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Marling renovation - kitchen

Emily Henderson kitchen inspiration

This picture, of this stunning kitchen by Emily Henderson, is all over the internet. So, no originality points there. But it is a lovely jumping off point & is helping inform my decisions with the - differently shaped - kitchen at our Marling (street name) renovation. 

In the end, I've had to make lots of compromises, mainly and most painfully, a farmhouse sink just wouldn't work in this kitchen. Because I'm trying to keep the renovation as cost-effective as possible - which also helps me to splurge here and there - I just couldn't risk having to remake the cabinets below. I'm doing a mixture of keeping the existing cabinetry, & adding new cabinetry on the other side of the kitchen.


This is the sink I bought


This faucet.

Vinyl tile picture

I'm not sure about the floor yet, but I think I'll use luxury vinyl tile in a light, ash color (the photo came from polyflor).

Wolf Gray paint Benjamin Moore

I will use this gorgeous paint color for the cabinets, it's called Wolf Gray and it's by Benjamin Moore. I'll make the cabinets look aesthetically similar by doing all new doors. 

Because this is a small house, the water heater & the washer/dryer all have to go into the kitchen. Luckily it's quite large and we'll be using the entire second side of the kitchen for cabinets that close in the washer/dryer, water heater, and even add a little storage & counter space.

Example of white quartz countertop

My biggest splurge will be white quartz counter top. Although I love butcher block, it's specific to taste and I think quartz will set the kitchen above a bit. Image here and is, obviously, just an example. 

I'm going to use simple & classic subway tile for the backsplash, I'm just deciding between light or dark grout. All the appliances will be stainless.

I'm excited & will keep trying to post updates :)



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