This is the first post of the new phase of The Greenly Cottage (formerly The Family Fun Spot). The time for closing contract and getting the keys to our new house was postponed so it will be next week instead. Meanwhile, I have been working on inspiration for the design. I started with the kitchen because it is the room of the house that needs the biggest makeover. Right now everything is a disaster, including the appliances.
We want to stay on budget and since we do not like to finance for remodeling, we will try to do our best and do most of the work ourselves. I know we will have to hire an electrician for some of the work, but for all the cosmetic and cabinet refacing we will do it ourselves.
If I had to name my design style, it would be something like “modern farmhouse with an eclectic cottage vibe” if that is a thing. I am not all 100% farmhouse or 100% cottage, and definitely not modern but I like to add and combine some modern elements with vintage pieces, especially if they have meaning for me or my family.
For the kitchen, I decided to go with a more farmhouse feel. We will reface the cabinets and paint them white (Benjamin Moore cabinet primer and paint, AWAYS for me) and a different color for the island, some sort of dark gray. For the countertops, we decided we do not want to invest too much money on them at the moment since we need to buy appliances, and decided to go with the butcher block countertops.
For the decor, I plan to add farmhouse/cottage touches of green, blues and linen along with some metal and wood elements.
I can’t wait to get started!