Friday, January 20, 2012

Kitchen Reveal

At long last, here is my kitchen reveal:

The doors next to the fridge lead to my office (on the left) and my walk-in pantry (on the right). I love having my office right off the kitchen - I'm in the heart of it all and I get so much more done having my own space.  If it gets messy, I just close the door.

 Here you can get a better idea of how we faked a counter depth fridge.  The cabinets along the stove wall are set out from the wall 4 inches making the counter 29 inches deep rather than 25.  This gives the illusion of having a counter depth fridge. If we didn't do it, you'd see four inches more of the side of the fridge.  It also gives us a nice little space between the back of the stove and the wall.
We also had to cut down the cabinet above the fridge - Ron Fritz and John Laurie installed the kitchen and did all the finishing work inside as well as the siding on the outside.  They did a fabulous job - we could not have done this job without them.  They are exceedingly patient and easy to get along with. I love them. If you want a local referral, email me and I'll give you their deets.

Because the fridge is such a monster, it wasn't going to fit under the standard 16 inch cabinet we bought from Ikea.  So Ron cut it down to 12 inches high and I had two custom doors made locally to match.  You can't even tell.

Source List: 
Ikea's Tidaholm oak shaker-style door (custom sprayed)
Cabinet spraying by Christone Finishing in Vancouver
Caesarstone polished counters in 'Concrete'
White subway tiles from Lowe's


  1. so so pretty! i do love the polished look of the caesarstone! thanks for sharing!

  2. This is beautiful Joanne!!! Nice work!

    1. Thank you! I'm excited to see your kitchen unfold, Elissa. Your mood board is beautiful. There's just something about a white kitchen :)

  3. Hi Joanne,

    I don't know you, but just found your blog thru your comment on Elissa's blog- love your kitchen reno... looks beautiful.


  4. Thanks for the shout out in a post re Ikea kitchens - my stats directed me here. Your kitchen is beautiful and I'm thinking of using the very same counter in my kitchen (finally switching out the laminate!)

  5. Hi Vanessa! I definitely recommend the Caesarstone Concrete - I love the colour and it's a nice alternative to black counters. Less of a harsh contrast. For everyday care, microfiber cloths are a lifesaver. Gets rid of the fingerprints and watermarks like nothing else will. Thanks for stopping by!