Category Archives: Kitchen

7 Ways to Save on a Kitchen Renovation

We towed the fine line between building the kitchen of our dreams and avoiding the price tag of our nightmares. Now I’m sharing seven ways we saved, and how we managed to stay right on budget.

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Before & After: Our White Kitchen Makeover

This kitchen is probably the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my entire life, so here’s a million pictures of it.

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Decor DIY: Chalkboard Wall Panels

Use MDF to build removable chalkboard panels that give the look of a chalkboard wall, without damaging or painting your actual walls!

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Our Subway Tile Backplash, Part Deux

After completing the tile wall behind our coffee / wine bar, it was time to move on to the main event: backsplashing the rest of our kitchen. (Spellcheck continues to remind me that “backsplashing” is not actually a word, but I’m … Continue reading

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Adding Color to a White Kitchen

An all-white kitchen is a blank canvas for color and creativity!

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Mounting Floating Shelves on Tile Backplash

Once we had finished (mediocrely) backsplashing the wall behind our wine / coffee bar, it was time to add the finishing touch: floating shelves!

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Backsplashing Our Bar

We tiled for the first time ever and lived to tell the tale.

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Installing & Using our Dömsjo Sink

Alternate title: how I finally got my kitchen groove back.

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Quartz Countertop Installation

Full disclosure: you might need a plate of cheese to go with all the whine in this post. Just sayin.

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Shopping for Carrara Quartz Countertops

Ok, so Carrara Quartz isn’t technically a thing… I’m just tired of saying ‘quartz that looks like Carrara marble, but is actually quartz…’

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