White kitchen cabinets/Totally by Design

Kitchen Makeover

We had a beautiful winter light today. Mid February sun is already above neighbors’ house flooding the kitchen for hours. That called for two things: clean up and photos. I never posted the story of our kitchen makeover, waiting for it to be finished. I would call it 80% done…We still need art, more shelves (turns out our model has been discontinued at IKEA, so need to get super creative), window treatment on the northern side and many other.  Here is our kitchen progress so far!White kitchen cabinets/Totally by DesignStove and stainless steel backsplashCoffeeStation

Cabinets: IKEA Akurum with white gloss door panels. As of February 2015 these are replaced by Sektion system in US

Countertop: Caesarstone “Misty Carrera”, custom order through IKEA

Door handles: IKEA Blankett

Faucet: IKEA Aleskar

Appliances: Bosch

Espresso machine: Rancillio Silvia

Grinder: Baratza Vario

Table and benches: West Elm Emmerson line

Pendant lighting: Kartell FL/Y

Wall paint: Farrow & Ball “London Clay”

Tiles: Tierra y Fuego Santa Barbara (pattern discontinued)

The new kitchen is complete color reversal of what we found when we bought the house. The old cabinets (although well done probably in the eighties) were dark, tall and seemingly permanently fused to a yellow Formica backsplash and countertops.


KitchenInProgressOur new kitchen and dining space.Emmerson dining table and benches / Totally by Design

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