Project Kitchen Gorgeous – The Elevations

Project Kitchen Gorgeous – The Elevations

It’s Monday boys and girls.
A little bird told me that Meredith has a doozy of a seven page post, which lays out her/our backsplash thoughts…apparently there’s even a few possibilities I haven’t seen, so make sure you link on over for what’s sure to be a smorgasbord of pretty.
As for me, I thought perhaps it might be just the right time to show you the actual layout/scale drawings.
And since these are all architectural and exact etc., I’m leaving the 3rd person narrative out today- just doesn’t fit with these smarty pants drawings.
 But before we get to the big reveal diagrams, here’s a little reminder of how the kitchen appears now, just so you can visualize etc.

And now that those are out of the way…here are the plans for ‘the afters’.

A few things to note:
1. The elevations show slab marble as the backsplash but here comes a shocker…it’s NOT IN THE BUDGET- ack…flip over to Sashay for the alternatives being discussed at present.
2. I’m not having a chimney exhaust as in the drawing- just a simple capped hood.
3. Window trim is there to trick the eye into thinking the windows are the same height- we haven’t decided on their design yet but I think we’re both leaning towards something clean/simple.
4. The banquette is not actually going to be square and built into the wall but instead, the glorious snakeskin camel backed free standing furniture piece shown here…well similar anyways.
5. The little area beside the fridge will not have bottom freezers etc…we’re hoping to replace my fridge with one of those ginormous side by side freestanding fridge/freezer numbers so I will have no need of separate drawers- the wine fridge however, will DEFINITELY remain…this area will have the same tile/backsplash as the rest of the kitchen.
6. Those glass looking cabinets are not just going to be glass but the rest is hush hush for now:)
7. The island has evolved to be the campaign style Meredith drew up a couple of weeks ago and I J’ADORE it like Lindor balls, wine and a good romcom…so yeah, alot! Here’s an encore presentation of how she’ll look.
And…I think that’s it.
Oh and PS, if you’re wondering how I’m feeling about this little project at the moment…I’d like to share this with you.
A few evenings ago I dreamt that hubs and I were getting a divorce…very sad:(  I woke up in a cold sweat having a clear recollection of my last dreamy thought which went something like this: ‘oh shit, we can’t get divorced…THE KITCHEN!!! I guess I’ll have to suck it up/play nice until it’s done.’- priorities yes- HA!!
  
{images via ffffoundd 1, 2, Meredith HeronBaubau Haus}
Later lovebugs!!
Oh and PSS, if you live in Canada, today is election day and it’s a BIG one- PLEASE make sure you head out and vote, vote, vote!!!!
xoο»Ώ
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  • Cara
    Posted at 06:46h, 02 May Reply

    WOW! can’t wait to see the final outcome!

  • Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely
    Posted at 06:50h, 02 May Reply

    Looks incredible Christine, can’t wait to see how it turns out! xo

  • Wendy
    Posted at 06:56h, 02 May Reply

    WOW! Cristine, the details look awesome! The open shleves wall will certainly make a statement, marble or no marble backsplash. I love the island drawing. Lovely! Can you see the end result in your head already?

  • design BLISS inc
    Posted at 07:05h, 02 May Reply

    Do I dare say that your kitchen is already pretty great! Wow- hah no wonder you got full price when selling your existing kitchen. I know PKG will be drop dead amazing though- Can’t wait!

  • Tiffany @ Savor Home
    Posted at 07:43h, 02 May Reply

    Can you just deliver your old kitchen to me via UPS?? πŸ™‚ It is gorgeous! I can only imagine how its going to look after the reno! Hope you had a great weekend!

  • Jessie
    Posted at 07:57h, 02 May Reply

    Patience is not one of my best attributes. I am dying to see this kitchen.

  • quintessence
    Posted at 08:11h, 02 May Reply

    You are too funny – yes, play nice!! The drawings look marvelous – looking forward to seeing all the details!! And LOVE the island!!

  • Things That Sparkle
    Posted at 08:43h, 02 May Reply

    I love getting these little peaks into the kitchen fabulousness. Its so freaking gorgeous Christine!! And LOVE the story about the dream, hilarious.

  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    Posted at 08:48h, 02 May Reply

    Too funny!! The elevations looks fantastic! It’s going to be so gorgeous! Super jealous haha

  • Danielle Oakey Interiors
    Posted at 08:58h, 02 May Reply

    Drafting was always my favorite part of design school, elevations and floor plans make me giddy! It looks so good!

  • Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful}
    Posted at 09:10h, 02 May Reply

    I love those dreams…not really, they always put me in a terrible mood! But I’m still laughing about your first thought: oh sh*t, the KITCHEN! (c: LOL. Totally awesome. I’m so stoked about that campaign island, I can barely stand it! I’m headed over to see the backsplash goodies right now…Happy Monday, dear!

  • Marianne {Style For Living}
    Posted at 09:18h, 02 May Reply

    I love seeing the elevations to your fabulous new kitchen! Love your dream!!!

  • jessicarsommer
    Posted at 09:31h, 02 May Reply

    Goodmorning and happy voting day! The elevations are looking fabulous! I think I’m falling in love with your island. I love islands that look like furniture- drawers on a whole face- more functional too!

    Below- your wedding is breathtaking πŸ™‚ also, I love garance d— isn’t her blog and work just the best??

    Ps I sat at work on Friday babbling about your blog, kitchen, etc. Can’t wait to show them the update- it’s a great break from our designing hotels in china!!
    Xoxo Jessica Rae
    http://Www.lovelyuglydesign.blogspot.com

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 09:42h, 02 May Reply

    I’m think I’m now nearly as impatient for the outcome as you are.

  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi
    Posted at 09:52h, 02 May Reply

    Christine, I’m so excited for you! My SIL has slab granite backsplash and it looks good but in a lot of cases I think a different backsplash breaks up the look nicely.

    Can’t wait to see what you choose. I’m currently in love with the agate backsplash I posted about. Haven’t had the heart to check out the price yet.

    And did I mention I ADORE the campaign-style island? LOVE.

  • jillian :: cornflake dreams.
    Posted at 10:33h, 02 May Reply

    how exciting!! i cant wait to see everyone once it’s finished πŸ™‚ xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  • H.G. The Countess
    Posted at 10:37h, 02 May Reply

    I have a feeling you’re about to start a trend: campaign islands!

  • Brunch at Saks
    Posted at 10:38h, 02 May Reply

    Eeek- this is SO exciting! I have to say, your kitchen is just gorgeous already, but your renovation looks like it is going to be absolutely stunning! Can’t wait to see the progress and after photos πŸ™‚ Hugs to you xx

  • Kelly
    Posted at 10:42h, 02 May Reply

    Those plans look incredible! I am totally coming to your house to cook dinner.

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 10:54h, 02 May Reply

    Love feet detail on the island and the window trimming to even things out is genius.

    Off to check out your backsplash options!

  • Nuha
    Posted at 11:12h, 02 May Reply

    I can’t wait to see the final reveal! I’m sure I’ll be drooling all over it!

  • christine, just bella
    Posted at 11:47h, 02 May Reply

    Eeee! So exciting! I think I say this every kitchen post, but I can’t wait to see it!

  • Michelle @ Ten June
    Posted at 12:13h, 02 May Reply

    Ok, ummm a) the new plans look incredible. I can’t wait to see them come to life! And b) wow, your old kitchen is gorgeous too! Lucky you! ; )

  • The enchanted home
    Posted at 12:25h, 02 May Reply

    Your elevations are really wondeful…I can tell this is going to be one showstopper of a kitchen..you are so like me with all the details. Its a double edged sword because you know you will love it because you overthink it to death but you can also make yourself just a little coo coo! Atr least thats how i feel some days…..so exciting though, I really love what I am seeing so far! Its going to be FABULOUS….can’t wait to see!!!!

  • Bringing Pretty Back
    Posted at 12:32h, 02 May Reply

    OHHHH!!!! Please hurry and get this done! I am so excited to see it complete! The “before” is gorgeous… I can only imagine the “after” WOW!
    Have a pretty day!
    Kristin

  • shopping-diva.com
    Posted at 12:39h, 02 May Reply

    Fabulous! Cannot wait to see the outcome!

  • kcinteriors
    Posted at 13:12h, 02 May Reply

    Fantastic!! It must be so much fun to work on this project. Don’t you just wish you could fast forward to the after?

  • Amanda Hill
    Posted at 13:48h, 02 May Reply

    I am so incredibly jealous and am on the edge of my seat waiting till it’s done! You better bring some up close pics to NY!

  • Revival
    Posted at 14:24h, 02 May Reply

    love the pantries! (thank goodness I checked that, bc I just typed panties:)!) and, seriously? campaign? genius! i die.

