Our New Kitchen Reveal with the Home Depot

Monday, January 4, 2016

vintage kitchen renovationI am beyond excited to be sharing our renovated kitchen today!  I could honestly cry thinking about how it has changed our life in this house, and made it so much easier to spend time together!

As I mentioned in a previous post, our former kitchen was beginning to just fall apart, and the lack of storage and inefficient use of space was making things a challenge for our growing family.  We didn’t have a comfortable place to eat together, and cooking was just plain stressful!

(pictured above: Thomasville Cabinets in Eden White; Kohler Apron Front Sink; Glacier Bay Faucet; Brass Pendant Light; Dutch Pendant; Electrolux Top Control dishwasher; Marazzi Porcelain Tile)

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However, after working with the Home Depot Kitchen Remodeling Services, it feels like we live in a completely different house.  The space has been entirely transformed, and I have to say it’s where we are spending most of our time these days.

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I was truly impressed with how smoothly the entire process went, from the design assistance (and reassurance) to the project management to the install of everything.

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The Thomasville cabinetry really set the tone for a more organized space.  I love how cohesive everything looks now, as the vent hood, open shelving and beautiful cabinets are all custom made for our kitchen.  I honestly didn’t really “get it” about the difference cabinet organization would make, but we have so much more storage space (in the same amount of square feet!) now and it’s amazing.

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I also love that I can keep so much out of sight, and the pull out drawers in the super cabinet and pots & pans organizer make certain every bit of the space is used.  I pretty much never have to bend over or crouch down to pull something out of a corner, but I just simply open the cabinet and pull out a drawer (which is super helpful when you are very pregnant and/or postpartum!).

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vintage kitchen remodel

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The girls also love the toe kick drawers, which are ingenious little pieces of design hidden at the bottom of the cabinets.  The large, flat space is perfect for storing artwork, art supplies, or items for hosting (like linens and placemats) that you don’t need to see or use frequently.  The little ones have claimed one as their own, and love stashing their art stuff and other little treasures away!

vintage kitchen remodel

vintage kitchen remodel

I am also crazy about the Dekton countertops.  I was a little uncertain about the Entzo pattern first, because I was afraid the veining would be too much, but I went with my gut (I was also considering the Sirius Black counter because I loved the matte black color, and um, Harry Potter) and they are just gorgeous.

(pictured above: Glacier Bay Faucet; Electrolux Stainless Steel Refrigerator)

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I love how they lighten the look, and the clean, waterfall edges are just the literal icing on the cake.  These counters are super easy to clean, and I can cut or chop directly on the surface.  They don’t stain, and are all around pretty much perfect in a house with little ones, because honestly, I don’t need to be babysitting a countertop as well as a newborn! (And that sink!!  Can’t wait to bathe baby Ellie in it!  I’m also positively in love with that touchless faucet, too.)

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vintage kitchen remodel

The backsplash is also something I have been dreaming about for years.  When we were house hunting as newlyweds, I fell in love with a kitchen in a house (which weirdly enough had no closets, so we had to pass) that I thought was my dream kitchen.  It had a sink that overlooked the den and a beautiful mosaic tile backsplash.  I love the look of this Venetian Brick mosaic by Jeffrey Court – it just brightens up the whole room and reflects the light in the most beautiful way!

(pictured above: Electrolux Front Control Gas Range; Venetian Brick Backsplash)

vintage kitchen remodel Covering the entire wall also gives it a bit more of a dramatic effect and really makes it a showstopper!

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The floors were a huge improvement as well.  We knocked out the wall between the kitchen and our little den to make it all one space, and to make everything feel more cohesive, the Home Depot Kitchen Remodeling Services installed the Marazzi porcelain wood look tile throughout the entire space.  This tile is another one of those things that you can’t really grasp how good it is going to look until it is installed.  I love the way it feels, and we went with the dappled gray color, which also helps really brighten the room and makes things feel considerably less busy than the former checkerboard pattern, thus making the entire space feel much larger.

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To further update the space, the Home Depot Kitchen Remodeling Services installed Electrolux IQ-Touch Appliances, such as the Electrolux stainless steel refrigerator above.  They are such an incredibly huge upgrade from our former appliances, and all the features do so much to make life easier!  The Electrolux top control dishwasher is unbelievably quiet; our former one was so loud that I hated turning it on because I couldn’t hear if the girls called out, and it was hard to have conversations over it.  I’m positively crazy about the Electrolux front control gas range.  It has a convection feature, which means everything cooks more quickly and evenly, and the fast boil burner is excellent for making a quick pitcher of tea, and we use the griddle almost daily.  We have used it for sliders, pancakes, grilled cheese, and had a lot of fun experimenting with it!  Plus, I love how the controls are on the front, rather than the back, giving the cooktop a much more streamlined appearance.

