Kitchen Makeover Reveal + Giveaway

Today is the day! My new kitchen is finished and ready to share with the world. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

It has been a process.

Through the weeks of running down to the basement to get to the fridge, eating out way too many times, and living in what looked like a warzone, I was reminded that 10 years ago we remodeled a kitchen in a different house and afterward I had said “Never Again.”

The Dining Room?

Well, there are some things in life that are worth eating your words. And this opportunity was worth any period of slight discomfort.

I feel spoiled.

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Let me correct that, I AM spoiled.

Quite possibly, more spoiled than I’ve ever been in my entire life.

For the last week I’ve been standing in my brand new kitchen, grinning from ear-to-ear and wiping away tears of joy.

With the help of Shenandoah Cabinetry, KitchenAid, Kohler, Barn Light Electric, and Salon Blue Ridge, I have, by far, the most beautiful and functional kitchen I’ve ever owned. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

This experience has improved our quality of life, and I’m so excited to share it with you.

So all week long, I’ll be revealing the ins-and-outs of my new kitchen, detailing what we chose and why. If you love home improvement as much as you love cooking, this is your lucky week!

Today I want to start with the basics of what we did. (Ahem… of course, when I say “we” I really mean the contractor. I can barely use a screwdriver.) Then I’ll divulge specific details over the next few days.

Some of the new elements in our kitchen do really cool things! Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

Four weeks ago our kitchen was gutted, right down to the old raggedy hardwood floors.


Refinished the hardwood floors.

Refinished Hardwood Floors

Took out a window to create more useable wall space.

Installed new semi-custom maple Shenandoah Cabinetry.

New Shenandoah Cabinets

Expanded the doorway into the dining room. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

Added new top-of-the-line KitchenAid® Major Appliances.

Hung gorgeous porcelain LED Pendants from Barn Light Electric. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

Installed a new exterior sliding door to the deck.

Installed fabulous glass backsplash tile, complements of Salon Blue Ridge.

And put in a new Kohler sink and faucet. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

There were unexpected “situations” that occurred, because our home is almost 90 years old… hidden pipes that had to be moved, venting issues, dealing with the floors being raised, making the cabinets fit our uneven walls and ceilings.

Yet in the end, it turned out more beautiful than I had dreamed.

Clean simple lines, transitional in design, light and airy, and super functional.

I love it. Truly. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

Other items in my kitchen that might interest you:

Reclaimed Wood Vintage Bar Stools from VivaTerra. Kitchen Makeover Reveal! #diy #homeimprovement #remodel

Ice Blue Stand Mixer from KitchenAid.

Pop Up Ipad/Cookbook Holder from OXO.

Ridiculously Beautiful (and Sharp) Knives from New West Knifeworks.

Pop Up Ipad/Cookbook Holder from OXO.

Decorative Serving Pieces from Villeroy & Boch.

Anti-Fatigue Wellness Mat from Wellness Mat

The last item may not be the most glamorous addition to my new kitchen, but is a huge blessing!

I found Wellness Mats on and knew they would be something my feet would thank me for, since I’m always barefoot. These ultra cushy mats are ergonomically engineered (and medically proven) to help eleviate back and foot pain, when standing for long periods of time.

My feet

Guess What! has generously donated a Wellness Mat for today’s Giveaway!

One lucky winner will receive a 3×2 foot Wellness Mat in their choice of color, valued at $120.

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229 comments on “Kitchen Makeover Reveal + Giveaway

  1. Joannaposted October 20, 2016 at 10:09 am Reply

    I know this blog is from a while back, but we are in the middle of remodel of kitchen and looking for paint colors. We also have same cabinets as yours. Do you remember your color of paint there? We are looking at a blue gray right now. Thanks! Looks beautiful!

  2. Unique Kitchen Designsposted April 22, 2014 at 6:53 am Reply

    This type of kitchen really adds value to the property. I loved the design of it, thanks for sharing such a beautiful kitchen design blog.

  3. Kathyposted October 7, 2013 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Hi, I’m new to your site and in the middle of our own kitchen remodel. War Zone is right! We purchased the Shenandoah Mission cabinets too and I was doing a google search for images and your site popped up. I am wondering what paint and hardware you used. Your kitchen has the exact look we’re going for, except we chose the Cream Glaze finish. I hope it turns out as creamy and nice as yours look. Any paint color and hardware info you can give would be just great, thanks!!

  4. Lance Taylorposted June 13, 2013 at 9:00 am Reply

    Adore this kitchen. I especially love the expansion of the doorway. So beautiful! Inspiring!

  5. gina @ skinnytasteposted May 28, 2013 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Love your kitchen!!! And that mat, I need one!

  6. Emily Mposted April 20, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply

    I just did my kitchen and my favorite thing are the roll out shelves. It doesn’t get any better. LOL!

  7. cálaeb Templeposted April 20, 2013 at 4:52 pm Reply

    a hibachi.

  8. Susan in the Booniesposted April 20, 2013 at 4:10 pm Reply

    I love the backsplash most of all, and I sure could use a new cooktop!

  9. Rick Yposted April 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm Reply

    My ideal kitchen would have a PIZZA oven!

  10. amy rouseposted April 20, 2013 at 2:41 pm Reply

    I want a rotisserie grill in my new kitchen. And a wood fired oven. And a library ladder. Yeah, I want a lot of things in there.

