kitchen before & after

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelThe kitchen had been 98% finished for… oh maybe about six months before we got around to the final touches. While we may have moved crazy fast on the recent bathroom reno, things get completed a little slower when it’s DIY.

Because really, after you’ve done the entire kitchen and ran out of supplies for the last pieces of trim, who wants to get all the tools out again just to put up some trim above the cabinets and finish off the toe-kicks? Not this girl… so I saved the project for when my dad came to town and made him do it. Dad’s are good for that sort of thing. And just like that… it is done! Don’t miss the “before and afters” after the jump!

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelkitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelWe used Semihandmade doors & drawer fronts that were custom made to fit Ikea cabinets, you can read more about the process here. We initially had a professional spray paint the fronts but when we extended the kitchen, we ended up buying a sprayer and painting them ourselves which you can read more about here.

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelkitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelPreviously the kitchen was a tiny space, completely closed off to the rest of the house. We gutted it, opened it up, expanded it, and added on a separate laundry room so that we could move the washer and dryer out of the pantry and away from the dishwasher.

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelI sourced the Calacatta Marble from a slab yard in Van Nuys. I can’t say for sure, but I think I found it at Marble Unlimited. There are quite a few stone suppliers in Van Nuys and after visiting a bunch of them, we found the slab I wanted and I can’t remember exactly which one it was from. It makes a pretty perfect backdrop for my cutting boards hey? ;)

Your best bet if you are in the LA area is to drive out there and hop from one to another. Just a warning though, some of them only supply to contractors, you might want to ask first before getting your heart set on the perfect slab.

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelI knew I had to have brass in the kitchen and found these perfect pulls on myknobs.com (best website name ever?! ha). Cedar & Moss lighting was the icing on the cake and I am still SO in love with the cabinet color (it’s “pigeon” by Farrow & Ball btw). All the sources and side-by-side before and afters, after the jump… 

Alto Pendant Lamps by Cedar & Moss // Cabinet Doors & Drawer fronts by SemiHandmade // Cabinet Hardware by Lewis Dolwin // Stools by Organic Modernism //  Floor Stain Color is Ebony by Minwax // Faucet by Brizo // Lucia Ceiling Light by Cedar & Moss // Microwave by Summit // Serving boards & Linens by A Sunny Afternoon //Sink by Ikea // Dining Table by Organic Modernism // Chairs are vintage

Cabinet paint colors: Pigeon & Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Wall color is Snowfall by Behr

For all the entryway sources look here

 

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelThe day we knocked into that wall was like ahhhhhhhh.

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelRight next to the day we knocked down this other wall and made the kitchen almost twice the size. Double ahhhh.

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelkitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelEven though it is still a relatively small kitchen, having it open to the rest of the house makes it perfect for entertaining. Maybe now I’ll throw a year late housewarming party. :)

kitchen renovation // before & after // sarah sherman samuelAfter living with the new kitchen for quite a few months, I couldn’t be happier with the result. The only thing we are going to eventually add is a tile backsplash by the stove. We are not chefs over here, but have been cooking a lot more at home and the wall next to the range (second to last photo) has definitely seen better days. Grease stains and even some warping from the heat! Yikes. I am thinking of tiling that entire nook from stove to ceiling, what would you do there?

To see all of our home renovation progress check here.

Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel 

  • Such a beautiful reward for all your hard work! Stunning!

    And I totally agree with your idea of tiling that whole nook, both sides, to the ceiling!

  • We have the same color wood floor in your before, and we want to take it to that ebony color in your after. Did you get new floors? or just sand/re-stain?

  • I love this kitchen so much! I want to replicate it at my house.

  • Gorgeous! What color white are the upper cabinets? Having the hardest time finding a white!

  • the most beautiful kitchen on the internet! So cool to see the before & afters side by side. And I totally feel you on the year-later house warming. We haven’t had anyone over at all! Except when the little man arrived. It’s about time i say!

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  • beautiful kitchen, one of my favourites out there. You manage to always strike the best balance between simple/clean and luxurious!

  • I really like the idea of tiling the whole area around the stove.

