in the pantry.

Sink: Elkay Circuit Chef Sink CS45 with Double Faucets  (Sink is on the island.)

Beverage Station: Built-in Coffee Maker in Beverage Station that is located to the left of the island. In addition to the coffee maker, there will be Thermador fridge drawers, a wet bar sink, and cabinets with all of our glassware.

Other Details: Brass Pulls & Gold Pendant Lights above Island

 

Pantry Details

Cabinets: TBD either Charmeuse (seen above) by Benjamin Moore or a Washed White Oak

Countertops: Still deciding!

Floor: Black & White Marble Tiles

Shelving: Gold & Glass Tubular Shelving from Palmer Industries

Appliances: Freezer Drawers, Thermador Double Ovens & Microwave will all be located in the Pantry.

So many more decisions to come- I am still not 100% on lighting and a few other things – decisions, decisions! I know I said this above but I am SO happy that I decided to get a designer to help me on this build. The # of decisions you have to make is so overwhelming and most that I had no idea what to do. Laura’s expertise is priceless.

What other questions do you have about the kitchen? I’ll add to this post as you ask questions & as we make more decisions!

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  1. Hi I love your style! I was wondering what paint colors you are considering for your new home? Kitchen, living room, dining room?

    • Still finalizing all those details, will definitely share when we start painting! In this post I mentioned Dove White & Charmeuse by Benjamin Moore as colors in the kitchen & pantry!

    • I haven’t picked either out for sure yet! The ones in the post are inspiration that I really love! PENDANTS — When things are finalized I will link everything we picked!

    • yes, everything in the post that is under pantry will be in the butler’s pantry. it is located behind the stove/there will be a door to it on the left side of the stove, and then also a door that you can get into it from the back garage hallway!

  2. Loving your inspiration and color palette! Especially loving the panels, very timeless. Oh, and excited to see how the pantry turns out and interested in how the marble will do with children (and red wine!)…I’ve always shied away and gone for quartzite but there is nothing like Calacatta Gold!!!!

  3. I’m curious how will the marble even be usable with children spilling or adults for that matter. Even will sealing isn’t it very difficult I love the look too

    • We are looking into a couple of protectants, but are also going in with the mindset knowing things will happen and we hope to embrace the imperfections that will come over time!