My New Kitchen!!

IMG_0054 When we bought our house back in January, we knew we were going to be remodeling the kitchen. Because I was pregnant though, I didn’t want to jump into anything too quickly, especially with baby being due somewhere in the middle of all the work.

However, when KitchenAid wanted to work with us on finishing our kitchen, we jumped at the chance–even if it meant planning the kitchen around the baby.

Here are some before photos. As you can see in the first photo, we busted out some walls and built things up a bit to make the kitchen flow how we needed it to.

IMG_0057 These were somewhat newer cabinets, but you could tell that they were cheaply made and had a lot of wasted space. I could have lived with this kitchen for a few years because I know it’s not THAT bad, but the cabinets were already starting to show wear and tear.

IMG_0065 Also, the kitchen was a huge room with nothing in the center. Again, sort of a waste of space. So we planned our kitchen out and I forged ahead, trying to get cabinets, counters, appliance installers and everything planned around my due date.

Turns out babies don’t wait for anyone, even kitchen remodels, so we had the baby a few days before everything got installed and thankfully my husband was on paternity leave to not only help me but keep us organized and on schedule.

And voila!! Before we knew it, our kitchen was installed :)

IMG_0121 One of my favorite things in my new kitchen in this KitchenAid duel fuel range. It’s so gorgeous!! I almost don’t want to use it because it’s so pretty. Except, I totally use it all the time. My Mom was the first one to use it making me lots of meals for my freezer :) Thanks, Mom!

IMG_0105 I got some amazing shaker style white cabinets from Canyon Creek Cabinet Company. When we were talking about getting all new cabinets from CCCC, they were all about maximizing space–something we wanted to focus on. I’ll talk a lot more about the cabinets in a later post. Basically, I LOVE them.

IMG_0110 Over by the window is our HUGE Moen sink and shiny faucet. One of the first things we did once the sink was installed {besides all our dishes} was bathe our little one :) It’s the perfect size for him, and will probably be that way until he’s 2! It’s seriously so huge.

IMG_0111 To the right of the sink is our KitchenAid dishwasher and fridge. This dishwasher is the quietest thing in the world. I thought it was broken at first because I could hardly hear a thing when I turned it on.

IMG_0089 Opposite the dishwasher and fridge is this Microwave-Oven from KitchenAid in our…..ISLAND! We’ve waited a long time to get this in and I LOVE all the counter space. I also love that we chose white cabinets for the wall and black ones for the island. We still did the same shaker style, but in a stained black ebony. It turned out so great. And, I love the silver handles on the black cabinets with the granite.

IMG_0119 Here’s another view to give you an idea of what everything looks like. We got these bar stools from Ikea.

Oh, AND before I forget–our granite we picked out is from Oregon Tile and Marble. Once we picked out our slab from their show room, we worked with Elite Granite and Marble to get it cut and installed.

IMG_0124 I love the finished look of the granite on the white and black cabinets. I originally wanted cararra marble but my husband wanted something that would be a little more practical and last longer. Darn husband…..

IMG_0093 Overall though, I love the look that we achieved. Our backsplash was also from Elite Granite and Marble that my husband and Dad installed just the other day! That was the last thing we had to do to finish the kitchen!

Thank you to KitchenAid, Canyon Creek Cabinet Company, Moen, Oregon Tile and Marble and Elite Granite and Marble who helped us make our dream kitchen a reality! We love it!

For updated blog posts on each separate item in my kitchen, click through here:

KitchenAid appliances

Moen Faucet and sink

Canyon Creek Cabinets

Oregon Tile & Marble + Elite Granite and Marble

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46 Responses to “My New Kitchen!!”

  1. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 17, 2013 at 6:38 am

    Wow, I am having major kitchen envy right now. I love everything you picked out, so gorgeous!


  2. #
    Leah | So, How's It Taste? — May 17, 2013 at 6:44 am

    It’s gorgeous!


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    Seana C — May 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful! Love the island. Bookmarking that backsplash in my idea book.


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    Danielle Clouse — May 17, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I LOVE It! Can you tell me which model your stove/oven is? I’m looking at getting kitchenaid appliances in my new house later this year!


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    Ashley — May 17, 2013 at 6:56 am

    So, so jealous! What a beautiful kitchen. Out of curiosity, are the subway tiles white and just showing a reflection? They almost look like they have a slight iridescent gloss to them! Love it all!!


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    karen — May 17, 2013 at 6:57 am

    That is one beautiful kitchen! Congratulations…I’ll bet your daughter would even fit in that sink. When we installed our faucet someone suggested we put the on off handle to the front of the faucet instead of to the side. This prevents drips on the counter and looks sleeker… glad we did :) Enjoy all the new things you have…baby included! lol


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    Amy @Very Culinary — May 17, 2013 at 7:10 am

    Just beautiful! In our old house, we remodeled the kitchen and put in a big tub sink…the house we currently own does not have that *sadness* It’s all just so lovely – I bet every time you walk into that space you get goose bumps.


  8. #
    aimee @ like mother like daughter — May 17, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love it! What a beautiful kitchen!


  9. #
    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — May 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Wow. So gorgeous Lauren. Congrats!


  10. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 17, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Wow what a transformation! Looks great.


