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The kitchen is really the heart of the home and right now mine is disgusting (the pictures may not look so but trust me).  I have been working on the plans for our impending kitchen renovation with my dad and his firm and the good folks at Vermont Custom Cabinetry.  There are things that I know I want- white subway with grey grout, two tone cabinets (grey lowers and white uppers), two Hicks pendants in black/brass and BRASS HARDWARE.  The last piece is throwing Andrew for a loop as he thinks it will go out of fashion in five minutes.  I disagree. I think brass adds a touch of warmth to an otherwise pristine and sterile white and grey kitchen.  Regardless this is a daunting process financially and aesthetically as it’s such an important room.  But I’m feeling pretty confident now!

A feast for your eyes- my kitchen as it is- straight from the 1950’s!

Knocking down walls, gutting EVERYTHING and starting from scratch! I cannot wait!!! Here are the plans!

As the space is now:

As it WILL be!

The elevations:

Some renderings of the space by Vermont Custom Cabinetry.  We chose a Shaker style cabinet doors to respect the tradition of the house but give it clean modern lines too.  It helps so much to see it this way, doesn’t it!?  The pendants aren’t sketched in but go over the new peninsula.

And here’s my board for the room.  I was 100% set on using Cararra Marble until I got some in my bathroom and have already stained and scratched it to hell.  So I am hoping to use Bianco Macabus Quartzite, as I mentioned before, which gives a similar look but is a MUCH harder material. It is expensive so I might have to cut back on appliances (bye bye Viking range-sad face) a smidge to make room in the budget for us but it’s a very important piece of the look I want to create so it will be worth it!

The lower cabinets will be a medium grey (perhaps Benjamin Moore’s La Paloma Grey) and the uppers will be Benjamin Moore White Dove.  I wanted the brass pulls to be modern instead of traditional, and a brushed matte finish.  All of our floors will be refinished dark dark walnut (whyyyyy we didn’t do this BEFORE we moved in I cannot explain).  The back splash will go to the ceiling around the hood giving some height to the space (which has low ceilings).

What do you guys think?

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