A huge undertaking is our upcoming kitchen remodel plans. See before photos, renderings of our plans and all the down and dirty details about what this project will include
Peninsula Kitchen to Island Kitchen Plans
I can’t believe this post is happening. This has been a post I’ve wanted to write for over 3 years.
Today is the day I’m sharing with you what our kitchen design plans will be and what we are trying to prepare for as we step into this huge project.
This is the first very big project that we aren’t doing ourselves.
My poor little website was an infant when we decided to take on a giant gut job of a bathroom renovation and while it turned out amazing, it was supposed to be finished in 6 weeks and took 11 months.
I absolutely can not have a kitchen take 11 months.
Our Kitchen Currently
I don’t show our kitchen much because it’s never been much to write home about, but here is a photo from when we just finished painting our kitchen cabinets white. Painting the uppers Sherwin Williams Extra White and our lower cabinets Sherwin Williams Peppercorn was a good way to hold us over for a little bit.
And by little bit I mean several years.
On the opposite side of our kitchen is a wall where we have coffee things. Again, it does not look like this right now but I’m doing my best to give you an idea of the layout of the land.
This is a much more real view of what our kitchen looks like.
We have exposed beams that have been exposed since we decided to take the drywall off to see what kind of load bearing wall we were working with.
The plan is to completely get rid of the wall between the living room and the kitchen.
We will also be removing the studs from our very small entryway to make it one giant space. This means that no matter if you enter through the front door or the side door, you will be walking directly into one giant room comprised of a living space, dining space, and our new kitchen.
Another huge change we are making is framing in this bay window. We are going to close this in to make a straight wall and add a smaller window to match the one that is currently over the sink.
Here is our bird’s eye view of our floor layout.
The front door entrance is where guests enter and where Amazon leaves our packages, but we always use the side door because our driveway is on the side.
The wall between the living room and kitchen is going away. The bay window will be just straight across.
The New Kitchen Layout
Eek! It’s hard to believe this is the same space.
Of course, we will keep our white oak engineered hardwood floors that we currently have in the rest of our house in the kitchen, so the floors won’t be this dar at all.
Coming in from the front door, this will be the view of the kitchen. The large white space to the left of the fridge is where our laundry room and side door are, but it’s not represented here.
Our island is going to be 8 1/2 feet which is giant. We will have an overhang so that we can add 3-4 barstools here. Which means I need to get cracking on finding barstools.
In the island will be our GIANT sink and dishwasher as well.
The large open hole to the right will be where our microwave will go.
Standing with your back to the windows, this is the view at the island and into the living room (which is the large white space).
This is what I’m most excited about. The line of sight so that I can see what Josiah is doing. And knowing that Collins will be crawling soon, it will be nice to be able to keep an eye on her too.
The doors are a little misleading. The door right next to our microwave opening will be a glass door leading out to our screened in porch.
The set of double doors is actually our stairs that also really need a revamp soon. And the door to the right of the kitchen layout rendering is our hallway where we have our faux board and batten.
I’m so stoked about that beverage fridge! And the extra storage we will have over there since we will have floor to ceiling cabinets.
Not shown in the photo is our plan to add floating shelves in between the two tall cabinets for decorative storage.
Finally, it’s a little sneak peek of our floors, backsplash and the color of cabinets we are looking to do. It’s all coming together so nicely and here’s to fingers crossed when the ceiling drywall comes down we have no leaks or any crazy things we have to replace under our floors either.