The Story of an Eleven Gables Kitchen Remodel: It is finished!

Welcome back to the Kitchen Remodel!!  If you missed the beginning of the story, you can find it here, here, and here!  Exciting stuff, but THIS post is the MOST exciting!!  We are absolutely loving our new kitchen!


Our sink is flanked by dishwashers.  A dream...  They are always full and running.  Kind of like my boys.  Except they are never full.  They are always hungry and running.  
The window opens out to a brick patio for ease in serving lunch to the hungry swimmers outside.

My sink is Blanco Magnum large single bowl with apron and towel bar, windows are all by Marvin, countertop and backsplash are Caesarstone in London Grey.  It was important for me to carry the countertop up the backsplash for a clean, timeless look.  The faucet is WaterStone Annapolis Traditional Pulldown faucet.

I love having a clean and empty island. I can cook while the boys do their homework or just sit and have a snack.  


Six burner Kitchen-Aid range top, Ice Maker to the left, Sub-Zero fridge and freezer.

The island hides my KitchenAid mixer lift on the left and a huge trashcan on the right.


This is my hidden coffee bar, microwave, and cluttery desk area...  some day I will show you inside all the cabinets and drawers.  Each space was very carefully thought out.
         






New Windows and Paint in the family room completely lighten the "keeping room."



please look past all of the florals... Slips will come soon enough, but my husband says, "Wait!" :)


Thanks for staying with me through my Remodel!  I would love to answer any questions or hear your comments!  Leave me a comment in the area below and I will get back to you as soon as possible!

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I am also available to help you design the room of your dreams!  

All of my best,

Emily








77 comments:

  1. Emily, this is glorious! I love all the details....

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful, timeless, and seamless. The flow is perfect. I saw this on IG yesterday and had to come to your blog to take a peek. Glad I did. We are about to start our kitchen remodel, and this makes me happy to see such beautiful one. One question: Is the paint color throughout the kitchen and living area the same, and what is the color.

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    1. Thank you, Brandi. So glad you are here for a visit! I hope you will become a follower too! The paint throughout the kitchen and family room is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan HALF STRENGTH. The ceiling is ONE QUARTER STRENGTH. It came out as a really pretty putty color... no green, blue, or yellow undertones. I can't wait to see your remodel pictures!! Be sure and pin some of my pictures to your kitchen Pinterest board!! Thank you so much!! Emily

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  3. this is lovely! My kitchen is starting to go full swing and I just fell in love with the WaterStone Annapolis Traditional Pulldown faucet, but I'm wrestling with the cost of it. How do you like it?

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    1. Heather, I absolutely love it. It was a splurge, but looking back, I wouldn't change a thing. While in the process of deciding, someone once asked me if I would miss the money in a year from now. I can honestly answer that I don't miss it. I did without some other things to make up for the cost of my kitchen. I will tell you that I found the best price online, then found someone local who would price match it. I was a bit scared to buy online in case something was wrong with it. Whatever you choose will sure to be lovely.... you have great taste ;) I'd love to hear back!!

      Thanks for your question!!

      I am about to blog on my laundry room remodel, so be sure to follow me here, on Instagram, and on Pinterest!

      xo,
      Emily

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  4. Stunning~! love every detail... you chose your pieces well and I hope you enjoy every moment of all that loveliness in good health.

    Sonny

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  5. I have been pinning kitchens for months and this is the closest to what I have envisioned for my remodel! I absolutely love it!
    -Shelley

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    1. Thank you so much!!! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Emily, your kitchen and keeping room are so beautiful! I love your choices, the countertop, cabinetry with glass and lights on top, the brick floor….it is all so warm and lovely together. I loved taking this tour and thank you for linking it up to Best of the Nest! Looking forward to poking around at your kitchen renovation some more!

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    1. Thank you, Lisa!! Thanks for dropping by!