  • I think tile would be beautiful, I would probably keep with the solid white on the tile and the grout it looks so clean and modern with the color scheme the way it is, but that’s just me :) Congrats on your little one, I love your whole house, I have envy :)

  • I love your kitchen! The color of the cabinets are so beautiful and I love the brass! Would you mind sharing where you found the copper can users on your counter? I love them! :)

  • Gorgeous house reno and well done on all the DIY! I would just go to the height of the extractor – do you have any marble left for it..? Will look lovely whatever you decide to do..

  • Totally agree with you on the tiles. I would do it floor to ceiling, all white, to keep the beautiful palette you have now. Our kitchen could use some tiles as well, but I’m still doubting what I should do myself. x

  • so beautiful!

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  • Jenny B

    I’m sure this is one of the most pinned kitchens out there. It seems so doable, but only because of your level of taste. Question – where is the vent hood from? I love that it’s rounded and white, it gives me a Swedish vibe. thanks!

  • Your kitchen is stunning! I’m always amazed at how people can take a space and transform it… Seriously… where’s my eye for that!? :) Congrats on the “new” space!!! Looks wonderful, truly!


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  • Your home is just so beautiful and fresh! I adore every single detail and room.

  • WOW wowowowowowowowow!! Omg so beautiful!!

  • I really love all your choices. The cabinet colors, brass, lightening everything. Was it not possible to put the dishwasher next to the sink?

  • You are making it really hard for me lol… I have so much countertop and backsplash that I need a small fortune to do it all as a slab… >_< The end result is really selling me though.

  • SOOOO pretty. Nice job. xxxxxxxxxxxx

  • […] This kitchen has all the right finishes! So gorgeous! I am probably one of the last people on the planet that prefers individual rooms over “open concept” (you will find me growling at the over use of that term on House Hunters), so if this was a closed off kitchen it would be nearly perfect! […]

  • beautiful! love how soft everything looks, and how the hardware pops against it. I’d love to know how you like that smaller sink…or maybe it just looks small in the photos? really love work!

    • Hi Emily, it is actually pretty big. The different thing is that there is only one basin instead of two but it is one really big basin and we love it. We have this same sink in both our house and the cabin.

  • Jennifer

    LOVE it all!! Where are the amazing counter stools from?

  • Sherrie

    Nicely done. I have dark floors in my kitchen and have thought about re-finishing my cabinets to some shade of grey, but wondered how it would look (I don’t have the same great light source that you do). This gives me a good idea of how it could look.

    What about a mirrored back splash around the stove? Maybe a glass shelf (with brass brackets) for spices. Good inspriation. Thanks

  • Jan Palm-Titus

    Thank you SO much for sharing your sources like semihandmadedoors, and gorgeous paint colors and hardware. I’ve been agonizing over ikea cabinets — love their functionality, but didn’t love any of their fronts — now I’m saved.
    You are a gift! — cant thank you enough!

  • Great job Sarah! So bright and inviting. I especially love the marble counter tops. *swoon*

  • Love the color of the cabinets and how bright the kitchen is! Great Job!

  • freakin’ fabulous. thanks for all the resources, too. i really want to swap out the granite in my new kitchen for marble. once you select your slab, do they then cut it to your specifications, or do they bring it to the site and cut it there? thanks, sarah!

    • Hi Victoria! Thank you. So in my case they came took measurements first and did all of the cutting off site aside from cutting the outlet holes which they did on-site when they installed it. Hope that helps! x

  • Hi Sarah! We just got our Semihandmade cabinet doors and are debating between painting ourselves over hiring a professional. I am leaning towards professional because they can do the satin lacquer finish which I think will hold up better over time than if I paint them with regular paint. What are your thoughts? Can you tell a difference between the ones you sprayed yourself vs professional? How hard was it to do both sides and not smudge the paint? Thanks for your advice! Your kitchen definitely inspired us to go the semi DIY route!

