The Christianson family kitchen is complete! It only took 1 month – even with multiple delays.
Veggie and fruit baskets under the counter. Long handles so little fingers keep the dirt on the hardware and off the white cabinets.
Power strips under the upper cabinets, large and creamy subway tiles, quartz countertop that looks like marble.
Appliance garage. Now you see them…..
….Now you don’t. Plus an extra side nook for the taller appliances like the vitamix and juicer.
6 burner stove + griddle, double oven, extra large hood, and plenty of storage.
12 years + 10 months of waiting/wishing/dreaming.
1 month + 2 days building.
And now my DREAM KITCHEN is finished…. so I can make healthy, delicious food for my family (and have a pretty setting to show you how you can easily do the same for yours).
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about each and every detail. Here are some of my favorites:
Outlet strips under the upper cabinets (means no visible outlets on the walls).
Appliance garage to house several of our countertop appliances.
Farmhouse sink with NO divider (means more room to hide dirty dishes) 😉
Veggie and fruit baskets UNDER the cabinets so the counters stay free of clutter.
Chef style built-in fridge LOOKS counter depth – because we took 12″ of space behind the refrigerator for depth since we didn’t have the width to do a wider countertop depth refrigerator (saved $5,000 doing this!)
HUGE stove-top and double ovens for all my cooking needs!
Built-in microwave that is not directly over the stove.
Drawers, drawers and more drawers!
Slide-out spice racks right next to the stove. (One houses all of our vitamins and supplements).
Backsplash tile going all the way to the ceiling – on the entire wall!
Open shelves for our herb garden. I was inspired by “coffee bars” and “wine bars”….but we don’t drink either of those, and I love fresh herbs in recipes. And it’s right next to the bay windows so there is plenty of natural sunlight so they can grow.
Large handles (means little hands have more area to grab onto – and less cabinet to get dirty!)
Big-ass kitchen island for prepping food and hosting cooking classes (coming soon).
Cabinets using the entire length of wall.
Storage space on BOTH sides of the kitchen island. (Rather than focus on lots of shallow upper cabinets – which you can never reach those super tall shelves anyway – I opted for deep storage that was lower so I could access it much more easily and it doesn’t require hauling in a ladder)
And now that the FUNCTION is so much better, rather than remodeling in the future, we would only need to paint the cabinets to give it a completely different look.
It’s not fully decorated yet. And I’m still moving everything from the closet, laundry room, and garage back into the kitchen. But you get the idea. Thankfully it was completed 2 days before Mother’s Day. And it’s the best Mother’s Day present (and birthday/anniversary/Christmas… present) ever!
I hope you’ve enjoyed watching this process as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you. What do you think of the final result?