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  7. Wow! Your kitchen is gorgeous! I just did a remodel on mine (haven't posted yet) and I love it but YOURS is my dream kitchen. You should seriously submit your photos to a magazine! Brick floors? Oh yeah! So happy I found you at the Best of The Nest party.
    Blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Patti, Thank you for your sweet compliments! You are so sweet! Thanks for stopping by! Emily

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  8. WOW! Your home is just beautiful. Love all of the textures! LOVE that stainless apron sink with the towel rack! So genius. Brick floors?!!! To die for! Nice job!

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    1. Thank you, Leslie! such sweet comments! xo, Emily

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  9. Hey, IG friend!! LOVE your kitchen reno!! Especially love the dual lanterns over the island, lucite bar chairs, & aproned drop in stainless sink! Just gorgeous! You've got the perfect Mom boy set up with the island and pool outside your kitchen area! Kudos, sweet friend! xo

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    1. Hi Sweets! Thank you for all of your kind comments! xoxo, Emily

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  10. Hey I must say both of you have a great and incredible creativity. Your kitchen is something I liked the most out of what I saw until now. You didn't go wrong with a single piece. Each and every part of the kitchen looks perfect on its place. Colour contrast is amazing. I am too in search of remodelling my kitchen in Cumbernauld.

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  11. Beautiful kitchen~!!! Love your style - the brick floor, the black toile, the black transferware! That is transferware, right? It's gorgeous, whatever it is! We are in process of a kitchen remodel, have a blanco fireclay apronfront sink, soapstone counters and we painted our cabinets white. Such a difference! Now I'm saving for a stainless refrigerator and hood for the stove! I'm signing up to follow!

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    1. Thanks for following me! The transferware is Blue Italian Spode and the curtains are an olive green and blue. I am a terrible photographer, so the colors may look a bit distorted :) Thank you for all of your very sweet comments! Enjoy your kitchen remodel. It will be over soon, then you will get to enjoy your new kitchen!

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  12. Wow - your kitchen is so beautiful! Love all of the choices that you made - clean, classic, and gorgeous!

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  13. Oh my goodness, Emily!! You've created such a lovely kitchen, I love the timeless style, it's evident you spent a lot of time thinking through all of the details. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you, Pam! Thank you for following!! xo, Emily

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  14. Your kitchen is spectacular! I love how you added the clear stools into the mix too!

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    1. Thank you, Vel! I love your blog! Thank you for following me!! xo, Emily

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  15. The pictures of this renovated kitchen is so beautiful, it's breathtaking! The all-white treatment is very pleasing to the eyes. Even the accents stand-out. You are a phenomenon at what you do! Stay amazing, and keep on spreading the beauty to other homes!

    Blake Bennet @ WindowPro

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  16. I absolutely love this kitchen! I want that brick floor - what a great look! ...and that sink is perfect! Great job!
    Shelia
    www.houseofhighlands.com

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    1. Thank you, Shelia! Thank you for stopping by!

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  17. Stunning!! Love all your choices! Can't wait to see how you've hidden all the clutter… that's definitely something I need to plan on for my kitchen remodel :)

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    1. Thank you for reminding me to work on that clutter post! I'm going to put that on my "to do" list for this weekend!! Thank you for your sweet comments and for stopping by! xo, Emily

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  18. Coming over from Jennifer's today to tell you that I adore this kitchen makeover. So beautifully done.

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  19. Visiting for the first time; Jennifer mentioned kitchen remodel and I had to hop over. Your new kitchen is absolutely lovely! So many things to love! Pinning to my "Dreaming of a White Kitchen" board!

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    1. Thank you Heather!!! So flattered to have you Pin it! xo, Emily

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  20. So very pretty! What is your cabinet/trim color? I really love the subtle contrast. Such a lovely space. Hope to copy!

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    1. Hi Cateye, my cabinet color is a custom mix from Spectrum Paint. They used their color "Chanel White" and halved it (with white) for me. I tried to get a creamy white with no yellow undertones. My wall color is Benjamin Moore Manchester Tan, half strength. Thanks for your question and for stopping by!! xo, Emily

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  21. Reading your posts brings back memories of the experience I had while remodeling my kitchen. Working along with the team at CKB in Westmont, IL made that process less tiresome for me. Great service along with their years of experience, CKB really made the process smooth and seamless. You should check them out at www.myclassickitchenandbath.com or call 630-515-9151, for invaluable advice, kitchen and/or bathroom remodeling services.