    • Hi Janine! Yay. So glad you were able to go this route. We ended up actually doing a better job then the professionals. Ha because I did one extra coat. I ended up having to do a pass at the ones the pros did as well because the paint on theirs still showed the color of the raw wood through the paint. (Which we didn’t realize until we compared the two). But who knows how good my “pro” actually was. We have found a few not so pro sub contractors while working on the house. Anyway, I have heard lacquer finish is so hard to get done right so it might be worth having someone who has done it before do it. In that case I would probably recommend going with a pro. I haven’t tried it before myself but from what I hear It can be trickier. And if you don’t already have a sprayer and an air compressor it might not be worth investing in all that. Hope that helps!

      • Hello Sarah! Stunning kitchen. We just had our Semihandmade doors delivered yesterday and I was wondering if you have a blog post about the exact steps you used to paint your doors yourself. Would you be able to email me that information or direct me where to find it on your blog? Thank you! Semihandmade was so great to work with. :)

  • Ahhhh I love seeing the side-by-side after following along this whole time. I can’t believe how well your vision came together–I’ve said it before but you guys have a real knack for this stuff!!

    I still remember your old condo/loft and can’t believe it’s been over a year in this place already!

  • My parents recently updated their kitchen and tiled (glass tiles) all the way to the ceiling behind their stove. They also upgraded their hood fan and the whole thing looks amazing. Prior to the renovation there was no tiling and like you mentioned you were experiencing, behind the stove didn’t look the best it could be.

    Whatever you decide I am sure it will look lovely. Your kitchen is gorgeous, definitely the type of place you could spend all day in enjoying.

  • What is the type of marble???? Beautiful!!!!!!

  • What is this gorgeous marble???!!!!!

  • What is this gorgeous marble???!!!!!!!!

  • Sorry I posted this question 3 times!!!!!!!! Didn’t mean to

  • Wesley Lebeau

    Hi Sarah,

    Came to your sight after drooling over your kitchen on Pinterest and I think I’ve read through most of it in one weekend, your taste is impeccable. Question on spraying cupboards- did you do it inside or outside? Just painted an armoire outside and it was bug city. Did you get sawhorses or something to set them on? And finally how many coats of paint did you need? I want to paint my existing shaker’s from ikea and not really sure it’s work getting them done pro but also don’t want to waste my time if I can’t execute properly. Thank you!

    • Hi Wesley,
      Yes we sprayed them outside on saw horses. I guess we are lucky in CA with not too many bugs. We did three coats! It goes so fast, just the drying in between is what takes a while.

  • Hey Sarah,

    Please share where you have found this little butterfly stool?
    My UO chair is so lonely! Many thanks!

    • Hi Luba,
      The stool is the matching vintage Hardoy ottoman which we got from Surfing Cowboys. x

  • Renee

    I luv your kitchen! Need those pendants. Where are the stools from?

  • Shavonda@SGStyle

    One of my fav kitchens EVER. It was you and this kitchen that sold us on Semihandmade for our kitchen reno. Im so glad we did. I love the idea of tile for the stove area. Cant wait to see what you choose to do there.

  • So I have saved a picture of your gorgeous kitchen FOREVER and am finally getting to use that fabulous gray-green cabinet color you used in my next model home! I am wondering if you actually used Farrow and Ball paint or if you had another paint brand custom matched to the Pigeon color? I have read in many places that Farrow and Ball paints, while beautiful, are very hard to maintain, especially in a kitchen area where it needs to be washable. What has your experience with it been like now that you’ve lived with it for a while? Does it show fingerprints?

  • Sandy

    Beautiful kitchen! What is the thickness of the marble?

  • Stunning and inspirational!

    Where did you get the amazing door from – warm wood, interesting slats (has both natural light coming through, but also privacy!)

  • Diana

    Love this kitchen so much! where are the cake stands from? Thanks so much!

    • Hi Diana, the ceramic one is by suite one studio and the wood one will be for sale in my shop when the new site launches. X

  • THIS IS POSITIVELY STUNNING!

