Aaron and I have been chomping at the bit to re-design a home we can finally call our own. Over the past few years, we have rented a number of properties and are officially settled into the comfort of a home that we own and love.
Our first big project we agreed to tackle together was our kitchen. We bought the house knowing that this was something we would want to upgrade sooner rather than later & the previous kitchen design was outdated and needed a magic touch :) The good thing about Aaron and I conquering this project together was that we had the exact same design idea in mind... cozy, modern, and clean.
Here are a few photos of the kitchen from the previous owners before we closed on the home...
Before moving in we painted everything --including the cabinets in the kitchen for a slight pop of color. Like I mentioned before, we knew we wanted something modern and different :)
I ended up going to Ace Hardware when they were having a BOGO promotion on gallons of paint and decided on the brand Clark & Kensington in the color "Tower Bridge" for the bottom cabinet color.
(Side note: I also ended up using this color to paint over what was a horrific burgundy color on our front door.)
We ripped out the original laminate countertops and replaced them with granite. We found the granite at MC Granite in East Nashville and also replaced the sink with 40/60 stainless steel sink. The faucet was also replaced to mimic an industrial feel which fits our kitchen perfectly!
After that, we painted the cabinets and changed the hardware to stainless steel.
For the backsplash we decided on --white 3x6 subway tiles--from Home Depot to keep the feel of the kitchen clean with a modern touch. We were skeptical about the charcoal grout but it adds depth and a timeless style.
The demolition and replacement only took about 2 days and our kitchen was finally starting to take form :)
Once we had our new (and might I say AWESOME) backsplash installed, we took yet another trip to Home Depot to shop around for the appliances we needed to give the kitchen it's magic touch!
Finding the right appliances was a big search. Having the same brand of appliances wasn't that big of a deal to us. We were looking for stainless steel appliances with good design/functionality and a reasonable price. It all sounds easy to find, but we had to BE PATIENT.
We found a great deal on Samsung's Chef Collection Microwave and Range, which both have amazing features Aaron "needed" to have.
I found another great deal on a GE refrigerator with french doors, drawer freezer, and an absolute necessity -- a CRUSHED ICE dispenser.
The dishwasher is a Whirlpool and is so nice because it's only 46 dBs, which is extremely quiet.
And here she is....
Our Brand NEW Kitchen:
We absolutely love everything about it and couldn't wait to share it with you all...Hope you like it!!