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We also designed the space so that we have a little den area, and a built in banquette for dining that flows into the kitchen.  Our house isn’t that large, so we really needed to make use of all the inches!  Chip and I had talked about just turning the den into a dining room, but it felt a little bit like a waste of that room because we really did use our little den a lot (and I love not having a TV in our living room).

(pictured above: Conrad TV Stand; James Side Chair; Dutch Pendant; Harvey Table Lamp; Tristan Pedestal Table; Camellia Print)

vintage kitchen remodelWe downsized the sofa a bit and went with this adorable tufted one so the space really works.  It has been a lot of fun to spend time in there, and I can cook and keep an eye on the girls while they watch an afternoon show, or color at the table.  We have also had quite a few family game nights at our new dining table, (the extra storage under the banquette is so handy for storing games and craft supplies!) which has been so fun!

(pictured above: Door; Brass Doorknob; Tufted Sofa; Arch Floor Lamp; Harper Pillows; South Hampton Throw; Chainlink Pillow; Cowhide Rug)

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We had a table before, but it was so cramped that we never really wanted to linger, and now we sit longer, and it’s also just plain fun to set the table with the girls because it actually looks lovely and inviting now!

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I debated a bit on the wall color.  I was thinking about white, but I didn’t want it to look too sterile, so I went with a very light powdery blue by Behr, called Crystalline Falls.  It’s almost a neutral, but it’s nice to have a touch of color that keeps the space light.  It’s also not pink and Chip loves it, so that is an added bonus!  Since much of our house is dedicated to little girls, I wanted this new space to feel a little more neutral!

(You can find those brackets at The Home Depot here.  I spray painted them gold and paired them with some reclaimed wood from our farm, but they also have white shelves ready to use if you want a more polished look or can’t find something similar!)

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We have only had this kitchen for a short time, but we have already enjoyed making so many memories in it!  It has really changed my attitude about cooking and preparing meals for our family, and we are going to be able to stay in this home that we love for many more years because of it.

vintage kitchen remodelThe girls and I have already cooked countless batches of cookies, cupcakes and too many pancakes to count and we are all just in love with the new space.  We couldn’t be more grateful to have worked with The Home Depot on this project!  They really made everything a dream, and turned something that at first seemed overwhelming and intimidating into something attainable.  We appreciate so much the confidence and reassurance their design team gave us in our decision making, and the fact that we could trust their project management to get everything done with excellence!  (You can go here to find out more about the kitchen remodeling process.) I hope you are prepared for the overload of kitchen pictures that will be showing up here and on instagram!

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85 responses to “Our New Kitchen Reveal with the Home Depot”

  1. Holly says:

    It’s fantastic! Those toe kick drawers are so good – perfect hidden storage for little ones.

  2. Kelly says:

    It looks AMAZING! I’m considering the brass pendant lights for my kitchen but I’m worried they are too bright because of the clear glass (like you feel the need to put sun glasses on). How do they feel to you?

    • Joni says:

      Thanks so much, Kelly! I have loved it – I think the type of bulb you use will make a big difference. We put an Edison bulb in it, which isn’t as bright or abrasive, so it’s really pleasant. A high wattage regular bulb would probably be too much, though. We also have a dimmer on it, so I can adjust it to be a pleasant glow.:)

    • Kelly @artfulwarehouse says:

      Thank you!!

  3. Jamie Baker says:

    I love it so much Joni! You’re an awesome cook and I know you’re thankful to have a fresh space. πŸ™‚

  4. So much goodness in this post! Love how you’ve jam-packed the kitchen with storage, down to the toe kicks. It flows so nicely into the dining area.

  5. Looks wonderful! Love the waterfall detail and the floating shelves. Also those toekick drawers are GENIUS!! So smart.

  6. Joni this is incredible!!!! Love it all! So well done! πŸ™‚

  7. Christine says:

    Beautiful! Where are those shelves in your living room from?!

    • Joni says:

      Thanks, Christine! You can find the brackets at Home Depot here (I spray painted them gold) and then I paired them with some reclaimed wood from our farm. They have ready to use white shelves, though, if you aren’t able to get something similar!

    • Christine says:

      Thank you Joni! Awesome idea!

  8. Meredith says:

    This is magical!! I just adore you and your style! I love how you always create these beautiful clean and bright spaces, but they feel inviting and vintage and just perfect in my book!! Thank you for sharing! Now off to “pin” all these pictures πŸ™‚

    • Joni says:

      Thank you, Meredith! That’s just what I was going for, so that makes me so happy to hear. So glad to know you are inspired!

  9. Luckeeeeee! It looks awesome, Joni. Pumped for you guys β€” and pumped to finish our own renovation, too!

  10. Cami says:

    LOVE this! Absolutely beautiful. Do you have any more information on the range hood? Is it custom like the cabinets? What is the make? Thanks!