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  22. Beautiful job! Absolutely love it! As you have such exquisite taste may I ask a question? In your opinion, what undertone does the London Gray veining have as I am hoping to pair it up with Gray cabinets? (I am currently looking at Benjamin Moore Fieldstone #1558 and toying with idea of brushed gold or satin nickel hardware.) Thanking you in advance for your input. -Brenda-

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comments, Brenda! I think the Fieldstone would look perfect with the London Grey Caesarstone. I also love brass hardware with the London Grey. I put brass hardware in my butler's pantry with London Grey countertops and it looks stunning (future post!). The London Grey has a very warm cast to it. Here is a forum that I participated in: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0109243413776.html

      xo, Emily

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  23. I loove the colorful rug in the kitchen! I have been looking for one like that for a pop of color and funk in our dining room!

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  24. Wow, I just love, love the kitchen You did such wonderful work and design in this kitchen. I just had to pin it!! Di@Cottage-Wishes

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  25. Nice job! How do you like the brick in the kitchen? Do you prefer it to wood?

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    1. I just love the brick! My boys are pretty good at spilling stuff, so I don't worry about the brick at all. I love my wood floor in the rest of the house! Thanks for stopping by!! Emily

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  26. You have such a great design eye, I love your mix of the modern stools with the aged brick! I am doing a little freshen up to my den and wanted to find out the name of your drape fabric and trim.
    Thanks, Christa

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    1. Hi Christa! Thank you! My drapery is custom made (by me). The fabric is Portfolio Lutece toile. The trim is a discontinued trim I found in an old fabric store here in OKC. I hope that helps!! xo, Emily

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  27. What a beautiful kitchen, Emily. We are seriously considering London Grey for our kitchen, paired with either our current medium-dark stained cabinets, or a creamy white cabinet if we decide to paint them. The sample looks as those there is also a brownish taupe vein as well which I like. Does that look that way in the whole slab is it all pretty much grey? I'm really looking for a warm taupey grey, not cool grey marble-like counter. Opinion, please? Thanks so much! Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! Thank you for visiting. The slab is definitely a warm putty color vs grey. I really loved the look of carrera marble, but didn't love the grey cast that it left. This London Grey looked good even with my previously dark cabinets. When we chose this, NO ONE had installed it in the greater Oklahoma area. We drove to Dallas to the Caesarstone distribution center and checked out a slab. Now that it's been around for a year, I suggest you call the fabricator and ask for references of homes that have it installed. I have had two ladies come to look at my kitchen from the fabricator's referral. Best Wishes to You! I hope your project goes perfectly! xo, Emily

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  28. Saw your feature over at Miss Mustard Seed. Your kitchen (and entire house) is to die for! Love your style :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!!! Be sure and leave your email so you don't miss out on any of the upcoming blogs!! xo

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  29. I don't think this posted earlier...so I'll try to remember and repost lol

    I love that window...it's exactly what I'm looking for for our kitchen! I too fell in love with that outdoor bar image from House Beautiful and have wanted that since we bought this house. Do you mind sharing the details on where you got it for future reference for me?? Thanks!

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    1. I researched "french casement windows" that pushed out (no crank on this set). My windows are all Marvin Clad Wood Windows. I used a company here in Oklahoma City called Consolidated Builder's Supply. Travis Baker was super to work with. I am sure he can recommend someone in your area to help you. xo

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  30. I was catching up on Miss Mustard Seed's blog and saw your beautiful pantry so I had to look further...WOW! Absolutely gorgeous! I love your newly remodeled kitchen, family room and pantry! Beautiful job and beautiful selections. I also love the brick floor. Are those brick pavers? I think I'd like this look for my kitchen floor and then paint my medium stained cabinets white or something therein. So, my questions are: 1. Your flooring - brick pavers? 2. What type of paint and color did you use for your cabinets? I am enjoying your blog very much! Thank you for sharing. - M.L.

