Last we reported, we were going to have a working kitchen by Thanksgiving (more on that in a minute–because ehhhhh). I got really excited this week when a bunch of boxes started showing up. Boxes of lighting, hardware, and plumbing fixtures for our new kitchen and it’s starting to feel more like a reality! A follower recently said they clicked on the hashtag #cljxstofferkitchen and there was only one photo–oops! Time to change that.
Our Stoffer cabinetry is set to arrive at the end of this month and install will happen the first week of November with countertop templating happening right after that. Chris and I are going to pick out our stone next week. As for all of the other finishes, we wanted to make sure we had everything ordered and shipped before we shared too much–we have really bad luck with ordering something and then sharing and then it goes on backorder–haha! So now, with everything squared away, we’re extremely excited to share the full kitchen mood board as a peek into what’s coming.
We have been working really closely with Stoffer Home and Stoffer Cabinetry in selecting all the finishing touches for the kitchen. All of the lighting and hardware is from Stoffer Home. Their shop is so well curated with the most timeless beautiful pieces. And really, when I thought how I wanted our kitchen to feel I kept coming up with: classic, warm, traditional, collected. When I put it all together, I could see parts from almost every kitchen we have done in our past homes and it feels like they are all culminating into this really special space for our family. Okay, okay…let’s get to the mood board.
Pendant Lights | Flush Mount | Picture Light | Dish Towel | Bar Stools | Vintage Runner | Cupboard Latch | Knobs | Pulls | Bridge Faucet | Pot Filler | 44″ Kohler Prolific Workstation Sink | Bar Sink | Bar Faucet | All Cabinetry is Stoffer
If you missed the layout design and all of the plans, you’re going to want to check out this post!
Central to the kitchen will be a very large, dark green island (Stoffer Cabinetry Plymouth Green) topped with soapstone. I chose soapstone for the countertop for the island because I really think it will help bring out the green on the cabinetry while a marble might make the cabinets read more black. Large 24″ wide pendants will hang above with a 44″ sink in the center. There will be a dishwasher on either side and while Chris is most excited for the 60″ range–I am probably equally excited for the extra large sink–I’ve heard such wonderful things.
The perimeter cabinets will be a warm taupe (Stoffer Cabinetry Bromley Taupe) topped with marble (again–to help bring out the color) and dabbled with three different types of hardware. All in all, the kitchen will have 4 differing cabinet pulls and knobs, really bringing home the collected vibe, right?!
There will be custom sconces inside the range hood and on either side of the pantry. Seen below:
The pantry doors are being custom made, but modeled after the gorgeous doors pictured from redesignhome.co. Inside, the entire pantry will be cabinetry and shelves all in the same gray-blue hue–Stoffer Cabinetry’s Sutton Blue. We’re working with an electrician to have the light for the space turn on automatically when the door opens and closes and I think the pretty blue will be the most pleasant surprise inside.
Now for the not so good news–we hit a pretty big snag with our appliances, which unfortunately sounds pretty wide-spread right now. Everything was supposed to be here by November but a couple weeks ago, we got an update that the range and dishwashers will be here in January now. The speed oven/microwave won’t be here until February, and the fridge and freezer in March. I’m not going to lie–it was deflating. But now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I know that having our cabinetry and countertops and a SINK (glorious sink!) and lighting will be a huge upgrade to our present condition and we’re looking forward to each progressive step.
First and foremost–countertop selection and cabinetry. Buckle in, it sounds like we might be in this together for a bit. :)
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