  11. Cheryl Moulthropposted April 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm Reply

    Beautiful kitchen and I would love the mat. I always go barefoot too.

  12. Cheryl Moulthropposted April 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Love the kitchen. So envious!

  13. Jahnavi @Indian Khana Made Easyposted April 20, 2013 at 11:47 am Reply

    I love your new kitchen. It’s so spacious and well lit. I love the color and texture. If we could renovate our kitchen with everything we ever wanted; we would start out by changing the color scheme. Everything is WHITE: counter tops, cabinets, floor tiles, etc. I don’t know what the previous owner was thinking. Secondly, we would replace all the appliances…esp the dish washer, I feel like it’s working harder than it’s supposed to. New stove with good exhaust, right now we open all the doors to let the smell and heat out.
    My parents finally bought a place they dreamed off but the kitchen needs work. My mom and I love cooking and baking. If we had a kitchen of our dreams, we wouldn’t have to spend so much time cleaning and scrubbing to remove stains and dirt from a WHITE Kitchen.

    I think the Wellness Mat is a good idea. All the mats we keep buying don’t seem to last or serve their purpose very long. Thanks for the idea.

  14. kitaposted April 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    My boyfriend is a contractor so my kitchen is always under constructions. Your kitchen looks amazing and makes me really anxious for the day mine is complete! Love the tile choice and the cabinetry :D

  15. rachelposted April 19, 2013 at 10:40 am Reply

    New cabinets in a light oak color!

  16. zerrinposted April 19, 2013 at 3:29 am Reply

    Wow! Your kitchen looks fantastic! I love to cook in such spacious kitchens! Wish you have great time in your new kitchen!

  17. Erinposted April 18, 2013 at 10:34 pm Reply

    I love the backsplash! Your kitchen looks great

  18. [email protected] pineapple and coconutposted April 18, 2013 at 9:30 pm Reply

    Whoops I meant to add- we are building our dream kitchen now, I guess the only thing I would put in would be a side by side sub-z fridge and freezer but we decided to have my mini office in the kitchen so that took up half the space the sub-z would have.

  19. [email protected] pineapple and coconutposted April 18, 2013 at 9:28 pm Reply

    GORGEOUS!! And all that wonderful natural light!! I can’t wait for my kitchen remodel to be finished even more now. Its taking 8 million times longer since we didn’t hire a contractor and are DIY-ing it all. so hopefully one day soon I will have my “after” pics up on my blog! I just adore your new kitchen!!Q

  20. Ashley Hposted April 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I’d put in a double oven.

  21. Cindy Brickleyposted April 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm Reply

    A large Island stove with a grill and griddle for one and always my KitchenAid mixer on a large counter.

  22. Vera Kposted April 18, 2013 at 2:23 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would have a chef. Seriously.

  23. Brenda Burgessposted April 18, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

    I would put a eyeless stove

  24. Nutmeg Nannyposted April 18, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    Oh wow, that looks gorgeous! I can’t even pick my favorite part, I’d love a kitchen like this one :)

  25. Kellieposted April 18, 2013 at 7:54 am Reply

    Love, love, love the new kitchen. I’m a little green….my kitchen would only take up 1/4 of your space. If I ever move and have the opportunity to remodel a kitchen I will be contacting you for design guidance. Seriously. :-)
    The knife set is gorgeous!

  26. Aphinyaposted April 18, 2013 at 7:17 am Reply

    I would love to remodel my kitchen!! Absolutely must have an oven and baking equipments!!

  27. Sheilaposted April 18, 2013 at 6:38 am Reply

    My husband gave me one of these for Christmas a few years back, best present ever!!

  28. christyposted April 18, 2013 at 6:25 am Reply

    i would love to own this first and then the kitchen aid oven

  29. Rachel - A Southern Fairytaleposted April 17, 2013 at 9:06 pm Reply

    When I was a restaurant manager, I used to insist on kitchen mats throughout the kitchen for my cooks, it makes all the difference in the world.

    I still haven’t invested in one for our home, but I definitely want one! So glad you have one – I used to be barefoot all the time, and now that I’ve gotten older – I can’t do it as much — I should really get one!

    So thrilled for you, Sommer!

  30. Maureen | Orgasmic Chefposted April 17, 2013 at 6:23 pm Reply

    I’m in love.. serious, serious love with your kitchen. It must be wonderful to have it all done.

  31. Marian (Sweetopia)posted April 17, 2013 at 5:53 pm Reply

    Oh Sommer! What a beautiful, beautiful kitchen!! I love everything about it! The cupboards, the lights, the appliances… AHmazing!!! I hope ours turns out half as nice as yours!! xo

  32. Kristinposted April 17, 2013 at 12:39 pm Reply

    Sommer!!!! It is simply gorgeous!! I love every inch of it—-i knew it would be pretty, but this is magazine ready! I am so happy for you & ASP!!!

  33. Angela Yeremenkoposted April 17, 2013 at 9:56 am Reply

    I would put in new granite countertops and new appliances!

  34. Nancy Longposted April 17, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply

    so glad to know that I’m not the only one that goes barefoot around the house and the kitchen mat would be priceless to me. Have had arthritis in my feet since I was 30 and standing for any period of time is agony. Your kitchen is fantastic.

