If you read our previous blog post, then you got a little sneak peak of today’s First Friday Feature. We discussed taking the designs from paper to reality, and it’s worth a look if you haven’t read it yet (previous blog post HERE)!

Today, we go a little further and explore all of the design details that went into making this kitchen remodel a success. One of the first things we do is a home visit where we measure and discuss with our clients their design goals for the space. At this stage, our clients typically have their set list of wants and needs. In this case, the main kitchen design goals were to establish a classic neutral color palette, incorporate better storage, open up the kitchen more, and lastly, a designated spot for their cookbooks. The design resulted in a beautiful two-tone kitchen complete with both white painted and medium stained cabinets, quartz countertops, a beautiful backsplash, and a cozy home for their cookbooks! Read along with us as we break it down below:      


The kitchen perimeter features WWWoods Shiloh inset cabinetry in maple wood, Aspen door style, and a Polar painted finish. The island is also from WWWoods Shiloh, in an inset Aspen door style, Alder wood, with an Umber stain. Having a two-tone kitchen is a great way to add visual interest to your space!


The countertops are 3cm quartz from Cambria in Ella. This is a beautiful timeless marble-like material that ties the kitchen cabinets together. A bonus? Not only do the countertops have a timeless look, the quality of quartz will also stand the test of time.


The main backsplash is an H-Line 4 x16 ceramic tile in H-Line in Pumice from Arizona Tile installed in a brick-lay. Above the range is a picture frame made of in ¾ x 12 Arizona Tile Calcutta Gold polished dome liner, and inside the frame, we have a 2” hex mesh of the same Calcutta Gold material. These are beautiful materials for a balanced look!

Fixtures and Fittings

From Blanco, we have a 30” Ikon apron front single bowl sink in White, and a Grace II faucet with a pull-down spray in Polished Chrome. The cabinet hardware is a 5” Emerald pull, and a 1-1/8 Emerald knob from Top Knobs in Polished Chrome.


This project included a mudroom with inset cabinets from WWWoods, Shiloh cabinetry in maple wood, Aspen door style, and a Polar painted finish to match the kitchen perimeter. The countertops are also Cambria Ella, coordinating with the kitchen. The floor is a diagonal checkerboard pattern tile which consists of Sierra, 50% 1500 Rainier 8×8 and 50% 2011 Black 8×8 ceramic tile from Daltile. Lastly, the fixtures and fittings include a One Medium single bowl sink in a Satin Polish finish from Blanco and a Hiland Kitchen Faucet with a pull-out spray in Chrome also from Blanco.

Powder Room

 The concluding space of this project includes a chic powder room. The inset cabinets are a WWWoods Shiloh cabinetry in maple wood, Aspen door style with a Dovetail Gray painted finish. The countertops feature a 3cm Cambria quartz in Galloway. Lastly, fixtures and fittings from Kohler, an oval undermount vanity sink in Mirrored French Gold, and the faucet is a Finial Traditional Wall-Mount Bath sink faucet trim with lever handles and 9-3/4” spout in French Gold. The remaining accessories are a matching Kohler French Gold from the Margaux Collection.

We hope you enjoyed this month’s First Friday Feature, and as always, check back in next month!

Want to know about some past features? Check them out here: March, February, January