  • Hi Sarah,

    Love love your kitchen! We are in the process of renovating our kitchen similar to yours. A few questions. Can you give me an actual link to the brass handles. It was hard for me to located them on myknobs.com.
    Is there a similar color to your paint color from benjamin moore. The cabinet guy uses benjamin moore. We love the pigeon grey from benjamin moore, but it looks bluer than yours.
    Thank for your time!
    Dana

  • I want to see this post so bad! i have seen snippets of it on others blogs but i wanted to read it from the original source! SO AMAZING BTW! but none of the photos are loading :( and when i right click on an image icon to open in a new window, i get 404 error page! Please help!

  • Hi Sarah, Your kitchen redo is stunning. Ikeep going back to your post and get so inspired! Can you share the length of the pendant lighting you used for the kitchen? thanks!

  • TO DIE FOR KITCHEN!!!! Perfection in every way. Regarding the hardware, what length pull did you use?

  • Evelyne Pauld

    Hi Sarah,
    Do you have photos of laundry area and how it ties into the kitchen?

    • Hi yes! We are actually working in the laundry room now and will share the progress soon! X

  • So beautiful! The colors are so lovely. I am so inspired!

  • Which finish did you choose for the cabinet paint colours? Love this kitchen xx

  • Hello,

    I was wondering if your pulls are brushed or polished? Thanks!

  • I adore your kitchen but am very curious where you found your leather butterfly chair and stool! I’ve been on the hunt but have found they are very pricey. Thanks in advance!

    • Ah, I just saw that they are vintage in another post! Sorry about that! But one more question, do you know what happened to A Sunny Afternoon? The page seems to have disappeared. I’m bummed!

      • Hi Lexi! A sunny afternoon is open!… now it’s the SSS shop. The tab is just up at the top of the page! You can read about the name change a few posts back. X

  • Hi Lexi! A sunny afternoon is open!… now it’s the SSS shop. The tab is just up at the top of the page! You can read about the name change a few posts back. X

  • Gorgeous reno. We are desperately looking for a narrow table similar to the one in your final picture under the mirror. Would you mind sharing where this is from?

    • Hi britt there should be a link. It’s from CB2! X

      • Oh just saw there’s a link to a full post I did on the entryway which has the direct link there!

  • Bravo! That marble is absolutely gorgeous!

  • Wow what a stunning kitchen! Absolutely love marble!

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  • Hi Sarah
    Your kitchen inspired me so much I am now in the process of redoing my kitchen to look like yours. Can you tell me the finish on the Brizo faucet? Is it copper or brushed bronze?

  • Hi there!
    I’d like to be yet another person to say how lovely all of the details are in your fab new layout. Very good DIY and very good taste!
    From a functional standpoint, how are the DIY shaker cabinet fronts doing over a year later? Did I read correctly that you chose the mdf (not wood) DIY door? I’m leaning toward the same thing in our remodel and wonder how they have held up. Any premature signs of wear and tear, scratches, dings, etc on the primed, painted mdf? We have the old ikea melamine doors (not the greatest aesthetic) and with two kids under age five plus a sneaky dog, they’ve been amazing. I have to wonder how the mdf would hold up in my house. Thanks ever so much and glad you’re enjoying the new kitchen!

    • Hi Kris,
      Ha those sneaky dogs!! We have solid wood fronts, (except the inset part which are a composite) And they are holding up beautifully. Couldn’t be happier.

  • We do not have a Farrow & Ball any where near where I live. I was looking up the comparisons to Behr paint colors and the website I was on stated that the color you used for the cabinet by Farrow & Ball is comparable to the color you used on the walls by Behr. Are they the same color white? Or do you see a difference?

    • And what is the finish of your handles? There are SO MANY brass options out there.

    • HI Jordan,
      Yes the farrow and ball is a warmer white. You can tell the difference but both are nice.

  • I love this kitchen and we’re looking at doing a very similar design. Would you mind sharing your IKEA floorplans with the dimensions?

    Your blog has been a major inspiration for our home remodels – thank you for the beautiful photos and the detailed product lists!

    Ashley

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  • Your kitchen is gorgeous. We are using ikea cabinets for our basement bar and will have real stone countertops. Did you reinforce the cabinets for the marble? Thank you!

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  • Hi Sarah
    Can you tell me the finish of your Brizo faucet? Is it brushed bronze or copper?