  35. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme)posted April 17, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply

    I need that mat so badly!! And I am so incredibly jealous of your kitchen…just saying :)

  36. Jeanne ODonnellposted April 17, 2013 at 6:55 am Reply

    We redid our kitchen in 2009, so I am set in that department. But, I would love to win one of the mats.

  37. Aliciaposted April 16, 2013 at 10:51 pm Reply

    I would start my kitchen with double oven stove. I hope I win this mat

  38. Katieposted April 16, 2013 at 9:25 pm Reply

    Love the kitchen!

  39. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted April 16, 2013 at 5:42 pm Reply

    What an amazing job, love it! I just love that island and that awesome range! You must be so happy with the results. :)

  40. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted April 16, 2013 at 5:26 pm Reply

    Your kitchen turned out fabulously, way beautiful! Congrats and ENJOY!!

  41. Coriposted April 16, 2013 at 4:37 pm Reply

    I would want a gas stove and a double oven!

  42. Michelleposted April 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm Reply

    I’d love a red Kitchenaid!

  43. Tamiposted April 16, 2013 at 1:47 pm Reply

    If I could redo my kitchen I would want new countertops, a larger freezer area, and more storage!

  44. Wehafposted April 16, 2013 at 9:29 am Reply

    My dream kitchen would have lots of cabinets, hardwood floors, stainless steel countertops, and a Kitchenaid stand mixer.

  45. Tricia @ Saving room for dessertposted April 16, 2013 at 9:03 am Reply

    My feet would thank me forever!

  46. Angie Bposted April 16, 2013 at 7:57 am Reply

    Love your new kitchen! My dream kitchen would have more counters and a huge, organized pantry.

  47. Stephanieposted April 16, 2013 at 7:43 am Reply

    I’d love a big, deep sink. And some space… my kitchen now is the size of a damn ship’s galley. :) Congrats on the makeover!

  48. Marlyposted April 16, 2013 at 7:18 am Reply

    You must love going into that kitchen each and every day, eh? I sure would. Thanks for sharing your remodeling stories!

  49. Donna Bposted April 16, 2013 at 7:18 am Reply

    Having a great kitchen with beautiful cabinets is on my bucket list…meanwhile, I’ll just keep admiring yours! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing all the details.

  50. Carolynposted April 16, 2013 at 4:25 am Reply

    Looks truly amazing, my friend. Enjoy it and whip us all up some lovely dishes!

  51. Chung-Ah | Damn Deliciousposted April 16, 2013 at 12:54 am Reply

    Your kitchen looks amazing! And man, am I jealous!

    My dream kitchen definitely involves an island – I’ve been dreaming about that for years!

  52. Amy Tongposted April 16, 2013 at 12:20 am Reply

    Oh my! Your kitchen is gorgeous! Definitely my kind of dream kitchen. If would definitely love the tools, equipment and serve ware that you have in yours. Gosh, I’ve been wanting one of these wellness mat because my back started to hurt when I stand in the kitchen too long to prep meals for the family and the blog. :) Would definitely include this wellness mat in my dream kitchen!

  53. Meghan Finleyposted April 15, 2013 at 11:41 pm Reply

    I’d put in a double sink, one of those mats and a double oven. I think it could be a double theme actually. Although who am I kidding? Anything would be better than my current tiny kitchen

  54. dee mposted April 15, 2013 at 10:49 pm Reply

    Your kitchen looks fab! We are rehabbing our kitchen to a primitive style, we just re-exposed our original hardwood floors, will re-sand them when finished. Our house dates to 1831. A lot of work indeed. The cupboards I am working on are near to 100 years old. Work in progress… I love all the choices you have made for your kitchen! :)

  55. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchenposted April 15, 2013 at 10:38 pm Reply

    Wow, just wow. What a dream kitchen!

  56. Rachelposted April 15, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply

    A full size oven! mines apt size!!

  57. bethanyposted April 15, 2013 at 9:58 pm Reply

    love. can’t wait to visit! <3

  58. stacey m.posted April 15, 2013 at 9:31 pm Reply

    Would LOVE to have a wellness mat in my kitchen. Bye bye sore feet!

  59. Rachel @ Twin Toughposted April 15, 2013 at 9:15 pm Reply

    I’d put in lighter granite and more counter space! The new kitchen looks lovely, Sommer! So excited for you!! :)

  60. Charlotte Ceciliaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:58 pm Reply

    I would want big countertops, large pantry, large storage spaces. I would need all that for all my baking supplies. I would want many, many electrical sockets all around the kitchen so I can plug in all these gadget without worries. I want a working, strong, multifunction oven and mixer to go with it. And a big exhaust fan.

  61. Tieghanposted April 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm Reply

    I am so jealous!! Your kitchen is beautiful! WOW!

  62. Maryposted April 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm Reply

    LOVE the kitchen reveal! You did a fantastic job picking everything out. It all looks PERFECT.

  63. Ruth Stephenposted April 15, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply

    WOW the kitchen is FAB!!! It is so well designed, warm and cozy. I am sure you are going to have a great time cooking up some awesome dishes :-)


  64. Shiloh Barkleyposted April 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm Reply

    An espresso machine. I’d love a latte every day.

