Kitchen Remodel: Before and After
Welcome to the new Sally’s Baking Addiction kitchen!! It’s been one heck of a ride since February when we first began dreaming up a new design.
Before I take you into the new kitchen, I want to show you what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house. It was beautiful with dark features and a rustic cabin-like vibe, matching the rest of the home. We love this style, which is why we bought the home in the first place– it’s a timber frame structure with exposed beams throughout. But I knew this kitchen wouldn’t necessarily be the gourmet, bright white photography-ready kitchen my business requires, so we looked into remodeling options right away.
Here’s what happened from March to August. The entire kitchen was gutted.
The bulkhead was removed to make room for larger cabinets. Due to the timber frame construction, we had to drywall the ceiling to obtain recessed lighting and an overall brighter kitchen. A large island was my top priority behind updated appliances. I’ve never had a kitchen island before!!
And here we are today. This is my dream.
If you look at the photo above, you can see our little beverage/wine refrigerator section. If you look at it in the photo below, you can see where our actual kitchen ends (the ceiling is white) and the dining room begins (the ceiling is the original).
Here are some shots of the dining room. It’s still a work in progress. We’ll get a pretty rug for under the table and some curtains too. Once our pockets are full again, we may have a custom china cabinet built!
And the rest of the kitchen details!!
The copper farmhouse sink makes me actually WANT to do dishes. ♥
We picked everything out from every appliance to the backsplash, countertops, and cabinets. MAN that is overwhelming!
Double ovens are a necessity as I pump out my future cookbooks and blog content. They are Thermador conventional ovens with a convection option. (All my recipes will continue to be written for conventional ovens.) Oversized refrigerator and freezer, separated by the home’s wood beam, for lots of food storage. And Franklin looking confused.
By the way, this baking pan storage is my favorite!! Consider this if you ever do a remodel. ↓ ↓
Countertop: Cambria. Color: Windermere.
Cabinets: Koch. Door Style: Ridgegate, Wood: Birch, Finish: Pearl with Ginger Highlight
Backsplash: Daltile. Color: Tremiti sand.
Appliances: Thermador. HIGHLY recommended!
Pendant lights: Lamps Plus
Sink: Copper Farmhouse Sink
Sink fixtures: Delta faucet
Dining table: Arhaus
Dining chairs: Restoration Hardware (color: brown oak drifted, fabric: navy)
Kitchen stools: these are about 6 years old and I can’t find them online. They were from Bed Bath & Beyond.
Chandelier: Pottery Barn
Other gizmos and gadgets: wooden star is from Target (last year though!), personalized wine cork box from here, teal skillet clock is from an antique store, sprinkles chalk note canister is from Pier 1 (similar here), hanging cast iron spoons/utensils were Kevin’s grandmother’s, whip it good towel from etsy.
Thank you to Owings Brothers Contracting for making this come to life! And our friend Stacy for helping with the design. Let me know if you have any questions about the process, would be happy to chat!
Some photography by me, others by Jessica Eastburn photography. A couple of these links are affiliate links.
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