For the full story and design of this house (including the exterior) please see the As Seen on HGTV” Ep.3: From Woeful to Whimsical post. 

Designing this kitchen for the first episode of Hidden Potential on HGTV was so much fun.  Making it actually happen was even better! Before we get into the nitty gritty – do you remember this kitchen?  If you haven’t seen this episode you should really watch it before reading on.  Don’t worry – if you missed it before, you can watch it on iTunes HERE and on Amazon HERE.

First things first: I had to get to know the homeowners and what their likes/dislikes were.  Also how they planned to use this kitchen. We discussed children’s birthday parties, charging cell phones, art projects, and late night working on an oversized island.  With these goals in mind, I set out to design the perfect dream kitchen for Amy and Jeff.

I knew the homeowners wanted light, bright, airy, and timeless.  I put together a design board and saved all the items to this PINTEREST BOARD.

With this design board as our guide, we started shopping.  First up, the floors:

 

Flooring installed by SC FLOORING INC.

Next up, the Countertops:

Quartz Counters are Statuary Classique by MSI

Island counters are Unfinished Butcher Block in Maple

When choosing cabinets, I turned to the same cabinet maker that did my own house back in 2012.  Terry from Superior Restoration Inc knew just what I meant when I told him I was looking for square shaker style doors.  I painted the perimeter cabinetry different from the island to add one more layer to the design.

Kitchen Perimeter Cabinets: Sherwin Williams: SW 7649 Silverplate, Satin. Kitchen Island Cabinets: Sherwin Williams: SW 7069 Iron Ore, Satin

And don’t forget the cabinet hardware!  For this house, I wanted something simple, timeless, and with a little shine!

Source: Polished Chrome Handle Pull

And then, it came time to pick the appliances.  For this family, they wanted smart appliances that were new, stainless, and matching.  These Frigidaire Appliances were the perfect match.

Sources: Stainless Steel Refrigerator,  Stainless Steel Hood,  Gas Range Stove & Convection Oven

For plumbing, we also kept it simple.  For the faucet, we installed a “bridge faucet” which is named after the “bridge” between the hot and cold water.  Nevermind the name, it’s beautiful! Both the classic faucet and the sink added to our simple design.

Sources: Bridge Faucet, Apron Sink, Subway Tile

Almost done!  Time to add some backsplash tile.  In this case, the homeowners had mentioned they like white subway tile, so I ran with it!  The tile is Arizona Tile Subway and the grout color is Delorean Gray.

And lastly, the lights!  These pendant lights are the perfect statement because they are timeless, clean, and add a new texture into this kitchen.

Source: Pendant Light

And just like that – new kitchen!  Now for a little before and after fun:

And a few more details:

 

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