Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen is the heart of the home - it's where we spend the most time, so we contemplated whether we should renovate the kitchen straight away after moving in or wait a year or two. Since you're seeing this now, I'm sure you can guess that we did not wait to renovate. 

Truth be told, the kitchen wasn't in horrible shape. The cabinets had been replaced in the last 20 years and the appliances were salvageable. However, we uncovered so many mice nests, bugs, and the occasional dead mouse that we decided to gut the kitchen and start over, sealing off anywhere mice could get in. We were glad we did this after learning that the kitchen was not properly vented and the electrical was installed wrong. 

We spent 3 months working away on this kitchen (alongside the rest of the main floor of the house) and it's still one of my favourite projects to date. It's funny - I was so scared to reveal the black backsplash on social media out of fear of what others might say. Meanwhile, it became such an iconic part of this kitchen and we get asked all the time for info on the backsplash! What do you think?

Renovating Our Home

Kitchen FAQ

WHERE IS THE BACKSPLASH FROM? A small local tile place to us! But Wayfair had a very similar dupe at one point!

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF YOUR HEXAGONS BACKSPLASH? 5"

WHAT KIND OF WOOD ARE YOUR SHELVES? White Ash

WHAT KIND OF COUNTERTOP? White quartz

WHERE ARE YOUR CABINETS FROM? Ikea (Matte white colour, door style is axstad)

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