It’s the first-ever KITCHEN WEEK at NewlyWoodwards. Are you excited?
Why have a kitchen week, you ask? Because people love to ask me questions about our kitchen and I want to answer all those questions for you.
I aim to please, friends!
So, in the next few days, I’ll be covering IKEA cabinetry and butcher block countertops. Next week, I’ll get to open cabinetry and creating a landing zone when you don’t have a fancy mudroom.
But before we get to all that, let’s just take a little tour shall we? When we were planning the kitchen, I wanted it to be light and bright. White cabinets, aqua walls and lots of bright Fiestaware colors. I also wanted to try some open shelves.
Who wants to see the before? This is like something from a horror show. We pretty much ripped everything out before renovating. (You can follow along on our year-long renovation in our weekly progress reports.)
And now. The beauty of knowing this isn’t our forever house is that we can try things to see how we like them. Like IKEA cabinets, butcher block countertops, a single-basin sink, open shelves … it was a good opportunity to try some new things. Some things, I love. Some things, I don’t so much love. (More on that later. Back to the tour.)
Another before – here’s the other end of the kitchen towards the back door.
And the other side of the kitchen – with our fridge, pantry and basement doors. And our big DIY chalkboard.
And one last shot of all my pretty Fiestaware …
This kitchen is relatively hard to photograph, because it’s long and narrow. But it’s a great room and I love it. The windows make it feel much bigger than it is. I love the white cabinetry and dark hardware and appliances. Plus, it has tons more storage than our last kitchen remodel.
Come back tomorrow for more than you ever wanted to know about IKEA cabinetry. And check out our entire house tour here.
What do you think?
Linking to Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After Party.