Our Kitchen Remodel: Cabinets

When we moved to our new home, we quickly discovered that the kitchen was in far worse condition than we initially realized. Therefore, we needed to begin a kitchen remodel. I was very blessed to have a good friend who helped me tremendously with many of the major decisions that needed to be made.

My goal was to have a timeless and classic kitchen with nothing too trendy. My hope was for our kitchen to be considered as “in style” today as it will in years to come.


To achieve this look, I chose white shaker-style cabinets. Of course, what exact shade of white was a challenge. It is such a huge commitment and I wanted it to be just right. White paint can be too yellow, too gray, etc. I learned just how different paint colors look depending on the lighting! I couldn’t encourage you enough to check paint colors in your own home before deciding on your color.

After much research and experimenting with many samples, I chose Benjamin Moore’s White Dove. I am very happy with it. It’s a brighter, happy white that is just right in our kitchen, considering our kitchen only receives west light in the afternoon. If I had morning light, the White Dove would probably be far too bright for the kitchen. So when choosing a paint color, be sure to consider how much and what type of light the area receives.


Though we’ve been married for 26 years, I had never chosen kitchen cabinet hardware, so I was very apprehensive conquering this task! After looking at dozens and dozens of pictures, I decided to go with oil-rubbed bronze cups and knobs to add a farmhouse touch!

Before making my final decision, I researched mixing “metals” in the kitchen because we have a chrome faucet. I found many articles that gave a thumbs up to having more than one metal going on in your kitchen! So that’s what we did! I am completely happy with the look and do not even notice the “mixed metals.”

Check out our other REMODEL POSTS for more ideas!

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