  • so excited I found you! We have the same layout galley style kitchen in our 1960s home and looking for a solution to opening up but not losing the whole wall! Plus ous might be load bearing. We may have to leave wall behind stove too and i think it’ll work just fine. We just need to move fridge along wall to have it next to stove so we can open up that top half wall. Anyway, beautiful space! Thanks for sharing and taking the time to note sources.

  • Absolutely stunning!!!

  • what a beautiful transformation! I love it!

  • Hi Sarah! Were in the process of remodeling our kitchen. I didn’t want to order pulls that looked too long or too short. Do you know what length yours are?

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  • AnnieKirkpatrick

    Great job! I love your lighting choices. Could you share the source for that cute little ceiling light with brass canopy? It is really unusual. Thank you!

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  • Hi Sarah, I saw that you did the estate eggshell finish for your cabinets? Do you mind sharing what finish you did for your walls? I am using Behr paint for my walls too and I love how yours look. And you use the same finish for your ceilings as well?

    • Hi Beth! Yes I did eggshell on the walls, flat on the ceiling and satin on trim! X

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  • Hi Sarah,

    Beautiful kitchen! Mind sharing the source for the b/i microwave?

    Thanks!

    TJ

  • I love the brushed brass hardware would like to do that in my kitchen but I’m not sure would like it to be pretty timeless it’s an old Victorian home thinking of a warm gray on cabinets would love your opinion

  • Stacy Carter

    Hi Sarah! I am just wondering what height your ceilings are please?

  • Stacy Carter

    O and also could you tell me the height of your upper presses please? Are they narrower (width) than standard sizes?

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  • Sarah,
    How are you liking the built in microwave thus far? Does it work well or have you had any issues? Thinking about getting the same one. Any pointers are appreciated-thanks!
    Tegan

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  • What cabinet did you use for the microwave? thanks

    lauren

  • aussiebushgirl

    I’d definitely only tile up to the extractor – on both walls. To extend them to the ceiling means you will create a noticeable empty space above the wall opening. Extending them to the wall opening will mean you’re not leaving enough white wall space above the end of the tiles which, on the blank wall would look like you’re being a bit mean with the tiles! Ultimately you’re looking for balance in this space. ~ heather

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  • Hilary

    Are the cabinet pulls the brushed brass or polished brass?

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  • Danielle

    Wow, amazing. LOVE the colors with the hardware! You’ve inspired me to go with Ikea and painted custom doors. I have a question about the microwave. I love the look (and price), but am wondering, did you put a “large drawer” underneath it? It looks like the standard Ikea cabinet comes with a medium drawer, but the microwave seems small enough to merit a large drawer below. Was there some customization required to get the perfectly built in look?

  • Gorgeous!!!! What are your thoughts on the marble? How is it holding up for you? In the process of planning a new kitchen and would LOVE marble but worried about the staining. Thoughts?

  • What type of brass are your hardware?

  • so semi handmade has you kitchen posted as an example. did they fabricate your doors.
    I am a designer fro hawaii? I was planning to fly in to la to order something similar based on this example. But reading you blog,am I to understand these doors and these colors and not available?

    • Hi Sarah,
      Love this kitchen and reference it often! Can you tell me the size of your sink? Lovely!

  • Hey Sarah,
    Love EVERYTHING you do! Such talent!!! Question did you use the 10.5″ Lews or the 7″ pulls on your drawers? Thank you!

  • Hey Sarah! I love everything you do! Such an inspiration. Question about your LEWS HARDWARE handles. Did you go with the 10.5 length? I am using the same in my kitchen and I can’t decide if I should use the 7″ or the larger.

    Thank you!

  • Your blog is the reason we are buying IKEA cabs and SemiHandmade doors and drawers! Thank you for showing me a way to get a fantastic looking kitchen at a much more reasonable price!!! We’re ordering DIY Shaker style like yours.

