We added an entire wall of floor to ceiling pantry cabinets on the far end of the kitchen...you can just glimpse them here.
Countertops: Caesarstone Blizzard.
Tile: 3x6 subway Dal Tile in Arctic White (very modestly prices at around $2 a square foot at Home Depot. I often find their in-store prices to be lower than online.)
Grout: PolyBlend Delorian Gray.
Hardware: The pulls are Ikea and the knobs we re-purposed from the old kitchen.
Hood: Luftig hood from Ikea.
Cabinets: Lidingo from Ikea.
A couple of parting tips regarding the ever-popular subway tile...
*I'm a big fan of using light grey grout rather than white, because it slightly accentuates the retro subway pattern of the tiles, and because it's easier to keep clean (or rather, it hides the discoloration better when your grout inevitably gets a little grubby and won't shine up any more. Which happens.)
*If you should run out of space at the top of your backsplash or tub surround when laying out the tile, DO NOT do this:
Cutting skinny little strips to fill in the gap is NOT a good look. Do this instead:
Remove one row of horizontal tiles to make space for a single top row of vertical tiles. The vertical row will have to be trimmed down a touch to fit, but this will end up looking like an intentionally designed border element rather than like you just ran out of space.
Much better, no?
I'll be posting soon about the two spaces that adjoin this kitchen, the living room and the family room. We finishing up lots of little touches to each since they were both impacted by the kitchen remodel. Can't wait to show you how we are slipcovering standard Ikea counter stools with punchy orange skirted slipcovers and a greek key trim!
Living room sneak peak...