Kitchen Remodel: Week 5

When my twin sister Diane saw the photos in my last kitchen remodel post of the range hood cabinet above the stove, she asked if I would use the ledge for display.

“Maybe,” I replied. “What should I put there?”

Her response was immediate: “Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme!”

But of course. Twenty-some years ago I bought a set of Spode spice jars in the Blue Room pattern and have used them in my kitchen ever since. As soon as I auditioned them, I knew they were perfect for the spot:

Surely you noticed the new stove is in place (having been moved from its temporary home in my living room). It will be a while before I can cook on it but it needed to be installed so the template for the quartz countertop could be accurately made. That happened last Tuesday.

The new appliances — stove, fridge, and dishwasher — are stainless steel and all three have a brushed finish with some polished accents. Those design features helped me decide pretty quickly on the finish of the cabinet hardware:

Can you tell the knob and drawer pull are polished nickel? Polished nickel has a slightly warmer cast than polished chrome and adds just the right amount of bling to the kitchen. See how good the hardware looks alongside the stainless steel?

It looks mighty pretty against the blue cabinets, too:



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13 Responses to Kitchen Remodel: Week 5

  1. Lisa says:

    So lovely! Perfect spice jars for the shelf!

  2. Jeanne says:

    Very nice. The blue and white china ties in perfectly.

  3. Diane says:

    Be still my beating heart!!

  4. anna says:

    So perfect for you, Dawn. I can imagine lots of good cooking going on in that kitchen. Will Charlie still have his sponge drawer?

    • Dawn says:

      The cabinetmaker says the construction of the cupboard under the sink doesn’t allow for a tip-out drawer above it. Poor Charlie! We will have to come up with a new system for his sponges.

  5. Kristi says:

    Your kitchen is coming along beautifully. What cleaner do you use to keep stainless steel appliances looking good?

  6. Colleen says:

    So beautiful! Your Spode spice jars are perfect. And I love your choice of polished nickel. Although I must admit I am biased – it is my favorite hardware finish. Your kitchen choices are as beautiful as your quilting ones.

  7. Anne Bender says:

    Oh Dawni-Dawn, it’s like walking into the kitchen in paradise!!!

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