If you’ve been following along here on the blog or over on Instagram, you know that I’ve been working pretty hard the last few months on a project in my own home. We started finishing our basement late last fall and I’m excited to say that we’re finally crossing the finish line. Can I get a hallejuiah?!
We’re still moving furniture, hanging photos and bringing in décor, but the kitchen is nearly complete. When I started thinking through this space, I envisioned a neutral, classic take on modern farmhouse. We live on our 7th-generation family farm, so I’m always looking for fun ways to weave that heritage into our home. I mixed traditional elements with a few pops of the unexpected and I’m so excited with how everything turned out! And in case you’re interested, I’m sharing alllllll the sources for this cool space. Check ‘em out below!
In the sneak peek photos I shared online, I’ve been getting a ton of questions about the flooring we chose. Because our space has radiant heat in the cement floor, we were looking for a stylish, durable floating floor option that looked and felt like real hardwood. We got more than we bargained for with Lumber Liquidators’ Dream Home XD flooring in Sandpiper Oak. It is the perfect warm-gray tone and has a beautifully rustic, scraped finish. It couldn’t have been easier to install and it stands up to kids and pets…plus, it’s really affordable. It also hides every single crumb, dog hair and dust bunny that comes across it. Seriously, it looks clean all. the. time. I think it goes without saying that that’s a HUGE win!
Sink and Faucet
What’s a farmhouse kitchen without a farmhouse sink, right? I chose the Bradstreet II Fireclay Farmhouse Sink by Sinkology. Its classic, clean design worked perfectly with my neutral palette and the huge single bowl makes doing dishes a breeze. It’s also backed by Sinkology’s lifetime warranty…so that, combined with the durability of fireclay, makes it a no-brainer in a busy family kitchen.
Pfister’s Pasadena Pull-Down Faucet is the perfect complement to the sink. The dark bronze finish is a warm contrast to all the neutral I’ve got going on in this space. And I love the functionality! This is the first pull-down faucet I’ve owned and it’s amazing…as in, I want to replace all the other faucets in my house right now!
Cabinets and Counters
I wanted a mix of off-white and wood tones to keep things feeling light (it’s a basement, so natural light isn’t something we have an over-abundance of!). I went with KraftMaid’s Grandview Square cabinets in Canvas for the majority of the upper and lower wall cabinets and used KraftMaid’s Rustic Alder in Baltic Finish for the island and accents above the range and sink. The Canvas finish is a “Goldilocks” off-white color – not too warm, not too cool…just right! The Baltic finish is a great complement because it has just enough gray undertone and, when paired with the Rustic Alder wood, you can see the wood grain and knots showing through. In a nod to that farm heritage I mentioned earlier, we included some X-detailing on either end of the island. Love!
I went back and forth on countertop material and settled on Quartzite for its beauty and durability. Again, to keep things feeling light and airy, I went with a grayish-white quartzite called “Taj Mahal.” Quartzite is really hard, so you don’t have to worry about chips or cracks. It’s also pretty stain-resistant, but we opted to have ours sealed prior to installation so it’s even easier to maintain.
Lights and Hardware
I went a little outside my comfort zone with lights and hardware, choosing a matte brass finish. I know it’s all the rage now, but for someone who typically trends toward those oil-rubbed bronze finishes, this was a departure from the norm. The warm finish of the lights and pulls coordinates well with the cabinets. The pendants are from Bellacor – Quorum International’s Aged Brass 4-Light Pendant.
The cabinet pulls are from Home Depot – Amerock’s Cabinet Pull and Candler Cabinet Knob in Golden Champagne. Oh so faaaancy as my daughter would say! I also opted for grilles for the bar cabinets, which had glass inserts. VanDyke’s Restorers has some amazing options to choose from, like this Kent Design 1” Double Round Wire Grille in Satin Brass.
Décor and More
Now to some of the bells and whistles that finish the space! I found the most beautiful vintage oushak rug from UrbanRug’s Etsy shop. This is the third rug I’ve purchased from this shop and I’ve never been disappointed. Their rugs are showstoppers and the selection is amazing.
I wanted to have some flexibility in seating around the island, so I went with a mix of X-back chairs and bar stools that can be tucked under the counter and out of sight on the sink side of the island. The Threshold Carey Counter Stool is simple and stylish…it’s also super easy to assemble, which made this girl a happy camper. The Home Pop Open Back Counter Stool looks elegant and tailored with its upholstered, striped seat (which I treated with Scotch-Gard because kids). Both of these options are from Target and you can’t beat the price plus free shipping!
Phew, I think that about covers it! I hope sharing these sources was helpful. I did a ton of searching as I planned this kitchen space and I’m really happy with how everything came together. Have you recently worked on a kitchen update or renovation? What types of things did you consider during the research part of the project? It seems a little daunting when you first kick things off, but man, does it feel good when you can see a light at the end of the project tunnel! Who’s with me?