Imhoff Home :: Kitchen Reveal

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
I contemplated not revealing our kitchen for a while longer, to me there are still things that need to be completed or polished just a bit more.  I thought about it for all of two seconds before I pulled out my camera and started shooting.  It's the heart of the home afterall.  When we have visitors or guests, everyone congregates to the kitchen and wraps themselves around our island which I love.
It's also open to our family room which I adore.  I am able to prep, cook and entertain, all while still visiting with those who are in relaxing in the great room.  It's something that I have never had.  Actually, there is a lot in this kitchen that I have never had before.  I am a newbie to granite, stainless steal, the island and an under mount sink.  It seriously feels like Christmas every time I am in there.
I honestly can't believe that I have done without for so long.  Not that I knew any better at the time.  I made it work with whatever I had, and honestly I was fine with it.  When the kids were babies, I didn't even have a dishwasher.  I washed every plate, glass and bottle with my hands, spending sometimes an hour after every meal, all while holding on to one or two babies at the same time. 

I spent a lot of time designing the kitchen, although not as much as I thought I would.  In my head I knew exactly what I wanted.  I knew I wanted it to be classic, yet with a twist of modern. 
We decided on white cabinets even though everyone at the design center told us not to, I went with a light granite, a dark stained island and a grey glass backsplash.  We also decided to upgrade our stovetop to a 6-burner gas stove - best investment yet!
To keep with the modern look, I chose clear glass filament pendant lights over the island and a circular chandelier for over the kitchen table.  I did save money on our kitchen hardware.  These are actually from Ikea and I get complimented on them ALL THE TIME!  Our tufted-back island barstools are from World Market.
It may surprise people, but my favorite part of the kitchen is actually our butler's bar and pantry.

So there you have it, our kitchen in a nutshell.  Hope you enjoy and don't forget to follow our blog for more house tours, DIY projects and home inspiration!

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