welcome to my kitchen! my favorite part of this room is that its in the middle of my house – if i’m cooking in the kitchen, i don’t feel separated from my family or guests.
when we built our house, we had the cabinets custom made to fit the nooks and crannies just right. i love our big island! the kids eat breakfast and sometimes lunch at the counter. all the cabinets are painted the brightest white i could get – i think it was called polar white? after 8 years, i just can’t remember! i’ve been tempted so many times to paint the island. i’m kind of over it right now, but i may change my mind…
i always keep a tiered basket full of fruit on the island, along with this glass holder i got from world market and spray painted. the kids’ glasses go on there for easy access.
our counters are never this clean! usually there’s a pile of drying dishes on the left of the sink. and a dirty pile on the right. and a full sink of dishes. just keeping it honest ;) the bottom cabinet to the left of the sink holds all of our big appliances like the blender, waffle maker, chocolate fountain, cuisinart, etc.
our lights are from school house electric (i think?). because we have a vaulted ceiling, i had a hard time finding pendant lights that had a swivel top and super long (and customizable) poles.
the sink in the island was a bit of a last minute addition and i am so glad we did it! this sink is used all. the. time.
all of our cabinetry hardware is from houseofantiquehardware.com. we have been thrilled with the quality. we went for the large cast brass latches in polished nickel rather than the stamped steel because the quality felt much better.
next to my sink i always have a bowl full of washcloths for drying hands. it hardly ever looks this good. again, honesty. i also have 2 soap dispensers: one with hand soap, one with dish soap. our countertops are caesarstone in cement color. we chose to have them honed rather than shiny. we have had no problems with them at all and highly recommend them! i got a smokin’ deal on the faucet from lowes – i don’t even know the brand – it was some off-brand.
after years of looking, i finally added this vintage produce scale to my kitchen to hold all my dish towels. its my favorite addition in here!
we tucked our microwave in the side of the island, and the trash is in the tall “drawer” next to it.
yes, the globes. i loved meg’s so much that i and to try it out myself! i have a thrifty mom and between the 2 of us (mostly her), we have collected all of these!
i chose glass front cabinets for our every day dishes, and solid cabinets for the not-so-pretty stuff.
the family rules sign in the mini-hallway was made by me.
the hooks on the end of the cabinets are from anthropologie and thats where the kids hang up their backpacks.
we no longer have a land line, but when we did, this is where we put it so the cords would be hidden. now we have our iPhone charging cord here since there’s an outlet beneath the counter top. this is one of those things i’m so glad we thought of!
if the key’s don’t get hung up here, they’re pretty much lost. because our garage is detached from our house, we also have the garage door opener right by the back door, clipped onto the wooden box that sits on the counter that holds vintage table cloths and other random stuff.
this is our little coffee station. mugs are in the cabinet above, and misc teas and coffees that aren’t in the canisters are in the drawer below. the canisters were from a local shop that closed several years ago – boo. adorable measuring cups from world market.
our coffee maker hides in a little cabinet off to the left that has an outlet tucked inside. when we’re done with it in the morning, we just tuck it back away.
i don’t wear aprons often, but some are just too pretty to not have hung up out in the open!
let me know if you have any questions! i can’t guarantee i’ll have all the answers, but i’ll do my best!
ps – this is what my house looks like 364 days a year. you’re welcome ;)