It’s been a little over two years since we moved in to our home. It seems like I have been wanting to do a home tour here on the blog for what seems like forever.
You know when you get something new…and you worked REALLY hard on it…you want to share it with the world?
That’s kind of how I feel about my kitchen.
With 3 boys, a husband, and a dog…the kitchen is the messiest room in our house. I think the peanut butter has a permanent home on the island counter. Usually with the lid off and a knife sticking out of it.
First let me just say this, my dad was a huge HELP in making this kitchen/house what it is today (shocker, I know).
He installed the cabinets.
He installed the floor. AND the backsplash.
His lifetime employee discount with Whirlpool scored us almost 50% off ALL of our kitchen appliances. Oh, and he installed them when they arrived.
He installed the hardware.
You get the point. His free labor…saved us thousands of dollars.
Lucky us! Because if you haven’t ever looked in to the price of labor for some of the things I mentioned above…you may have to go sell your first born to be able to afford it.
Between his free labor and our discounts on the appliances, it allowed us to do the *extra* things in this kitchen that really make me smile.
Like the pot filler.
My dad actually hated this feature. His 50-something-year-old mind just couldn’t understand the need to have running water available ABOVE an electric appliance.
I get him. Really I do. But, I also told him that he needed to get with the times, if you know what I mean. Thankfully, against his wishes, he ended up liking our pot filler (although, I am pretty sure he still thinks it’s ridiculous).
Now if having a pretty kitchen only meant you wanted to cook more, right?
Not so much.
I really need to attend a cooking class. In a bad bad way.
Paint color – Alabaster Sherwin Williams
Hardwood Floors – Wynfield Hickory Burnt Barnboard
Granite Countertops – Bianco Antico
Cabinets – Aristokraft Winstead Maple in Sarsaparilla finish
Kitchen Faucet – Delta Talbott 16968 SSSD-DST
Range Hood – Arietta 30 inch DKW001MX30
Refrigerator – KitchenAid 25 Cu. Ft. Architect Series II
Pot Filler – Danze D205314 Melrose Collection