My husband and I bought our house exactly two years ago. We loved it because it was almost a completely flipped house and there was very little that we needed to do. This was great for our first home. We loved the kitchen, although it is not exactly what I would choose if I did it myself. There were some changes that we wanted to make in order to best meet our needs and wants. So, two weeks before our wedding (July 18th), we decided that this was the perfect time to do that. Hahaha it was terrible, we actually did not completely finish until October! We wanted to change the tile since it did not go and was so old and add an island. We like to have friends over and the kitchen always seems to be the focal point of the gatherings. Once we decided on tile and how big of an island, we went to work. It took some time to get all the tile up since our kitchen is pretty large. Then the rest was done once we got back from our honeymoon.
We decided on a butcher block counter top for our island because it was cost effective and we also loved the look of it. The tile is also a very neutral color and the size is larger than the 12×12, which we loved. The cows behind our stove belonged to my Grandma and I received them after she passed. I love looking at these everyday as little reminders of her and my Grandpa. The Covent Garden sign over the door was a random Home Goods find and we were so excited because that was our favorite area in London on our honeymoon. Having a designated coffee area has really cleared up our counters which has been really nice. The shelves on the wall were made from left over butcher block that we did not want to throw away. It was a great decision! We received a lot of help when making our island. A friend who is a carpenter and his brother who is an electrician were amazing and made it everything we envisioned! So here’s a little glimpse into our (semi)remodeled kitchen. I will be posted more of house soon!