The exterior doors are being installed and then we will be ready for drywall!!! We are getting so close to the fun part of the build, finishing the inside. Trust me when I say, I have designed the interior a million times in my head.
The kitchen is the first area that I started to plan so that we could start getting the cabinets built. Since I am not much of a cook, this will probably be one of my least used rooms. But I really enjoy coming up with ideas for the kitchen . During our last build, my Dad asked my why I was putting in a kitchen and my answer was “for resale value”. So I guess that is what we are doing again but who knows, maybe I will channel my inner Rachel Ray and start a talk show.
Since we have an open concept, the kitchen layout is L-shaped. There will be two sets of cabinets on the upper to extend to the 9′ ceiling. The second row will be smaller cabinets with glass doors to display decor. We will then have crown moulding to finish off the top. There is a window over the copper farmhouse sink and we will have 9′ island with suspended bar stools. We had the suspended bar stools in a previous house and love them. They are a big floor saver, especially if you have hardwood floors. For the counter tops, I am planning on using quartz and have had an island top made with reclaimed wood. As far as lighting over the island, we have purchased a really cool light that is re-purposed chicken feeders.
Here is the mood board:
I’m including a list below, where you can find my selections:
- Back splash – Reclaimed brick look porcelain tile
- Copper hood – our cabinet maker is building a wood hood which we will faux finish to look like copper
- Chicken Feeder Light – American Rust – we met the makers at the Vintage Market Days of Jacksonville. Be sure to check them out, they have some really unique lighting
- Farmhouse Sink – Ariellina Farmhouse Sink – Rings & Rivets
- Suspended Bar Stools
- Steyn Kitchen Faucet
- Flooring – Brushed European Oak Toulon
- Reclaimed Bar Top – we met the makers at The Extravaganza at Renningers Antique Center
Feel free to leave me a comment if you have any questions about our building process. I love hearing from you guys!