Thursday, March 21, 2013

Why I Love My Kitchen

Happy Thursday, y'all! I'm back today to share one of my favorite places in my house. My kitchen! Yep...that's right! I enjoy cooking most of the time so when we were house hunting it was important to me that we bought a house that had a nice kitchen. I think I spend the majority of my day in there. I am either cooking breakfast, coloring with Carter at the table, fixing snacks and then lunch, helping Aubree with homework, cooking dinner...yeah, you get the point.

I have been sharing my home with you all because I am proud of our new house. We did work hard to get it and my PawPaw made sure I was taken care of when he passed away. I don't take a bit of it for granted. Don't be afraid to pin this stuff and make me famous on Pinterest! Haha!

 The most important thing is the cooktop of course! LOVE IT! It is gas and has 5 burners. That middle burner can put out a big and scary flame. Ha! Boils water in no time! This is the first home I've ever had with stainless steel appliances and I love them. Very easy to clean.
 
Next, is the pot filler. Yes, I asked what the heck is that when we looked at this house. Then I walked away mumbling something about how I'll never use that. Wrong! I use it all the time. How did I ever live with having to actually walk to the sink for water? Lordy!
 
A double oven was a MUST HAVE for me. We usually have family over here for holidays and the double oven comes in very handy. Our cabinets and drawers are all custom made. The countertops are granite and gorgeous. This is my first home with granite. A couple days after we moved in I had to text a friend and ask her how to clean granite. I was about to bleach them. Yikes!
I love how the middle drawers and cabinets are a different color from the others. I am sure 30 years from now we will be like, wow, that is ugly, time to remodel but for now it's a trend around here that we like. All of the drawers below the cooktop are real and I look forward to being able to use them just as soon as Caleb is out of his phase where he removes everything he possibly can. Yes! I know they make things to childproof them but I am not screwing holes in them.
This is a close up showing the detail in the cabinetry. It's really pretty!
 
This is the other side of the kitchen. Lots of drawers and cabinets. I love how it is open to the living room. Oh look! There's my green scentsy warmer that I bought from Chelsea Houska!
 
More cabinet space. I use every single one and they are pretty much full. That's the door to the walk-in pantry on the left and the dining room in the background. I did a post on my dining room last month. You can see it here.
I loved the backsplash! It blends nicely with the color of the granite.
We have what we call our "built in nightlights" under all of the cabinets. I use them every night. Let me tell you though, the bulbs blow pretty frequently and they are $11 for just one tiny bulb. Crazy!
 
A big sink was also something I really wanted.
 
The faucet detaches. It took me about 3 days of living here to figure that one out. I was like, OMG, it is impossible to clean dishes like this. Then Aubree just walks in and pulls the thing out. Duhhhhhhhhhh.....
We do have a breakfast area and this is our new table. My walls are bare and I wish I could keep my table set but let's be real...I've got 3 kids. I do plan to hang pics soon and curtains but not until I find the perfect things!
This is where Carter sits. It's a bench seat. You can see the baby's chair with his booster in the background. It won't push up to the table with the booster so it goes in the corner. This table seats 6 people.
This is our view from the kitchen window. I actually took this pic from inside the house. We have a nice little pond out back.
There's also a bar that wraps around into the living room so it can seat 4 once I find the perfect barstools.
 
 
So, that's my kitchen! It may be new but it is still a work in progress as far as hanging pictures, barstools, and curtains. Now you will know what the kitchen that I am always posting pics of food from on IG looks like! =)


19 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!! This kitchen belongs on HGTV. I'm in love!!

    -- Emily @runninglikeamother.com

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  2. Beautiful kitchen! It is definitely the most important part of a house!

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  3. Gorgeous Lindsey! I love it! The kitchen is my favorite room in the house too.

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  4. Sooo pretty! I am majorly jealous right now, especially about those double ovens!

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  5. Your kitchen is awesome! I am very jealous of your ovens!

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  6. Your kitchen is beautiful! So envious of the double oven.

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    1. Thank you! The double oven was a MUST!

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  7. Love your kitchen. ALWAYS bragging about knowing Chelsea Houska...I swear! lol

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  8. Beautiful! We just remodeled ours and I love it! It's not huge but it's got all the nice touches. :)

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  9. Love your kitchen. And seriously, you can't clean granite with bleach? lol, I never would have known. I will be the idiot that ruins something like that one day. Since you posted the pic of the pot filler I have thought to myself several times how handy that would be. When I don't put enough water in the pot or when I am filling up the big pot. And double ovens are a must in our next house. Gots ta have em!

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  10. Lol it took me a month or two to find out that my faucet spout detached too. Oops. : )

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  11. I love it! The granite is gorgeous.

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  12. Yes- our houses were definitely both built by APEX. Our kitchens are almost identical! It's crazy seeing my kitchen in someone else's house- too funny!!

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    1. Haha! We have twin kitchens! Our home is the Trevor model. I fell in love with the closet.

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    2. I'm not sure what model we have but I agree- the master closet is perfect!!!!!

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  13. I love yall's kitchen too. I hope to have one as nice someday. I love the color of the cabinets and the double oven...guess I need to start cooking first though :/

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  14. What’s great about having a spacious kitchen is that you’ll be able to keep all your cooking utensils. Likewise, you could easily see if there’s a little boy hanging around the area. Hehe! You sometimes you get busy with the kitchen work and don’t notice if someone enters the kitchen. Hence, it’s important that you can easily observe a person coming, so you can watch out for and avoid accidents.

    Herb Koguchi

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