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Ep. 14 Kitchen and Den: Family Nap Zone
Um, can we talk about this kitchen from the final episode of Season One Hidden Potential, please?
(First, though, if you need to catch up, you can watch the full episode on iTunes HERE or on Amazon HERE. Also, you should read the Ep. 14 Overview post that details the exterior of the home and all of the other awesome rooms, HERE.)
For starters, let’s check out the design board for this kitchen project.
Pretty sweet, right? But would this Pinterest Board translate into reality? Let’s find out!
Read on for the details of this design from the ground up.
We replaced the dated, builder-grade tile that covered the entire first floor with brand new, wire brushed, wide plank wood floors. This instantly transformed the entire space, while also making it feel cohesive.
Cabinets and Hardware
After donating the dated, dark-stained, builder-grade cabinets, we installed custom cabinetry in a show-stopping navy blue (perimeter cabinets) and classic white (island). White glass knobs and stainless steel bar pulls completed the look. Custom, modern cutout details on the island made it truly one-of-a-kind.
Countertops and Backsplash
We used two different counters in this kitchen: Iced White quartz for the navy perimeter cabinets and Fossil Gray quartz for the white kitchen island. A chevron wallpaper acts as the backsplash, tying in the chevron pattern found on the home’s custom front door.
Plumbing and Appliances
The stainless sink and industrial style faucet add to the chef’s kitchen effect, as does the restaurant quality stainless suite of appliances.
Lighting, Furniture, and Accessories
The trio of large scale glass and brass pendants used in this space is so beautiful! Add in modern white molded bar stools, matte black dishes, and a professional espresso machine and you might mistake this kitchen for a moody street-side cafe.
Oh, and I have to mention the really cute and highly custom HIDDEN BAKING CABINET. Why must the baking cabinet be hidden, you ask? Because things that are hidden are just a little bit more fun, I say. (Like potential, for example.)
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Adjacent to the kitchen is an open space that could have been used for a number of different purposes. Since we were able to define a dining space on the other side of the staircase, we were able to designate this space as an office/den.
Jeff and Meghan wanted a space where they could work from home and (some years down the line) help with homework. We used calming blues, original art, and layers of texture to create a soothing space where the family can work or relax together (…on their way outside to take a nap).
Other Super Cool Stuff
Okay, so I know laundry isn’t normally classified as being “super cool,” but in this case, I’ll beg to differ. Hidden behind the refinished, beachy orange vintage chippy shutters is a clothes cleaning oasis. I mean, seriously. I can see myself taking a cup of coffee and shutting myself in here for some peace and quiet along side the dryer sheets and freshly folded towels.
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Annnndddd that’s a wrap! I’ll be back in June with back-to-back episodes of Hidden Potential, Season 2 and their sister blog posts with all the glorious, behind-the-scenes details for you RIGHT HERE!