  65. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersposted April 15, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

    A big pantry!!!! I am in need of space! My Husband took our pantry out to put the new fridge, took the old fridge out and that has been sitting in my doorway fir 2 months and where the fridge was is plastic shelves holding my pantry goods and some are still in boxes It has been three months and he has no desire to finish what he started, Any advice on how to get him to finish?

  66. Laurenposted April 15, 2013 at 7:32 pm Reply

    I need that!

  67. Laura Jacobsonposted April 15, 2013 at 7:16 pm Reply

    Oh I love your kitchen makeover! Wow…so beautiful! Oh for my kitchen I would love new countertops and a nice stainless steel fridge and stove!

  68. Kim McCallieposted April 15, 2013 at 6:49 pm Reply

    There’s nothing I would love more than to remodel my kitchen. Just a dream!

  69. Kate (from NC)posted April 15, 2013 at 6:44 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would look very similar to yours – a gas stove, hardwood floors, granite counter tops and great lighting!

  70. Gailposted April 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply

    Love your kitchen and love the wellness mat – I bought one from William -Sonoma – Just love it. My dream kitchen would have a great ventilation system and the best cooktop I can afford.

  71. barbara nposted April 15, 2013 at 6:23 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would include granite countertops, high end appliances,new subway tile baksplash and a center island worktable!

  72. Gabyposted April 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm Reply


  73. Jan Rposted April 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm Reply

    I want to start with one of these mats…PLEASE!

  74. Allisonposted April 15, 2013 at 5:46 pm Reply

    That is gorgeous! If I had my dream kitchen, I’d put in LOTS of space, a few high-tech gadgets (useful and pretty), and a fridge with as many doors as I could get!

  75. Yukiposted April 15, 2013 at 5:40 pm Reply

    The new kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I envy you. Congratulations!

  76. Stacey Dposted April 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm Reply

    Oh my – I wish I could redo our kitchen. I generally love it, but it could use some changes. Since I can’t, my big wish list item is one of the anti fatigue mats – we keep looking at them, especially since I have back issues, but I haven’t convinced my hubby to splurge on one!

  77. Amyposted April 15, 2013 at 5:23 pm Reply

    Your new kitchen looks amazing! Congratulations :)

  78. Mickyposted April 15, 2013 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I would love an island for extra counter space and seating.

  79. Janetposted April 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm Reply

    I would love in my kitchen a Viking Commercial stove and oven.

  80. Melissa Bposted April 15, 2013 at 4:43 pm Reply

    I would love to make my garage into a kitchen, I love all your cupboard, stove and oven space!

  81. Michelleposted April 15, 2013 at 4:31 pm Reply

    A pasta maker

  82. Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchenposted April 15, 2013 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Love your new kitch, girl! Really like that you kept your granite island countertop and the pretty tile ties everything together so nicely. Perfect layout with the new locations for fridge and double oven, too! Congratulations and thanks for sharing! P.S. My fave pic is of your “happy toes”. ;)

  83. TidyMomposted April 15, 2013 at 4:10 pm Reply

    it all turned out so beautiful Sommer! I bet you’re in heaven

  84. Nikki Whitedposted April 15, 2013 at 4:09 pm Reply

    Gosh, it is so so so pretty! I’m ecstatic for you Sommer!

  85. Marcia Snappposted April 15, 2013 at 3:53 pm Reply

    I would love all KitchenAid appliances too! Your kitchen is beautiful! I’m also a fan of the white cabinets.

  86. Sharon Bposted April 15, 2013 at 3:36 pm Reply

    Love, love, love your new kitchen. Looks like it will be fabulous to cook in!

  87. Jeffreyposted April 15, 2013 at 3:29 pm Reply

    I’m pretty simple, but I would love a wood fired pizza oven!

  88. Kayposted April 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm Reply

    I love the new appliances and the double oven!!!!
    I have similar pennet lighting and love my deck faucet.

  89. Cindyposted April 15, 2013 at 2:57 pm Reply

    I would love to have similar light fixtures in my kitchen–great choice! Your kitchen is beautiful!

  90. Debi H.posted April 15, 2013 at 2:54 pm Reply

    More space!! My kitchen is so small. My dream kitchen would involve knocking out the wall between the kitchen and dining room.

  91. Susan Pposted April 15, 2013 at 2:47 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would have a water faucet over my cooktop and also a window that has a deep ledge for herbs and plantings. Love the tile you used on the backsplash. Enjoy your new kitchen!

  92. Celiaposted April 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm Reply

    I’m dreaming about your kitchen, and wish I had one like it. Someday…

  93. Sarahposted April 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm Reply

    I would add all bright red appliances.

  94. Judyposted April 15, 2013 at 2:42 pm Reply

    I would love having an island in my kitchen. Of course, to do so, would involve a major remodel similar to what you have done.

  95. Laura (Tutti Dolci)posted April 15, 2013 at 2:36 pm Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous, I love all the light! My dream kitchen would have a double oven.

  96. Chrisposted April 15, 2013 at 2:35 pm Reply

    I too think it came out better than I dreamed of– since I did give it a lot of thought when you asked for our opinions. Congratulations and wishes for happy and prosperous cooking times!

  97. Vivian Q.posted April 15, 2013 at 2:24 pm Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous! Enjoy it!

  98. karenposted April 15, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply

    my dream kitchen would look a lot like yours! You did a beautiful job. I would LOVE double wall ovens and that gorgeous island.

