The Kitchen is the heart of the home. No matter how large, or small. Last week, I stood in my galley kitchen laughing as so many people were gathered there I couldn't pass through. I have large dreams of knocking down walls, relocating the kitchen an island and a farmhouse sink. But, for now.. I'll live vicariously through clients designing the kitchen of their dreams
The client I worked with on this kitchen design was a joy. Initial conversations of this-could-go-here, and that-could-go-there had taken place, and I was called in to help during the process to help make final decisions. They already had an awesome general contractor lined up, and I worked directly with the homeowners to finalize the space. Picking out counter tops, cabinet styles, back-splashes, lighting, and hardware. They had goals for a clean crisp space that maximized physical space of the galley kitchen.
Y'all, I am literally kicking myself that I didn't take before pictures. The transformation is unbelievable. We chose drawers for the bottom cabinets as opposed to cabinets to maximize storage. there are a few strategically places lower cabinet doors, storage for pans, butcher blocks, etc. Where this kitchen didn't have a pantry before, now stands the refrigerator with cabinets surrounding it. and on the opposite wall, stands a pantry cabinet. There are angled cabinets placed on the side of the cabinets, one to serve as a utility cabinet, the other for spices. Instead of tiling the kitchen, we pulled hardwoods through to continue the flow of the house.
With all of that being said, one of my favorite parts of the kitchen is the antique sliding barn style door that leads to the basement. After debating on painting, whitewashing, and/or staining, we decided that natural was perfect. A perfect blend of rustic and traditional.
Door: Restoration Station
Light: TJ Maxx
Bar stools: Pottery Barn