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Kitchen Design Plans: Transforming a Large Space into the Heart of the Home

Welcome to our latest blog post on kitchen design plans! As homeowners, we know the importance of creating a functional and stylish space for cooking and entertaining. That’s why we’re excited to share our vision for our own kitchen renovation with you. In this post, we’ll be sharing our inspiration, design decisions, and plans for bringing our dream kitchen to life. We can’t wait to see how it all comes together and we hope this post inspires you to start planning your own kitchen renovation project. We are getting so close to starting the renovation of this space, so what better time to talk about the kitchen design than now? Let’s get started!


Let’s talk inspiration…

As we continue to get to know each other better, you will find that I (Sam) am a very limited palate kind of gal. I love simple and clean. Black, white, wood tones, really any neutral, will most likely be where you find me. This design by Amy Pearson Design is so much of what I love in a kitchen. I knew I wanted white cabinets and a dark island.

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I mean come on! Look at those clean lines. This is the exact style of cabinetry I am after. Simple fronts with a thicker boarder and absolutely inset cabinet fronts. There is something so beautiful and seamless about an inset door and drawer. The House of Silver Lining knocked this modern kitchen renovation out of the park.


quartz backsplash in kitchen

The moodiness of the design below has me feeling all the right feelings, but I’m not sure how I feel about the longevity of all black cabinets. While the design on the right by Keri Rosenthal Interiors has a balance that I find more timeless. And my husband says I will not be doing this kitchen again anytime soon. LOL!


Let’s see the picks…

Cabinets and Island:
We are using a company out of Salina, KS, Crestwood Cabinets, to create our custom cabinets. For the upper and lower cabinets and the pantry I have chosen the color Iceberg. It is the purest, brightest white that they carry, and I love it. Wanting to keep the island dark I picked a stained look in the color Ebony. Choosing a stain and not a painted island will help tie the more traditional vibe back in.

The Tops:
There is something about the movement in quartz and quartzite countertops that I find absolutely breathtaking. The Skara Brae quartz has big bold swatches of gray and deep, deep browns throughout it. Your eyes never get bored looking at it.


< Design by Blair Design


Then there is the Parthenon quartzite. WOW. When I tell you this photo does nothing for this top, I am not joking even a little bit. It’s beautiful, but not as playful as the Skara Brae. I’m having some trouble choosing between the two. They are both so interesting and gorgeous. How do I choose? Feel free to tell me in the comments which you would select. The goal is to use this as the backsplash as well. See the designs below to get a feel for the look.


<Backsplash Design Inspiration by Plain and Posh

The Lighting:
A matte black with gold accents pendant from Generation Lighting will serve as the perfect pop of black against all of the light upper cabinets. They are 18″ and will be larger, but not overwhelming in the space.

The Pulls:
These beauties by Amerock will serve as a great compliment to the pendants.

I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek into my kitchen design plans! It’s a project that I’ve been excited to tackle for a while now, and I can’t wait to see the final result. Be sure to follow along on our blog and social media channels to see the progress as we transform this space into the kitchen of my dreams. Thanks for joining me on this journey, and don’t forget to let us know which countertop option you would choose in the comments below!




4 Responses

  1. Oh my! I’ve been waiting for this one! I absolutely am loving your inspiration photos, along with the choices you’re making. Our tastes are so similar.
    While I really do like both of the countertops, I’m thinking the quartzite gets my vote. The Skara Brea is great, but the Partheon, wow, so gorgeous!
    Keep these posts coming….so fun to follow along.
    I am confident that the interior will be every bit as beautiful as exterior!

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