Welcome to our Coastal Cottage Kitchen Reveal! The day has lastly come after we are “performed sufficient” to ask y’all in for the primary official “reveal” of our new kitchen and eating space!
Two years in the past we moved into what we hope shall be our eternally residence, a smallish coastal cottage on an island in Washington state! We fell in love with this home, it was cute and simply the suitable dimension for us as empty nesters plus it’s inside strolling distance to the seaside!
In a 9 month renovation that started final winter (and design planning that started practically two years in the past) we added a tiny cottage to the again of our residence for my mother and father and made updates to our 750 sq. foot essential ground to accommodate adjustments that had been wanted for the addition. Within the redesign, we had been capable of transfer the placement of our former kitchen into the present eating room which resulted in a useful structure with extra pure mild and extra storage for our household!
On this put up I’ll share some “after” photographs in addition to a few of the “earlier than” photographs so you may see the place we began and the place we ended up. There shall be extra posts to return and I’ll share extra many particulars and photographs. Immediately shall be half one!
Additionally, you will discover a full supply listing on the finish.
We didn’t transfer any exterior partitions, so every little thing you see in our “after photographs” was added inside the current footprint.
The brand new kitchen was designed to suit inside partitions of earlier eating room. Each the present kitchen and the eating room had been basically the identical dimension, however as a result of we had been capable of transfer the placement of the kitchen we had been ready to slot in extra cabinetry and counter house in addition to create higher visitors movement between all three of the primary ground rooms (we even have the mudroom, powder room and entry which I’ll share in a future put up).
We added the French doorways to a brand new deck so we will entry the yard (our earlier again door entry which was situated in our mudroom was closed off as a result of addition of the Tiny Cottage). Beforehand on that wall we had two home windows, so the addition of the brand new doorways with the transom and sidelights throughout the again wall introduced in much more mild!
The aspect window within the new kitchen was within the former eating room, so we simply left it in place and simply ran the counters throughout it because it was just a few inches too low (like they typically do in older houses!).
Moreover swapping the places, we additionally raised the 2 headers between the rooms. They had been so low earlier than that lifting them just a few inches improved the sight traces, improved the movement of sunshine and made every house really feel extra linked. The openings between the rooms had been additionally widened just a bit bit, however we left them in place to retain a slight sense of separation and coziness for every house.
By swapping the 2 rooms we had been capable of take away the 2 peninsulas. Whereas they had been crucial for the kitchen within the prior association, in addition they took up house in all three rooms. We’re so happy with the brand new structure as we had been capable of create a extra spacious kitchen, eating space and front room with out including any sq. toes!
We now have a rising household with three grownup kids, one grand babe on the best way (and lots of prolonged household) who all dwell within the NW so we knew we’d host many holidays and get togethers right here! Whereas our residence remains to be about 1900 sq. toes, now we have created extra room for folks to collect, loads of storage and a snug place my husband and I get pleasure from daily.
Our eating and front room home windows have all have views of the water that we will get pleasure from from our kitchen sink and island! We didn’t understand our eating room would have a view of the water to the aspect, in order that was a cheerful shock. The sink is situated within the excellent location to not solely benefit from the views from each window, however it additionally permits for dialog when persons are gathered throughout the island (we even added a bit of cubby for a stool to take a seat at!) or from the eating nook.
As a result of our essential ground is small and the rooms are open to one another, we designed every wall of the kitchen and eating room to not solely maximize storage however to be a nice view from each angle.
We didn’t need the sink or range to be the primary view from the entrance door, nor did we would like any home equipment to be a focus of the design. All of our home equipment are built-in with cabinetry panels (besides the range!). Whereas our range (who we named Beatrix) is actually the Queen Bee, she’s a particular jewel that comes into view as you strategy the kitchen quite than demanding visible consideration all through the remainder of the house.
Since we wouldn’t have room for china cupboards or buffets like one would possibly in a standard eating room, we added a customized plate rack and show cabinets in addition to glass cupboards within the kitchen to offer us the identical perform and look!
We had been capable of squeeze within the guide nooks within the teeny house left as soon as the home windows had been relocated from the kitchen and put in within the eating room.
The eating bench has a short lived DIY no-sew cushion we made ourselves to tide us over till we will have an upholstered cushion made someday subsequent 12 months. It was very easy to make so if you happen to want one, I’ll share how in an upcoming put up.
Since now we have so many doorways, home windows and openings we would have liked to rigorously maximize each out there wall for storage in addition to to be aware of the view from every space of the primary ground. The 2 glass cupboards on both aspect of the present window had been chosen to be a beautiful and useful characteristic as it could be seen from the entrance entry (void of all home equipment and minimal day-to-day kitchen mess).
The lengthy unobstructed counters enable us a spot to serve buffet model in addition to the place household may help prep meals. It’s so useful to have this house exterior of the primary triangle the place the chef is working! We LOVE having all the drawers and storage right here.
The eating nook seats the identical variety of folks as our earlier eating room, besides now now we have extra ground house the place folks can simply stroll by or seize espresso from our espresso cupboard. We even have room so as to add one other desk when wanted!
