The Kitchen Design Plan

Projects, Remodeling

  1. Sandra Warthen says:

    I love watching the progress. It’s going to be lovely.

  2. Maureen says:

    This is incredibly beautiful! I’m excited to see it come together and looking forward to your tutorials. Will you be doing a tutorial on building your range hood? I would love to see that.

  3. Linda Cole says:

    Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I know it will be awesome. Love your style!

  4. Robin says:

    I’m excited to see the progress! Can you use the formica on a undercount sink?

  5. Dianne says:

    This is all gorgeous!!! I love the combination of all of your choices!!
    You gave me some advice several years ago when I was building, about how much I could use planking and real shiplap. I used it sparingly in several rooms and love it. Now we are going to finish a large mud room and studio in our lower level. They don’t get a lot of traffic as we are retired and live mostly on the upper, main level. I had thought I wanted all planking but this vertical wood is gorgeous and a little updated? I also love board and bat. These are the only rooms on this level, so I’m just wondering how I could use 2 different wood applications so close together, or should I choose just one? I don’t think I want just sheetrock on any of the walls but am open to the possibility if all this wood will be too much. I know you don’t have a visual of these spaces, but any input would be awesome!!!!! An email would be great because I don’t know how to follow comments on your site.

    • Shayna says:

      Hi Dianne! I love the vertical planking. I think it’s a fresh take on the traditional horizontal planking. In our kitchen, it’s also going to help “draw the eye up” to create a taller ceiling. For your home, I wouldn’t be worries about combining a vertical planking with board and batten. Perhaps in your mud room you want to do the vertical planking, and then the board and batten in your studio. The key to making it all blend together will be creating a “cohesive” feeling throughout all of the rooms. This can be done with decor items, colors and textures. Your main goal is to have the rooms “blend” together to create a house that flows, rather than having glaringly different rooms throughout the house. I hope this helps!

  6. Jeanne says:

    I’m really excited that you are using laminate. I installed quartz and found it needs more care than laminate so I had it removed and replaced with Calcutta Marble laminate just like you’re using. I like it so much better than the quartz I had. I’m curious what edge you will do.

  7. Gwen says:

    Exciting times!!! It’s looking so nice!

  8. Ter’e says:

    I love seeing you be creative again?????. In our small kitchen, we went with the same dramatic Formica. I do love it. You are wanting to put paneling on your walls and I am wanting paneling on my ceiling. What kind of paneling will you be using? Anxious to hear and to see you gorgeous kitchen.
    You GO girl.

    • Shayna says:

      Thank you so much! 🙂 For the vertical paneling, we’re still trying to decide exactly which material we want to use. I’ll be sure to share a tutorial once we’re done.

      • Dianne says:

        If you read the Inspired Room blog/IG, she used the back side of an exterior siding for her kitchen ‘shiplap’. I think it was Hardy board. Supposed to be water proof. Worth checking out.

  9. Yvette says:

    Everything looks beautiful! Can’t wait to see it when it’s all finished. ?

  10. […] Did you see that I shared the design plan for our kitchen? It took me a little while, but I finally landed on a plan and we couldn’t be happier… it all just feels so right! If you missed the details, you can catch up right here. […]

  11. Kalie says:

    I’ve been eyeing that very same rug! It’s also on Amazon. I have one from the Loloi Layla collection already and just to warn you, it’s pretty thin and the design is printed on instead of woven. But it looks way more expensive then other printed rugs Nd the bottom is non skid.

    https://www.amazon.com/Loloi-II-LAYLLAY-04OCRU2339-Layla-Collection/dp/B07K1PBXTC?th=1&psc=1

  12. Blake Riley says:

    Reading your article has just flooded my brain with ideas for my kitchen. Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. […] an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and backsplash! When we designed the kitchen, we knew we’d need to splurge and save in different areas with the countertop and backsplash […]

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