  11. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — May 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

    Gorgeeeeouuusss! We have the same range hood. :)


  12. #
    Vimitha — May 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

    I am totally in love with ur kitchen… looks picture perfect…


  13. #
    Kate — May 17, 2013 at 9:44 am

    LOVE this! Sooo beautiful!


  14. #
    DessertForTwo — May 17, 2013 at 10:02 am

    It’s gorgeous! I love all that counter space! Congrats!


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    M.C.@ ThousandStoryKitchen — May 17, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Oooh, I LOVE it! My favorite is the subway tile backsplash that is thinner than regular subway tile, so it’s slightly different…and um…I’ll definitely take that kitchen aid range too. Thanks. :)


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    Karli — May 17, 2013 at 10:47 am

    Serious kitchen envy happening right now. I love your backsplash. I’d kill for an island. AND the appliances—I dream about gas ranges and hoods! Someday. But for you–enjoy!


  17. #
    Rema — May 17, 2013 at 11:50 am

    so lovely , enjoy it sweetie :)


  18. #
    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — May 17, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    LOVE your new kitchen! So gorgeous, I kinda just want to hang out in it!


  19. #
    Anna @ Hidden Ponies — May 17, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    So clean and spacious – love it!


  20. #
    Erin @ The Grass Skirt — May 17, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Your kitchen looks amazing! I absolutely love it. Wishing you lots of good home-cooked meals in there. :)

    The Grass Skirt


  21. #
    Stephie @ Eat your heart out — May 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    I am peeing myself with jealousy. {is that even a thing? Is is now.} GORGEOUS!! I can’t wait for the day when I no longer live in a tiny apt with a kitchen with 9 sq ft of walking space….And when I do, this is totally going to be inspiration!


  22. #
    Tieghan — May 17, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    wow! So pretty! I love all that counter space!! Congrats!


  23. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Amazing! I especially love that marbling countertop!


  24. #
    Alice // Hip Foodie Mom — May 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Lauren, I LOVE it! Just beautiful!!! How much fun are you going to have cooking now?!


  25. #
    Lynn — May 18, 2013 at 11:08 am

    A DREAM kitchen!! I would be cooking all the time! All that counter space, just makes me want to prep! Congrats Lauren to you and your family!!


  26. #
    Haley W. — May 18, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I love it! It’s the perfect clean, cozy, tranquil kitchen. You guys did a great job with all of you selections. Its a tiny detail, but the subway tiles for your backsplash are my favorite part… Well, that, and the AWESOME appliances!


  27. #
    Annamaria @ Bakewell Junction — May 18, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Your kitchen looks wonderful. Congrats! I wish my Kitchen Aid dishwasher was a quiet as yours but it’s 15 years old and pretty loud.


  28. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 18, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    CONGRATS! Lauren, it’s stunning. First of all, I thought your old kitchen in the leadoff pic was your new one! i would be thrilled to even have that. We live in a small urban condo and my kitchen is so small you’d confuse it for a hotel minibar. I would give my right arm for your kitchen. It is stunning. The colors, the crispness, the clean lines, the SPACE. The storage space. It’s gorgeous!!


  29. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — May 18, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Lauren, it’s just so gorgeous!! It looks so fresh and clean. Just perfect!


  30. #
    Jenny @ BAKE — May 19, 2013 at 10:54 am

    This kitchen is absolutely stunning! I am so jealous!


  31. #
    Nikki @Seeded at the Table — May 19, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    It’s beautiful, Lauren!! Now I wish I needed a remodel so I could switch out for all KA appliances. :) I do need a new dishwasher though… hmmm… 😉


  32. #
    leslie — May 20, 2013 at 5:57 am

    Looks AWESOME!!!!!


  33. #
    Honey What's Cooking — May 20, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Lauren, this looks amazing. Love everything, I especially love a white kitchen, it’s just so summery/Californian. Congrats on the baby!!!


  34. #
    Kathy — May 21, 2013 at 8:05 am

    What a beautiful kitchen!


  35. #
    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — May 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Gorgeous! I swear it’s like a bunch of the white kitchen’s I’ve pinned – put together.


  36. #
    Nicole Lindstrom — May 22, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Love love your gorgeous kitchen! Don’t you just love your Kitchen Aid products! We bought our home a couple years ago and bought all new appliances with 90 percent of them being Kitchen Aid. Love them all! Your oven and stove top look amazing! The back splash is beautiful as well. Enjoy!


  37. #
    Angie — May 23, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I love everything, so pretty!


  38. #
    Jennifer — May 23, 2013 at 9:45 am

    Beautiful! I love it all, but my favourite is that stove…do I see SiX burners? Heaven!

    Congrats on baby & kitchen!


  39. #
    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — May 28, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Your kitchen looks so gorgeous!! Love it!


  40. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — May 29, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    I’m not sure how I missed this post, but WOW! So beautiful! I bet you are loving life cooking is such a pretty and functional kitchen. :)


  41. #
    Sara — June 1, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Your kitchen turned out amazing! LOVE all of your choices! Must be pure bliss to cook in your new space!


  42. #
    Michelle @ Modern Acupuncture — January 19, 2015 at 6:24 am

    Wow, beautiful! I love the counter top! So gorgeous. And the floors are great, too!



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