In February we hit the one-year mark in this new house…and while it feels like our momentum has slowed down lately (thanks to Summer break), we have made good progress in making this home ‘us.’ (See all the spaces we’ve worked on so far here.) I also have to remind myself it’s not a race. There is no timeframe or deadline. #TypeAcalled #shewantsherpersonalityback
We were fortunate to have a full month of renovation time before moving in, and the Kitchen needed the most dirty work, so we tackled it first. (See the full renovation and reveal here.)
One of the issues with the original Kitchen was it lacked a focal point. But since budget didn’t allow us to change the layout or footprint of the room, we built a large vent hood (we have 10-foot ceilings), and swapped cabinets for drawers on the cooktop area…hence giving the area more impact and visual weight (see those steps here and here).
But when you pull back and view the room as a whole, it still lacks a focal point. No question it’s completely transformed, and we are over-the-moon happy with how it turned out…but something about it still feels a little unfinished.
I feel guilty even saying that out loud, because really, who remodels a kitchen and still feels dissatisfied?! I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, so I went back to my initial inspiration pics…the images of Kitchens that made my heart soar, and I pinned to my inspiration boards over and over.
Talk about #bamwhat, right?! But is it too much bam? Is it more like whaaaat?!?!
Our Kitchen doesn’t have an obvious stop and start point for tile (we struggled with that when installing the backsplash initially), so I’m not sure if tiling just the back wall would work. I’m pretty certain I wouldn’t want to tile above the cabinets on the other two walls.
I’ll save your scrolling finger and show you the Before & (possible) After one more time…
So let’s chat…should we go bold all the way and carry the tile to the ceiling? Or is it bold enough already and I need to get over it. I love hearing your thoughts and ideas, so what do you think?!