    Regarding SemiHandmade panels and toe kicks, are they predrilled or just pieces of 3/4″ MDF? I can get a 4×8 sheet of MDF from Home Depot or Lowe’s for $40 and cut them myself. The price from SM is several hundred–can I save the extra expense of shipping heavy MDF by simply purchasing on my own, or are they made to fit by SM? I am visualizing doing my own MDF end panels and back panel of our LARGE peninsula like yours, with the added 1×2 vertical pieces to hid the seams and tie in the look with the shaker doors. Mistake to do my own end and back panels, ordering only the drawer fronts and cabinet doors from SM?

    Thank you in advance!

    • They write that their mdf panels have 3 mil nosing on them, but since they’re oversized and trimmed to fit on-site, the nosing would have to be added back if needed after a cut. What is the nosing material? Do they simply put a piece of pine banding on so the edge of the MDF isn’t exposed, soaking up a ton of paint and looking different than the face?

  • Hi Sarah!
    My husband and I just bought a house and are doing a lot of renovations, kitchen next! I am so pleased to have stumbled upon your blog through Pinterest! Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! I know you linked your microwave in the post, just wondering the brand of the rest? I’m dying for the handles of the higher end appliances, just not at the cost of what I’ve found. Thanks!
    Sarah L.

  • Your kitchen it amazing! What color did you paint the cabinets?

  • Sonya

    Beautiful! Can you tell me the color of the bottom cabinets? Is it Benjamin Moore? I have been searching your site and can’t find if you mentioned it. It’s the exact color and look I’m going for. Thanks!

    • sarah

      Hi hi! Thank you. The paint color is listed above. It’s pigeon by farrow & ball.

  • Hi Sarah! I absolutely love following your beautiful work. My husband and I are building our dream home, and I have my heart set on marble. I have been advised countless times to avoid it due to the etching and staining… but, like you said in a previous post, the heart wants what it wants! Would you recommend marble counters in a kitchen after living with it for a while?

    Thank you from Michigan!

    • sarah

      Hi Ashley!
      Ok after living with them I would still do it all over again. I haven’t had any staining at all but the etching is for real. I freaked at the first ring that got etched into the surface from a punch bowl after a party and I used to be crazy about it but now I’m like, the more the merrier. You can only see the etching from certain angles and it really isn’t that big of a deal. It’s part of the kitchen, it’s like a patina that marks that I’ve been there and tells our story. If you want something that will look brand new always then I’d say stay away from it. But marble has been around forever and I still love love it in my kitchen.

      • Sarah! Thank you a million times over for your reply. I was really hoping you were going to say you’d do it again! I appreciate the confidence booster!

  • Nice touch with the bronze cabinet handles on the white cabinets.

  • Jordan

    Hi Ashley!!

    Can you tell me the dimensions of your wall cabinets? I can’t decide between the 30″ height or the 40″.

  • Christina

    Hi Sarah,

    Your kitchen is inspiring! Thank you for this wonderful post. I contacted semihandmade and they don’t do panels for islands. I love what you did with yours and I would like to replicate it in my kitchen instead of using false doors. Would you mind telling me how you did that or who made the island panel for you? I’m in San Diego so I may be able to use the same person if possible. Thanks in advance for any info you can provide :)

  • I love your kitchen, looks amazing. I am looking for designed to upgrade mine. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • G A Over

    Fantastic. I have 2 questions.
    Is the color of the walls the same as the ceiling?
    What is the size of the sink? Is it from Ikea?

  • Visiting my sister in California, looking through the GH June 2016 issue and I thought…wait a minute, I know this kitchen! I had to come back here and look at this whole post again. So pretty!

    • awe so fun! Thanks for the reminder I haven’t seen it yet, I gotta track one down. x

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  • Candice

    What type of floors are these? The originals seem like maple, but the dark stain is so great. We have maple that we want to go dark with – any tips on doing so and not ending w a blotchy floor? Thanks!

    • Markita Seldon

      Hi there! Love your kitchen hardware. Could you tell me the length of your pulls? And the height of your upper cabinets (looks like 42″ high) also, what was your rational on using knobs on certain cabinets and pulls on others? It appears on the lowers where you had a drawer you used a Knob on the door and pulls on allof the uppers??? Thx!

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