Yep, you read that post title correctly…after months of teasing and empty promises, I finally have our complete Kitchen Reveal for you!!
To refresh your memory…we did some basic updating on our 90s Kitchen before moving in, that consisted mostly of paint and a new backsplash (see that reveal here). I had bigger plans and ideas, but from a budget standpoint, they’d have to wait. Fast forward three years (can you believe we’ve lived here that long?!), and the Phase 2 Kitchen Remodel was ON!
I knew I needed professional help (in more ways than one, ha!), so I called my uber-talented friend Emily Hewett and begged her to help me. We met years ago and became fast-friends, and I’ve loved watching her success skyrocket. She does whole-house, major design overhauls all over the country, so I was shocked she agreed to step in on my smallish project.
But actually, she and her team at A Well Dressed Home, take on projects of all sizes and budgets, and can offer everything from full-service design and install, to just the design plans. The moment I stepped in their offices, I knew my Kitchen was in good hands. See the plans and design components here.
My rockstar contractor pretty much took over from there, but Emily and her A Well Dressed Home team was there for all the questions and issues that seem to pop up throughout a remodel. It was so comforting having someone with so much experience helping me with the big decisions!!
Enough chatter…let’s get to it! Everything is sourced under the pics and at the end of the post.
Warning: I’m beyond obsessed with this space, so it’s photo overload!!
The biggest game-changer in my opinion was taking the tile all the way to the ceiling. We were definitely nervous it would be overwhelming, but the boldness paid off! I’ve learned over the years that the only home decisions I regret are the timid ones.
The biggest bang for our buck was adding the brass trim to the vent hood. Would you believe we paid less than $200 for that upgrade?! I ordered the trim here, then buffed it to the sheen I wanted, and my contractor glued it on!
The brushed brass hardware added more warmth to the room, and the sisal runner and wood accents gave it texture.
The biggest expense was taking the cabinets all the way to the ceiling, but doing so makes the Kitchen so custom. I opted for solid fronts instead of glass for practical storage, as opposed to just a display area I’d have to keep clean!
If you’ll recall, our original cabinets were short with a cathedral shape. We simply replaced them with taller doors with an updated shape. That made it more modern, but also allowed for proper proportions between the upper cabinets.
To avoid awkward tile breaks, we also carried the tile to the ceiling and floor on this sliver of wall, and behind the fridge.
To disguise the outlets, we had them moved down closer to the counter, and I painted them the same color as the tile.
Glass Jars | Vintage Ice Bucket (thrifted)
What’s a good After without the Before?! These pics should jog your memory…
Kitchen Halfway Point
Kitchen Source List
Cabinet Color // Sherwin Williams ‘Mindful Gray’
Butler’s Pantry Cabinet Color // Sherwin Williams ‘Iron Ore’
Window Trim Color // Sherwin Williams ‘Iron Ore’
Cabinet Pulls // Pottery Barn 4-inch
Cabinet Knobs // Pottery Barn Knob
Backsplash Tile // Patterned Tile
Library Sconces // Hancock Wall Sconce
Faucet // Pull-Down in ‘Champagne Bronze’
Vent Hood Trim // Online Metal Store
Jute Runner // Overstock
Kitchen Decor & Accessories // World Market
Contractor // Classic Kitchens & Baths
Decorator // A Well Dressed Home
Such a huge transformation, but all cosmetic! We didn’t move a single plumbing line, gas line or do any demo other than chiseling out the old backsplash tile! This just shows the power of paint and a good decorator! I can’t recommend Emily and A Well Dressed Home enough (they work everywhere, not just DFW clients)! Check out their Instagram to see the recent remodel they did in Exuma!
See the links below for the entire remodel process, from Before to Design to Finish, and every dirty step in between! Hopefully I answered any questions, but feel free to leave anything I missed in the comments.
[Shop Our Kitchen]
*Photos by the darling and talented Mary Summers.*