The Closing Reveal of Our Fashionable Colonial Kitchen

by Editors Staff

Once we purchased this home, we knew we wished this contemporary colonial kitchen to be our dream kitchen. I feel it was kismet that we by no means received to do a correct kitchen renovation in our final home as a result of we have been capable of hit the bottom operating with this one. Again in Could of 2021, I requested Chris (the cook dinner round right here) what the elements of his dream kitchen could be. He made an inventory together with a number of countertop surfaces, storage for his number of knives and spices, a 60″ vary, a spot to retailer his cookbooks, a separate place to organize drinks and plate meals, and a big single-bowl sink! He requested me what my dream kitchen would come with, and I mentioned, “It could be designed by Jean Stoffer.”

To not spoil the ending, however we each received what we wished.

dream kitchen is loads of stress and some huge cash, so it solely is smart to rent somebody that has actually designed THOUSANDS of kitchens, has their very own customizable cabinetry line, and is now a choose for a world designer’s kitchen competitors (after profitable herself a handful of occasions). Enter in, Jean Stoffer. Each step within the Stoffer crew’s course of was seamless, from conception to execution, and I felt so relaxed having my Fairy Godmother simply an e mail away.

Earlier than


Pendant | Bar Stools | Vase | Fake Stems

Trying on the earlier than images, this kitchen looks like a stranger to me. Renovation began earlier than we even moved right here, so we by no means even lived with it this fashion.

Demo began in June 2021, which included the choice to open up the wall and transom ceiling of the eating room and steal that house for the kitchen. We determined we’d reasonably prioritize the dimensions of the kitchen and use the breakfast nook as a eating room double. Not solely does this develop the kitchen house, however now we get all that window gentle! 100% the appropriate resolution.

Earlier than


This can be a reasonably giant galley kitchen! From the trendy colonial kitchen plans, you may see that the complete footprint is about 28 ft x 15 ft, and the island is a whopping 17 ft x 3.5 ft. One in every of my favourite issues about this measurement and structure is that the host isn’t remoted in right here throughout gatherings. There’s loads of room for the entire household to hang around whereas Chris is cooking dinner or whereas I’m doing dishes.

Additionally, with a kitchen measurement like this, there are zones for all the pieces we use it for, so no person is ever operating laps across the island to get issues carried out. There’s a zone for prepping, cooking, plating, and washing. Plus, there’s a beverage station and bookshelf space! Creating zones in any kitchen (particularly a galley) goes to maintain you from bouncing round an excessive amount of.

Earlier than


Cupboard Pull | Bun Knob | Cabinet Latch | Vary | Dishwasher

The entire cupboard colours are Stoffer Cabinetry’s {custom} enamel paint; Bromley Taupe for the perimeter cupboards, Plymouth Inexperienced for the island, and Sutton Blue for the pantry. The lighting and cupboard {hardware} are additionally Stoffer Dwelling, and with all the choices, all the pieces feels so traditional, heat, conventional, and picked up.

I’m a lover of blending metals and finishes, which is strictly what I did on this kitchen, however all the pieces nonetheless feels collected and heat, even the polished nickel plumbing fixtures.

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Even the counter tops are blended. The island and backsplash are Cararra Marble slabs, and the perimeter counter tops are Soapstone, all from CRS Marble & Granite. Absolute Stone in Cary, NC did the fabricating and set up, and so they did unimaginable work. We used them once more lately for the out of doors kitchen.

Only recently, we swapped out the picket, rectangular-shaped stools for these brass swivel stools, and I couldn’t be happier. The form matches way more comfortably, and so they’re extra sensible for normal wipe-downs.

Let’s take a more in-depth take a look at one among my favourite light-filled corners, the hutch.

The Hutch with the Brass Rails

There’s a complete put up about the place we sourced the rods, and the paneling is Stoffer Cabinetry in York. That is additionally the place we maintain loads of our serving plates and platters and the place Chris does loads of plating and prepping.

Desk | Artwork | Job Lamp | Wooden Bowl | Rolling Pin | Mixing Bowl | Copper Canisters | Copper Pots | Image Mild | Bun Knobs | Pepper Mill

The rods with the copper pots and canisters are simply an excessive amount of to deal with. After shifting the non permanent fridge out of the best way, I simply needed to make a little bit desk nook. Actually proud of this setup for now.

