Friday, April 25, 2014

Updates to Kitchen Remodel

I know, I know.  I don't post for months and then twice in a week.  I have honestly been meaning to update the recent kitchen photos for a while now.  
Here is where I left off. 

Old range


Wood countertops had a great smell, very light in color



No hardware


In the last few months I have added a few finishing touches.  I really like the hardware that I chose.  I saw these Ikea oversized pulls/handles on a blog and loved them.  


The other element which needed updating was the range.  I felt that a stainless steel one would tie it together.  It was a very generous birthday/christmas gift from my parents!


 

The other change that you will notice is that the countertops are darkening with time.  Ok...not just time.  I am fairly diligent about oiling them.  I love the way they are changing.  I would like them to be a bit darker and shinier.  However, I have resisted the urge to stain and seal them.   


Since I opened the cupcake company I really am going to need a more functional/industrial faucet.  I do like the look of this one though.



The other thing that you will notice about this kitchen is that there are no appliances, gadgets, nick knacks....etc.  I saw a phrase once on pinterest that expressed how I feel perfectly.  "It's a kitchen...not a catch all." In a large space I think it is fine but when your kitchen is as tiny as mine is, it just makes it feel smaller and cluttered.  



I always have fresh flowers framing the sink.  I like the pop of color against the otherwise white kitchen.  



Thanks for stopping by

Enjoy your weekend

Michele

9 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful. I do love your new ikea hardware too and the stainless stove makes a world of difference. We got a stainless frig last year and wow does it look better. I wish I could have nothing on our countertops but with two adult kids still at home, we have to have a coffee pot and components out. At least they are all from Sur La Table...so they are nice. And I noticed your pretty washer/dryer which is in the kitchen just like they have them in Europe! It is nice to see blog posts from you again. xxo

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  2. It all looks fabulous, Michele! The uncluttered look is just so clean and spacious looking! You are going to have so much fun baking in that beautiful space. :)

    xoxo laurie

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  3. Wow! The stainless stove looks awesome with your hardware! Your kitchen is beautiful. Love the natural wood with the white, and the total lack of clutter.

    Cindy

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  4. Thank you for choosing white colour and posting photos here. I too loved the white colour. I am obsessed with it. I liked the way you put the flowers around the sink. I am too in search of having a remodelling of my kitchen in Kilsyth.

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  5. I just love your kitchen!! I am one that has a cluttered kitchen:( I need to let things go!!

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  6. Your kitchen is simple, but elegant. Great job on the renovations, Michele! Removing unnecessary appliances and stuff on your kitchen is definitely a wise move, since doing so can give you freedom and additional space while you’re cooking your meals. Anyway, I do hope you'll be able to achieve your desired countertops soon. Have a great day! :)

    Gordon Fox @ PrinceAndSons

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  7. l love your upgraded clutter free kitchen it looks awesome.

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  9. That is a great looking kitchen. I have been going back and forth between whether I want granite countertops or wood countertops. I do feel like wood is always such a good idea but then I wonder if it will stay nice looking over the long run. I think I would always be so tempted to chop stuff on it.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

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