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Cottage kitchen… beginning stages

The current status of our cottage kitchen is what I would call “early Stage 1”. Because our list is soooo long with this house, small cosmetic changes are all that we are going to do right away.  Here are some before shots with the beautiful dark green paint… (excuse the blurry photos)

Lakeside kitchen remodel before Lakeside kitchen remodel before Lakeside kitchen remodel before

Here is my to do list for the space (short term and long term)

Short term

  • Paint cabinets
  • New hardware
  • Paint walls (need another coat)
  • Paint window (need another coat)
  • Paint ceiling
  • Take down cabinet on far right to open up view
  • Paint back of peninsula
  • Install barn board shelves & chrome brackets
  • Install new ceiling light
  • Install new light above sink (installed new halogen fixture so far)
  • Replace switches & outlets with white (bought- need to install yet)

Here are some updated pictures on what I have done so far:

Lakeside kitchen remodel painted cabinets step 1

Lakeside kitchen remodel painted gray cabinets step 1

Lakeside kitchen remodel painted gray cabinets step 1

Lakeside kitchen remodel painted gray cabinets step 1

One of my favorite stores for hardware is Anthropologie!  Here is what I picked up for the kitchen, Karly’s room, and the downstairs powder room…



Long term list

  • New cabinets- this door this dovetail gray color
  • New counters (loved the Delicatus granite I did in my last kitchen…. maybe do that again?)  Kitchen with cherry cabinets white quartz and delicatus granite


Our old house had raised seating on the island, and we really liked that.  We do not have that in this house, and miss it already.  Although a lot of entertaining in this house is outside or on the screened porch, when it’s cold or raining we need a good spot in our kitchen!  I have a preliminary plan drawn up for the new space (of course this could change by the time we do it:))

kit plan


lake kit top view

kit persp 2 kit persp 1

I should also mention our pantry as part of this space.  We ended up moving the location of the old pantry.  The previous owners had the food storage in the closet by the bedrooms, and the broom closet by the kitchen.  Made sense to switch these locations…

main floor b1 with text

I am also having a barn door made to replace the current pantry doors. I may even paint it this shade of turquoise…

Well, that’s the latest on the kitchen.  I will be posting updates as they happen!!  Any special decorative touches that you have added to make your kitchen special and unique to you?





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