Our last Kitchen reno check in was at the end of June where we had everything completely demo’d and announced that we would be working with the Stoffer Home Cabinetry and Jean Stoffer Design for our new kitchen. If you missed any of that–it’s juicy and we share a lot of the whys–you can catch up here.
Today, after many weeks of meeting and planning with the Stoffer team (the sweetest most talented team–wow!) and a few tweaks, we are excited to share with you the official plans that are already in motion.
Here’s the new overhead layout! I know a lot of times these technical drawings can be confusing to decipher, so let’s walk through the plans of each view.
The star of this wall is definitely the 60″ range and surrounding plaster alcove. And be still my soul on those candle sconces. I love the way they balanced the fridge (on the far right closer to the dining room for easy access) and freezer on the left. On the far left is a built-in kitchen hutch with pretty brass rail detailing that will be functionally styled with cookbooks, and pretty serving ware and pots and pans–maybe even some fresh herbs. This will be visible right when you walk in the kitchen from the front entry and we imagine some casual seating in front of it.
This is the visual of the inspiration (via Emma Lewis) for the for the plaster range surround shape. There will be some shelves built in to the sides, too!
On our list of dream items for our kitchen was a drink station of sorts and Stoffer Cabinetry delivered a beverage center that we couldn’t be more excited about. It has its own sink, mini fridge drawers and ice maker. A cabinet up top to house glassware and a backsplash that slides up to reveal hidden small appliances all plugged in and ready to go. Hello, blender.
The pantry will be inside two glass-topped doors and the interior will be in Stoffer Home Cabinetry’s Sutton Blue finish from floor to ceiling. A surprise pop.
There will also be an overflow section here for overflow dishes, glasses and serve ware we use for entertaining. We did make a small swap in this section, to have the flatware insert on the left column of this area because we imagine we’ll also use this area for a mail drop, being so close to the front door.
And I hope you saw the ladder rail up there :)
We really wanted the island to feel furniture like but we also needed it to hold our sink (a 44 incher!!) and two dishwashers on either side. It’s still going to be leg-y though and either side will have drawers on one side and an open shelf on the bar stool side.
We’ll share a full mood board of cabinetry colors, hardware, textiles, countertops, lighting and accessories REALLY soon, but above you can see the basic cabinetry color scheme. Stoffer Home Cabinetry has a beautiful array of options, and they are all incredible so we had no choice but to use 4. That deep green for the island is one of their newest tones and I’m SO excited about it.
I know right now, it’s a lot of drawings and words and labels, but what you may not realize is in meetings with Stoffer Cabinetry leading up to this, they asked us detailed questions about what kitchenware we have, what we want to be seen, what we don’t. Where we naturally use things. Where Chris likes to stand to prep things! When we got the plans, we made minor tweaks and a few more together because everything just made so much sense for how we live and want to live. Can’t wait to watch it come alive!
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