This came up in my Facebook memory from 2 years ago. We started a kitchen remodel right after the new year, and this 2/10 post was when things were taking form after complete gutting. I remember so clearly how excited I was. After each day of construction, I'd stand in the kitchen imaging what was next.
Let me first share the professional pics Fireclay took of our backsplash because those tiles from Fireclay are still one of my fav things that I'm happy we splurged on. The tiles are from recycled computer and TV screens which is perfect because we use lots of screens. I originally thought of Heath tiles but was turned off by zero customer service I got while Fireclay was very friendly. I thought I wanted a simple green backsplash, but when I saw the CRT tiles in the showroom and touched them (handmade so each is unique and bumpy), that was that.
We used Ikea cabinets that were a big discount because Ikea was ending all cabinet lines for a new concept back then. I splurged on appliances and the backsplash. Although...when I thought I'd pick up cabinet handles at Lowe's, I ended up at a handle showroom, and discovered that handles are a thing that required thought. Handles ended up being a splurge too. I learned a lot during this process.
Thank you to Tall Glass Architecture. And Dan who built it. The pic below shows a teapot I got from Michelle. First pro pic shows the Heath plates I got from dear Rachel. I love being able to display dishes that I use regularly.
2 of my fav details below: garbage tucked way with compost. If chopping on the counter, I can just swipe stuff into the drawer. And the "drop zone" where papers, keys, odd stuff that used to clutter my counter can go. Plus there's a gadget charging drawer, and the cats' bowls have a designated place.