My kitchen adventure continues. Today I’m showing you some of the inspirational images that have helped me define a look and style for my new space.
Thank you so much for all of your comments last week regarding this project and the start of demolition. I’m officially entering Week 2 today, and the preliminary work is now underway.
I’ll be sharing a demo update soon, but thought I’d use this post to talk about my inspiration for the space. Before we get to that, however, I did want to let you know that I’ll be creating videos to go along with these posts. I’m sharing the first video today! It’s inserted toward the end of this post.
I will also upload everything to YouTube. You can subscribe to my channel for updates.
Kitchen Remodel Inspiration:
Normally, I shy away from sharing others’ images here on the blog. However, in this instance, they’re essential for explaining the sources of my inspiration for the kitchen. I have limited the number of photos, but I think the ones I chose will give you a good idea of the overall design. I will mostly be directing you to images on Instagram since those are easiest to source. If you like any of the images I share, I encourage you to click the source and check out more of the creator’s work.
I’ll get into more detail about the new layout of the kitchen next week. However, it’s worth noting now that my kitchen isn’t huge, and there are five door openings. This isn’t a bad thing, but it’s definitely a design consideration.
The plan is to install custom cabinets, which will be painted. I also will conceal the refrigerator and dishwasher behind cabinets. I’m looking at white quartz for countertops. The entire first floor, including the kitchen, will have hardwood floors. The floors in the other rooms will be refinished to match the kitchen.
I do not have space for an island. Initially, I was bummed about this because an island is often the hub in a kitchen. However, I’m convinced my new kitchen will have so many other wonderful features that an island won’t be missed.
The design for my kitchen does include a large peninsula/work table providing ample counter space. I was so excited when I stumbled upon this image for the work table inspiration:
Mine will be similar but shorter. There will be room for two stools underneath. (That image just served as table inspiration, so please ignore the rest of it.)
Are you getting a feel for my new space?
I also plan to incorporate fun touches when it comes to light fixtures, accessories, and decor. There are so many exciting layers in this project. While at times I’ve felt a bit overwhelmed by all of the choices, it’s been a delight to explore possibilities!
As I mentioned, my kitchen isn’t large, so I’m turning to some underused areas nearby to create additional storage, functionality, and style. This reconfiguration will allow me to have a small pantry. The pantry will also serve as a beverage station with a built-in coffee machine and a wine/beverage cooler. I am so looking forward to having a dedicated space for this!
Although the color is still TBD, I’m considering a subtle color for the cabinets and possibly a fun wallpaper moment.
Part of this kitchen remodel involves changing the powder room. That space has been gutted and will be built back up.
Even though it’s not a huge space, and the walls won’t be tiled (maybe down the road), I want to infuse style in there. This image suggests the overall aesthetic. I would also like to have a similar vanity situation.
And that’s it!
I’m not sure if all of this is helpful, but I do hope it gives you a general feel for what I have in mind. Again, you can visit my Modern Colonial Pinterest board for a look at all my behind-the-scenes planning for every space in Bayberry House.
Kitchen Remodel Demo Video:
Now, before you click away: As I mentioned above, I wanted to try something new this week and share a video along with my post. I’m not sure I’ll be able to do this every week, but I thought some videos might provide a different look at the project.
This is the first video I’ve done in which I’m talking to the camera. I appreciate your patience while I learn the ropes of filming and video editing. The video is not terrible, but there’s always room for growth.
The videos will be in my various update posts on the kitchen remodel project and on my YouTube channel. If you use YouTube regularly, I recommend subscribing there on my channel. I will probably upload videos there first, so you’ll get a sneak peek. After subscribing, you can also hit the “bell” notification button if you’d like to be notified when I upload new content.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of the inspiration images for my kitchen. It’s a pleasure to tell you about my ideas for the space.
In my next Kitchen Remodel update, I’ll be sharing more details on how the new kitchen will look and be laid out. Stay tuned for that!