Our kitchen layout is one I've always wanted. I have always wanted a kitchen island and having the stove and range hood in the island just makes things even better. Other than that our kitchen is is very outdated. The cabinets are orangey and they smell old. Our counters are tile and our backsplash is some ugly green plastic. We changed a couple things like flooring, popcorn ceilings removed, and updated lighting but we didn't plan on remodeling it until maybe next year. Here is what our kitchen looks like now.
The flooring and lighting make a big difference, don't they? We removed the old vent hood and I have our new one in the garage along with our new stove top but we haven't had time to install yet. Here is another before shot...
and a currently...
We do plan on keeping the stone wall as is. It is one of my favorite features about this kitchen. You don't find those in new homes anymore. I am both excited and nervous because as you all remember we've already been through one kitchen remodel before with our first home and it was chaotic. I remember having to wash dishes in our bathtub. I'm not looking forward to that but I'm keeping my mind on the outcome because that is what makes the craziness so worth it.
In our first kitchen we chose maple shaker style cabinets, matching granite countertops, and a tan subway travertine tile.
I loved our kitchen but I also love white kitchens and I told Omar that if we ever moved our next kitchen would be white. So we are planning on getting white shaker style cabinets with a blue/gray island. Here is my inspiration kitchen (found on pinterest of course). I love it so much, I think I pinned it twice.
I think the white cabinets will make the kitchen look so much brighter. The current cabinets compete with our dark floors and just make everything look dark and dingy. For our backsplash, I really want to do a white subway tile with gray grout.
A stainless farmhouse sink so it can stand out from all of the white.
and white/gray granite for our countertops.
I'd also like to extend our island to create a little bar for more sitting/eating area. We are having my husband's cousins (they created our cabinets in our first home) create our new cabinets. They are coming to measure and then we can get rolling on the kitchen remodel. I will be posting updates on instagram so make sure to follow so you can see our progress.