We’re down to only days before we close on the new house! I’m so excited I can barely contain myself. I mentioned before that the new house is a fixer-upper, but I may have failed to mention that the entire kitchen needs to be gutted and rebuilt before we even move in. I’ve found that designing a kitchen for a house you don’t live in is both fun and entirely daunting. To help keep me on track I created this mood board for how we want the new space to look. We are going for a vintage inspired look with a lot of cottage charm. You may remember that our first kitchen remodel at our last home had a lot of the same elements. The difference is that this kitchen is our forever kitchen so many of the surfaces will be higher quality than in our last remodel (the budget is also double).
- The white shaker style cabinets and the butcher block are all coming from Ikea.
- All the appliances will be stainless steel. We want a very industrial look but we’re not tied to any one brand or look. We found the wine and beverage fridges at Home Depot.
- All the metallic finishes will be chrome. The faucet is from Amazon and the cabinet hardware is part of the Allison collection from Amerock.
- The light fixture over the island has already been purchased from Barn Light Electric. It is the primary schoolhouse stem mount in jadite.
- The floors are allen+roth Handscraped Lodge Oak from Lowe’s.
- The back splash will be white 3×6 field tile in a herringbone pattern.
- The accent color is aqua which will be picked up in the accessories like these waffle kitchen towels.
So, what do you think of the look we’re trying to achieve? Do you think we hit the right notes to give the space that vintage inspired look we are going for without making it feel like a historical reproduction?