    • Joni says:

      Cami, I’ll see if I can get some more details! The wooden part of the hood is a Thomasville design. I’m not sure about the actual functional part. We found a photo of a similar one with a wood stain on their website and showed it to our kitchen designer, and Thomasville made one just like it for our kitchen, so I’m sure you can do the same!

  11. Nathalie says:

    Can you tell us more about the banquet?! I love this idea for my tiny eat-in kitchen, but haven’t had the guts to pull the trigger yet. Such a beautiful space you have!

    • Joni says:

      We are loving the banquette, Nathalie. I have been wanting to put one in our sunroom for quite awhile now, so I was really excited to finally get to do it. It’s such a great way to save on space, and make the dining area feel thoughtful rather than just squeezed in. It’s also nice because you can seat a few more people on the bench seating, and I also love the round table. It has been so fun for playing games – we spend a ton of time there!

  12. Em says:

    It looks SO beautiful, Joni! Enjoy it!!

  13. Lauren says:

    This is my dream kitchen! Beautiful!

  14. GORGEOUS!!!! the waterfall counters, so beautiful! and this kitchen is SO you. Home Depot does a great job with their kitchens!

  15. Laddy says:

    Looks absolutely amazing! I don’t know how you went through a reno with two “big” kids and a newborn! You are my hero! One question – how do you find the floors for (how do you say it nicely?) showing dirt? I have light grey floors currently and need to wash the floors everyday as they show so much!

    • Joni says:

      Hi Laddy! Well, the reno was actually finished about a week before Ellie’s arrival, so it was perfect timing! It would have been really challenging with a newborn, for sure. I actually feel like the floors hide dirt quite well – maybe the wood grain pattern on them helps camouflage it a bit? They also have a bit of texture as well. They seem to show it less than the black and white, which always looked really dirty to me.

  16. Kitty says:

    It looks beautiful! I can’t wait to see it in person!

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  18. Jean S says:

    Looks amazing and awesome use of space! Congrats. And Congratulations on your new baby girl πŸ™‚

  19. Christie says:

    I’m in awe of the transformation – it looks amazing! And I’m inspired to get some cabinet organization asap. I’m curious – what was it like to order a sofa off the internet? And I would love if you did a post sometime about decorating with littles – what fabrics/finishes work and what don’t, etc.

    • Joni says:

      Hi Christie! Thanks so much for the sweet comment!! It is a different experience ordering a sofa from the internet! We wrote down the dimensions for the sofas that would work in our space, and went to a furniture store with a measuring tape, and measured several different sofas to see what it actually felt like. We also ordered fabric samples from Home Decorators to determine what color would work best (it’s hard to tell on the screen!) which was really helpful. And love that idea about decorating with littles – I’ll see what I can do!

  20. Amy Terranova says:

    Are you kidding me!!! This is stunning!!! I love everything!! Such a great mix of a modern fresh classic vibe!!! Can you please come to California aka my kitchen!

  21. Kelsie Rae says:

    the most beautiful kitchen i’ve ever seen! And the blue walls with all that white is gorgeous. Congratulations on baby #3 and the kitchen πŸ™‚

  22. Lindsay C. says:

    Joni, this is simply gorgoeus! Very smart choice on your flooring! I can’t tell you how many formaldehyde stories I’ve heard with people pulling up their laminate flooring because of it. It’s just gorgeous and I hope to have a kitchen like yours someday πŸ™‚

    • Joni says:

      Thanks, Lindsay!! I know – feels so good to get the old yucky stuff out so we know it’s all safe for our family!

  23. Yolonda says:

    It looks amazing! Love the light and airy feel.

  24. Emily Boesen says:

    I love this so much and I am thinking about a redo, do you have an estimated budget for this project so people can get an idea of what you would have to spend to replicate? I have a kitchen that is awkward and am in need of some assistance and I love that you don’t have a ton of upper cabinets but I utilized them now for a ton of my canned foods and baking ingredients. Do you have a pantry tucked somewhere for additional food storage? Thanks!

    • Joni says:

      Hi Emily! I just did a post here on what I do to store a lot of the “stuff” – hopefully it will help! As for the budget – I’d recommend talking with a designer at The Home Depot to get an idea of what you can do. It will vary greatly depending on the size of your space, the finishes you choose, etc. and we also took out a wall. I’m sure they can work with any budget – they also offer cabinet refacing, which is less expensive, but also gives your space a great facelift.

  25. Kristy says:

    You know how I feel about your kitchen Joni! Gorgeous… My Brother-in-law renovates homes and the waterfall edges are a favorite of his to give a space a larger look than it has. I am crazy about your paint color too and may repaint some of my home in the light color. It’s so soft and pretty. Congrats on everything!! You have done such a beautiful job with the Home Depot team. xo

  26. Lisa says:

    Beautiful, thanks for more inspiration!

