House Update: Kitchen Cabinetry & Countertops!

The kitchen. This could be one of my favorite rooms to talk about. And this was most definitely the room that I spent most of my time on. All that time surfing the internet and sifting through hundreds of inspirational pictures has completely paid off and I am swooning over our kitchen.

Let’s begin with the cabinets. It was really the first item that we had to pick to set the tone that we were going for. I must admit that I really like kitchens with white cabinetry. My husband on the other hand, really doesn’t. At all. He likes wood grain, and I can’t blame him. So, we went dark. Totally opposite, I know, but we are in love with the final results! In fact, I can’t imagine it looking any other way.

Take a look for yourself.

Check out the mantle. Love. The cook top sits right below the mantle, and the pot filler right above that.

Sneak peak at lighting! More to come on that soon!

This wall… it’s simply amazing and this picture doesn’t do it justice. The refrigerator goes on the left. Microwave in the middle and the double ovens on the right. We’re still waiting on the top cabinet doors, which are glass. Love.

The view from our mudroom entrance. The sink goes in the corner and the dishwasher goes to the left of the sink.

Counter top & island view.

A picture from a while back, but look at those spick racks! It makes me so excited to think about organizing my spices. In the past I’ve always had to dedicate one cabinet to all things spice and baking. To be able to spread out the spices and actually read the labels clearly is a dream. The storage in these little pull out cabinets is simply amazing. I’ll have to buy more spices. 🙂

Side view for a little perspective. The top of the cabinets are missing the crown molding, which  completely sets them off.

A few of my “must have” favorite features include: the spice pullouts, glass doors on the top cabinets of the built in wall, built in trash can pullout, drawers below the cook top, soft close drawers and pullout bottom cabinets.

A while back we scored a serious deal on an awesome island. It’s cream with a butcher block top and looks like a piece of furniture. We can’t wait to get it in place.  I also just finished buying all of the cabinet knobs and pulls. They’ll really dress up the cabinets and give them the finishing touch.

I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to fill these cabinets. I’ve already started planning which cabinets are going to hold what. Problem is, I can’t remember everything that I have. It’s truly going to be like Christmas when we unpack.

Exciting news: rumor has it that we could be moving in this coming weekend. I’m not sure if I should hold my breath…. but I’d sure like too!


  1. Shayna,

    I share in your enthusiasm! Love the open floor plan, hardwood floors and dark kitchen cabinetry.
    The granite is gorgeous. It’s a beautiful interior and well worth waiting for! Good luck on your move this weekend.


    1. THANK YOU so much, Marie! Our cabinets are made by Custom Cabinets. We bought them from a local dealer. The color is called Carrington and our cabinets are made of Alder wood. The color isn’t quite black, but it is really dark.
      I hope that helps! ?

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