The kitchen remodel at the flip house probably has the most dramatic change compared to the rest of the house. Remember what it looked like before?
It had nothing going for it. Popcorn ceilings, dropped soffit, a HUGE hood smack in the middle of the room, and dated cabinetry. But not any more!
It’s now modern, functional and beautiful. I just love how it turned out. By taking out the window to the old patio, the kitchen gained more counter and cabinet space.
I’m going to dive right into the details, because that’s what everyone eventually wants to know. The countertops are Quartz, in Cashmere Carrera made by MSI It took two slabs to do the kitchen, and I purchased the quartz locally from European Tile Art in San Diego.
Oh how I love that sink! I love love love it. It’s a Kohler white iron tones 33″ double basin cast iron sink
You can wash big pots and pans and trays yet you still have a divide for washing dishes. The faucet is also by Kohler
I put an air switch for the garbage disposal. You can see it next to the dishwasher air gap on the counter, that flat round button. The backsplash is a 2″ x 8″ glass tile from European Tile art. It has kind of a grey green color to it
To give the cooktop area a little pizzaz we laid the tile in a herringbone pattern. It keeps the look clean yet adds some interest to the tall space
Did you notice that there aren’t any outlets in the backsplash? When I do a kitchen remodel, and there is an electrician coming in, I ALWAYS have them move the plugs under the upper cabinets. I hate breaking up beautiful tile with a bunch of ugly plugs
The only outlet I have in the tile is for the light over the sink. And since we are “plugged” in now-a-days, and those devices are always in need of charging, I added a USB outlet/plug combo next to the light switch.
The cabinets all came from Lowes. It was my first time using Lowes and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again. Their cabinets are quality and well made. I used the Diamond Prelude series in the Neslon Maple Square style.
I try to use all drawers on the bottom cabinets when I design a kitchen. Pulling out a drawer is much easy to see the contents versus a cabinet door where you have to bend down to get to the stuff in the back. The two lower corner cabinets have a built in lazy susan to maximize what is usually dead space.
The small cabinet next to the oven has a spice rack pull out
I used darker cabinets with a different door style for the island. I wanted the island to look more like a piece of furniture. I stayed in the Diamond Prelude series, but I used the Lamar Cherry color in the Lamar Cherry square style to change it up.
The honed marble countertop was a remnant which saves money over buying a whole slab. I love the movement it has, and it is just enough of a contrast to the Quartz countertops but not out of place
The pendant lights are from Crate and Barrel, and I thought they might be too large for the island, but they work perfectly.
All the appliances are Bosch. The microwave drawer in the island is my favorite!
It has a push button to open and close the drawer, so fancy
A recycling pull out cabinet is next to the microwave
The floors are porcelain that look like wood planks. I used them throughout the house and I love the way they look like real wood, yet are way more durable than wood. I purchased them from European Tile Art in San Diego.
I like to go big with cabinet door hardware. But going big also means a bigger price tag for each one. It took me a while to find something I like within my budget, but I finally found these 9″ thin polished chrome pulls from Pottery Barn on sale.
I use the same size on uppers and lowers. I like the uniformity it gives the kitchen. Plus they make it way easier to open and close the cabinets
The light fixture over the kitchen nook area is from Ballard Designs. I needed something that was simple but stylish.
When you stand in certain areas of the house, you can see all three hanging light fixtures at one time. I wanted them to be different but not feel disconnected. The dining room chandelier is the anchor. It brings in the shine from the pendants, with all the crystals, and then the iron from the kitchen nook pendant.
This kitchen remodel transformation is exactly how I envisioned it when I first saw the house. Even though we ran into a little road bump with the glass tile backsplash, it was all worth it in the end. I couldn’t be any more happier with the way it turned out. I think I gave all the sources for the kitchen, but if I missed something, let me know in the comments, or email me.