If you have been following along on instagram, you know that I designed three kitchens....a galley kitchen, an "L shaped" kitchen, and a "U-shape" kitchen. After hours of staring at the space, any many sleepless nights, I decided to go with the U-shaped kitchen which allows for the most counter space!
We will move the range over 18" so that it is not directly next to the door. Similar to the Ada kitchen, we will DIY a wrapped hood, which we will cover with drywall or shiplap. The sink will be moved to the center of the back wall to create a focal point.
In typical Ty and Hannah fashion, we installed a wall of windows to add an abundance of natural light! Currently, there is no dishwasher, so we are adding plumbing for one next to the sink. The "gap" next to the sink (in the rendering) will be a custom spice rack. Oh, and we will shiplap the ceiling to add character!
I am excited to incorporate floating shelves on this wall, next to the counter depth fridge and floor-to-ceiling pantry (which will hide a microwave and other small appliances). We are going with IKEA cabinets (assuming IKEA’s stores will re-open In time...if not, we will have to look elsewhere!)
To flow with the rest of the home, we want to keep the kitchen light and bright! White cabinets are always classic. Rather than going with a European slab (like we did in the GR condo and the Ada house), we have selected a shaker fron (IKEA AXSTAD). We would like for this home to be a little softer than our typical modern design. The shaker cabinets will strike a balance between modern and classic. We will stick with brass hardware, lighting, and plumbing in the kitchen to add warmth. While I love the look of a Carrara marble countertop, it would not be practical considering the fact that we would like to Airbnb this property in the future! However, I still wanted to incorporate real marble. We have decided to go with a marble backsplash (likely a 4x12 in vertical offset), which will compliment a subtle, gray quartz (brand and color TBD). Click the images below to find links to the items in the mood board!
I am MOST excited to install DuChateau Guild through the main level. While we appreciate the character of original hardwood, the water damage is irreparable. This live-sawn European white oak is timeless, and will truly set the tone for the entire home! I am in love with these natural hues and beautiful knots! Stay tuned as I will share a full detailed blog post about our flooring selection soon!
Here is a sneak peek of the windows! Once the cabinets are installed, we will add trim around each window to make them look cohesive (like we did in the Ada kitchen).
Many more updates to come!
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!