  27. Betsy Gordon says:

    It’s just breathtaking and I love all the organization! The den area is so cozy and I can see why you are enjoying hanging out more in the kitchen.

    Betsy Gordon

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  29. Lauren says:

    Looks fantastic!! What a change and I absolutely love it, those counters? Amazing.
    Looks so great and I am glad it is working out so much better for your family, it also looks like it flows ALOT better.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor

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  31. McKenna says:

    What a beautiful space! I love the Camellia print and followed the link. What size did you use? It looks great in your space!

    • Joni says:

      Hi McKenna! I had mine printed by a local printer, so it’s really large (40″ x 30″), so the 28″ x 35″ would be most comparable.

  32. Kelly says:

    Beautiful!! Love the waterfall cabinets

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  35. Ashley says:

    It’s lovely. Where are the plaid pillows from?


  36. Lauren says:

    Very Beautiful! I didn’t see where you listed the source for the white vent hood? I’ve been looking for one similar!

  37. Dave says:

    This remodel is great! Love it all.
    I have one quick question though…
    I have that exact tile from HD in the running for our laundry room / mudroom remodel, and I was nervous it varied in color too much and might look too muddy down, but in your photos it looks bright and airy almost. Would you say that the real thing resembles the photos, or were the photos lightened a bit? It really looks great, so this could be the decision maker for me!
    Again, amazing job! Thanks!

    • Joni says:

      Hi Dave! Thanks so much! You have the same color (dappled gray)? I’d say the photos are pretty true to how it looks in real life. This room does get a good bit of light, so it may look different in a smaller room without many windows, but honestly I was surprised (in a good way) at how light it looked once it was all down. I’d also recommend going with a grout color that matches the tile or is slightly lighter – if you go with a dark grout, that will give it a completely different look. Hope that helps!

    • Dave says:

      Awesome, thanks for the reply! Yeah we grabbed the Dappled Gray, and were on the fence until you happen to choose it, great timing! It is a large laundry/mudroom that gets good light. Seeing it in your kitchen and trusting your taste, may have sealed the deal! My wife and I stumbled on your site a while back when designing our first-borns nursery and have followed ever since! YHL actually did a Reader Redesign post on it… just search Woods

    • Dave says:

      that was supposed to read Woods and Wellies on YHL. Sorry!

  38. Wendy says:

    So sad the checked flooring is gone. It added charm. The extra storage and space is great, though! Just please don’t change that precious bathroom!!!

  39. Erin says:

    Wow. What a lovely kitchen. I love everything about it. I would love to get a touchless faucet like yours! Did you go with stainless steel or chrome?

  40. Jenny B. says:

    Wow! I saw your kitchen linked on The Handmade Home’s Savvy Saturday post. I love it! Your art and accessories are such a great mix of modern and vintage. I even love the pink touches (and I’m not a fan of pink). πŸ™‚ Great job!

  41. sandi says:

    What color paint did you use for your trim and cabinets in kitchen. Love your kitchen!!

  42. Stunning! In every way! I’m in love

  43. Bethany says:

    Is the banquet seating comfortable? I have considered this for our home, because of the storage underneath, but just seemed like it make not be very comfortable.

  44. Aubrey says:

    Is there a tutorial coming up for the thin gold frames around your two oversized prints? Hope so! Been hunting for one since I saw a closer view of the railroad one on your IG

  45. Megan says:

    Every nook, every spot….is just so good. Well done!

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  47. Daria Mack says:

    beautiful kitchen. Is the banquet seating custom made or is it a cabinet turned on its side. I want that exact same style but don’t want to spend a fortune having a contractor make it.

  48. Emily says:

    Question! We are in the midst of designing a dining nook in a similarly cozy-sized space. Yours looks plenty comfortable without being too cramped or consuming the whole space – could you share the dimensions? Thanks so much! Lovely renovation!

  49. Jenna McQuinn says:

    So weird, I pinned your kitchen a few weeks ago. Starting this week, we are renovating ours, I just purchased those pendant lights from home depot (3 for over the island) and was coming to ask about the brightness. But I read the comment above and it really helped.

    Gorgeous renovation πŸ™‚

  50. kate says:

    Where did you get those white shelves from?

  51. Katy says:

    I found your blog after looking for Dekton reviews. How is yours holding up so far? Consumer Reports mentioned chipping problems, have you had that at all. Great job on your kitchen!

    • Joni says:

      Hi Katy! We have been loving it so far. We haven’t had any chipping issues, and it has held up great! I have read those reviews, too, but we haven’t experienced it, and we are pretty hard on them!

  52. Stacy says:

    Gorgeous! What brand are the cabinet organizers? Sure could use that cookware organizer! Stacy

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