Yes, my beautiful kitchen remodel is a huge silver lining for me during 2020 and I stayed on budget!
Because I was at home much of this past year, I had the time to be focused on the project and financing was finally attractive.
We still did not have the budget to knock down walls and completely change the look, but I love what we were able to do.
My desire was to create a French country chic farmhouse style, with the challenge of keeping the satillo tile floors and the red brick on the bar and family room fireplace wall.
It was my choice to not paint the brick and I am really glad I kept it. One of the reasons I loved the house years ago was that red brick inside.
If you were close up, you could see the countertop selection has a hint of the floor and brick colors in it…it all goes!
In San Antonio, we worked with Legacy Bath and Kitchen in San Antonio, and I highly recommend them for anyone in the area. Their employees are incredible and they oversee…EVERYTHING and everybody!
You might also observe that I have dedicated my new life to a simpler, more organized style….and I am determined to stay that way. (This is my new elegance!)
I did not realize what a disorganized mess I had become while working two jobs for years….but coming home last March made that abundantly clear.
Several trips were made to Goodwill to donate items, and I took great time and care in how the kitchen was organized…it makes sense now!!
Coffee cups above the coffee maker…who knew!
Everyone who says going brighter with color makes the place seem larger is completely correct…it does! Also taking away and re-shuffling stuff has that affect as well.
The new sink, bronze fixtures and backsplash were found at Triton Stone Group.
Trinity recommended we go there for the quality selections…You can use my Home Depot Link to find similar products.
For locals in San Antonio, Triton has a beautiful selection and they were great to work with.
The sink is Kohler Neorac 1-3/4 granite double bowl, matte taupe with a sink rack.
The Faucet is Delta Addison, one handle pull down Kitchen faucet.
The backsplash (I think number one on my favorite changes) is Amalfi handcrafted satin ceramic cream.
We were also motivated to make changes now because the original ovens from the house were unusable and the cooktop close behind.
I knew I wanted more stainless in the kitchen, so we purchased new ovens, cooktop, refrigerator and microwave.
Everything, but the cooktop was purchased at Home Depot during July 4th sales.
The little decorative plaque above the ovens is something I bought 20 years ago, because I loved it and I have never used it until now…it was made for my new kitchen!!
We now have a larger refrigerator since we chopped off the cabinets above the old one…it was difficult to find those smaller units so (for future resale value) we said goodbye to those cabinets.
I chose to be old school and not select appliances with Wi-Fi…I am good on my own!
Four pieces of the new kitchen decorations were discovered on treasure hunts to Goodwill San Antonio over the past year. The plates, bowl and candlesticks almost made me laugh out loud when I found them!
The painting above the refrigerator is my American artist, P. Buckley Moss, and was gifted to us from Mr. B’s mother…again, it looks like it was meant for this kitchen!
My white pumpkins have decorated another room in the past, but came to this kitchen for an autumn decor as soon as I could get them here.
I saw the idea of using a cupcake plate for a soap holder on a Pinterest page. I mentioned it to Leigh Ann…and because she is super special, she shows up with this one for the new kitchen!!
BTW…the bronze lamp in the background is also a Goodwill San Antonio Find!!
I also have six decorative kitchen items from my Grandmother’s East Texas Farm.
Finally….paint colors are
Walls: Behr Marquee Plateau
Cabinets: Sherwin Williams Antique White
I started baking pumpkin bread this weekend and have been cooking every meal! So great to be back in the kitchen in an environment I love!!!
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By Pamela Lutrell