Our Kitchen Refresh Begins


Goodbye dark kitchen! We are so excited to get started on our kitchen refresh and wanted to make sure that we brought you along with us. We bought our house in August 2016 and have been slowly adding/changing little bits to the home to make it ours. While this kitchen is completely functional and quite beautiful, we have always felt that it doesn't entirely match our aesthetic. We are hoping to go for more of a bohemian zen vibe to match the rest of the house. Think layered textures, earthly materials and artistry!

Below is a little mood board along with some details describing what we are going to do. I can't wait to get started. 

LaRock Kitchen Reno Moodboard

All images via Pinterest (filed under my  kitchen  board)

All images via Pinterest (filed under my kitchen board)

What's the plan?!

Open Shelving: We are keeping the bottom cabinets but going to put in open shelving on the top. We are getting our lumber and hardware from Shelfology. Which color do you like better Espresso, Walnut or White Oak?

New Backsplash: On the right side of the kitchen (by the sink and oven) we will be putting in handmade cement tiles from Riad Tile. We went with the design called Estrella Green. It' so beautiful!

Opposite the sink, where the microwave currently is, we will be doing classic white subway tile. The microwave will be moved to above the stove to make room for more floating shelves. 

White Cabinets: We will be painting the bottom cabinets white. We haven't quite decided what paint company we are going with. Anyone have any recommendations?

Details: We will be getting new hardware for the sink and possibly the cabinets. I am wanting brass fixtures.

We will also be wanting to purchase handmade pottery so if anyone knows of a good company or artist, please let me know!

Our current rug is from Lorena Canal rugs. We love this line because the rugs are machine washable! And while I love a good antique rug, with a toddler in the kitchen having a rug that you can literally wash in the washer is a much better match for our lifestyle. We are thinking we will swap out this dark rug for a lighter one like this. I just love the global vibe of this rug.

We can't thank enough the companies who have already chimed in saying that they want to help us make our dream a reality! Stay tuned for more updates as we begin the process.

Photography by Brittany Renee