KIANA KITCHEN REMODEL
LET THERE BE LIGHT 🙂
I am so very happy to see how my kitchen turned out. When we bought the house, the kitchen was horrible, stuck in the 80s with the dark goldish wood, dark marble counters. There was a huge ginormous vent above the center island, blocking the view. The first thing I did was decided to move the stove to the far wall to create the important "Triangle / Sink, Stove, Refrigerator" for a better work flow. I also wanted to move the stove so that the vent could be moved from above the island to the far wall. I was going to pull out all the cabinets and have new custom cabinets built, but the quality and workmanship of the cabinets was far better than the new ones I looked at buying or having made. I had them repainted with a white and distressed gray in the cracks. They turned out amazing. I replaced the wrought iron door knobs with Swavorski Crystal knobs, which I adore. They sparkle when the sun shines on them, it's such a happy vision in the morning while I sip my coffee.
150 SHADES OF GRAY
One of the most challenging decisions I made was selecting the gray paint for the walls. Who knew there were hundreds of gray tones? Gray with purple tones, gray with yellow tones, white gray, blue gray.... omg.
LOVE POLISHED NICKLE
I decided on Polished Nickle faucets, and lighting. I love love love the 3 large pendant island lights above my kitchen counter. Dennis (my hubby and Battalion Chief in the Fire Dept.) really wanted a commercial faucet for the main sink. They have one at the Fire Dept and even though it's huge and doesn't match perfectly, it is excellent for food prep and fast clean up. I added a second sink at the end of the island for prep with my pretty French Country Polished Nickle faucet and enamel H & C details 🙂
I wanted a long island so that we could eat and visit there as an option to the dining table or kitchen table. I just love our 20 foot island. It gives such an open, clean feeling. I had all the dark green marble removed and replaced it with crisp white quartz with amazing gray veins. I had so much fun going to the slab yard and picking out the quartz. I looked at dozens of slabs. I loved the bright color natural quartzite and marble and think I will use those in another remodel. For this home I wanted white and gray tones.