There is nothing I cherish more than seeing my husband in the kitchen preparing an amazing meal and having family and friends over to enjoy a home cooked meal with them. When we moved into the farmhouse, we knew the kitchen would one day be remodeled. It didn’t flow with our style of living. We wanted something much larger, where all could gather.
The first item on the agenda was to knock down a wall that separated the kitchen from the dinning room. Our previous home was open concept and we really enjoyed it and wanted to bring the same feeling of warmth and welcomeness into this home.
Beyond tearing down the wall, the other must was to design the kitchen around having the sink look out the window at the farmland and our old red barn.
Once we had our new floor plan configured we knew we needed more storage. We literally measured all of our kitchen items such as cookware, bakeware, glasses and everything in between to determine what dimensions every cupboard and drawer needed to be in order to accomplish our goals. We worked with a custom cabinet maker to make all of our kitchen dreams come true. To keep with the modern design and have every detail as clean as possible we opted for inset cabinets and I am so glad we did. Our kitchen isn’t just a pretty face, it’s where design and function align in perfect harmony for our specific needs. Designing a home isn’t simply about installing new tile and painting the walls, it’s about making sure a home meets every demand of the family.
In order to meet the needs of our family, when I was looking into purchasing a Wolf, my husband decided we should install the 60″ Wolf. With this stove we are able to cook for our whole family. The double oven and griddle make cooking for large groups so enjoyable and easy. So many meals full of love have already been made with this oven and I cannot wait to cook and bake with my little ones in tow in the future and create so many special memories.
In keeping with the farmhouse style I wanted to utilize traditional tile, so I used a simple white subway tile for the backsplash. White subway tile sounds easy enough to get your hands on, it wasn’t. I am very particular, especially about color. We searched everywhere for the purest white subway tile we could find in order to perfectly match our countertops. Once each of the larger items were chosen (the countertops and the backsplash) it then came time to choose the grout. I matched the grout to one of the grains in the countertop. I wanted just enough contrast but not too much. The goal for the color choices in the kitchen were to be soft and clean with gold accent hardware from School House Electric to add to the design elements.
Be on the lookout for my next blog post where I take you into a further look into what goes on behind the cupboard doors in the kitchen and how I keep them organized.