• DIY
  • Where Would You Tile?

    Kitchen refrigerator with cabinet

    There is a small cabinet and countertop (21-inches wide) next to our refrigerator in our kitchen. It is a few feet away from our island, on the opposite wall from where our oven is. It has served as a catchall counter while we finish the renovation and work towards building a desk (more on that […]

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  • Weekend Tiling

    After taking months to decide, I finally chose a tile for our kitchen backsplash. By finally chose I really mean that I purchased subway tile from one store, changed my mind the next day and returned the tile, then went to another store and purchased my second choice. I could have waffled some more (confessions […]

  • Our Home
  • Kitchen: Current State

    We’ve made a lot of progress in our kitchen in the past several weeks. (As a reminder, here’s where we were when we started.)¬†The last time I updated you, we were in the demolition phase and were refinishing the terrazzo floors. Once the floors were finished, we began the long process of building and installing […]

  • Inspiration
  • Kitchen Design

    brass, quartz, terrazzo, subway tile

    Today is a big turning point for our kitchen remodel. We’ll be taking out the remaining cabinets, finishing up the initial electrical work, and preparing our home for the terrazzo floor to be refinished. I’ll be saying goodbye to our functioning kitchen sink and quite possibly my sanity. But! It’s the step in the right […]

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  • Kitchen Remodel: Before

    Kitchen soffit and wall removal

    We’ve been making headway with our kitchen remodel and are quickly approaching the chaos that is sure to come with a large remodel project. Our cabinets have been delivered, the sink and faucet are on the way, and I’m losing plenty of sleep while contemplating all of the lighting options. While I am attempting to […]

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  • Kitchen Lighting

    We have officially begun our kitchen remodel by removing a useless wall last weekend. I can’t wait to share the big change with you but first I wanted to talk about lighting, which has proven to be a difficult design decision to settle on. source To get an idea of the space we’re lighting up, […]