THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE KITCHEN RENO UPDATE
The House On Cottage Grove Kitchen Reno Update
Today I bring you The House On Cottage Grove kitchen reno update. Things are coming along nicely. Each day when I visit the property I get excited to see the progress, so I thought I’d share some of that progress with you. But first let’s take a look back…
Below is what the kitchen looked like when I purchased The House On Cottage Grove.
It was an exciting day when we started the demolition, taking the kitchen down to the studs.
One of the most exciting discoveries that day was the unveiling of a beautiful wooden ceiling. For added support, and to match the ceiling in the adjacent living room, we added beams.
What we found when we removed the particleboard walls was this ugly mess. There was a bit of insulation in a small area but that was it. And most of the electrical wiring was the very old knob & tube style, in other words, a fire waiting to happen.
So we replaced all of the electrical in the home and added a brand new electrical panel with added capacity. Then we insulated all the walls, including the interior walls, which not only helps with heat retention, it’s also great for noise reduction.
After getting the thumbs-up on our work from the county building inspector we were able to start closing up the walls. I decided to panel the walls from floor to ceiling in beadboard.
My carpenter has started constructing custom kitchen cabinets for the space. He is building them in the style of this inspiration kitchen shown below. He will be making inset drawers & doors with a small bead accent.
I’ll also be doing open shelving vs upper cabinets, my signature look in all my renovations. Open shelving isn’t necessarily appropriate for full-time living, but they are really great for the vacation properties I specialize in.
I purchased these classic iron shelf brackets from Signature Hardware ($12.95) in a “Rust” finish which I will use for my open shelving.
The finish on my kitchen cabinets will not be rustic like the inspiration cabinets shown above. I plan to paint the cabinets, the beadboard walls, the open shelving and the trim sage green, going for a monochromatic look like the inspiration photo below.
When we demoed one of the kitchen walls we uncovered this pretty green wallpaper. It’s so fascinating what you find when you dig into the historical layers of an old home. It’s almost like an archaeological dig. So, I think this kitchen deserves to return to its roots and become green again.
This is the sage green paint color I selected before I even saw this wallpaper. It’s eerie how similar the green is. It’s called “YOGI” Behr Premium Plus Ultra from Home Depot.
In addition I am going out on a limb with what I chose for my countertops. I am actually going to use a Green Onyx Diamond Pattern tile that I purchased from Marble n’ Things. I simply love green onyx, a beautiful stone that picks up the exact green color I am using on the walls, with touches of the copper/rust tones I’m also using in the kitchen. I don’t think this would necessarily be practical in a full-time kitchen, but since this kitchen is in a vacation home with a small area of counter space I decided to go for it.
The beamed ceiling and original hardwood floors will be stained to match the original beams found in the living room, and will also pick up the brown tones found in the onyx countertops.
I found this vintage iron chandelier at my favorite design resource, Bella’s Antiques, which I’ll hang in the center of the kitchen ceiling.
And after removing the strange wooden box, I’ll be hanging this vintage iron pendant light (also found at Bella’s) over the kitchen sink.
And speaking of sinks, with budget in mind I decided to go with a white apron sink and white appliances. I chose this 30″ Damali Italian Fireclay Farmhouse Sink, $644.95 from Signature Hardware.
I’ll be adding this Cross Handle Bridge Faucet with Side Sprayer that I purchased from Signature Hardware for $319.95. The Antique Copper finish was just what I was looking for for the space.
I’m a fan of small-scale appliances, as I always need them for my cabin renovations. For The House On Cottage Grove I selected a Danby 18″ Built-in Dishwasher which I purchased for $349.00. I have used this small-space dishwasher in multiple properties and it operates beautifully.
I also purchased a Summit Brand Energy Star 9.8 Cu. Ft. Refrigerator with Bottom Freezer for $1,234.00 from Compact Appliances.
And below is a photo of the Summit Brand 20″ Gas Range I purchased for $588.00.
So that’s about it for my little preview of The House On Cottage Grove kitchen reno update. I look forward to sharing more as we make further progress.
What do you think of my progress so far. Do you like the choices I’ve made for the space?
For lots more cabin kitchen inspiration follow my Log Cabin Kitchen Renovation Pin Board on Pinterest here.
So there you have it: THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE KITCHEN RENO UPDATE
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