  • travelkate
    Posted at 14:30h, 02 May Reply

    Another great Monday with these sneak peeks…heading over to see the backsplash options now πŸ™‚

  • Kerry
    Posted at 15:05h, 02 May Reply

    The elevations and floor plan look fantastic! I love your weekly posts… makes me feel like we’re all a part of the process πŸ™‚

  • Anna of IHOD
    Posted at 16:05h, 02 May Reply

    How exciting Christine! I can’t wait to see the results! We live in a rental house so we can’t do much to our place so I will live vicariously through you;)

  • Jennifer Brouwer
    Posted at 16:08h, 02 May Reply

    Divorce? Kitchen? Have to say agreed a toss up…

    Just kidding honey? ( i think?)

    Lookin good girls can”t wait to see when complete, as they say it takes a village!

  • Mo Pie, Please
    Posted at 16:34h, 02 May Reply

    Your current kitchen is everything we’re looking for now! Haha! I bet your new kitchen is goign to be nothing short of fabulous!

    I’m having a necklace giveaway – come check it out!

  • Helena - A Diary of Lovely
    Posted at 17:17h, 02 May Reply

    I cant wait to see the finished project, sounds so exciting! When you told me you were re-doing it I knew it would be amazing!

  • designchic
    Posted at 20:03h, 02 May Reply

    It’s going to be wonderful…can’t wait to see it finished!!

  • LiveLikeYou
    Posted at 20:16h, 02 May Reply

    I predict you will have one of the best kitchen’s ever!! Bohemian and romantic and ever so chic-just like your blog. Can’t wait to see!

  • pretty pink tulips
    Posted at 20:18h, 02 May Reply

    It is SO exciting! I know it can be an emotional roller coaster doing a renovation…and a kitchen especially. The stakes are high. And so are the costs. But, it will be fantastic.

    And, love your hangover post. I’m still lapping up every special I can find on tivo and bought not 1 but 2 supermarket checkout mags dedicated to the big event. You’d think I was 13!

    xoxo Elizabeth

  • Jen of MadeByGirl
    Posted at 21:34h, 02 May Reply

    YOWZA…I love the look….bet it will look awesome. The last part was funny..about dreaming you had a divorce & then thought about the kitchen! That’s probably just telling you that you’re worried about it too much. It will all come together in time…..dont worry or think too much. I learned that lesson real fast with my kitchen :)))

    http://www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

  • Christel @ Captivated by image
    Posted at 02:29h, 03 May Reply

    It already looks fabulous only on the drawings. Love how the cabinets are wall length and all the tiny drawers in your island are so great, can’t wait to see more more more! Haha;)

  • Lori @ Lori May Interiors
    Posted at 05:07h, 03 May Reply

    So excited to watch your kitchen come to life Christine! Still sooo love that island!

  • Debby
    Posted at 05:18h, 03 May Reply

    It’s going to be amazing, Christine. It’s so fun that we get to go along on the ride and see the entire process! xo

  • A Delightful Design
    Posted at 06:58h, 03 May Reply

    Hi sweets- Just catching up from my week unplugged! I just want you to know that this kitchen is going to be stunning no matter what. Chimney/marble or not! We’d rather have you in a happy marriage than an expensive kitchen. πŸ˜‰ hugs! abby

  • Amber Interiors
    Posted at 10:52h, 03 May Reply

    You are going to blow the world away with this kitchen! I am telling you, it’s a BIG DEAL! That island…I could DIE

  • MOD FOX STYLE
    Posted at 15:53h, 03 May Reply

    This is what I love about blogging…the fantasy {like your kitchen remodel} mixed with the reality {my ugly-ass kitchen} all coming together for a gander at your progress. How much fun are YOU having? By the way, you are also the most generous of bloggers I follow, I mean the give-a-ways are awesome!!

    Amy

  • Marcus Design
    Posted at 20:48h, 03 May Reply

    Eek! I get more and more excited with every PKG post!! The layout looks fantastic and I just can’t wait! I bet you can’t wait even more….:)
    Nancy xo

  • SHERRY HART
    Posted at 07:02h, 04 May Reply

    THIS KITCHEN…..it’s bigger than the royal wedding…I know everyone is as anxious as you are πŸ™‚ So much thought is being put into it. Can not wait!

  • Brandi
    Posted at 09:41h, 04 May Reply

    Oh Christine, you are such a tease! These custom pieces are going to be such a dream. The good kind, not the kind where you and your husband get divorced. I’ve had dreams like that, they suck! Make sure to protect all your gorgeous furniture in the living room during the reno. That stuff gets all over the whole house!

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 18:09h, 04 May Reply

    Honey, only you would have a camel snakeskin banquette and a campaign style island, and I LOVE it! Your priorities are right in line with mine, btw, wine and decorating are always near the top! So happy you are getting the kitchen of your dreams.. x

  • Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!}
    Posted at 13:08h, 06 May Reply

    I can hardly stand it!!

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