10.21.2016

Home Tour: The Kitchen & Dining Room



I love my kitchen!

When Dave and I were house hunting I knew a nice kitchen was a must for me. I cook a lot, it is something I'm passionate about and I wanted a place that I would love to be in. I also told Dave that I had to have a gas stove or a house that had the connections for one. I just think gas stoves cook better as you can control the heat very well and it is either 'on or off' all the way. I am not a fan of flattop stoves. I know many people are but they just aren't my thing.

I guess a white kitchen was a must for me too. I don't mind dark colors but I prefer white and bright and cheery. Half my cabinets are a deep espresso but I think it blends well and balances out the rest of the white in the kitchen. Oh, and you'll see that I have many pink kitchen gadgets. I love them a lot too. =)

This kitchen was move in ready. We didn't add to it or renovate. I'm really glad we didn't purchase a reno house because old homes, as we are learning, have a lot of work to them as is. I might have to post about that a different day.

Anyways, my kitchen is amazing and I really love it. Here's a peek into it.


The Sink Area & Glass Door Cabinets 

I have had several people ask me about these glass door cabinets: "Do you like them? Is it hard to keep your cabinets organized?" And I'll tell you what I tell them, I'm weird and my cabinets would be this organized even if they weren't glass. I love organized cabinets. However, my pantry isn't organized but my dishes and utensils and silverware have to be. I'm special like that.


The cute cherry blossom tea cups were hand painted ones I purchased in Korea. I put them up high so if kids came over they could easily access every day dishes without easily accessing my tea cups. =)


I like the modern hardware on the doors.


To the left of my sink is a pull out trash can / recycle drawer. I really like that the trash is hidden. I also have never been a person to recycle but it is only $12 a quarter so we do it. 


The stove area 


To the left of the stove were these really fun open shelves. They look a little different now as I moved my coffee stuff to a coffee cart but I still put flour, sugar, brown sugar and a few decor items on there. 

The prints are from Maria Watercolor and I highly recommend her beautiful work. I did a full post and giveaway about her shop and you can see that here.


Bar Seating Area 

To the left of the stove is a seating area where I have two white bar stools. I sit here a lot in the mornings or like now, when I'm blogging. Dave doesn't like this area because he thinks it's too cramped but that's okay. It works great for what I need and sometimes Dave will sit here with me if I really want him too. =)

The bar stools were purchased from Wayfair and I'm pretty sure I paid right around $100 for both of them. They aren't selling these exact ones anymore but they have a big selection to choose from. <-- Also, not sponsored by Wayfair at all (I wish!) but just wanted to share about their awesome products. 


The Brick Beam and Dining Room 

People always comment how they love this brick beam. I like it too, except when we had a horrendous storm and some water came through it. Aaaaaaah! #oldhouseproblems.

Our table is a hand me down. It's simple and works great for us.







Refrigerator & Pantry Area

If you are at the stove and do a 180 the refrigerator and pantry are there. The pantry is the perfect size. That little area to the left is where I put my coffee cart. I didn't have it yet when I took these pictures but I hope to do an update on that coffee cart one of these days. 





And there you have the kitchen friends! I'm really thankful for it. It's been a super fun kitchen to cook in.

If you missed any of the other house tours you can see them here:

Master Bedroom
The Living Room 
The Spanish Guest Bathroom

What's your favorite room in your house? 

What is a 'must have' in a kitchen for you? 

21 comments:

  1. I love your kitchen! It's really pretty, and I like the brick column too. I'm glad you have a kitchen you enjoy being in! I like how open and bright it seems.

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  2. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the contrast of the dark and light!

    My trash is kept under the sink in the kitchen. I don't know if that's a west Michigan thing, a Midwest thing, or just part of my Dutch heritage. :)

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  3. I love the tiling & backsplash! and especially with the exposed brick!! such a cute kitchen!

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