  99. Lisaposted April 15, 2013 at 2:19 pm Reply

    my naked feet are drooling over this!

  100. DawnGposted April 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm Reply

    Your kitchen is beautiful! You are so blessed! I’d love to have an “island” in my kitchen!

  101. [email protected] Food Ramblingsposted April 15, 2013 at 2:17 pm Reply

    I would LOVE hardwood floors!!

  102. Marionposted April 15, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply

    Beautiful – thank you for sahring and for the opportunity to win.

  103. Marysue Feltmanposted April 15, 2013 at 1:48 pm Reply

    How gorgeous! I love the hardwood floors and dark wood on the dining room set! Pretty color on the KitchenAid mixer…so Spring! And the backsplash is just beautiful. But I do have “mat envy”!! I’ve looked at them online but just haven’t gotten one yet. Such a back/footsie saver!

  104. Maria Brachoposted April 15, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply

    Love the kitchen, it looks so great, fresh and modern! Worth the effort and discomfort from remodeling!

  105. Dawnposted April 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would have a double oven :)

  106. Sandy Rutlandposted April 15, 2013 at 1:37 pm Reply

    You kitchen is beautiful. Enjoy

  107. Kelly F.posted April 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    I love your pendant lights. Your kitchen is beautiful.

  108. Mariellenposted April 15, 2013 at 1:32 pm Reply

    six burner stove looks great

  109. Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pigposted April 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm Reply

    How absolutely beautiful, thanks for sharing your home!

  110. Jenny Hartinposted April 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm Reply

    A huge stove with six burners!

  111. MaryBposted April 15, 2013 at 1:23 pm Reply

    I’d love to have a big freezer (and room for it)! What an awesome kitchen you have.

  112. Laura @ All Spice and Yumposted April 15, 2013 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Gorgeous kitchen! I wish my kitchen was large enough for all that!

  113. KImposted April 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm Reply

    i’ve been anticipating this reveal…and i am not disappointed. Your kitchen is fabulous and given all you had to go through, the house being so old and all, it looks incredible. I am currently working on my dream kitchen plans for 2015 and “pinning” to my little hearts desire. it is b/c of you that i’ve decided i am definitely going with KitchenAid (THANK YOU!) I am also looking forward to a walk-in pantry in my future. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway opportunity…this would really be a blessing to have under my barefeet also!

  114. Tinaposted April 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I like your choice of backsplash and countertops!

  115. Susan. Hposted April 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm Reply

    I just need a bigger kitchen with more drawers and more counter space. I would also love a double oven…for holiday cooking. I need some more lights over my bar. Thanks for chance to win.

  116. [email protected]posted April 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm Reply

    I LOVE the way it turned out, Sommer! That’s beautiful!

    My dream kitchen needs a double oven gas range!

  117. ladywildposted April 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm Reply

    The first thing in a new kitchen would be cabinet space. I’m seriously lacking.

  118. Isabelposted April 15, 2013 at 1:13 pm Reply

    What a beautiful & functional kitchen! Amazing job! I would love to have those lights over your island.

  119. brercajunposted April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Lots of Le Creuset, a large (six burner) gas stove, lots of windows, comfortable seating, tons of cabinets, and a wellness mat!

  120. Michele Mposted April 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm Reply

    Love the bright and openness!!

  121. Lizzposted April 15, 2013 at 1:08 pm Reply

    Incredible! Jealous of this kitchen of your dreams, especially that knife block and knives

  122. Jill Hartleyposted April 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

    OMGosh I would love to have two ovens and a six burner gas stove. Oh the heaven!

  123. jamieposted April 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm Reply

    we’re building a house right now and i love seeing your kitchen bc it has so many of the features we are adding to ours!! yours looks great! the one thing i would love to have (as dumb as it sounds) is a pot filler and we can’t do that. i would LOVE it.

  124. Sarah Lposted April 15, 2013 at 1:04 pm Reply

    I’d love a high-powered built-in wok.

  125. Bonnie K.posted April 15, 2013 at 1:00 pm Reply

    I’ve been wanting a walk-in pantry for ages. I hope to have one in our next home. I, also, been wanting a gel mat for the kitchen floor. My feet do start hurting after a while.

  126. Hollyposted April 15, 2013 at 12:57 pm Reply

    Oh it is beautiful! So glad your family has this new kitchen to enjoy. My kitchen needs a pretty entrance/exit to the deck out back. Love what you have done!

  127. Jessie C.posted April 15, 2013 at 12:55 pm Reply

    A large dishwasher, stainless steel oven and huge kitchen island

  128. vicki mehaffeyposted April 15, 2013 at 12:54 pm Reply

    I love your new kitchen! Great job!! This gave me some inspiration for my new kitchen remodel. In my new kitchen, I would love to have a bigger island that will seat 4, instead of 2 that I have now, and new cabinetry.

  129. leemzposted April 15, 2013 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Wow congrats, I love it.

    I could work all day in this kitchen, super pretty.

  130. Vicki Mehaffeyposted April 15, 2013 at 12:47 pm Reply

    I love your kitchen, and it has given me some great ideas, for my remodel coming up in the near future. In my new kitchen, I will have a larger island top, that will seat four people, and more cabinetry.

