Although my plans always change a little, I’ve had the kitchen design plan pretty well solidified for the past year. Because we knew our renovation would have to be completed in stages (for both financial and time reasons) I worked with our cabinet company well over a year ago to plan our cabinet layout. We wanted the fireplace built-ins to match the kitchen, and wanted to order them first, so I needed to have the kitchen details ironed out before we could move forward.
I’ll walk you through what we’ve decided on (and what’s still up in the air) for our modern farmhouse kitchen design.
- In order to have the cabinet layout finalized, I needed to choose appliances first, so these have been in the plan since day 1. It didn’t take long for me to decide on these Kitchenaid appliances, all because of that dreamy gas cooktop. It had the look of the super-duper spendy professional cooktops, without the price tag. I also loved that the fridge came in a sleek counter-depth option that was 2 inches taller than most of the others, to give it a built-in look. Planning our kitchen in advance gave us the opportunity to watch for sales over the past year and a half, and we were able to score our fridge from the scratch and dent section for less than half price!
- The hood vent in the design sketch doesn’t come in the size I need, and has a hefty price tag, so we are going to DIY something. I love this one from The Rozy Home made from wood. I’m not sure what our exact plans are yet, but I’m envisioning something similar.
- This copper sink from Sinkology was another early decision. I actually won this in a giveaway on Instagram! Shows those giveaways are legit! Hubby has always loved copper, so I love this touch to make this his kitchen too.
- I almost went with an industrial style faucet when we renovated our last kitchen, and at the last minute decided it didn’t feel right in that space. But here’s my chance to use it and this time in a yummy matte black finish!
- I changed from the kitchen design sketch to solid front cabinet doors (for extra closed-door storage), so I needed to balance some of the heavier elements of our kitchen and great room with some pretty glass pendants. These oversized ones are sure to make a statement, but also blend in to the background if that makes sense?
- I’ve been back and forth between marble and quartz, but am THIS CLOSE to ordering a marble-look alike quartz from a local company. I can’t wait!
- White shaker cabinets. It’s a classic design I don’t think I’ll get tired of anytime soon. And the moment I saw the kitchen below (I think it was back in 2010?!), designed by the amazing Sarah Richardson, I’ve been wanting double stacked cabinets for a more custom built-in look. I did last minute decide I needed the island to be white as well. I was concerned with the darker floors and copper sink that I would be too overwhelmed with a contrasting island. I’m happy with that change.
- Our white oak hardwood floors will be carried into the kitchen. I’ve got a whole post coming soon with the details on those.
- Backsplash- I haven’t committed to anything yet for this, but I’m thinking a hand-crafted subway tile like this one.
- I’d been eyeing these bin pills from Magnolia forever, and I took a risk and ordered them when they were on sale. I’m glad I did, because now they’re discontinued and I love them!
So that’s the plan for the kitchen. A little bit traditional and timeless, a little bit Farmhouse, a little bit industrial and rustic. All of my favorites, and I can’t wait to see it all come together!