Pendant | Job Lamp | Fluted Bowl | Pepper Mill | Sconce | Vase | Utensil Holder | Spoon Relaxation | Cloche | Oil Creuset | Honey Pot | Sink | Faucet

The custom-plastered vary hood itself was supposed to be a large design ingredient within the kitchen; the show-stopper, and a kind of resting place within the kitchen. Additionally, it’s large in measurement too! Loads of room to cook dinner with out ever bumping your head. You additionally get a great take a look at our showstopper sink on the island.

A non-negotiable for this kitchen was a 60″ Wolf Sub-Zero vary, and due to its reliable fame, we determined to proceed the model for the remainder of the home equipment (besides the pebble ice maker). We’re past happy with the home equipment themselves, however after the quite a few transport delays, we’re positive we might discover some actually nice home equipment with shorter lead occasions.

Apart from the vary, all the home equipment are paneled, together with the fridge and freezer, each dishwashers, and the velocity oven, even the fridge drawers and the pebble ice maker over by the beverage station.

Earlier than


Gallery Wall | Sconce | Pendant | Vase | Fake Stems

Beverage Station

Talking of the beverage station…

Image Mild | Serve Board Gallery Wall | Arch Cupboard | Pebble Ice Maker | Wooden Bowl | Fake Artichokes | Drink Faucet | Sconce | Dish Towel

Stoffer took full benefit of this deeper set desk space and gave us a beverage station we might by no means even dream of. We don’t drink alcohol, however that doesn’t cease us from having enjoyable with our drinks. We love making enjoyable drinks, plus we’re every day smoothie, protein, and complement drinkers. Stoffer made positive to design a chosen place for our beverage way of life, and that’s simply one of many explanation why Jean is the most effective.

However that’s not even the most effective half. There’s a movable backsplash that lifts as much as reveal our hidden home equipment. We determined to DIY the antiqued mirror backsplash, and now it looks like a glowing little jewel field on the within.

Learn All the pieces About Our Beverage Station and Hidden Equipment Storage to seek out out precisely the way it works.

Beneath is the place we retailer our milk, coconut water, and favourite drinks within the paneled fridge drawers. And over to the left is the pebble ice maker that has modified our lives ceaselessly.

The Pantry

Earlier than this was a pantry, it was a tiny little closet beneath the steps.

OXO Containers | Tiered Stand | Spice Jars | Wooden Baskets | Glass Canisters | Wooden Turntable

Essentially the most magical half about this pantry is that the lights robotically come on when the doorways are opened. There’s a sneaky little button within the door body that pushes in and turns them off when the doorways are closed. Simply one other genius ingredient that’s enjoyable to indicate off to household and pals. There’s a complete put up all about these custom-made doorways, in addition to what meals we maintain in inventory.

The Library Ladder

Sconce | Ladder | Brass Rails | Copper Bowls | Wooden Bowls | White Canisters | Glass Canisters | Copper Kettle | Marble Bowl | Wooden Pedestal | Diffuser | Candle | Bun Knobs | Cabinet Latch

As a toddler, I had desires of getting a gliding ladder ever since watching Magnificence and the Beast (cliche, and I personal that). Nevertheless, I don’t assume there’s something extra charming than a rolling ladder within the kitchen. All the pieces about this ladder is {custom}. We ordered it by way of Hafele, who makes loads of {custom} items, together with essentially the most beautiful library ladders, and we have been capable of design the ladder of our desires for our dream kitchen.

As beautiful as that is, it’s additionally simply tremendous sensible. We will’t attain the cupboards above the bookcase the place we’re preserving issues like waffle makers, drink dispensers, and our air fryer–issues we use from time to time reasonably than day-after-day! The ladder offers us fast entry, and if I’m being truthful… it’s simply so enjoyable to make use of!

Over the course of about 18 months this kitchen has been within the works so you may think about how good it feels to lastly have all of it come collectively.

Subsequent up! Wallpapering the connecting breakfast nook ;).

All of the Kitchen Posts

Kitchen Plans!

A First Take a look at the Kitchen Picks and Temper Board

How We’re Mixing Metals within the Kitchen

Our New Marble and Soapstone Counter tops

Customized gliding ladder within the kitchen

Our Pantry Doorways Are In!

The Fashionable-Day Equipment Storage: A Movable Backsplash to Disguise Our Small Home equipment

DIY Mirrored Tile Backsplash in Our Equipment Storage

All the pieces About Our Beverage Station and Hidden Equipment Storage

All About Our Plastered Vary Hood

All In regards to the Vary and Rangehood

All the pieces and the kitchen sink

Brass rails within the kitchen

Particulars on Our Customized, Cupboard Paneled Dishwasher(s)

All About Our Wolf Sub-Zero Fridge and Freezer

Supply: Mad About The Home

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