Our previous kitchens never seemed quite large enough for our family get togethers or for when we entertained friends. We love the option for casual eating where we can load up the counter with food and drinks and people can help themselves as they’d like. I also wanted a large kitchen island so the kids could be near me doing their homework or helping with meal prep at dinner time. For these reasons, I knew that a large open kitchen concept was a must have for our family very early in the planning process for our new home.
Another design feature of the kitchen that was important to me were white kitchen cabinets. I love the clean and classic look of the white cabinets and we had them designed to reach all the way to the top of the 9 foot ceiling. The floor plan we began with had the refrigerator and wall stove placement on either side of the window. I preferred the appliances to be closer to each other and to the sink, so those were moved to the back wall. This left us with a buffet style lower cabinet under the garden window. We also had custom floating shelves built to frame each side of the window. I love to swap out the decor on the shelves for fun and seasonal decor.
The kitchen island was also expanded in size from the original kitchen plan. I wanted it to be very large; I love the final layout. The island was painted to match the wall color in Sherwin Williams Repose Grey.
When people first enter our home, they tend to be drawn to the kitchen as a focal point; it is the center and heart of our home. Today I am sharing our farmhouse kitchen reveal, although we still need to add a few final touches like the backsplash and the hardware – those will be shared in a future post!
Below I have included resources and links to home decor and products we used for our kitchen design.
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Wall Color: Sherwin Williams Repose Grey
Floating Shelves – similar style here
Window Glass Globe Wall Lights
Engineered Wood planks -similar style here
For more details on how to capture my farmhouse decor on a budget, visit this previous blog post here.
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