Decor - Travel - Lifestyle

July 10, 2015

Kitchen Renovation Progress

We are definitely moving along with my kitchen.  I wish I could enjoy it more but the smell from the finished floors is still driving me insane!

Anyway...major developments this week!...

The granite was installed!  As you may have read HERE, I struggled for awhile with my granite choice.  Since I really wanted marble but decided to be more practical with granite, I searched for something that kind of had a marble look.

I chose White Ice granite.  The background is white with black and tan movement throughout.  The tan doesn't show up very well in these photos but in person it coordinates nicely with my freshly painted Manchester Tan walls.

Here is an evening shot looking in from the dining room.  As you can see, there is one cabinet door on the upper left that had to be reordered.  The stainless farm sink was also installed when the granite went in.   The faucets and dishwasher will be hooked up today.

The glass for the cabinet doors also came in!...

This will be the bar/entertainment area.  When we added lights to these cabinets, we decided to take out the regular cabinet shelves and add glass ones so the light flows all the way down.  (I still have to lower the one shelf in the that looks a little high.)  I can't wait to start filling up these shelves!

And I can't wait to start cooking in here again!..

Hopefully, we will continue to make as much progress this coming week.  I have to stop stalling and pick a backsplash, hardware and pendant lighting!  And I haven't committed to any counter stools either...

How was your week?

Linking to:


  1. Absolutely beautiful! Right out of the pages of BH&G! Found your post @ Treasure Hunt Thursday
    Kristine :)

  2. Oh it looks so good!!

  3. Such a beautiful transformation!!

  4. So exciting!! You've done a beautiful job, can't wait for more!

  5. I love it Shelley, it is warm and chic and so pretty- all at the same time. That room is huge! lucky you! Hope the floor smell is gone by now! xo Nancy

  6. It's stunning Shelley! The floors and island are such a pretty contrast to the white, and I love the glass cabinetry & granite!

  7. Oh wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. I am green with envy.

  8. Your kitchen is turning out so beautiful! I love how you chose a darker island to go with your white cabinets...the granite is gorgeous. And the glass in some of the cabinets adds such character! The space is huge!
    Lori from LL Farm

  9. It's so hard to not have a kitchen, but it looks gorgeous. Thanks for posting. Hello from Foodie Friday.

  10. So beautiful!!! You're almost at the finish line!! :)

  11. Shelley, this is looking sooooo good. Can't wait to see it finished and I know you can't either.

  12. Hi Shelley. Popped over here today to remind myself what the granite was that you chose for your gorgeous kitchen. We are working on choosing the granite for our new fact I hope to choose it first and then all the paint colors and other decisions like that will be based on the granite. Love the white ice and it's on our list of possibilities. We also want a whitish granite. ;)


I love reading all of your comments and try my best to respond by email in a timely manner. If you click on the "Notify Me" button below your comment, you will be notified of follow up comments through email. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Blogger Template Created by pipdig