You may see right here how the lounge and eating room join. I really like that individuals can movement simply now from room to room. It’s simple to show furnishings round or pull up a chair to create extra dialog areas in all areas.
The kitchen is a dream to work in. Now now we have loads of house for a number of folks within the kitchen. There’s room for somebody to prepare dinner, wash dishes, and lay out meals or put issues away with out operating into anybody! We additionally get pleasure from having a lot counter house to work with. It will likely be a breeze to serve buffet and potluck model for holidays and gatherings.
The perimeter counters are honed Carrara Marble and the island is honed soapstone. We selected to not oil the soapstone as a result of we love the blue inexperienced hue! I’ll share extra about our counter tops in upcoming posts, however we LOVE them each.
Jack (and Lily) is so comfortable to have our residence again collectively once more.
The tap was my first buy for this kitchen! I had a Rohl in our English Tudor and have missed it ever since. I obtained mine by DeVol, however you may also discover a related one HERE.
This can be a little cubby for our kitchen stool. We added the toile cafe curtain because it reminds us of our English Tudor kitchen the place we had a purple toile chair! It’s simple to slip open on this rod with these rings. The rod will be eliminated if desired and we will additionally swap out materials for a special look in each season if we need to! My husband particularly loves sitting right here for breakfast. It has a pleasant view to the yard, too.
The cookbook cabinets had been additionally a nod to our English Tudor kitchen had been we had an identical in-built! We additionally did related baseboard molding and inset cabinetry.
We handled the kitchen and eating areas as one house layout-wise so we may maximize each out there wall!
It’s nonetheless a comfortable residence however the movement of the areas works rather well for us now. We love the character and dwell in every room!
The built-in cabinetry on this aspect of the eating space homes our espresso station and pantry cupboards. I’ll share the within of those in an upcoming put up! That is the place the earlier fridge was situated. Now now we have room for folks to collect and chat as they make espresso or tea right here! The cupboard doorways slide again in so the cupboard will be left open throughout a gathering or closed for a cleaner look.
We actually love the French doorways to the yard. Our again exterior modified quite a bit with the addition! There are additionally beautiful new decks, gates and backyard areas, so will probably be enjoyable someday to offer you a complete yard tour! I’m particularly excited to see our new crops start to fill in and may’t wait to get pleasure from planting this spring.
The home windows that had been beforehand situated within the authentic eating room are actually within the new eating room! This wall was the place the kitchen sink was. We solely had one tiny window and it was fairly darkish, however now this room is flooded with mild! We actually get pleasure from seeing the gorgeous bushes and bushes, in addition to a shock view of the water off to the aspect.
The bench not solely gives seating however a lot of nice storage within the drawers beneath as nicely. The DIY no-sew bench seat works nicely, so I’ll share extra on that later.
We obtained all new European White Oak flooring all through our residence since we couldn’t match the present and the upstairs was all older carpet. It affords a beachy look and makes the entire home really feel a lot lighter!
You may see the entire essential ground above, besides not pictured is our small entry with the staircase, plus the mudroom and powder room that are accessed between these to banks of cupboards. Additionally by the mudroom is the way you get to the Tiny Cottage! I’ll share these areas in upcoming posts.
Hope you loved this primary take a look at our coastal cottage kitchen reveal! I can’t wait to share extra!
COASTAL COTTAGE KITCHEN SOURCES (A few of these are on sale for Black Friday! See extra Black Friday offers right here).
Rattan and White Stool Underneath Island (different end choices)
Ship Artwork: Mary Maguire (see extra coastal artwork I really like right here)
Nickel Faucet – This faucet on Amazon is identical model, end and elegance of faucet I’ve, however I purchased mine by deVOL Kitchens. It seems to be a particular deVOL version and the worth I paid was far lower than the model on Amazon
Toaster (colour choices)
Scorching Water Kettle (colour choices)
Marble Tray (by vary)
Scalloped Rattan Tray (on counter with mugs)
Spherical Rattan Scalloped Basket (on counter with apples)
Wooden Board (on counter with bread)
Blue and White Pot (on counter with holly)
Cupboard and Wall Paint Shade – Traditional Mild Buff Sherwin Williams
Counter tops: Soapstone island and Carrara marble counters on the perimeter (learn extra about our countertop decisions right here)
Flooring: Actual European White Oak hardwood, engineered (I sadly don’t have a hyperlink to them — they had been bought by an area retailer and don’t have any model identify I can discover on-line)
Tongue and groove beadboard on the partitions V-groove tongue on the ceiling
DINING NOOK SOURCES:
Jute Wrapped Chandelier with Shades (a lot of shade choices)
Eating banquette bench cloth – this reversible throw blanket (I’ll share extra about how we did this in a future put up!)
Favourite Design Books (most of the ones on my cabinets)
V-groove tongue and groove on the eating room ceiling
LIVING ROOM SOURCES:
Leather-based Couch Armchair Model (loveseat not offered)
Wall Paint Shade: Seaside Glass Benjamin Moore
Trim Paint Shade: Traditional Mild Buff Sherwin Williams
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