Welcome to our Coastal Cottage Kitchen Reveal! The day has lastly come after we are “finished 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 will likely be our perpetually house, a smallish coastal cottage on an island in Washington state! We fell in love with this home, it was cute and simply the proper measurement 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 house for my dad and mom and made updates to our 750 sq. foot major ground to accommodate adjustments that have been wanted for the addition. Within the redesign, we have been in a position to transfer the situation of our former kitchen into the prevailing eating room which resulted in a practical structure with extra pure mild and extra storage for our household!
On this put up I’ll share some “after” pictures in addition to a few of the “earlier than” pictures so you may see the place we began and the place we ended up. There will likely be extra posts to come back and I’ll share extra many particulars and pictures. At present will likely be half one!
Additionally, you will discover a full supply record on the finish.
Under is a brief video of our kitchen, then scroll down for all of the pictures and particulars!
We didn’t transfer any exterior partitions, so all the things you see in our “after pictures” was added inside the present footprint.
The brand new kitchen was designed to suit inside partitions of earlier eating room. Each the prevailing kitchen and the eating room have been primarily the identical measurement, however as a result of we have been in a position to transfer the situation of the kitchen we have been ready to slot in extra cabinetry and counter house in addition to create higher visitors movement between all three of the principle 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 because of the 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 a couple of inches too low (like they usually do in older houses!).
Apart from swapping the places, we additionally raised the 2 headers between the rooms. They have been so low earlier than that lifting them a couple of inches improved the sight strains, improved the movement of sunshine and made every house really feel extra related. The openings between the rooms have 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 have been in a position to take away the 2 peninsulas. Whereas they have been vital 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 have been in a position to create a extra spacious kitchen, eating space and lounge with out including any sq. ft!
We have now a rising household with three grownup kids, one grand babe on the best way (and plenty of prolonged household) who all stay within the NW so we knew we’d host many holidays and get togethers right here! Whereas our house continues to be about 1900 sq. ft, we now have created extra room for folks to assemble, loads of storage and a snug place my husband and I get pleasure from daily.
Our eating and lounge home windows have all have views of the water that we will get pleasure from from our kitchen sink and island! We didn’t notice 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 very best 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 cubby for a stool to sit down at!) or from the eating nook.
As a result of our major 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 pleasing view from each angle.
We didn’t need the sink or range to be the principle 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 stove (who we named Beatrix) is actually the Queen Bee, she’s a particular jewel that comes into view as you strategy the kitchen fairly than demanding visible consideration all through the remainder of the house.
Since we wouldn’t have room for china cupboards or buffets like one may 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 operate and look!
We have been in a position to squeeze within the e book nooks within the teeny house left as soon as the home windows have 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 yr. It was very easy to make so should you want one, I’ll share how in an upcoming put up.
Since we now have so many doorways, home windows and openings we would have liked to fastidiously maximize each out there wall for storage in addition to to be aware of the view from every space of the principle ground. The 2 glass cupboards on both aspect of the prevailing window have been chosen to be a pretty and practical function as it might 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 type in addition to the place household will help prep meals. It’s so helpful to have this house outdoors of the principle 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 we now have extra ground house the place folks can simply stroll by way of or seize espresso from our espresso cupboard. We even have room so as to add one other desk when wanted!
You’ll be able to see right here how the lounge and eating room join. I like that folks 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 we now have loads of house for a number of folks within the kitchen. There’s room for somebody to cook dinner, wash dishes, and lay out meals or put issues away with out working 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 type 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 completely satisfied to have our house 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 bought mine by way of 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 pink toile chair! It’s simple to slip open on this rod with these rings. The rod might be eliminated if desired and we will additionally swap out materials for a distinct look in each season if we wish to! My husband particularly loves sitting right here for breakfast. It has a pleasant view to the yard, too.
The cookbook cabinets have been additionally a nod to our English Tudor kitchen have been we had an analogous 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 might maximize each out there wall!
It’s nonetheless a comfy house however the movement of the areas works very well for us now. We love the character and stay 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 we now have room for folks to assemble and chat as they make espresso or tea right here! The cupboard doorways slide again in so the cupboard might 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 pretty 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 have been beforehand situated within the unique 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 attractive bushes and bushes, in addition to a shock view of the water off to the aspect.
The bench not solely offers seating however plenty of nice storage within the drawers beneath as effectively. The DIY no-sew bench seat works effectively, so I’ll share extra on that later.
We bought all new European White Oak flooring all through our house since we couldn’t match the prevailing and the upstairs was all older carpet. It affords a beachy look and makes the entire home really feel a lot lighter!
You’ll be able to see the entire major 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 way of the mudroom is the way you get to the Tiny Cottage! I’ll share these areas in upcoming posts.
Hope you loved this primary have 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, or this folder of Amazon items I personally have and love that are on sale).
Blue Range Stove (mine is the 30 inch in Blue Grey / Gray) – learn extra about our vary on this put up
Similar Blue Plate on Wall – see How I Grasp Plates right here
Rattan and White Stool Under Island (different end choices)
Ship Artwork: Mary Maguire (see extra coastal artwork I like right here)
Nickel Faucet – This faucet on Amazon is similar model, end and elegance of faucet I’ve, however I purchased mine by way of deVOL Kitchens. It seems to be a particular deVOL version and the value I paid was far lower than the model on Amazon
Toaster (coloration choices)
Hot Water Kettle (coloration choices)
Marble Tray (by vary)
Footed Resin Marble Looking Tray (by vary)
Scalloped Rattan Tray (on counter with mugs)
Round Rattan Scalloped Basket (on counter with apples)
Striped Towel on dishwasher deal with
Wood Board (on counter with bread)
Blue and White Pot (on counter with holly)
Cupboard and Wall Paint Shade – Basic 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 have been bought by way of a neighborhood retailer and haven’t 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 (plenty 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!)
Rust Colored Battery Operated Taper Candles (transferring flickering wick–see extra battery candles I like right here)
Favorite Design Books (lots of the ones on my cabinets)
V-groove tongue and groove on the eating room ceiling
LIVING ROOM SOURCES:
Leather Sofa Armchair Version (loveseat not bought)
Wall Paint Shade: Seashore Glass Benjamin Moore
Trim Paint Shade: Basic Mild Buff Sherwin Williams
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