We built and purchased our home 2 years ago. One of the the areas of my home that is very important to me and makes me happy is my kitchen. We did upgrade our kitchen when we built the home to include a gas stove and 2 ovens, but the counter tops, backsplash and sink were 3 cosmetic aspects that we knew we would change later on.
We recently had our new quartz countertops put in and I lOVE them! I chose to go with quartz because they are overall more durable than granite. Because I cook A LOT and I knew I wanted very light counters, I knew it was imperative that I go with the hardest substance possible that needed the least amount of maintenance. After doing our homework, quartz was the winner! We haven't completed that backsplash yet, but we will very soon! My style is more of a warm farmhouse feel. My kitchen cabinets are dark, which I love, however because my floors are also dark....it makes for a really dark kitchen, which I do not like. My previous countertops in the picture below are laminate and dark.
Along with my countertops, we also purchased 4 new counter height stools to sit up to the island/bar. I love these as well. They are very comfortable! Anytime someone stops by, I am usually in the kitchen, so they plop down at the bar and talk to me while I cook. The new bar stools not only bring a great level of comfort, but are also very pretty! I love the nailhead design along the edges of the chair. When you enter my home and head into our great room/living room....one of the first things you see are these bar stools. The nailhaead design really makes a difference in the overall appeal to me.
When we designed our home, we had them prewire 3 areas above our island so we could eventually put up some additional lighting. I am so glad we did! I purchased these beautiful pendant lights from Lowe's online. I feel that they go perfect in our kitchen and it fits the style I am going for.
I highly suggest to wait on making changes to rooms in your home, unless you know exactly what you want and what it is going to look like. I looked and found a photo on Pinterest that best displayed the overall look I was going for and it really helped me in confirming my decisions on some of the items we chose.
As we make the additional changes, I will share them with you all!
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