Today wraps up the end of our Two Flat wet room mood boards! If you’re counting, there have been 2 bathrooms + 1 kitchen for Unit 1, and 1 bathroom + 1 kitchen for Unit 2. These plans will act as a resource as we move through each of these rooms over the course of the summer. Ready? Ready.
It’s the last mood board of all the Two Flat’s wet rooms! I’d like to think that we’re saving the best for last. Just like every other mood board so far, Unit 1’s kitchen threw us several curveballs. (You think you’d eventually get used to it, but nope!) The shape of this room changed slightly, from removing the old pantry to hollowing out a refrigerator cubby and making room for a bedroom closet on a shared wall. Phew.
Unit 1 Kitchen | Before
Unit 1 Kitchen | Today
Unit 1 Kitchen | The Plans
Like Unit 2’s kitchen, the sketch ups you’re seeing here are pulled from the IKEA Kitchen Planner, which has many limitations. I still wanted to give you a general idea of our direction, but of course there’s so much that I need to break down for you, too! It took a while for this space to click! for us, but once it did, things fell into place. Let’s talk about it.
- The ceilings are not-quite-10′ in this room, so we pulled out all the stops and are using 40″ tall cabinets. There will be a few inches exposed at the top, so we’ll add trim to make the uppers look super custom.
- Beneath the upper cabinets, we’ll be adding open shelving inspired by Cathy of The Grit and Polish. I dare you to click on that link and tell me you don’t love her kitchen.
- The reason we couldn’t fit uppers to the right of the range hood (which we’ll be creating to look built-in), is because the kitchen window is only 10″ from the back wall. When we all realized that the new window was installed to close to the wall – well, we weren’t happy. But! What’s done is done (and after stewing on it for a few days), and we’ll continue the open shelving on that wall. Perhaps I’ll add art above the shelf, which will help to balance things out.
- If we swing around this way and face the back door (and no, I have no idea why it looks so squished!), you can see our refrigerator cubby. You can see how the cubby looks IRL by checking out the last photo of the space today.
- Above the refrigerator, we’ve added two uppers for deep storage.
- The dishwasher is to the left of the sink, hidden behind a cabinet panel!
For this kitchen, we’re mixing warm wood for the lowers and matte white for the uppers. Instead of tile for the backsplash, we’d like to install beadboard and color match it to the upper cabinets, which we think will highlight the ceiling height. We picked up a big stack of steely-blue dining dishes, which we can’t wait to display on the open shelving. We’ve also thrown in brass accents and black countertops with matching black hardware – but we think the extra wide black quartz farmhouse sink is going to steal the show!
1. Semihandmade Supermatte white slab doors for IKEA cabinets | 2. Semihandmade Impression Tahoe slab doors for IKEA cabinets | 3. schoolhouse light | 4. beadboard backsplash | 5. black countertops (undecided) | 6. open shelving inspired by The Grit and Polish | 7. mugs | 8. dinnerware set | 9. slide-in gas range | 10. Elkay Quartz Luxe farmhouse sink in Caviar | 11. Elkay bridge faucet in polished chrome | 12. Thurman flush mount (for above sink) | 13. French door refrigerator | 14. 6″ Patton drawer pull (for dishwasher) | 13. ball knobs
Want more Two Flat? Here’s an overview of the project, and here’s a post-by-post breakdown of our renovation progress from day one! This Q + A covers a lot of ground (like how we knew she was The One and how we’re financing the project), and you can even watch our video series ‘Dear Two Flat’ on YouTube. Thank you for following along!