We just bought a brand new builder house this summer when we moved. We relocated for my husband’s job and our house sold quickly (thank you God!). That was great, but we had to pick a new house pretty quick in return. We like our house, but really wanted to make some changes so we would LOVE it! The kitchen is the main makeover we are implementing. It may seem odd to renovate a new house, but we have moved enough to know it is SO MUCH BETTER to get things how you like them on the front end of owning a home than wait until it’s time to move or live for years wishing you would have just done it!
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So here is my vision for our updated builder grade kitchen!! I have a complete supply list below if you want to know exactly what and where I found the elements to this room! (if you want to read about why you should use a mood board check this out!)
I LOVED the cabinets when we looked at this house and they are one of the reasons we bought it. The countertops just feel a little busy and I want a more sleek, neutral look. We chose Quartz in Calcatta Gold. We installed marble kitchen counters in our last home and while they were beautiful they did show wear and tear more than I like. Quartz is more durable and that was the deciding factor for us.
My husband is the cook in our family and he loves a gas range. Unfortunately, this house isn’t plumbed for gas and it would have been silly expensive to add it so he researched and chose an induction cooktop. We are so ready to use this!!!
To finish off the French Country kitchen I am striving for I selected these gorgeous wall tiles. They are glazed with a raised pattern and remind me of expensive French tiles without the price tag. I love the neutral color paired with lovely texture and movement.
I ended up going with a stainless steel sink because they are so durable and affordable. I did a cast iron sink in our last house and it stained and scratched SO MUCH. I ended up hating it. I couldn’t pull the trigger on one of the high-end sinks that would be scratch resistant so I went with a zero radius cornered sink that feels a little sleeker than the curvy one that came with the house.
The kitchen is getting decorated with a thick comfy runner in a natural jute woven rug and the stools I found were cute and affordable. We are looking forward to having our kitchen remodeled, we know it will change the feel of our new house completely! Stay tuned, I can’t wait to show you!
You can see the exact supply list below for all the elements in our new French country kitchen! Don’t forget to pin this mood board for future inspiration!
French Country Kitchen Resource Guide
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