Things are well on their way with my personal home renovation. We are working to update the kitchen, two bathrooms and finish up the dining room. Since purchasing this home, we've always known we would renovate with a custom kitchen. Our house is in a track community, which offered very limited customization options at the time of build. We opted for the most basic finishes then, knowing we'd be upgrading in a few years. The day has finally come!
After creating dream kitchens for so many clients (this one is a favorite, and I love this kitchen renovation), it can be such a challenge to design for myself! With unlimited access to designer materials, hard surfaces, and constantly evolving design plans, nailing down a plan I know we'll love for years was a fun task.
The Kitchen Inspiration
The inspiration image below from Amber Interiors perfectly depicts the color palette and feel I'm going for in our kitchen. We'll be using a creamy, soft putty gray for the perimeter cabinetry while the new island will pull a similar dark, inky hue as pictured below. However, I'll be brining in my signature LWD touch of modern with beautiful white and brass pendant lights and a few other surprises.
Our floor plan is similar to this layout with a solid wall for the range, upper and lower cabinetry and a giant island. Ours currently has an odd cut out, so we're squaring that off to maximize the work space/eat at counter. Currently, we have two cabinets on either side of the exposed range hood and we'll be transitioning that to three cabinets on either side, extending the cabinetry to the ceiling and adding glass doors.
Between the glass cabinets, we'll be adding a custom, slow sloping range hood. I love the classic elegance of this style and know it will transition with our family for years to come. To compliment that gorgeous new hood, I'm so excited to be getting a much larger, Italian range in a matte graphite color. The brass detailing against the flat finish add a beautiful additional depth to the space and I know it'll be the perfect focal point in the kitchen.
For our backsplash, I've sourced the prettiest square zeliege tile that has an incredible handmade texture to it. The small 4x4 squares will stack neatly on top of each other for a contemporary grid look that actually pulls inspiration from ancient European and Middle Eastern tile techniques. A matching grout will help keep the backsplash from looking too busy, while allowing the eye to focus on the incredible artisanship of the handcrafted tile.
The final details in the kitchen will include white quartz counters to help hold up to our busy family as the kids grow older. A white farmhouse sink will be such a welcome change from our current dark one, although it will remain in the same place on our new kitchen island. I love that I can be cooking or doing the dishes while looking out to the adjacent family room to watch the kids play. The finishing touch will be unlacquered brass details like cabinet knobs, drawer pulls and faucet.
I can't wait to see it start to come together over the next few weeks and begin to start styling it with goodies from LW Home! It's been a great experience to be my own "client" and I am pumped to bring the entire vision to life. Follow along on Instagram for progress updates and shop the look below!
The Kitchen Design Plan
GET THE LOOK
If you're in the process of designing your own dream kitchen, follow my tried and true tips to consider when designing a kitchen on the blog here. Lexi Westergard Design is an interior design studio based in Phoenix, Arizona specializing in remodels and new construction, but we're happy to help clients with their dream kitchen design from around the country. Contact us here for our virtual design services or to schedule an appointment here in Phoenix.