...finally. The kitchen.
Our original plans had the kitchen like this:
We liked it but I didn't love it. And then I found out I probably couldn't have my beloved farmhouse sink on a diagonal and Ken and I went into overdrive drawing out a new layout (and I credit him with the final layout and our designer for helping us envision it!)
We also knew that the "nook" would be our only dining space, so we bumped the entire back of the house out two feet to accommodate a little more space there.
The granite is honed Virginia Jet Mist. Most commonly used on, errrrrr, headstones. I wanted something white, but we couldn't find a granite we liked. I really liked the look of Torquay, but Ken thought it was too shiny. Then we walked into the granite yard and this was standing right in front of us and we were sold. It looks a lot like soapstone but is so much easier to maintain. I love it.
This next shot is looking into the pantry. There's a big window in the pantry, so we went with a frosted white door. The pantry is every woman's dream and could potentially double as a sixth bedroom. The area to the right has the microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc. and isn't visible from the rest of the house. I love that this little area and the refrigerator are kind of tucked away.
I love my sink. It is humongous. It could also double as our fourth bathroom.
The dining room table was one of our first married purchases nearly 13 years ago. I can remember driving it home in the bed of Ken's pickup truck. I'm thinking about painting the end chairs a different color.