This most recent kitchen renovation is in a residence positioned in the Sonoma Valley, surrounded by oak and olive trees, and rolling hills protected in vineyards. If you’ve at any time regarded as a take a look at to the area, I suggest this short article on the finest of Sonoma County.

I wished this house to echo its environment so the colours were influenced by the nearby landscape. I selected dark wooden cupboards in the same tone as the oak flooring and olive inexperienced cupboards to enjoy off the trees that mature all about.

The hues are loaded and conventional, but the space also contains contemporary touches such as marble glance quartz, black components, gold gentle fixtures, and open shelving.


This kitchen area is little, fewer than 12 feet from fridge to window, so I had to be sensible about equipment placement and cabinetry. I required to attraction to a extensive array of buyers with the finishes and extra storage.

Here’s a glimpse at what I began with previous year: dated white cupboards, laminate counter tops, an awkward pantry, bulky upper cabinets earlier mentioned a bizarre skinny peninsula, previous carpet and laminate flooring, and not a large amount of storage.



The footprint of the kitchen area stayed the exact same, but I manufactured wise modifications. I produced the peninsula deeper with cabinetry and moved the microwave there much too. I retained higher cabinets but changed two of them with glass fronts.


I chose a chimney hood in the very same wooden tone for a cohesive search. I contemplated a drywall variety hood which is trending in kitchen style, but chose to adhere with a more compact scale stained angled hood to contrast with the white tile.


I definitely needed to shift that pantry so I intended the tall cabinets in the eating space to take its area. I considered the long run operator could gain from much more storage so I extended lessen cabinets into the dining area as nicely.

Initially, some kitchen area aspects. I made use of elongated matte black components on the drawers and doors, see source list below. I also added a tiny rail with hooks beneath the upper cabinets for extra utility.


The matte black faucet is contemporary and modern, set up around the solitary basin granite composite sink.


The tile is a textured 3×8” glazed ceramic in white in a vertical stacked offset pattern from counter to ceiling. I’ve been seeking to install this sample for a calendar year and I like it in this house. White tile is timeless yet the installation feels fresh.



The countertops are 3cm calacatta quartz with grey veining mounted on each the encompass cupboards and the peninsula.

When selecting cabinet hues, the end on appliances is generally a thought, they need to have to complement each individual other. Stainless, white, and black look fantastic, but I went out on a limb with this task and selected slate appliances alternatively. They mix beautifully with the wood stain and olive shade in the cabinetry.

I was going for walks as a result of Household Depot glancing at alternatives when I spied the GE Slate sequence and assumed if I’m picking dim tone cupboards, these will do the job actually properly. The end on these appliances is matte and feels muted and blended as if they’re receding in its place of seeking to just take the spotlight.

The cupboards are a mix of stained and painted in the kitchen area, and all stain all over in the dining area. I like how the floating shelves tie the two areas jointly.


Here’s yet another prior to and immediately after!



And 1 more…

A remarkable variance, suitable?

My next kitchen area transform usually takes me to Florida to consider on a fully distinctive type. I’m psyched!



Sonoma kitchen area remodel resources:

stained cupboards: eden typical in fieldstone / painted cabinets: eden artisan in jade*

watertight oak plank flooring / backsplash tile / quartz countertop /

solitary basin composite sink / pull down black faucet / oak tree art / landscape artwork

components: knobs / long pulls / medium pulls / cupboard rail & hooks

slate counter depth refrigerator / slide in slate electrical selection

slate dishwasher / slate microwave with cupboard trim package

flush mount lights / very similar dining sconces / eating chandelier

*cabinet color no extended accessible, the closest color match is Sherwin Williams Cocoon.

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