Kitchen Reno Update — It’s Demo Time!!!

Today is an exciting day because demolition is starting on the kitchen. Can I get a woot woot! While I might be snoopy dancing to the sound of sledgehammers and saws, I must admit, this renovation has been a bit of a learning curve. There’s no room for screwups and attention to detail is a must. So first and foremost, I have to send a huge thank you shoutout to MGT Stone of Barrington for hooking me up with MidConCo also of Barrington (and no, that’s not a sponsored shoutout…I’m just over the moon with the quality of work).

Demo has started on the kitchen. Sharing my tips for a smooth renovation and free PDF checklist.

While choosing finishes for the Cambria countertops, Nanette from MGT Stone recommended MidConCo as my general contractor and said, “if you want the best, you want Brian and his team”. She was right. Pre-demo Brian popped in to take a look at the project and pointed out details that never crossed my mind.



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Modern Glam Kitchen Makeover Mood Board

Remember a couple of years ago when I flew to Minneapolis and hung out with Cambria? It was three days of creativity that left me design dreaming. If you’re a regular follower, you know I’ve hinted at a kitchen renovation ever since, but now it’s finally happening! I’m giving my kitchen a modern glam makeover and taking you along for the ride…and when I say makeover…this is not a true gut. I’m channeling the words “surface makeover”. We’re going to use what we have and upgrade a few things. Buckle up buttercup! This is going to be a fun one!

Glam meets organic modern kitchen with Cambria. Quartz waterfall island with brass inlay.

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My Favorite Kitchens of 2015

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a pinning machine, and the one room that keeps kicking me into high gear is the kitchen. Do you know how many beautiful images there are of kitchens? White kitchens, dark kitchens, gray kitchens, marble countertops, stainless steel, brass pulls, butcher block, oh my. I mean seriously, if I had a Pinterest kitchen, I’d be Betty Freakin’ Crocker! So what exactly makes a kitchen a Pinterest-worthy kitchen? Well, let’s take a looksy at some of my favorite kitchens of 2015 and discuss.

Favorite Kitchens of 2015 Favorite Kitchens of 2015 - This in my opinion was the best kitchen of 2015. The black and white two toned cabinetry is a perfect mix of drama and fresh and clean. It's very modern yet the industrial stainless steel stove adds a vintage feel. I also love the floating shelves.via

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