Thursday, September 25, 2008

Day 453's kitchen


Our kitchen remodel seems to be getting further and further away (ugh, stupid economy), but that's fine because it means we can really get our thoughts together about what we want/can afford.

I found this beauty floating quietly along in the blogosphere and just had to share. The countertops are honed granite, and the single-basin farmhouse-style sink is flanked by two dishwashers. And those windows!


This new home is outfitted with plenty of classical touches that make it seem more like a carefully restored farmhouse -- but with all of the amenities! I really love the latches on the top cabinets.

Notice the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. The owner notes: "I am so thankful I stuck to my gut instincts on the kitchen. So many people tried to talk me out of going all the way to the 10' ceiling with the cabinets. Now I have that rare space up top to store holiday items and outdoor entertaining stuff."


In lieu of a traditional island, the homeowners found a slab of oak and had it slightly planed (to make it more level) and then built legs and an apron to support it. Love that. She didn't name her source on the oak slab, but did tell us its location. My best guess is this place.


On a narrow stretch of wall across from the pantry, they added a built-in hutch to house dishes. "We had just enough depth for plates, so it was meant to be. Now the kids can set the table for meals and NOT be in my cooking space. Its so nice," says the homeowner.

I love the bins full of pasta and such, too!


And now a little something for you appliance junkies (ahem, Erika!). When I find out the make and model I'll let you know! Until then, enjoy the pretty vignette above with a cool corbel from an old church.

15 comments:

Toni said...

Love this kitchen and love your blog!

Anonymous said...

fridge type is subzero.. amazing isnt it?

Wendi said...

I LOVE this kitchen! I want to re-do my kitchen also....the economy needs to turn around!!!

milly said...

at first I thought this was a picture of your current kitchen and I was thinking to myself that you must be CRAZY to want to change that!!! I love this, A LOT!!! I have something similar on my blog, but for a smaller space.. Here is the link, not a great picture because I took it from my book, but you get the idea.

http://elephantsandredwoods.blogspot.com/2008/09/kitchens_13.html

No.35style said...

Love the fact that the cabinets go all the way to the top..such great use of space!

mrs.leah.maria said...

{breathing out a sigh} Wow.

layersofmeaning said...

wow! love it!
who does this kitchen belong to?

Sarah Danielle said...

This. Kitchen. Is. Perfect.

Kelli said...

Oh, that's so beautiful! I love it. What sort of faucet is that behind the range? Where did you find this? If this is their kitchen, I want to see the rest of their house!

Jennifer said...

thank you, Toni!

I currently do not have permission to reveal the owner of the kitchen, but I hope to soon and perhaps then I'll know some more about the products.

Kelli -- looks like a bridge-style faucet.

Katie said...

Love it! I love the furniture style "feet" on the bottom of the cabinets too.

Courtney said...

Ohhhhh I love that fridge. Gorgeous.

Mike and McGee said...

What a stunning kitchen! It's beautiful! We have been pondering a double row of cabinets like that, going up to the ceiling - I'm happy to see that the homeowners love how it turned out.

And I'm with you on the economy. I have no idea when we'll be able to do our kitchen remodel either. ~sigh~

Corey said...

*drools*

Timothy said...

Wow what a great kitchen. I can see why you found inspiration from these pictures. There is just enough detail in the kitchen without it seeming cluttered, from the ceiling high cabinets, down to the little touches of an old church corbel.

Very unique kitchen indeed.