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Hi there! If you’ve been following along on the progress of our home renovation you’re probably thinking “she calls that progress?!” Yes friends, I know its been slow. Slooooow. But believe it or not, the house has been mostly done for a year now. Then why have I been so slow on showing the progress you ask? Well, each room or area that I haven’t shared is just missing one or two things that will make it complete. (I mean, do you remember the ordeal with the silver squares in the half bath makeover?!) Well, instead of continuing to hold out to share the progress until everything is 100% complete, I had a better idea!
Yes, that’s right, I need your help and inspiration to give me some perspective on finishing the last couple things in a few rooms. The kitchen is up first. The kitchen was the first area in the house to get renovated. In fact, we got almost everything done in there before we even moved in. So then why was it the first room done and yet I haven’t shared it yet?
There are a couple of things that are holding it up from moving it to the complete column, so today I’d love (aka I’m begging for!) your advice.
For the most part I’m really happy with how everything in the kitchen turned out. I kind of wish that we had done a farmhouse sink but oh well. Even though we got a faucet when we moved in, we’re having problems with it leaking and the sprayer hose isn’t working. There’s no sense in paying someone to fix it when it would cost less to just go buy a better quality Kohler faucet at Home Depot. Soooo at least I get a second chance with that. Here is our kitchen sink:
So I’m taking votes, please weigh in and let me know which of these faucets you think would look best in our kitchen:
ProMotion technology provides smooth spray head control and a magnetic docking system keeps the spray head in place so I won’t have the dismemberment issue that I had with the current faucet. It has my requisite stream and sweep wide sprays with flexible nozzles which make it easy to clean.
The Worth also comes in a oil rubbed bronze finish would go great with the copper trend that’s so hot in kitchen accessories right now.
I love the name of this one; it makes me feel like I’m the Sous Chef in my kitchen. 😉 It has the same awesome features as the Worth and also a detachable spring and spray head for easy cleaning. It’s also DIY installation friendly thanks to flexible hoses and quick-connect fittings. Bonus!
In addition to the ProMotion technology of the other 2, this one also has supply lines for a soap/lotion dispenser and a deck plate. It’s DIYer friendly as well.
Can you see how I’m having a struggle deciding between them?! All of these Kohler faucets are available exclusively at The Home Depot, they all resist corrosion and wear, have scratch shield technology that will help the faucet withstand my daily use. In other words I won’t be asking your advice on a new faucet in 2 years time. They all include a 3-hole sink adapter plate and are designed with ceramic disc valves that exceed industry standards by 2x for a lifetime of durable performance.
Next up is all of this real estate on top of our cabinets. I can’t find just the right configuration for it. If you have decorated shelf area on top of your cabinets, I beg you! Show me your #shelfie! I am in desperate need of ideas!
Usually my problem is I like too many ideas, but with this project, I just can’t settle on one that I’m in love with. Here is some of the inspiration I’ve found thus far, I’d love your votes!
I like the idea of collections like the All Things Heart & Home’s milk glass, Stone Gable’s pitcher, and Anything Pretty’s wine bottle collections below, but I don’t really have any collections…
I like the idea of the dried flowers like Serendipity Refined but that wouldn’t take up nearly enough room, so what to do with the rest??
I’m really loving the copper trend that is emerging and this Design Meets Comfort copper vignette is dreamy!
Once you help me with these final 2 details (pretty please, I’ll be your best friend 😉 ) I’ll be ready to show you the final before and after of our kitchen, yay!
Please leave your votes in the comments below. Please and thanks so much!
Love it! : )
MARY-ANN DE LOOR says
I like the white idea for the top of the cabinets, but would stick to items that can go in the dishwasher when it comes time to clean.
The odd copper piece would look nice in amongs the white without making them too much of a extra cleaning chore.
Another option with could be to add a small splash of fresh looking greenery (I prefer silk for simplicity). You could even have some coming out a a white planter, white milk painted mason jar, white tea pot, white mug, or copper kettle!
Once upon a time you could buy shelf liners in paper to simplify kitchen & spring cleaning. I don’the care for the pricier plastic ones, so, I use xmas wrapping paper, cut to the depth & length of my cabinet tops. I just use an exacto knife & score thru several layers while it is still on the roll. I place the paper pattern side down to minimize any color reflection on the walls or ceiling.
Come the time to clean, the paper goes in the recycle bin & the cabinet tops are a breeze to wash. When dry, they get a new “xmas wrapping”.
As we live in a condo, there is always somebody clearing out wrapping paper throughout the year, so it costs me nothing. Unused Wallpaper rolls (pattern side down) also works well.
I love your kitchen look!
Trielle faucet is what I would go with. I like how sleek it is and it’s modern style. Your backsplash is the same one I accented in my kitchen and it’s more of modern style. 😊
The Trielle gets my vote. All are unique and lovely but I think it matches your décor the best. As for the top of the cabinets, I think large objects in small groupings with space in between would look most striking. It looks like a lot of work. Garage sales may be a good source.
The Trielle is so sleek and stylish & would look great with your tile.
As for the decor above the cabinets, the white collection is modern and interesting.
Wine bottle not so much and the plants bottles and plate collection looks dated. We were doing that in the 90’s for clients.
I always like natural flowers so the hydrangeas are a good look but they will attract dust and wear out quickly.
Hope you enjoy the finished look!
I like the Trielle the best for its simplicity!
I like the Trielle faucet. It flows well with the look you of your sink. It’s a beautiful kitchen. As for the top of your cabinets, I have a friend that has a display, very much like your last picture, that looks like a store display and doesn’t seem real for a home kitchen. I like the idea of displaying your own dishes or vases etc. I have a few antique kitchen appliances that work well too.
I like them all but am with the others on going with the Trielle. Very simply elegant. I like the idea of the copper on top of the cabinets… I’m really into that trend and hope it sticks around. I hope you’ll show us the finished kitchen soon!
Diane Nordhoff says
Any of these except the Kitchen Sous Faucet. Looks a bit like a cork-
screw on a wine opener. Simplicity gives a softer look.
Trielle is very unique!! Cool kitchen!
The Trielle faucet looks like a workhorse and gets my vote. As for the top of shelves in a kitchen, I would definitely go with the uplift white pitchers/vases look. It looks cleaner and will stay cleaner. Stuff up top picks up lots of dust, as I decorate up top for Christmas then spend a day cleaning everything before packing away for next year. Just my two cents.
Worth faucet. I too see where it would be hard to chose one.All are nice though.Beautiful tile you chose for backsplash. I,personally, like my cabinets to go to ceiling so I will not have to keep everything CLEAN on top. I’m older and lazy. I do really like the last one on to.