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    1. Hi! My brick floors are actual antique, used brick from an old church that was torn down. They are full sized. We had the subfloor poured specifically for the brick. Sorry I am not much help there. The paint is a custom color I had made. Not much help again.. sigh.... I started with a base called Chanel White and kept adding white until it was a color that suited me. Thanks for asking and visiting!!! xxoo, Emily

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  31. My apologies for asking questions that have been answered in the previous comments. I just now read through them. I love the aged brick - a wonderful find. Did you use oil based paint for the cabinets? Thank you for sharing. - M.L.

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    1. Don't apologize! That is what I'm here for!! The brick, as you read, are antique bricks from an old pre-1920 church in Ada, Oklahoma. The paint on the cabinets is Pre-Catalyzed Lacquer. I am not in love with the cabinet paint. It has cracked and chipped in places. My best suggestion is to find a quality painter and go with what he recommends and guarantees. Hope that helps!! xo, Emily

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  32. Saw you on MMS for the pantry, Just curious what is behind the doors next to your double oven? Microwave, coffee maker? What was the plan there?- Mrs David Olson

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    1. Hi!! I will be revealing those cabinets this Friday and in the next few weeks. Be sure and sign up to receive the email (I promise I don't sell my email list!) to get posts delivered to your inbox. Also, follow me on Instagram and Facebook!! xoxo, Emily

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  33. I am in the middle of plans for a refreshing of our kitchen. Hurry!! Hurry! Hurry and reveal what's behind the doors. Love the clean lines of your design. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Ha! Thank you for visiting! I promise it will be revealed within the month! Each post takes me hours upon hours to style, photograph, edit, write, edit and edit some more! ;). The best way to see when I post is to sign up for an email delivered directly to your inbox! I promise not to send you junk or sell your info. This Friday is reveal #1! xoxoxoxo, Emily

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    2. Hi Emily! They installed our London Grey counters today & they are absolutely beautiful!! It has literally taken me over a year to pick out a counter & your kitchen was the "push" I needed to make my gut choice of the London Grey. I couldn't be happier--thank you! Nancy

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    3. Nancy, I would love to see pics of your kitchen!! email me at elevengables@gmail.com or tag me on Instagram @elevengables! If you noticed, I posted the cabinet for you ;) The next cabinet will be up this week! ...just for you! xo, Emily

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  34. Hello Emily,
    Wondered If you like living with the brick flooring in your kitchen? I am having mixed feelings about continuing hardwood into the kitchen, and like the brick you have. Thoughts?
    Thank You,
    Heidi

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    1. Heidi,
      LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the brick!!!! I have a very busy household, so the brick has been perfect!
      Best, Emily

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  35. Saw your link on Gardenweb while researching Caesarstone and just wanted to say thank you for sharing your beautiful kitchen.

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  36. Emily, as you know your kitchen is one of my favorites. I am in the stressful stage of making some decisions so we can order our cabinets. We have 9 foot ceilings and my kitchen designer is recommending stacked cabinets with about a 6 inch molding so they can go all the way to to the ceiling. (Right now I have space up top). Yours look beautiful going all the way to the ceiling but was wondering how high your ceilings are and what size cabinets you used. Thanks! And Happy New Year to you! Cheers! - Shelley

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  37. Hi Emily, can you tell me where you got the bricks for your floor, what kind/color they are, and what color/kind of grout you used? I love it and am trying to do something similar. Thank you!

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  38. HI there,
    I'm looking over your blog and doing similar things in our kitchen remodel. Did you use the same London Grey slab as your backsplash? I think this is what I'm seeing? Also, what about cooktop- why did you go with the KA style with knobs on the front - just asthetics? and do you have a microwave hidden behind something I don't see? What about a good source for cabinet hardware as well? Thanks in advance.

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