The Kitchen Tour

I know most people are still cranking out Christmas and holiday projects, but here I am trying to settle into our new home. So while in the hustle and bustle of unpacking, I decided to snap a few quick pics of our new kitchen and give you the grand tour!

kitchenWhen building my new kitchen I had my eyes set on one thing… white cabinets. Ever since I painted the ones in my old house and painted my mom’s kitchen cabinets white, I knew it was what I wanted in the new place. We ended up with 42 inch wall cabinets and 9ft ceilings. LOTS of storage space! 21 drawers in total alone.

kitchen tourThe white cabinets set the tone for the rest of the kitchen. Light and bright. Stainless steel and satin nickel. And these amazing lantern pendants.

kitchen lantern lightingI second guessed myself about 50 times on these babies, but am oh-so-happy with them in the end. They seriously set the tone for the rest of the room.

kitchen lantern lightsI chose satin nickel cup pulls for the cabinet drawers…

white kitchen cabinet with pullsAnd stainless steel appliances including a french door fridge.

new kitchen tourAnd since I love to cook, a nice double oven with gas stovetop.

white kitchen cabinets house tourThe gas cooktop came with a huge oblong center burner and even a griddle/grill plate for it. I’m excited to get cooking on this thing.

kitchen home tourAnd my absolute favorite part of my new kitchen… MY FAUCET!

motionsense moen kitchen faucetWe picked out the Haysfield MotionSense faucet from Moen and I’m head over heels for it. Honestly… best purchase ever.

If you wave your hand above the top of the faucet spout, it will stay on until you wave your hand over it again to stop the water. OR there’s a little sensor near the handle (see below) that turns on the water as long as you have something in front of it (like to rinse a dish or wash your hands). It’s battery powered and seriously the coolest little gadget we added to our kitchen!

motion sense moen kitchen faucetA couple things we saved on in our dream kitchen…

The kitchen floors? VINYL.
The countertops? LAMINATE.

And I couldn’t be happier with our decision.

kitchen breakfast roomAnd our breakfast room and butler’s pantry?
We’ll get more into that later…

new kitchen tourSo what’s on my to do list for this room?

• Find matching stools
(I’m waiting for Pier 1 to get the middle stools back in stock so I can order 3 more)
• Backsplash
• Paint the walls
• Find window treatments
• Trim the center island
• Build a wine cabinet near entry to hearth room



  1. Tina says

    Love it!! So jealous of the oven/stovetop!!! I still miss my gas stove from my old house after 8 years. My little tip: climb up there ASAP and lay wax paper all along the top of the cabinets. Can’t be seen and saves tons of cleaning time, just roll up throw away and lay down more!

  2. says

    i love white kitchens, this one included and that humongous refrigerator! you can go for a month without going to the grocery on that one!!

    congratulations! looking forward to projects! huggies♥

  3. Marilyn Kok says

    Of course I love them. A kitchen to long for. Happy that you were blessed with the resources to have such a huge family home. Enjoy!

  4. says

    i have same flooring n my kitchen and bath not near as big as space as yours,love ur blog and ur new home,bet ur kids are having a blast there,good luck and a happy new year

  5. Annie says

    Erin…..white is so clean and fresh! Lovely!! Tina, great tip using wax paper… ladies that come up with these time saving ideas and tips are genuis!!!


  6. Linda Strock says

    I love the flooring is there any way you could tell me the name of it or where you got it. I’m going to be remodeling my kitchen soon and would love to use it. Thanks so much, great kitchen!

  7. BridgetteH says

    I love your kitchen! I just painted my cabinets white and have been looking for laminate countertops. I haven’t found just the right color yet, but I love yours. If you wouldn’t mind sharing, what is the name of that color?

  8. says

    What are the details on your gas range? Brand and size? I’m building a new home and will be installing a gas range instead of what I currently have which is 2 full size ovens and large cooktop, all electric. Do you feel that the double ovens are big enough?

  9. Lisa says

    Dream Kitchen! I love it all even the mismatched bar stools, I thought you did it on purpose! Cannot wait to see your back splash.

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