  131. dorothy turnerposted April 15, 2013 at 12:46 pm Reply

    IF I was redoing my kitchen I would make more storage space with a sit down family eating area and design everything with a purple and sunflower color and pattern style…truly what I would love! Appliances would definitely have to be updated easy cleanup counters and surface…plus a new garbage disposal and wider sink!

  132. Marty Rposted April 15, 2013 at 12:40 pm Reply

    Beautiful choices for your renovation….I love the backsplash tile, that is the change I would like for my kitchen. Congratulations that your room is complete!

  133. Emily R.posted April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Now that I’ve seen that giant mat, I’d want *that* in my new kitchen! And a double oven. And a gas range. ;)

  134. Rebeccaposted April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm Reply

    Your kitchen looks so sleek and beautiful!

  135. MandyJposted April 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm Reply


  136. Kristina Petersonposted April 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm Reply

    This is beautiful! I love the double ovens, I would definitely want them in my dream kitchen, if not an exact copy of your whole kitchen. :)

  137. Maryposted April 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Love it! Would do everything the same if I had the room!

  138. Rory Wposted April 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm Reply

    All I’m wanting right now is an amazing gas range. Thanks for the chance to win!

  139. Rachel Cooksposted April 15, 2013 at 12:28 pm Reply

    It is so beautiful, Sommer!

  140. Kiran @ KiranTarun.composted April 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm Reply

    ohmygosh! beautiful kitchen, Sommer! i love how it looks so brignt and airy!

  141. Sandieposted April 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm Reply

    What a beautiful kitchen!!!

  142. MikeWposted April 15, 2013 at 12:22 pm Reply

    The wellness mat is a definite must have — they really help.

    Dream kitchen:
    A BIG & DEEP sink with a high faucet, we need to get big pans in the sink and big pots under it.
    A window over the sink, Jean insists.
    lots of storage: cabinets, a large pantry, I’d love to have a root cellar, preferably divided, for: wine; garden produce; cured meats & sausages … we had one when I was younger and it is amazing how useful it can be.
    A commercial oven, range, etc … ovens with true convection & steam injection; burners, griddle, wok & deep fryer; a water tap; a salamander for broiling. Oh, gas for the burners, electric oven.
    And, space to display Jean’s butterfly plates.

    PA — Oh yes, a heck of a good exhaust fan, and a heat exchanger to recover the heat/cooling. And while I’m at it, a decent small coffee roaster (a 2-3 kilo sample roaster would do) along with room for a couple espresso machines + my collection of other brewing methods (Chemex, vac pot, etc …).

  143. Melinda (Kitchen Tested)posted April 15, 2013 at 12:21 pm Reply

    Three ovens, 3-4 sinks, and 3 dishwashers!!!

  144. Amyposted April 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Gorgeous! So lovely. I know y’all are excited.

    For my dream kitchen, I’m wanting (and needing) a double oven. AND a wellness mat or two.

  145. Kristenposted April 15, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply

    Your new kitchen is GORGEOUS! We are thinking about moving from our current house (built 6 years ago) to a 1936 farmhouse. I keep thinking about kitchen renovations in my future… your pain and joy may prove it’s worth it! Love your new space!

  146. DessertForTwoposted April 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm Reply

    WOW! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Well, our kitchen is pretty new, but I would really love a gas cooktop. I have a glass one and I hate it. It’s so difficult to keep clean.

  147. Tracyposted April 15, 2013 at 12:13 pm Reply

    I have a tiny kitchen with deep cupboards , and would love to put in chef’s pantry-style cabinets, with spice shelves on the reverse of the doors and shallower, more-accessible-at-the-back shelves inside the cabinet.

  148. Kelposted April 15, 2013 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Your kitchen is beautiful!!

  149. Karie Hposted April 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm Reply

    I want that kitchen…so jealous!

  150. Carrieposted April 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm Reply

    My dream kitchen would have top of the line professional appliances, and for sure a double oven and a long island for lots of prep space and barstools.

    Your’s is absolutely dreamy btw!

  151. Margaret Mposted April 15, 2013 at 12:01 pm Reply

    A walk in pantry!

  152. Linda S.posted April 15, 2013 at 11:59 am Reply

    I’d put in a built-in dishwasher; my dishwasher was a portable, and died recently after 22 years! So now I stand washing dishes a lot, and a Wellness Mat would be great.

  153. Nicoleposted April 15, 2013 at 11:40 am Reply

    Beautiful new kitchen!

  154. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchenposted April 15, 2013 at 11:38 am Reply

    Your kitchen is totally gorgeous! I love everything about it and can’t wait to find out the details on that cooktop! I am looking for a new refrigerator and will be paying very close attention! Congratulations.

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  156. Juli Vposted April 15, 2013 at 11:12 am Reply

    Love the new kitchen! My dream kitchen would have a double oven, a griddle on the stove, and a walk-in pantry.

  157. Judith M.posted April 15, 2013 at 10:59 am Reply

    Your kitchen looks perfect. Love the color of the counter.

  158. Kari Mposted April 15, 2013 at 10:37 am Reply

    My dream kitchen would have a walk-in pantry!

  159. naomiposted April 15, 2013 at 10:26 am Reply

    it looks stunning, Sommer!!

