We’re mixing it up with the addition of a custom built-in coffee bar station and major layout change in our kitchen remodel. It turned out so pretty.
This historic home was begging for a makeover. We redid the whole house. Here are a few highlights we did in the kitchen. We started with removing the wall between the original kitchen and formal dining room. This gave us an expansive space to create a dream kitchen. By incorporating the dining room space into the kitchen it allowed us to extend a wall of cabinets with granite counter tops that flow nicely into the window niche.
Design: built-in coffee bar, storage, open-concept, natural finishes, wrought iron
This kitchen offered plenty of room for a table but we also wanted to add the element of a built-in coffee bar. The cut out was a natural place to add some cabinets for storage and a counter top. The light streaming in through the double windows creates a cozy cove to hang out on a high stool, waiting for your coffee to brew. To differentiate this spot we went with shaker cabinets in dove grey and a natural wood butcher block top. The same style shaker cabinets were used throughout the space, bright white in the kitchen and dove grey in the niche. We also choose the same black wrought iron hardware on all cabinets for a cohesive look.
Playing off the hardware accents, we found the perfect coordinating clear glass and wrought iron fixtures for over the sink and bar. The single large hand blown glass globe hanging light was a magnificent find from a restore. The glass part was almost 24″ long and perfect for hanging from the tall ceiling over the kitchen sink. The hunt was then on to find the one over the bar top, to mini me the sink light. I felt like Goldilocks trying to find the one that was just right! I love how they coordinate with out being the same light in two different sizes. We also added can lights strategically throughout the kitchen for overall illumination and task lighting.
If you are wondering, the walls are painted in Sherwin Williams Livable Green SW 6176. It is a soft shade of green with a wee bit of a lean towards grey. It kinda has a 30’s green vibe but with a fresh updated sweetness. We left the beautiful natural wood work around the windows and floor boards in the dining area and repainted all the trim that had been painted in my go to Pure White Sherwin William SW 7005.