The time has finally arrived! I found that when working with the space you’re actually living in, it can be a little bit tricky to find a time when all the factors for photography align.
I got up super early yesterday morning in hopes to have the kitchen shining and take these pictures at the first crack of dawn, while it was still dark enough outside to hide the muddy gray mess on the farm but light enough that I didn’t have to rely completely on interior lighting. The other benefit to working early in the morning is that on a Saturday three of the four kids got to sleep in, and I could take photos without the every day mess of breakfast.
I tried to get a nice shot from each angle as you would be visiting the kitchen in person. It’s essentially a large square shaped kitchen now. In comparison with our old hallway shaped kitchen it feels massive, and my favorite thing of all is the space. I can leave the dishwasher door and the garbage drawer as well if I want; both open while I’m working and no one is tripping over them!
This little area is my coffee bar. Probably my favorite space in the house right now. I parked a little lamp there so that early in the morning I can switch on just a bit of dim light and start a pot brewing. It just seems like a warm and peaceful touch to the house.
I am very thankful we chose to make the island as large as we did, it’s 4 feet wide by 9 feet long. It’s great to be able to grab a cutting board full of supplies and chat with the kiddos as I make them sandwiches or slice up fresh fruit for them on the backside of the island.
I asked for the end cupboards to be left open so I had a room for pretty root vegetable bin as well as my cookbooks & recipe stash.
The center has plenty of room for a few bottles of wine and an outlet built into the top box too.
The wooden ceiling is a product actually made for wall use, by a company called “wall concepts”. It stretched the kitchen budget a bit but in the end I’m glad we went for it.
I was determined to have white shiplap on the ceiling but after looking at a couple of options a friend of ours suggested this product. I took a peek at it on a wall in his home and was in love. Boards all have a unique and real texture to them and are very us with giving them a very random and staggered appearance. I actually wasn’t sure how it was going to translate above us, versus on the wall. But I think the end result is fabulous and gives the room a huge amount of character that we couldn’t have achieved with standard drywall & texture.
I plan to break down the features of the kitchen and add some product links for you as well in posts to come. If you have any questions or want to know specifically about any product just ask, i’m happy to share!