Folks, it is HERE. The kitchen of our dreams is here. It is 99.9% done minus some painting and picture hanging. And we are SO happy to share it with you. To see the remodel process here it is: Post 1 (day 0)/ Post 2 (day 30)/ Post 3 (day 58). From start to finish it took about 6 months, but honestly the last 2 months have just been the final touches (crown molding, base boards, painting).
For our beautiful 8 foot island, Q sourced a walnut slab from J. Aaron in Atlanta. We ordered the wood unfinished, drove up, picked it up and then Q sanded and stained it himself. We placed it on top of Ikea countertops to make our island.
For our dining room table, we bought this real wood Ikea table and Q removed the top and created his own with planks of wood and a dark stain. There is an Ikea bench against the back wall, which we also painted and stained. Our awesome chandelier is from West Elm (it is sold out in gold, but this is it in white). The gold frames on the wall are one of our first DIY projects found here.
Out cabinets are all Ikea! We saved a ton of money by buying them during their kitchen event where we got 20% off. We also saved a ton of money by having Q build and install them himself. We got our Ikea cabinets before they moved over to the new Sektion system, so our cabinets are the Akurum base system and Ramsjo fronts, which Q hand painted so that they didn’t have a pink tint. The most similar new fronts are the Bodbyn style.
Our awesome globe pendant lights are from West Elm. We used four small over the island and one large over the sink.
Bahler Kitchen Cheat Sheet:
Contractor: Carver Contracting. Even though Q did most of the work himself, we used an amazing contractor to help with our vision and for all of our framing, flooring, plumbing and electrical needs. He also happens to be our next door neighbor and is AWESOME.
Walnut Slab used in the island: J. Aaron.
Lighting: West Elm globe pendants and capize chandelier.
Rug: Home Decorator’s Newport Area Rug
Cabinets: Ikea Akurum bases and Ramsjo fronts, most similar to the new Bodbyn fronts. Q did spray paint them bright white as they had a pink tint to them.
Sink: Kraus 30 inch Undermount Single Bowl (from Amazon)
Faucet: Kohler K-560-VS Bellera Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet, Vibrant Stainless Steel (from Amazon)
Stools and Island Chairs: Ikea
Dining Room Table: Ikea base with handmade top.
Quartz Countertops: Amazon Stone. Amazing quality and customer service. *The quartz is LG Viaterra Minuet.
Backsplash: The Builder Depot in Atlanta. We saved money by picking these up and installing them ourselves.