Jo’s Kitchen Before and After

When we purchased our new house, I knew the kitchen was going to need a major overhaul. There was a giant pole cutting the whole kitchen off to the family room. I knew if this couldn’t go, that it would be a major deal breaker for me.

We consulted with a contractor to make sure we could put in a beam and get rid of the the pole in the center. He said it could be done so we decided to make an offer on the house!

This house was my dream! It had a 4 car garage and a huge yard that I knew we could make amazing! We knew this was going to be a huge project but totally worth the hard work.

I decided to consult my favorite custom cabinet builder BurdetteĀ  Cabinetry! The thing I love about Burdette is their attention to detail and they are open to all my crazy design ideas. They can pretty much make all my cabinet dreams come true!

I knew I wanted inset cabinets with a little bit of an upgrade from a simple shaker style. There were also a couple of upgrades I wanted like a floor to ceiling coffee cabinet and a ridiculously large island.

After many a design meeting and lots of planning we came up with this gem. The kitchen of my dreams!

I decided I wanted to skip the upper cabinets to the left and right of the sink. I wanted a more open look where I could add open shelving with accessories for more color. This is something I could change out as my tastes changed.

This year I love the color blush but maybe it will change next year and I can change the shelf styling as the seasons change.

I opted for the brushed gold faucet and farm sink . These are timeless in my eyes and something that I will not easily get tired of. This is always on my mind as a designer. Will I get sick of this? What can I change out if I do tire of it? Accessories and rugs are easily changeable so I always consider this when designing. This is also why I decided to go with a more simple back splash.

At my last house, my backsplash was a flat stone tile which after a few years I was so tired of . When designing spaces for your home, make sure to make calculated decisions on what you pick. Is this a trend or a little more timeless. Only time will tell how timeless it is but be sure to give it your best guess!!

Designer tip: Gray has come and gone, be careful how much you add to your home. Gray walls are OK now and easy to change, but gray floors won’t last too much longer so be careful how “gray” you go with everything!



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