  160. Beth D.posted April 15, 2013 at 10:21 am Reply

    LOVE your new kitchen! Did you mention the wall color?? Love that too…

  161. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Doughposted April 15, 2013 at 10:13 am Reply

    So beautimous! Love it! PS — Where is that candle/hanging light in your dining room from? Because I have a crush on it.

    • Sommerposted April 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm Reply

      Hey Stephanie, We got that at Restoration Hardware several years ago, but I think they still have them.

  162. Britney Edwardsposted April 15, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply

    Love the kitchen! We are starting a new home- love all the ideas and the wellness mat!

  163. Betty Lynneposted April 15, 2013 at 10:01 am Reply

    Love the new space!! Very partial to the red LED pendants of course but I love those knives too and that backsplash is gorgeous. Your kitchen will be a dream to work in every day!

  164. Anne Bposted April 15, 2013 at 10:00 am Reply

    Absolutely beautiful, and so functional!

  165. Heather | Farmgirl Gourmetposted April 15, 2013 at 9:55 am Reply

    OH. MY. GOSH!!!! I am soooooooooo excited for you Sommer. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! So much I’m using caps! Gorgeous. I want to sit on one of those stools (I love vivaterra btw) and having a mug of coffee in your kitchen like right this minute. Beautiful!

  166. Diane {Created by Diane}posted April 15, 2013 at 9:52 am Reply

    LOVE your makeover!
    I’d definitely have white cabinets and pull out shelving in my dream kitchen.
    Oh how I dream of a white kitchen, yours looks WONDERFUL,,,,enjoy!

  167. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cookingposted April 15, 2013 at 9:50 am Reply

    SO, SO happy for you Sommer! It’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing and taking us along during the process. Now get in there and start using all your shiny new toys!!

  168. Katieposted April 15, 2013 at 9:47 am Reply

    Double ovens, hands down!

  169. Jeanetteposted April 15, 2013 at 9:44 am Reply

    Sommer – your new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! So glad you are back in – I can only imagine how much fun it will be to cook and bake in your newly remodeled space. Beautiful!

  170. vaishaliposted April 15, 2013 at 9:40 am Reply

    I want a white kitchen with pops of red here and there.

  171. Kathyposted April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    I would love to win this awesome mat!

  172. Jenny @ Creative Cooking Gluten Freeposted April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    There is so much that I want in my dream kitchen, but a huge built in bookshelf is close to the top of the list!

  173. Heather Christoposted April 15, 2013 at 9:35 am Reply

    Oh, you must be SO excited!! it is really beautiful- I am so happy for you :)

  174. angelaposted April 15, 2013 at 9:34 am Reply

    i use a yoga mat folded in half in my kitchen, it works great when washing dishes. this mat would look a lot better i’m sure

  175. Sandyposted April 15, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    My dream kitchen would have a walk in pantry.

  176. Cécyposted April 15, 2013 at 9:26 am Reply

    Gorgeous! I bet it makes you want to cook like crazy. Now I need to see the before pictures to compare.

  177. Julie @ Table for Twoposted April 15, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply

    it’s GORGEOUS!! I’ve been eyeing one of those mats for a while! Do you mind if I live in your kitchen? :)

  178. Leah | So, How's It Taste?posted April 15, 2013 at 9:12 am Reply

    I would definitely put a gas stove in my kitchen! Your remodel looks amazing!

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  180. Terryposted April 15, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    Love the counter/bar area. Mat is awesome as well!

  181. Terryposted April 15, 2013 at 9:05 am Reply

    Beautiful, gave me some great ideas!

  182. Kaitlin Sickleposted April 15, 2013 at 9:00 am Reply

    A kitchen aid!!

  183. sam kramerposted April 15, 2013 at 8:59 am Reply

    I’ve lived without a dishwasher since I moved out of my parents’ house in 1998. My dream kitchen will certainly have one of those!

  184. Julia @ A Cedar Spoonposted April 15, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    Beautiful!! I want an island in my kitchen remodel so badly!

  185. Billie Joposted April 15, 2013 at 8:53 am Reply

    Was just discussing my dream kitchen yesterday…I’d need a large stove with a griddle and grill plus 6 burners. Your kitchen is beautiful…don’t think anyone would mind cooking in your kitchen.

  186. Angieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:48 am Reply

    I love it! I hope my remodel looks as great as yours does!

  187. Erika @Southern Souffleposted April 15, 2013 at 8:47 am Reply

    WOW…that is just beautiful!!

  188. Heather @ Heather's Dishposted April 15, 2013 at 8:46 am Reply

    WOW WOW WOW WOW! I am SO in love with your kitchen Sommer – it’s stunning!

  189. Denise Fedorposted April 15, 2013 at 8:44 am Reply

    I would put in a refrigerator that had enough room for all of our various pickles! Must be 8 different ones in mine now.

  190. Paula - bell'alimentoposted April 15, 2013 at 8:40 am Reply

    It’s beautiful Sommer! Congratulations.

  191. Carrie @ Kiss My Whiskposted April 15, 2013 at 8:39 am Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  192. Vickieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:38 am Reply

    I would love to win the mat. Your kitchen is beautiful!

  193. Julieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:38 am Reply

    I LOVE that backsplash! We are going to be remodeling our kitchen – the #1 thing on my list is a bigger/deeper sink!

