This most current kitchen renovation is in a household situated in the Sonoma Valley, surrounded by oak and olive trees, and rolling hills coated in vineyards. If you have ever deemed a stop by to the region, I endorse this report on the finest of Sonoma County.

I preferred this house to echo its environment so the hues have been influenced by the nearby landscape. I selected dark wood cupboards in the exact tone as the oak flooring and olive green cupboards to play off the trees that grow all all around.

The hues are loaded and traditional, but the place also involves fashionable touches these types of as marble appear quartz, black components, gold mild fixtures, and open up shelving.


This kitchen is little, much less than 12 feet from fridge to window, so I experienced to be sensible about equipment placement and cabinetry. I preferred to attractiveness to a wide array of prospective buyers with the finishes and more storage.

Here’s a seem at what I started off with previous yr: dated white cabinets, laminate counter tops, an awkward pantry, bulky upper cupboards higher than a weird skinny peninsula, previous carpet and laminate flooring, and not a ton of storage.



The footprint of the kitchen stayed the identical, but I designed sensible modifications. I built the peninsula deeper with cabinetry and moved the microwave there as well. I kept higher cupboards but changed two of them with glass fronts.


I chose a chimney hood in the similar wood tone for a cohesive seem. I contemplated a drywall selection hood which is trending in kitchen layout, but selected to adhere with a lesser scale stained angled hood to contrast with the white tile.


I definitely essential to go that pantry so I built the tall cabinets in the dining room to acquire its area. I imagined the long term proprietor could profit from more storage so I extended reduce cabinets into the eating area as nicely.

First, some kitchen area details. I used elongated matte black components on the drawers and doors, see supply listing below. I also extra a little rail with hooks underneath the upper cupboards for added utility.


The matte black faucet is modern-day and smooth, set up around the one basin granite composite sink.


The tile is a textured 3×8” glazed ceramic in white in a vertical stacked offset sample from counter to ceiling. I’ve been wanting to set up this pattern for a calendar year and I love it in this place. White tile is timeless yet the installation feels fresh.



The countertops are 3cm calacatta quartz with grey veining mounted on equally the surround cabinets and the peninsula.

When choosing cupboard colors, the finish on appliances is constantly a thought, they have to have to enhance every single other. Stainless, white, and black search great, but I went out on a limb with this challenge and selected slate appliances in its place. They mix beautifully with the wood stain and olive color in the cabinetry.

I was walking as a result of Residence Depot glancing at choices when I spied the GE Slate series and considered if I’m picking dim tone cupboards, these will function actually properly. The end on these appliances is matte and feels muted and blended as if they’re receding as an alternative of seeking to acquire the highlight.

The cabinets are a combine of stained and painted in the kitchen area, and all stain during in the dining room. I like how the floating shelves tie the two spaces jointly.


Here’s a further just before and right after!



And a person more…

A spectacular change, ideal?

My following kitchen area remodel normally takes me to Florida to get on a fully unique design and style. I’m psyched!



Sonoma kitchen transform resources:

stained cupboards: eden traditional in fieldstone / painted cabinets: eden artisan in jade*

water-resistant oak plank flooring / backsplash tile / quartz countertop /

one basin composite sink / pull down black faucet / oak tree art / landscape art

components: knobs / long pulls / medium pulls / cupboard rail & hooks

slate counter depth refrigerator / slide in slate electrical assortment

slate dishwasher / slate microwave with cabinet trim package

flush mount lights / related dining sconces / dining chandelier

*cabinet shade no for a longer period obtainable, the closest coloration match is Sherwin Williams Cocoon.