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.

STYLE & PAINT COLOR

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.

HARDWARE

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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