Kitchen Renovation “One Room Challenge” (Week 1)

Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of the “One Room Challenge”! Currently in its 12th season, the One Room Challenge™ is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design bloggers take the challenge and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts. This spectacular event is hosted by the lovely Linda at “Calling it Home” HERE.

Last year, I participated in the “One Room Challenge” as a guest participant, and showcased our master bedroom remodel, read about that HERE. Since then, we have moved to another home. In our new home, I have already taken on several renovations and projects, many of which are highlighted on my blog.

This season, I am once again a guest participant in the “One Room Challenge”. I will post updates to my renovation project every Thursday for 6 weeks and post the final reveal on Week 6. I have decided to take on our kitchen as my renovation project for this event. I have struggled with this space since we moved in, and it is going to be a big challenge for me. So stay tuned!

Here are a few before pictures of the kitchen space that I will be transforming.



fullsizeoutput_6539As you can see the space is enormous, making it even more challenging.

My design inspiration for the kitchen is to create a white and bright space like the photo below. I’ve got my work cut out for me, don’t you think?

Isn’t it beautiful?

In the above photo, I really like the blue island with the travertine floors. My plan is to paint one of the islands a pale blue.

Check back next week on my progress…I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment. I’m going to need your support to get through this successfully…as I will be doing a lot of the work myself…(and pulling my husband in as well…but he doesn’t know that yet ;))

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See you next week!

22 thoughts on “Kitchen Renovation “One Room Challenge” (Week 1)

  1. The kitchen is massive. I love the new ideas of the cupboards, they are my kind of. But the island in the middle of the kitchen is my no no. I am not a fan of kitchen islands, I think they occupy space. My idea of making my future kitchen is to find an old rusty french farmhouse table and just lay it in the middle as my kitchen island. Simply I think something old always attack the new bright design and I believe it makes it well to live together with the new style. And since I am thinking of buying a home, if ever I buy a house with an island in the mid of the kitchen, I will definitely remove it and either sell it. But then on it is a nice thing for others, and I think it does make a great asset in the kitchen for those who loves them.

  2. So happy you stopped by for a visit! I personally love kitchen islands, and ours has 2! I agree with you that they take up a lot of space, but when company comes to visit…everyone is gathered around the island. Our kitchen is a french country style kitchen, some things I like about it, some I don’t. But I also love bringing the old in…so be on the look out for a large farmhouse table 😉

    1. Fun is one way to describe it 🙂 The painting is taking longer than I anticipated, but there is satisfaction in doing the work yourself. Thanks for stopping in, I’ll have to stop by and see what you’re up to as well.

      1. Thanks just starting out blogging have not posted anything yet. But will soon. Just trying to get comfortable with everything first.

      2. It definitely takes time. You will grow and change as the months pass, always learning new things. I have been blogging for almost a year now and continue to learn something new everyday.

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