Hello Savvy Southern Styler's! I'm Linda from the blog Calling It Home. You may not be familiar with my blog, but hopefully you have heard of my One Room Challenge series? There will be some exciting news about that, soon.
Only Kim could give me the motivation to photograph my kitchen for all of you. I love my kitchen, it's just really tricky to photograph because of all the angles and windows. We are moving to Florida next summer, and this is the room I will miss the most! In fact, I am already expecting to have a kitchen renovation in my future when we move.
For eight years, we saved and dreamed about a renovation. This entire space is new construction on our existing home. We we're able to start from scratch and therefore were not confined to existing walls or plumbing.
When you enter our home, you can see straight back into the kitchen
The round kitchen table is in a half hexagon bay.
I recently bleached the table and painted the chairs....I was getting ready for you :).
Hopefully, I will have a tutorial on that soon. Isn't it funny how the tutorial can take longer than the project...well, not on this one, but it can.
Above the table hangs this wood carved chandelier. I found it on Ebay under "local pick up, only". That is the best way to get the killer deals...if you live close. It was $35.
One of the details I love and will do again, if I have the room, is to recess the refrigerator and freezer. They are tucked back and framed into the space between the hall closet and the kitchen.
We live in our kitchen and watch television in here, the most.
It was suggested to us that we have the seating on the island form an "L". Apparently, it is more conducive to conversation....I just like it.
Another recommendation that I have....if you have to room, is an 18" overhang for leg room.
The island has a hammered stainless steel sink.
I don't know the name of the granite. Unfortunately, around here, stone yards give some materials their own name....so you can't price compare.
The backsplash is a Carrara marble cut in subway and square shapes.
Glass tile that resembles the granite on the island was added above the range.
The countertops are a man made product (I don't know the name). It has chips of marble embedded into it.
My favorite feature is the ceiling.
These are not individual planks. It is a sheet product by Georgia-Pacific. Having 4 x 8 sheets installed by a professional will save you a lot in labor costs. My contractor installed this ceiling, but the design was mine.
Thank you, Kim for letting me show off my kitchen. And thanks for giving me the motivation to finish a few projects.
Thank you, Linda for sharing this gorgeous kitchen. That ceiling is wonderful and I love all the light coming in through all those wonderful windows. I really love how you bleached the table and what a score on that chandelier! I bet you will miss this kitchen like you said.
If y'all are not familiar with Linda's blog, Calling It Home, be sure to go over and tell her you came by. Click on her My Home tab at the top of her blog and take in some more beauty.
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