At last! We are officially in the home stretch of our kitchen/family room/studio/dining room renovation project. Here's what has been happening recently . . .
Counter tops were installed. Although I originally wanted soapstone, John and I felt they would require too much upkeep. Our choice: engineered quartz by Caesarstone. Not only is it durable, it's stain, scratch and heat-resistant.
Next came the back splash. For the tile, I didn't want anything fussy that I might grow tired of. Our choice: handmade white subway tile. Clean, fresh and simple.
I spent a lot of time researching lighting for the kitchen. For the same reason I selected understated Shaker-style kitchen cabinets, I wanted the lights to feel like they belong in a 1925 cottage. Our choice: three pendents with classic schoolhouse globes by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Company of Portland, Oregon.
And finally this week, the kitchen, family room, studio and dining room floors are getting sanded, stained and sealed. Our choice: a rich, mid-tone brown stain to match the floors throughout the rest of the house.
Our reno project has lasted just under four months. Soon we will be unpacking the remaining boxes and moving into the new rooms. Hallelujah!