We are full speed ahead on a kitchen renovation in our new home. The kitchen was brown. Really brown. And black. And did I mention brown? This image is where we are today. Click through for before pics. 

This past week the Ipe floors were stripped, sanded and refinished resulting in a beautiful matte vibe. 

Next week appliances arrive and the drywall folks, electrician, plumber all do the tango to get this wrapped up. We had the existing cabinets professionally sprayed. I will post about that process with some tips and advice at a later date. 

(crappy photos please excuse)

What we did: 
- chopped off the bar height island and created counter height island
- removed wall oven tower and upper cabinets, replaced those with open shelves
- removed tile backsplash behind stove and installed a slab of Silestone Statuario quartz 
- removed black countertops and installed Silestone Statuario quartz 
- spray painted cabinets (professionally) 
- installed white farmhouse sink

Design decisions still to come:
- deciding between brass or polished nickel hardware for the cabinets
- replace pendant lights
- choose a paint color for entire room, shifting from heavy cream to a warm but whiter white 

Stay tuned for refinished floors, finishing touches and final paint choices. White paint choices are keeping me up at night. 

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