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Functional household kitchen area Renovation: Demolition Time!

last week was a huge week in our kitchen area restoration journey. After a few months of gathering inspiration, it was lastly time to take action.

While we understood the demolition would be a swift process, it still came as a surprise when we came house after work someday to this bare space, below:

Believe it or not, this is my new kitchen. The far wall that housed my fridge, stove as well as sink is now stripped bare. as well as keep in mind that wall with the cut-out to the dining room? Je to preč!

The view in the picture above is from the other side of the room. Úžasný! It’s not even done as well as it already feels so open. It was absolutely the ideal option to take down that dividing wall.

There is no looking back when you are down to the studs. (The pictures don’t rather do it justice — we’re actually walking on plywood in here!) even with all the drastic change, it’s difficult to believe this raw area will someday be our dream kitchen.

My other half as well as I are trying not to let this quick development deceive us, however. It’s overwhelming to believe of all the work that stands between us as well as our brand new AyA kitchen.

There are still so lots of style decisions to be made. having already chosen our cabinetry, I can now step on to the lots of other steps in this makeover process. In addition to making some tweaks to our kitchen area design, the next round of decisions includes sourcing new flooring, countertops as well as backsplash tiles.

Here are some examples of floors I love:

I adore a herringbone floor. I am likewise leaning towards light floors — I believe they will add a amazing contrast to the dark cabinetry as well as hold up well with the wear as well as tear of a young family.

I likewise like the look of wide-plank flooring. The floor shown above is made up of reclaimed wood. Not only does it bring a rustic feel to the room, it’s likewise an environmentally-friendly option, which my other half as well as I both love.

When it pertains to countertops, I’ve been dreaming of marble. a lot of of the motivation shots I have collected are marble, marble, as well as a lot more marble. However, our AyA designer just recently introduced us to quartz. since quartz is harder as well as less porous than marble, it’s a lot more resistant to spills over the years. (In other words, it’s the best countertop choice for a young household like us.)

Here are a few of the quartz samples we’re considering:

We truly like the natural look of these two samples. Plus, they are similar to the lots of marble samples I’ve been admiring throughout the planning process.

As for the backsplash, I am having a difficult time deciding. (It’s a huge commitment!)

Here are some backsplash concepts I’ve collected so far:

Did I mention I like herringbone? If we don’t opt for herringbone flooring, I believe this tilework  (above) would look amazing going all the method up the walls.

This pattern is a excellent variation on the prominent Moroccan as well as arabesque styles lots of people seem to be using.

I likewise like the simplicity of having just one slab of stone all the method up as our backsplash.

Throughout the process of buying for all of these finishes, we’re collecting samples anywhere possible. By taking house our different options, we can go house as well as play with each combination as well as see what they will look like in the true light of our space.

Now that our area has been opened up as well as we’re well on our method to choosing our finishes, all we requirement is an actual kitchen. let the building begin!

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