  194. Marjorie Frostposted April 15, 2013 at 8:37 am Reply

    Positively beautiful! Love the white cabinets and the backsplash tile is gorgeous! Congratulations on surviving one of the toughest renovations out there. :)

  195. Reener Grantposted April 15, 2013 at 8:34 am Reply

    Beautiful and stunning kitchen!!!

  196. Jamieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:31 am Reply

    I want a HUGE stainless steel fridge!

  197. Ericaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    beautiful. congrats :)

  198. Bev @ Bev Cooksposted April 15, 2013 at 8:23 am Reply

    It’s PERFECT, Sommer!

  199. Tabitha P.posted April 15, 2013 at 8:22 am Reply

    a double oven for sure

  200. Donnaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:20 am Reply

    Love your kitchen! It’s beautiful!

  201. Angieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:20 am Reply

    Your kitchen is so pretty! I just love it! Everything about it!

  202. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweetposted April 15, 2013 at 8:20 am Reply

    GORGEOUS! You have a stunning kitchen, Sommer!

  203. Betsy Rposted April 15, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply

    My dream kitchen would definetily have a double oven and a huge walk in pantry. I would love this mat because I am also always barefoot in the kitchen. I’ve been looking at buying a mat to stand on.

  204. Jonaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply

    Beautiful kitchen!! I think I would have to have 2 oven as well, also in my dream kitchen I would have to have big pantry and lots of cabinet space.

  205. Tiffanyposted April 15, 2013 at 8:16 am Reply

    Oh, Sommer! It’s beautiful! It’s beyond beautiful! If I could remodel our kitchen…I’d definitely have granite again. And a toe-kick. We did a complete kitchen remodel in our last house and did the white and black cabinets with a Silver Sage (RH) wall color and it was so refreshing to look at. I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN! And the mat. Funny that I looked to see where it was from before I got to the giveaway part. We don’t have any mats in our kitchen yet. And I need one that is great on the feet. Congrats on your new space. It’s breathtaking!

  206. Erin Davyposted April 15, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    Looks great. I especially love the backsplash tiling! We built a new kitchen 6 years ago & I feel ya on the “never again”! But it’s sooo worth it!

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  208. Marlene @Nosh My Wayposted April 15, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    I would definitely go with two ovens. Your kitchen is amazing. What is the square footage of the kitchen.

  209. Sarah S.posted April 15, 2013 at 8:15 am Reply

    lucky lucky lucky!

  210. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:14 am Reply

    Honestly, the #1 thing I want in my kitchen is a gas stove. I’ve tired of the coils.

  211. Cat K.posted April 15, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply

    Sommer, it’s soooo beautiful! I think you should rent it out to home cooks who want a once-in-a-lifetime dream kitchen experience. :) Can’t wait to see what you cook up next!

  212. ernoposted April 15, 2013 at 8:05 am Reply

    Wow! It turned out beautiful! I love the knife holder and the walls. Bravo!

  213. Danielleposted April 15, 2013 at 8:04 am Reply

    I used to work in the kitchens of restaraunts and they would have mats like these that were lifesavers for long hours standing!

  214. Zainabposted April 15, 2013 at 8:04 am Reply

    Your kitchen is beautiful!!! It truly looks like a dream kitchen. Congrats. For my dream kitchen, I’d love new Kitchenaid appliances!

  215. marlaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:03 am Reply

    Woo hoo!!!! Congrats Sommer ~ your new kitchen is SPLENDID!

  216. Leslieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:03 am Reply

    I love love love it!!!!! Everything is just perfect!!!

  217. Ali | Gimme Some Ovenposted April 15, 2013 at 8:02 am Reply

    Oh my goodness, Sommer! I thought this photo was out of a catalogue. Looks absolutely AMAZING!!! Seriously, every single details looks like it came together so beautiful. Can’t wait for all of the recipes and memories that will be made here! :)

  218. Shainaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:01 am Reply

    It turned out so gorgeous, Sommer. you must just be reeling. I would sleep in there I’d be so happy and content. Congratulations on a fantastic remodel!

  219. Tereseposted April 15, 2013 at 8:00 am Reply

    Gas range for sure, plus cabinets with pull out drawers for all my pots and pans.

  220. Marnely Rodriguez-Murrayposted April 15, 2013 at 7:58 am Reply

    I’d love a pot hanging rack!

  221. Jessica Bposted April 15, 2013 at 7:55 am Reply

    A gas range! We have electric… ick.

  222. Mariaposted April 15, 2013 at 7:54 am Reply

    It’s GORGEOUS! Gotta have 2 ovens and 2 dishwashers:)

  223. Carrie M.posted April 15, 2013 at 7:52 am Reply

    A bigger cook stove. Beautiful kitchen

  224. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoaposted April 15, 2013 at 8:47 am Reply

    You kitchen is gorgeous!! I would have a huge basin sink, a double oven, a gigantic island, big gas range and maple cabinets.

  225. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted April 15, 2013 at 7:45 am Reply

    I love it, Sommer! Truly stunning. I love that you went with white cabinets…they are perfect contrast against he hardwoods. I really love the whole thing!

  226. Peggieposted April 15, 2013 at 8:02 am Reply

    I’m always barefoot, too. This looks great,

  227. Colleen Gposted April 15, 2013 at 8:41 am Reply

    Love your new kitchen – I sure that you and your family will spend many happy hours in the new space. Happy, Happy, Happy for you.